FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. - This Fountain Valley kickboxing gym offers quite the one-two punch when it comes to motivation.
"Because it's fun and only 30 minutes, anyone can do it," said Riza Ayson, owner of 9 Round.
Nine Round franchise owner Ayson attributes their success to their business model: embracing all ages, shapes and sizes.
"It starts to become this little tribe. We hold each other accountable," said Ayson.
So this class literally has a workout all day long. They start at 5 a.m. Every round is three minutes so they say, "There's no excuse not to work out."
"We open at 5 in the morning, we close at 8 at night, the circuit goes all day. We are called 9 Round because each round is three minutes long. So we say each class starts in three minutes," said Ayson.
Which motivates Noel Clancy, a teacher at Vista View Middle School.
"There's a trainer that tells you what to do all of the time, I don't have to think about what to do. I don't have to pick a workout," said Clancy.
Along with nonstop sweat sessions they offer six-week bodyfat challenges. Clancy has dropped a size, Leo Madueno dropped 50 pounds, and their biggest "loser" lost 150. All with the help of a metabolic coach who helps them understand fat isn't a number on a scale.
"We take these measurements in six week increments to visibly see what's going on. If they're losing five pounds of fat gaining a little bit of muscle we're going to see a difference, they're going to feel the difference. The scale isn't going to scare them anymore," said Yvonne Tait, a certified metabolic coach.
Tait's ultrasound machine shows the changes of intramuscular fat. It's a tool that shows off their hard-earned efforts.
A month at 9 Round averages $109. The first class is free.