I have tried many gyms before in the local area and they all ended the same way. I gave it a go for a few weeks and then stop going. The equipment became too daunting, it was hard to find the motivation, no-one knew me. The list goes on.
Then an ad popped up on my Facebook feed about 9Round opening in Pakenham. For some reason I was excited. Could it have been the 30 minute workouts, the no starting times, the trainers on hand to help and motivate? I wasn’t sure but I knew I wanted to try it, so first chance I had I made an appointment to sign up.
That was over eighteen months ago and I have not looked back. I love it. I have now done over 200 workouts, often going four or five times a week. I am stronger, healthier and slimmer than I have been in many years. I am also stronger mentally as being able to smack into some bags does wonders for the mindset.
My family situation means I do not get to spend a lot of time on me and this is the perfect solution for that. I don’t have to book in sessions and I don’t have to stay for long. I get a good 30 minute workout and have noticed the positive difference, as do others around me. The gym helps me to be a better dad, as I mentioned before, as I am stronger, healthier and I have a much better mindset. I owe this to my kids to stay healthy. As my boy often says, “Have fun at the gym Dad. Come back jacked.”
The next step is the diet and what I eat. The gym can’t help out here but they certainly support me by offering assistance and motivation to meet my goals.
I love 9Round and joining up is the best decision I have made in a long time. I walk in and the trainers know my name and what I am about, and they always have a knack of getting the heart rate up even if I am not always feeling it.
I am starting to run and entering other physical events, such as Spartan Races and Stadium Stomp, and enjoy doing things outside the gym to maintain my health but I will always keep coming back to 9Round as that is where the best workout is.
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