Like many boxing gyms, 9Round echoes with the steady ring of bells and buzzers. They go off every three minutes, in fact, but rather than signalling the start of a round, they signal the start of a workout session. The trainers devise nine exercise stations every morning, and then run the circuits every three minutes from open until close. The day's workout is never the same, but each one encompasses fundamental similarities. For instance, every session starts with strength training, challenging clients' muscles with heavy weights. Next, patrons move to tackling heavy bags, speed bags, and double-end bags for the bulk of the workout, honing boxing and kickboxing abilities such as power, hand-eye coordination, and speed, all of which help a person to effectively disarm and dismember a piñata. The final station always works the core, enhancing regular crunches and twists with the addition of medicine balls and weights.
Business at a Glance
Equipment: 9Round Speed Bag, Heavy Bag, DoubleEnd Bag, Horizontal Bag, Wrecking Ball Bag, TRX Suspension Harnesses
Students should bring: Workout Clothes
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Peak Body's trainers tone bodies in 45-minute bursts, alternating between cardio kickboxing and resistance training. The reason for this is simple: they use kickboxing to build endurance and flexibility before switching over to resistance training, which builds muscle and strengthens the core. The result is a complete workout, which the trainers supplement with nutritional coaching. Their advice in this regard makes sure that students have all the energy they need without having to swallow too many batteries.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a high quality martial arts program with strict but achievable standards.
We do not water down our program and develop each student at their own pace.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
When you bow onto the mat you can expect one-on-one attention and guidance until you feel at home.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We opened in 2003 with just three students.
Our desire was to build a strong and happy community.
Now we have trained over 40 amazing black belts.
What do you love most about your job?
Building strength, confidence and character in others.
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Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.