History records show that centuries ago, during the roman gladiator era, a commoner named Marcus Attilius chose to enter himself as a free man into a gladiator school to pay for the debts he accrued. It was here that he learned the 3 principles of building a house…..

Foundation = basics

Walls = skills

Roof = mindset

Applying these principles, Marcus Attilius went on to become one of the top gladiators of his time. His victories around the year of 75AD are inscribed onto the walls in Pompeii.

These same gladiator-like principles are the applied philosophy at the House of Attilius…

…a person can push themselves to achieve and overcome life’s obstacles resulting in great success.

The House symbolizes a return to the basic foundations of health and wellness. Thus, helping to maintain and improve your basic functions required to deal with pain, breathing, movement, and mobility.


When we set out to achieve our goals, rarely is there ever a perfect, uninterrupted straight line to achieve the success we seek. We will always encounter challenges along the way. These challenges will test us and make us want to quit.  

The meaning and mantra of True Victory Is Victory Over Oneself will help us power through the challenges of life. Allowing us along the way to have a clear vision of our accomplishments. Well also retain a new arsenal of experience and knowledge to help ourselves and others as well.


Hello! My name is Erick Rook – I am the owner, personal trainer and coach at House of Attilius. I have been involved in fitness and wellness for 25 years. I founded the concept for House of Attilius in 2014 with the intention to redesign the typical training mindset being put forth in the fitness industry. The concept became a reality when I opened my gym in Goodyear AZ in 2019.

My credentials & certifications include:

*ISSA (International Sports Sciences Assoc)

*BioForce Conditioning Coach Certification Course

*Weight Management and Hydration Specialist (Lockhart & Leith)

My interests, studies and research into fitness and wellness are ongoing due to the ever changing industry. My desire is to see where we are headed as a collective. Helping people prepare their mind and body with the very foundations that weve largely forgotten.


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