Let me start off and say, this was not your typical workout experience. You kinda make your own class schedule, which is awesome. It was a different approach to working out, which I enjoyed.
Ok, let me start at the beginning.
First, I found a 9 round trainer from a random post I saw on social media. Then I went to the website to see what it was about.
“I was thinking to myself a 30 minute kickboxing class, I think I can handle that!”
So, I decided to check them out. A free first class, is an awesome introduction to any workout gym/fitness class (and it works very well for me and my budget, LOL) since I wasn’t sure what to expect.
As a first timer, you fill out a form and release and such, so it’s like, sheesh what am I about to do, but the cool part is you can see what other people are doing when you walk in, so you can prepare yourself.
“9ROUND IS LIKE HAVING YOUR OWN PERSONAL KICKBOXING TRAINING TEAM FOR 30 MINS.”
The best part about this whole 9 round system outside of having a “personal training team” is there are no class times, you come in and do your 30 minutes and leave out after doing “9 rounds” of exercises.
So, it’s time to start, and I hear the upbeat popular music playing. This is cool to have in the background, but you see that each person is focused on their personal workout as you have a trainer help you get through it.
The gym is broken up into 9 stations (9 rounds). A trainer demonstrates what you are going to do at each station and helps you through it with motivating words. Each round is 3 minutes. It does seem like a long time and a lot of thought, but you don’t have to think because there is a timer that is going and letting you know that you are making it through the round. It beeps once to let you know to start the exercise, then again to let you know that there is 60 seconds left on the clock, so you are almost done with that excercise. (Keep in mind a trainer comes and checks on you during the time and may even change-up your excercise to keep it exciting.)
In between exercises a trainer calls out an exercise for everyone to do before the next round, some form of cardio or strength move is done during this short time.
I have tried kickboxing classes before, but none were like this and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND 9ROUND, because of the personal approach to fitness and the motivating words from the trainers.
And let’s not forget, it’s only 30 minutes!!! So it is not taking a huge chunk out of your day!!!
The cool part is after you finish your 30 minutes you ring a bell to let the room know how your workout went. There are 3 choices. I chose option 3 “Killer Workout!”
I will say that after my workout, I felt good about working out, but I know I am gonna hurt a little tomorrow due to the intensity of the workout. My favorite part of the workout was putting on the boxing gloves and doing a one on one session with a trainer after hitting the heavy bag. Oh yeah and let’s not forget my first time on a speed bag. (Boxers make it look easy, but it is definitely something to master.)
I also have to work on my jump rope skills. Skipping rope for 3 minutes straight without any misses is definitely something to work up to. (Personal goals)
(FYI, these are my own words and this was not something that was setup by 9ROUND Triangle, I let the representatives know about the review as I was leaving.)