Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality of a boxer's fitness program. Put flabby physiques down for the count with today's Groupon: for $65, you get a three-month membership to 9Round (a $149.85 value). This Groupon is valid at locations in Brookfield and Oak Creek.
The 9Round boxing-and-kickboxing circuit is designed to be fast and challenging, with just a pinch of hateful fun so that participants stay engaged while getting ripped. The 30-minute nine-station workout program exists outside the ebb and flow of scheduled class times, while still including a certified personal trainer who provides guidance through stages such as jump rope, speed bag, and pie-in-the-face. By combining the best functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit-training regimens into one beast of a workout, the specialized training program emphasizes functional strength and comprehensive bodybuilding. 9Round fitness classes never involve person-to-person contact, so students can get their fill of pugilism’s high-energy toning techniques without suffering through knockouts or the indignity of being labeled a featherweight.
When 9Round founder and IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson isn't dominating combat rings across North American and Europe, he is taking care of his two children. It was with his kids in mind that the seasoned black belt crafted his signature workout¬—a challenging professional fighter's training regime compacted into a hectic, schedule-friendly 30 minutes.
Today, certified trainers in 9Round gyms across the nation lead students in Shannon's workout, guiding classes through its nine rounds of aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance-training exercises. Instructors vary the rounds each day, supplementing body-weight exercises with jump ropes, punching bags, and free-weights. Coaches also encourage diets of fruits and lean meats and counsel students against common dieting pitfalls, such as skipping breakfast or storing smoothie surplus in unmarked laundry-detergent bottles.