By Nancy Edwards
For those that often get bored with their workouts, timing the minutes and calories left until they can leave the gym, a new exercise facility will have attendees shocked that a half hour has already passed.
9Round Kickboxing Fitness in Fishers is the first exercise facility of its kind in central Indiana. A franchise that began in Greenville, South Carolina, the 30-minute workout combines cardio and strength training with fast-paced movements that include kickboxing, speed punching bags, medicine balls, lunges and jumping rope. There are nine rounds with three minutes each and a 30-second break in between rounds. Clients burn about 500 calories per 30 minutes.
“People will see changes at a healthy level if they attend three days a week,” said Mandy Hildebrand, 48, who runs the facility along with her husband, Kevin, also 48. “You don’t have to work out every day, which is nice.”
An added benefit is the convenience of time. There is no need to worry about missing a “class” because rounds begin on a continual basis from the time the facility opens until it closes. A trainer is always on site to show beginners the ropes.
“This is an intimate, small, non-intimidating environment,” Mandy said.
Competitive personalities can trade punches with the instructor, write down their goals to inspire themselves to work harder or engage in contests with other attendees.
Members of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Current attendees range in age from 14 to 67. There is a $99 initiation fee to join, and specials include $49 per month for a year, $59 month to month, or $19 for two weeks. The first session is always free.
Memberships include a trainer, unlimited workouts, 9Round gloves, a nutrition guide, hand wraps and nutritional support.
9Round Kickboxing Fitness is located at 14065 Mundy Drive and is open from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information go to https://www.9round.com/fitness/fishers-indiana or call 317.678-8120.