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Helpful trainers to guide you through the workout.

Jennifer Schlozman is a former Weight Watchers Leader Ambassador who is also a runner and a triathlete. She likes to write about her mommy fitness adventures on Fit Bottomed Mamas and Fit Bottomed Girls. Just recently, she had the chance to visit 9Round. She liked it so much that she decided to write a review on her experiences with her first 9Round workout to be featured on the Fit Bottomed Girls website.

First impressions

First impressions are important, and we want our fitness centers to give off a great vibe. According to Schlozman, when she first walked through the door she thought of Rocky. The owner Phil greeted her and her husband as they came in and made them feel welcomed. He was very knowledgeable and explained the gym setup and fitness routine to them. The gym had a small and intimate type of setting in her opinion. She was feeling big and bad from the lighting. It made her feel empowered and ready to put on her gloves and break in all the heavy bags.

The Routine

9Round’s fitness routine revolve around nine challenging stations. Each station features a different exercise and lasts for three minutes. According to Schlozman, each station had a sign instructing you through the circuit. The owner, Phil, gave them a quick overview and walked around, focusing on their form during the 30 minutes. He started a timer on the wall that had three lights — one for the circuit, a 30-second buzzer for one last push and the last buzzer to complete the circuit. Between the third and first buzzer he had them do some Tabatas; then as soon as that first buzzer rang, they were on to the next circuit.

Exercise High

Schlozman found the 9Round fitness routine to be a go, go, go type of fitness routine, which also happens to be just what she loves! Schlozman stated that once she had her gloves on, she felt like a real competitor! She was giving it her all and having a great time punching, kicking, lifting, pulling and pushing so many different bags! The music was pumping, and Phil was shouting words of encouragement. It was so much fun! She and her husband both felt pumped up from the heavy breathing and all the bags moving simultaneously.

    9Round is the perfect way for even the busiest person to fit in a full body workout that is guaranteed to give you the results you want. The routines are only thirty minutes long, and the best part is that there are no class times. You can walk into your local 9Round any time they are open and start your workout. So, in the words of Schlozman, “Have fun, put your dukes up and tell them Fit Bottomed Girls sent you!”

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It is no secret that in the past few years fitness franchising has experienced exponential growth and popularity. The fitness industry is one of the fastest growing business sectors in today’s tough economic times. However, the fitness industry has recently seen a new trend emerge. In a world once dominated by the big box gyms, it is the smaller boutique type of gyms that are experiencing the biggest growth spurt.

    Why are these boutique style fitness centers experiencing this boom in our troubled economic times? There are many reasons that entrepreneurs are opting for the smaller, more condensed gym over the bigger, more complex gyms. Here are just a few of the many benefits a boutique style fitness center has to offer its owners:

  • Cost less to open (when compared to larger gyms)

  • Require a minimal amount of  employees

  • Easier to run (when compared to larger gyms)

  • Less equipment

  • Attract a loyal customer base:

    • Members are passionate about your gym and what it offers

    • Members know they are more than a number

    • Customers love the service and the attention from the smaller sized gyms

    Kickboxing fitness centers are currently one of the more popular boutique type fitness centers. You can probably drive through your town and at least see one or two kickboxing fitness centers. You may think that kickboxing has gotten its growth spurt from a rise in male participants; however, you would be wrong. In the past few years, the number of female participants has continued to grow in leaps and bounds. In most classes females outnumber the male participants three to one. So, kickboxing can thank its increase in female followers for its rising popularity.

    If you want to take advantage of two of the fastest growing trends in fitness today, then you should look into owning your own 9Round Fitness Franchise. 9Round combines techniques from boxing and martial arts to give its members a total body kickboxing workout in only thirty minutes. We want to see all aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of owning their own business. We can help them do this by, just like any other boutique style fitness center, keeping our start-up costs low, requiring the minimal equipment and employees and offering top notch customer service to our franchisees. If you are interested in owning your own 9Round, please feel free to stop by our franchise page and fill out the request for consideration form.

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