9Round: 30 Minute Kickboxing Workout
Writer / Frieda Dowler . Photographer / Forrest Mellott
Getting fit will be on everyone’s mind when the calendar flips to 2015. In December, normal routines are ousted because it’s a month of celebrating. Good eating habits and workouts go to the wayside.
However, come January, resolutions are made to work off the extra pounds added by overindulging. When considering how to do this, consider something fun and different.
9Round is a new kickboxing fitness studio. Utilizing old school “Philly” style boxing from franchise founder Shannon “The Cannon” Hudson, and kickboxing promises maximum fitness in the shortest amount of time. Offering more than a workout, you can also get nutritional coaching to assist muscle building while burning fat for amazing results.
The new gym at State Road 135 and Fairview, behind Crew Car Wash (formerly Mike’s Car Wash) opened December 8 with owner Craig Valier and trainer, Stephen Walters. Excited new members lined up for the 9 station, 30 minute, fitness circuit workout.
• Stations 1 and 2 build STRENGTH AND STAMINA using dumb bells, kettle bells, medicine balls, jump ropes and other equipment.
• Stations 3 – 8 for FAT BURNING AND KICKBOXING MOVES are where the real fun begins. Striking a variety of bags including 100-pound heavy bags to build power, double end bags increases hand eye coordination and timing, and speed bags develop shoulder conditioning and speed.
• Station 9 is for CORE STRENGTHENING, the key to getting as strong as possible. A full station is dedicated to strengthening the most important part of the body.
Craig Valier has had his own personal fitness journey. Toward the end of his corporate marketing career, he realized his health had suffered at the hands of his success. Craig was 40-something, overweight and unhealthy. Shocked by pictures of him taken during a beach vacation he took action, lost 70 pounds primarily through exercise and complimented by a change in his nutritional regimen. Not only that, but he transformed himself into a competitive body builder. Now he is committed to helping others realizing their fitness and health goals through 9 Round.
Craig wants everyone to know his or her fitness goals are achievable. He believes the nine stations, 30-minute fitness routine is something most anyone can work into their schedule. The nutritional commitment will take a little more effort, but he encourages others that “the results at the end of the day, more than make up for the sacrifices.” For Craig, gaining control of his life is a truly rewarding experience.
Craig invites anyone to stop by for a free first workout, loaner gloves are provided. He will discuss membership options, beginning at $49 per month. 9Round doesn’t waste a minute of your time and it’s the end of boring cardio.