9Round Fitness Blog

Oct 21, 2018 | Jen Jones | Health & Fitness

Kickboxing Basics : Punch Perfect

Before you tackle moves like the spinning back fist, you need to work on perfecting your punches. Mastering the basics of kickboxing will allow you to kick (or punch) your workout up a notch when the time comes. Keep reading for our breakdown of the four foundational punches in boxing, including a short...

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Oct 14, 2018 | Jen Jones | Health & Fitness

Concentric vs. Eccentric Muscle Movement

A lot goes on in your body during a workout, and sometimes, learning more about exactly what is happening can help you work out more effectively so you can get better results. Whether or not you've heard of concentric and eccentric muscle contractions, you can benefit from learning the difference—especially...

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Oct 7, 2018 | Jen Jones | Health & Fitness

Tips for Healthy Tailgating

It’s football season, and whether you spend Saturdays cheering on your Alma Mater or Sundays rooting for the pros (or both), game time could be taking a toll on your waistline. Regardless of how you spend your game days, be it tailgating outside the stadium, hosting friends at home, or watching...

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Sep 30, 2018 | Jen Jones | Health & Fitness

Protect Yourself: Flu Season is Back

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but cold and flu season is fast approaching and there’s almost nothing we wouldn’t do to avoid coming down with a virus. Unless you're planning on living in a plastic bubble for the next several months, there are measures you can take...

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Sep 23, 2018 | Jen Jones | Health & Fitness

Get Up and Move: It's Deskercise!

For many of us, the only “manual” labor we do at work involves reading the employee manual. These days, it seems we’re more likely to log hour after idle hour with our bums glued to our seats. And while you may be an Excel champ, all of those hours in front of the computer aren’t...

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Sep 16, 2018 | Jen Jones | Health & Fitness

Let's Talk EPOC

Similar to how a car’s engine remains warm after being turned off, once a workout is over and you’re back in your daily routine, your body’s metabolism can continue to burn more calories than when at complete rest. This physiological effect is called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption,...

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Sep 9, 2018 | Jen Jones | Health & Fitness

9Round Staff Picks: Best HIIT Shoes for Men

We all have that favorite sneaker, the one that’s comfortable and can take you from casual Friday at the office to a night out with friends, or coaching the kids' soccer team. However, your ride or die sneaker for day-to-day activities often times won’t cut it for demanding...

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Sep 2, 2018 | Jen Jones | Health & Fitness

9Round Staff Picks: If the Shoe Fits

We all have that favorite sneaker, the one that’s comfortable and looks great while you’re running around town (literally running, if you’re into that sort of thing.) However, what you sport on the pavement often times won’t cut it for demanding HIIT workouts like 9Round. Training...

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Aug 28, 2018 | Jen Jones | Health & Fitness

In the Gym with Jump Rope Master Buddy Lee

What piece of exercise equipment is inexpensive, is easy to tote nearly anywhere, can be used by the whole family, and improves cardiovascular fitness while toning muscle at the same time? If you said a treadmill, we need to talk. Did you know that jumping rope burns more than 10 calories a...

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Aug 26, 2018 | Jen Jones | Health & Fitness

Helping Children Form Healthy Habits

Recently, I was in the airport for a very early morning flight. As I stood in line at the coffee shop, I observed a family with a young child ordering their “breakfast,” and what I saw gave me more of a jolt than any cup of coffee ever could. Dad snagged a couple bags of chips, while mom...

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