New Carmel kickboxing studio will offer unique workout


By Chris Bavender

When it comes to working out, finding something new and fun to do isn’t always easy. But Carmel residents will soon have another when Matt and Katie Meiser open 9Round Kickboxing July 19 in the shopping plaza on the northwest corner of 116th Street and Guilford Road.

“9Round is a kickboxing program that provides a unique workout experience that takes just 30 minutes to complete and changes daily,” Matt Meiser said. “9Round uses dumbbells, heavy bags, medicine balls and kettle balls with a mix of boxing and kickboxing into nine 3:30 cardiovascular pumping rounds. There are no class times, and you get a trainer with you to motivate you and guide you every step of the way.”

Never taken a kickboxing class before? Matt Meiser said that’s not a problem.

“This workout is for any age, any fitness level, and any experience level,” he said. “You don’t have to know anything about kickboxing to get where you want to be. All you need is the desire to have fun and be better. We will help get you there any and every way we can.”

9Round was founded in 2009 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson, who won the IKF Light Middleweight Champion of the World title in 2011. Carmel will be the third Indiana location – Fishers and Bloomington also have studios. Currently, there are more than 100 9Round locations across the country with more than 90 in the build out phase.

Meiser – who had been the head trainer at the Fishers 9Round – decided to open his own studio after doing some research and a lot of soul searching.

“I prayed every day and asked God to open the doors that needed open and close the ones that needed to be closed. Within two months many doors opened and some didn’t but now I own my own 9Round with my beautiful wife Katie and we are following our dreams with 9Round and the city of Carmel,” he said. “We want to help others get where they want to be in their fitness goals.”

Take a class and Matt Meiser said you just might find yourself among those who say they are “truly addicted to it.”

“It’s intense but you always want more the next day,” he said. “Kickboxing is a great workout because you use every muscle in your body to complete punches and kicks. When we mix in active rest exercises and 30 second burn outs with weights, we really create a calorie burning monster.”

The cost for 9Round is $50 to get started – which includes your boxing gloves, wraps, unlimited access and a trainer. After that, it’s $49 a month. Sign up for nine months or a year and receive a discount.

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