New Braunfelsers can now channel their inner Rocky Balboa and learn to bob and weave at New Braunfels newest boutique gym.
Having officially opened its doors on June 25th, 9 Rounds offers members a total body workout in just 30 minutes. The franchise opened its first New Braunfels location last week just off of Highway 46, in the Oak Run area.
Gym co-owner Lance “Dancer” Reeter said he is excited to bring 9 Rounds to New Braunfels. As a former member of a 9 Rounds gym himself for 14 months, Reeter has been involved in health and fitness for most of his adult life.
“I was in the Marine Corps and serve in the Navy for 7½ years,” Reeter said. “I got my degrees in exercise science and sports science. I ran a few health clubs right out of college, and then worked in the cardiovascular field for a while.”
Reeter co-owns the gym with his girlfriend and partner Tatiana Penners. The two moved to New Braunfels from San Diego, excited to open their own business in New Braunfels.
“I was born and raised in Illinois, but I got to Texas fast as I could,” Reeter said with a laugh. “We were most familiar with San Antonio, and I’ve been visiting the area for the past 14 years, and we just fell in love with New Braunfels.”
9 Rounds is unique in that not only does it offer a different daily total body workout in 30 minutes, but it also doesn’t have set class times, Reeter said. Trainers work with clients as they come in to go through the workout and do moves correctly.
“We keep it really personalized, so the most we’ll have is three members to one trainer but a lot of time it can be just one or two to a trainer,” Reeter said. “The members do 3 minutes per station, with 30 seconds of active rest between. There are nine stations — hence the name 9 Rounds.”
Participants wear a heart rate monitor, which only shows their “boxer name” on the screen, and gives trainers updates about if members are in their target heart rate zone or not.
“We keep their heart rate up during transition, so they might have to transition to the next station with high knees or shuffling, something like that,” Reeter said. “Their heart rate shows up on the screen here and the trainers can work with the member to get them to their target zone.”
The gym already has a couple hundred members and tends to be busiest around 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Reeter said.
“We also tend to get a good morning crowd,” Reeter said. “For those early birds who like to get a workout in before they go to work.”
As a health and fitness professional, Reeter said he loves being able to help people reach their fitness goals and live a healthy lifestyle.
“I’ve been involved with health and fitness both on the health side and the fitness side, and just really feel passionately about working with people so they can reach their goals,” Reeter said.
Reeter said his hopes for the gym are that it will grow to be somewhere people who are in a hurry can come to still stay fit and meet their goals.
“With the 30 minute set up and with members able to come at anytime they want, it’s a great gym for busy people,” Reeter said.
Gym hours for 9 Rounds are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 8 pm. And Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 9 Rounds is closed on Sundays and daily from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Interested persons can take one class for free to try out 9 Rounds, which is located at 1928 West State Highway 46. For more about 9 Rounds or to inquire about prices, call (830) 214-2814 or visit www.9round.com/fitness/New-Braunfels-TX-x0384.