9ROUND – 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness

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9ROUND – 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness


To say Anita Hilliard is a busy woman would be an understatement. Anita is a mom with three children, ages 20, 17 & 13; she is a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Florida Properties Group; she is a businesswoman representing Purium Health Products  as a professional distributor; AND she manages Infinite Glow mobile spray tanning.

Anita HilliardAside from all of these responsibilities, Anita has always maintained the desire to work out regularly to stay fit. Yet, her incredibly busy schedule and the time required to achieve the healthy results to which she aspired, were never compatible.

That’s when she discovered a new and exciting way to follow her passion for fitness, while successfully juggling all of her other obligations: 9ROUND Fitness.

9ROUND Fitness was developed by world-renowned, professional kickboxing champion, Shannon “The Cannon” Hudson and his wife, Shotokan Karate black belt, Heather “The Hero” Hudson, when Shannon could not find a location where the “average person could be exposed to the “Top Secret” training of some of the best fighters in the world.”*

Shannon’s actual expectation was not to find someplace for the working Mom to go into kickboxing training. No, Anita before croppinghe wanted a place that would apply the basic principles of kickboxing, in a convenient, time-friendly circuit workout format that focused on the basic regiments necessary to achieve strength and fitness in the shortest amount of time. The Hudson’s opened their first 9ROUND Fitness facility in South Carolina in 2008, and they’ve seen their concept proven successful the world-over.

Anita recognized the need for this type of workout in the New Port Richey area, so she invested in a franchise, as much for herself, as for the numerous other busy Mom’s and businesspeople in the area.

Anita explains, “Every day is different at 9ROUND! It’s a thirty-minute circuit, and each member benefits from a 9ROUND trainer’s guidance, motivation, and encouragement each visit.”

That’s right. Each client at 9ROUND gets the benefit of expertise, guidance, encouragement and motivation from a professional  trainer, either Mike or Gina each visit, without having to pay extra fees for a personal trainer. This is vital to staying on track, health- and fitness-wise, because suffering an injury can be debilitating, especially to mothers and business professionals who cannot afford to hurt themselves with children to take care of and business meetings to attend.

You are less likely to get bored or burnt-out with this type of circuit training, either, because the workout changes day to day. Therefore, the monotony of repeating the same exercises and circuits are obsolete in the 9ROUND environment, meaning you are less likely to give it up. “Mike and Gina take great care of the gym and all our members providing them with a fit lifestyle in a very engaging and fun style,” Anita claims.

Another caveat of the 9ROUND Fitness program is flexibility in scheduling. There are no set times for classes.  Arrive anytime during open hours and get started within minutes.  A new 30-minute workout begins every 3 minutes at 9ROUND! You’ll never shortchange yourself by arriving late, and you’ll have a kickin’ good time for a complete 30-minute full-body workout every visit!

Anita muscle9ROUND consists of nine stations of exercise. Each station has its own unique three-minute purpose, and your circuit is always overseen by Mike or Gina to insure you’re using proper form and intensity for the exercises. Essentially, you have the benefit of a personal trainer, without spending a penny more!  In fact, monthly dues at 9ROUND are about the cost of a single hour of private personal training.

Anita found exactly what works for her and her busy life in 9ROUND Fitness, and she acknowledged, “I love that we are able to motivate and inspire people to do great things and gain new skills. Seeing people progressing everyday is what it’s all about. My favorite thing to hear is people coming up to me saying how ‘This is the best 30 minutes of my day!‘  We make an impact.”

9Round is located at 1326 Seven Springs Blvd in New Port Richey at the Chelsea Place Plaza. Call 727-877-4317 or visit www.9round.com/ChelseaPlaceFl for more info, and like them on Facebook, www.facebook.com/anita9round

* excerpt from www.9round.com/fitness-franchises/leader

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