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9Round Fitness
1706 Central Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201

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9Round Fitness
1706 Central Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201




9Round works because it includes everything you need: a full-body workout that’s fast, effective and fun… personal trainers to help you… and expert nutritional guidance. And it’s all based on the latest exercise and nutritional science.

ABOUT 9ROUND Evanston, IL - Central near Green Bay

You Just Found Your Fat Burning, Body Toning Workout you have been looking for...... 9Round Evanston is located at 1706 Central street, across from Northwestern's ryan field.   Burn up to 500 Calories EVERY workout with Fun, Fast, and Effective Kickboxing Exercises. The unique exercises in the 9Round workout will cause your body to burn DOUBLE the number of calories compared to a normal cardio and weight training program! You can achieve the lean muscular body you have always wanted in just 30 minutes a day with 9Round unique fullbody kickboxing class. What makes 9Round even more unique is that there are NO SET CLASS TIMES. a class begins every 3 Minutes, a Trainer is on the floor at all times and the workouts change daily. https://www.facebook.com/9roundevanston/

Strength: Stations 1-2

You'll use dumb bells, kettle bells, medicine balls, jump ropes and other equipment to build strength and stamina. Our trainers help you at every station.

Kickbox Fitness: Stations 3-8

The real fun begins as you punch and kick heavy bags to build power, double end bags to increase coordination and timing, and speed bags to develop shoulder conditioning and speed.

Abs & Core: Station 9

You’ll tighten and strengthen all the muscles in one of the most common trouble spots, your core, which improves your ability to perform any movement you do for work, exercise, or leisure.

9Round Delivers The Ultimate Body Transformation Program For All Fitness Levels

9Round is a specialized fitness center for people who want an unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a kickboxing themed fitness program that incorporates a functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The programs consist of a proprietary system of 9 challenging workout stations developed by a professional fighter.

What You Can Expect at 9Round Fitness:

  • Show up at your convenience; there are no class times
  • You’re immediately welcomed by a trainer
  • Trainer wraps your hands for support when punching
  • Use heart rate training to stay in your target fat burning zone
  • Trainer shows you how to do each exercise based on your fitness level
  • After station nine, your 30-minute full-body workout is over
  • Access 9Round Nutritional Guidance & one-on-one support
  • Enjoy a new workout every day (workouts change daily)
Our personal trainers take your workout to the next level, so you get

What You’ll Accomplish in 30 Minutes:

  • Burn massive amounts of calories during your workout
  • Burn body fat for hours after your workout is complete.
  • You release toxins as you sweat
  • Strengthen and tighten every muscle
  • Boost your stamina and endurance
  • Relieve stress
  • Strengthen your heart
  • Release feel-good endorphins
  • Increase energy, improve sleep, and much more

Here's what you get with your membership

  • No Class Times

    No Class Times

    Show up on your schedule. A new circuit starts every three minutes. Time wasted: ZERO!

  • Max Results in Just 30 Minutes

    Max Results in Just 30 Minutes

    Combines cardio and resistance training for a complete, full-body workout in 30 minutes.

  • Heart Rate Technology

    Heart Rate Technology

    Produces measurable results by helping you stay in your fat burning zone.
    * At participating locations.

  • Members Portal

    Members Portal

    Online meal planner, plus videos and more to help you track your progress and get results.

  • Workouts Change Daily

    Workouts Change Daily

    Every day is a new workout, so your body is always challenged, and you never get bored.

  • Personal Trainers Included

    Trainer Included

    Trainers are always there to guide, motivate and push you to get the most from every workout.

  • Get Fit, Never Hit

    Get Fit, Never Hit

    Punch and kick bags, not people. Quickly and easily get in shape with the basic moves of kickboxing.

  • Gloves and Wraps

    Gloves and Wraps

    For support and comfort. Trainers teach you how to wrap your hands in no time.

Custom Meal Planning

Your custom meal plan makes healthy eating simple. Swap out meals for endless variety.

9Round Nutrition Matrix

Shuffle for variety
Vary your meals in one click. Shuffle gives you new meals and snacks instantly.

Quick, easy access to all your favorite meals and snacks.

What to eat
Perfectly balanced meals and snacks with the calories and macro-nutrients your body needs.

Your custom needs
Our proprietary Meal Planner is designed to take the guess work out of eating right.

The Cold Hard Truth

Exercise alone is not enough.  We all know there are some days that we just can't make it to the gym, but we can always eat correctly.  With 9Round Nutrition, you will learn that it's possible to eat right anywhere you go… even when you’re eating out at restaurants. 9Round members have exclusive access to our online Member Portal where you will learn: 

  • The secrets to ​losing fat in those trouble spots
  • How to maintain weight loss and strengthen your entire body
  • How you can enjoy all-day energy and mental clarity
  • How to make real, sustainable changes to your lifestyle. No starvation, no diets, and no quick-fix disappointments

We believe that eating right shouldn't be so d@*# complicated!

Simply put, 9Round Nutrition is eating the right foods, at the right times, in the right amounts. Improving your body composition takes patience, persistence, and consuming the right fuel. That is how you perform like a champion.

Inside this program, you will finally learn: 

  • How many calories your body needs to function optimally (customized for your needs)
  • How to control your eating frequency to curb hunger and stabilize blood sugar (no more afternoon slumps)
  • The importance of rest, recovery, and water intake and how to make sure you’re getting enough of each
9Round Nutrition

See Your Results as You Work Out

In real time, the 9ROUND PULSE in-club display shows your effort level, heart rate, calories burned, and PULSE Points earned during your workout. Color-coded heart rate zones make it easy to see your effort level at a glance.

9Round results monitor

How It Works

  • You wear your 9ROUND PULSE belt during your workout.
  • As you work out, the device tracks how hard you’re working and displays your effort rating, your heart rate and calories burned on a monitor inside the 9Round club.
  • You can easily see if you’re in your optimal fat burning zone and adjust your effort up or down as needed.
  • View your results and progress any time from the app or your online account. Your results are also emailed to you after each workout.


Sample Workout Summary

Benefits of 9Round Pulse

  • Effectiveness


    Your heart rate is the ideal metric that determines how much effort it takes to burn fat and improve your cardio. Heart rate tracking helps you maximize the results you get from every 30-minute 9Round workout.

  • Adapts to Your Fitness Level

    Adapts to Your Fitness Level

    The more physically fit you are, the more effort it takes to get your heart rate up. But all you have to do is keep your heart rate in the optimal heart rate zone, and you’ll continue to get results.

  • Instant Gratification

    Instant Gratification

    Your real-time heart rate and color-coded heart rate zones continuously show you whether you’re getting the most from your workout. Your results summary is emailed to you after each workout.

  • Motivation


    Live heart rate tracking motivates you to put in the necessary effort because you have a specific target to shoot for.

  • Competition


    Compete against yourself or others with the live in-club display.

  • Points Make it Simple

    Points Make it Simple

    You accumulate pulse points for every minute you spend in each heart rate training zone. The harder you work, the more points you accumulate.

Local News and Events

  • blog
    22 Aug 2015 | by Ken Battinus
    9round Evanston is now open!!! We are located at 1706 Central Street in Evanston Illinois and are a Family and Ve...
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Member Reviews

  • Great place to workout alone or with family!!!

  • We just joined 3 weeks ago (my children and I), and this is by far the most fun cardio workout I have ever done! Love the trainers, the energy, the one-on-one attention, even the music. I'm addicted! I have always gravitated to yoga, walking, and swimming, and felt that it was time to add cardio to my routine. Thank you, 9 Round!

  • This place is great- Ken, the owner has done a great job in opening up in Evanston. He's one hell of a trainer, too.

9Round Certified Trainers

  • 9Round trainer
    Sam "The Man" Alicea-Reyes
    Originally from Puerto Rico, Sam grew up a fan of the sport of boxing. His own fitness journey to lose weight and get fit brought him into the world of boxing/kickbox fitness where he lost 45 lbs and eventually trained to compete (and win) in a sanctioned boxing match. Now that he's a trainer at 9Round Evanston, he continues to be a student of the sport, learning new techniques and strategies to improve the training of our members as well as himself.
  • 9Round trainer
    Leslie "Machine Gun" Matera
    Leslie, born and raised in Evanston, has been passionate about fitness and training her entire life. From designing her own mini workouts for her friends in the park when she was little, to playing high level hockey for 14 years through to the collegiate level, to becoming a certified kickbox fitness trainer at 9Round Evanston. During college, Leslie shifted her training focus to boxing fitness resulting in her obtaining a 34 lb weight loss as well as competing and winning her first boxing match. In the future, Leslie hopes to continue her education to obtain a social work/psychology degree and combine that with her fitness and sports experience to help at-risk youth.
  • 9Round trainer
    Monique "Downtown" Davis
    Monique is 9Round Evanston's latest addition. She brings a high level of personal training experience and specialized fitness expertise to the team. Monique elevates the energy and enthusiasm level of the gym consistently with her contagious positive energy, and outstanding hospitality.
  • 9Round trainer
    Erica "Honey Badger" Rodriguez
    Erica started boxing in college as a way to stay fit and de-stress. While balancing her studies at Northwestern, she started competing in amateur matches and tournaments, eventually taking the position as captain of the Northwestern Boxing Team. After college, she continued to leverage her boxing experience to support her work facilitating youth programs in the city. She is USABoxing certified fighter and coach (also a 2016 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion!).
  • 9Round trainer
    Chris "Daredevil " DeNardo
    Chris is an Evanstonian resident and newly proud father of baby Ben. He loves to teach and has been training in martial arts for over 15 years, receiving instruction in everything from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Medeival Broadsword. He has recently specialized in boxing/kickboxing/MMA and earned his Personal Training Certification from the Aerobics and Fitness Assoiciation of America.
  • 9Round trainer
    Ken "Coach Ken" Battinus
    Coach Ken (owner / trainer) is an Army veteran and certified personal trainer with 15 years of experience in the fitness industry. My favorite part about 9Round is learning something new every day. The trainers I work with inspire me to get better daily. They're outstanding professionals who genuinely care about the safety and quality of training for the members.
  • 9Round trainer
    Paul "The Professor" Otake
    Paul Otake was born and raised in Chicago and introduced to martial arts at an early age. As a licensed personal trainer and USABoxing coach, Paul is committed to sharing his love of boxing while also helping people achieve their fitness goals. He believes that physical fitness and understanding of martial arts are a life long journey that can improve anyone’s life.
  • 9Round trainer
    Christy "Quick" Summers
    Originally from North Carolina, Christy begged her mom to put her in kickboxing classes at a young age after seeing Buffy the Vampire Slayer on TV. As a teenager, she started training in Taekwondo and Krav Maga. Upon moving to Chicago, Christy got a membership at a martial arts school before even landing an apartment. She took a break from Martial Arts for a few years to travel the US and Canada doing animal rights activism. Christy currently maintains a strict training program consisting of Muay Thai, Sanshou, Wrestling, BJJ (Blue Belt), MMA, and even Wushu (a traditional Chinese performance martial art). She currently holds and 1-0 record in MMA, an intense battle in which she was awarded Fight of the Night honors. She practices and learns something new every day and loves applying her skill set at 9Round and helping members achieve their goals.
  • 9Round trainer
    Genevieve "Juju" Youhanna
    Genevieve’s journey into the fitness world began with her own struggle with obesity and inactivity. What began as a decision to begin eating healthy and working out for herself transformed into a passion to help others through their own journeys. She spent the last four years as a full-time, assistant Pre-K teacher, and has now traded that in to share her passion, dedication, and positivity with the 9Round community.

9Round TV

Click the videos to learn more about 9Round and hear what members are saying:

  • The Science Behind the Workout
    The Philosophy
  • The Science Behind the Workout
    Rashad - 9Round Member - Kickboxing
  • The Science Behind the Workout
    Kristan - 9Round Member - Kickboxing
  • The Science Behind the Workout
    Kristi - 9Round Member - Kickboxing

Contact Information
9Round Fitness
1706 Central Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Hours Of Operation
Monday 5:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


What 9Round Members are Saying

loses pounds
  • Christina K.
    Christina K. loses 43 pounds
    "When I tried my first workout at 9Round, I was instantly hooked!! It was AWESOME!! These days my 9Round workouts are a lot more involved, because I am significantly stronger and have lots more stamina than when I started. I am now in the best shape of my life!!"
    Christina K.
  • Nenita W. loses 30 pounds
    "I have lost 30 lbs and lost 16% of my body fat. I started doing things I wasn't able to do before like running around after my two-year-old or going for actual runs by myself. The amazing trainers at 9Round never stopped pushing me to be a better person than I was the day before."
    Nenita W.
    Nenita W.
  • Valerie L.
    Valerie L. loses 52 pounds
    "During the early months of my 9Round membership, I gained a confidence and belief in myself that I had been lacking for years. I am three years into my membership now. I can't believe that much time has passed, so much weight has been lost, and so much life has happened!  9Round has truly been my therapy through it all."
    Valerie L.
  • Angela H. loses 50 pounds
    "Joining 9Round has made me healthier, thinner, and it has made me feel better about myself. I have lost more than 50 lbs and gone down from size 18 to size 8. I also have more muscle than ever. I wouldn't have lost the weight and become healthier without the wonderful group of trainers at 9Round."
    Angela H.
    Angela H.

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