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Kellie and Charlie Colyer brought 9Round to Cincinnati by opening their Blue Ash studio on August 18


Want to get into shape, but only have a few minutes a day to spare? That’s where 9Round can help.


9Round is a different kind of exercise studio because they don’t have class times. Instead, to better accommodate clients’ schedules, the client comes in whenever it’s convenient for them. Each time they come in, they get a different 30-minute workout that consists of 9 circuits, or “rounds.”


Rounds 1 and 2 are strength and stamina training which include jump ropes, kettlebells, dumbbells, and the like. Rounds 3-8 are fat burning exercises, which is when the kickboxing comes into play with different kinds of bags, including speed and heavy bags, as well as wrecking balls. Round 9 includes core strengthening.


Each round has patrons doing the activity on the board for 2.5 minutes, then the trainer pushes for an elevated level of performance for the last 30 seconds. The next 30 seconds is an active rest that includes burpees, squats, push-ups, etc. while the trainer explains the next round.


Located in Blue Ash, 9Round was bought to the Cincinnati area by Kellie and Charlie Colyer with its grand opening on August 18, 2014. To date, they already have more than 70 members, which is beyond their expectations.


Prior to this, Kellie left her career as an Executive Secretary to raise their two daughters. “They are both grown and do not need me at home, so I wanted something to fulfill my days,” Kellie says. “We started looking into many different franchises and 9Round kept coming back to the forefront.” As for why Blue Ash, “We kind of just fell in love with Blue Ash.”


“The concept is truly like no other gym and that is why we love it,” says Kellie. With a unique and different workout every day, the concept is to stray away from the monotony of working out while getting in a full body workout.


Prior to opening, the Colyers visited the Grove City, Ohio location and later the Greenville, South Carolina location to see if it was truly something they wanted to bring to Cincinnati. They met the staff and owners of each and were immediately sold once they saw the concept in action.


9Round offers a variety of membership levels. There is a $99 startup fee which includes the first month, gloves, hand wraps, key tag and the 9Round Nutrition plan. The 12 month membership plan is $49 per month, the 6 month membership plan for $59 per month, and the month to month membership for $69.00 per month with a minimum of 2 months. There is also single paid in full memberships with 3 months for $178, 6 months for $293 or 12 months for $499, with no additional sign-up fee. Click here for more information.