• * Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. First-time visitors and local residents only. Terms and conditions may vary and certain restrictions apply. No cash value; value may vary by market. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Valid at participating locations only. Each franchise location is independently owned and operated.
  • * Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian.


132 E12th Street
Oakland, California 94606


  • I keep coming because Mark and staff are the best and I don’t know what I’d do without my 6 am crew.
    - Oct 5, 2019 by Zina Slaughter
  • I attend in the mornings before noon.Very nice and friendly staff. Clean and smells good.
    - Sep 26, 2019 by Latanya Wiley
  • An amazing workout !
    - Sep 3, 2019 by V.B.
  • The work outs are great, awesome staff/community. The staff knows everyone by name and is so helpful when it comes to work outs and succeeding in personal goals.
    - Aug 30, 2019 by N.C.
  • 9Round is by far the best workout experience I have ever been a part of. I look forward to all of my sessions, and I leave feeling energized and refreshed despite going all out for 30 minutes. Whether you are a workout fanatic or just wanting to make exercise a part of your daily routine, 9Round is for you!
    - Aug 28, 2019 by Kevin Jeung
  • Only 30minute work out.
    - Aug 15, 2019 by M.R.
  • I absolutely love that the workout is different every day. It makes the routine of going to the gym feel much less tedious and makes me feel like I’m hitting every muscle group without explicitly focusing on it. Plus the trainers are awesome!
    - Aug 9, 2019 by Heather Gupton
  • I love the people who work there and the fact that I get a good workout in 30 min.
    - Aug 7, 2019 by Keely Burnham
  • I’m a mother of two young kids and have a full-time job so I love that the 30 minutes I spend at 9Round is maximized without a minute wasted. I love that I can workout according to my own schedule and don’t have to worry about class times or availability. The trainers are great and I love that they tailor the workouts as much as possible.
    - Jul 29, 2019 by Mina Jeung
  • Everything! The trainers are great.the workout is challenging. The atmosphere is good. Love my gym!
    - Jul 26, 2019 by D.M.T.
  • The staff is awesome. The 9 rounds go by quick and you still get a killer workout.
    - Jul 24, 2019 by Yesenia Naranjo
  • The whole experience is really good created cardio workout!!!!
    - Jul 19, 2019 by Y.W.
  • awesome staff followed by great workours
    - Jul 13, 2019 by sandra yeung
  • 9 Round Lake Merritt is totally awesome! Just when I want to give up on myself I am motivated and reminded why I am there, that I am strong, and I CAN do it. I CAN change my life. Mark and his team are fabulous. I work closest with Mark, Elias, and Lauren and they are amazing. They push me where they see I can go, even if I can't see it. Then I kill it and feel proud and accomplished. I can be the me I want to be, especially with the 9 Round gang in my corner!
    - Jul 12, 2019 by Frances Simmons
  • Fast workout that gets your heart rate up. Because it’s so short, you can remember to push yourself. Personal trainers even though it’s not a personal trainer setting. Awesome experience, thank you!
    - Jul 12, 2019 by R.F.
  • Having the trainers readily available. And I like the sparring stations
    - Jul 11, 2019 by H.T.
  • Love the workout, music and trainers!
    - Jul 8, 2019 by Trina Walkama
  • The amount of progress I have made over the last 6 months is mind-blowing! The trainers are so patient and knowledgeable, it’s been a pleasure getting physically and mentally challenged every workout. So much fun!
    - Jul 6, 2019 by Alena Card
  • At the end of my workout I feel accomplished!
    - Jul 3, 2019 by Daniella Velasquez
  • I enjoy the group workout aspect, as well as the idea that it is 30 minutes. I know at the end of every session, I have used/worked out multiple parts of my body and can see/feel the effects of my workout.
    - Jun 28, 2019 by J.J.
  • Great trainers and quick whole body work out!
    - Jun 25, 2019 by M.A.
  • Great results!
    - Jun 21, 2019 by Denise Turner
  • Convenient, trainers there
    - Jun 19, 2019 by H.C.
  • I feel like I get more of a workout in the 30 minutes I’m there than I ever have working out for hours at the gym. The workouts can be brutal and by the end I feel like I want to die...but at that point it’s over! Highly recommend
    - Jun 17, 2019 by L.N.
  • Great workout and awesome trainers
    - May 23, 2019 by S.G.
  • The supportive team.
    - May 22, 2019 by vitaline briggs
  • no schedule, friendly staff
    - May 13, 2019 by A.M.
  • The trainers are all different in their styles and approaches, I always seem to learn and get pushed beyond my expectations. I know each time I will come out with a major sweat and a thorough workout~
    - May 11, 2019 by S.C.
  • It’s only 30 minutes and I get a great workout!
    - May 1, 2019 by Jo Townson
  • The whole experience is great for anyone trying to get exercise in thier life
    - Apr 19, 2019 by Y.W.
  • Great instructors and I’m always challenged.
    - Apr 17, 2019 by S.H.
  • I can start any time / It’s only 30 min but it’s more effective than 1 hr of lifting weights
    - Apr 12, 2019 by L.R.
  • awesome staff and work our routines
    - Apr 12, 2019 by S.Y.
  • I love the workout. I love the staff. Love the energy in the room. I start my day at 9round and it’s my barometer for the day.
    - Apr 11, 2019 by D.M.T.
  • The workouts, music, trainers are fantastic!! I love my 9Rounds gym.
    - Apr 7, 2019 by T.W.
  • Trainers are THE best, the place is clean, equipment is well-maintained and the variety of exercises continuously upgrades my fitness level. Amazing workout!
    - Apr 5, 2019 by Alena Card
  • It’s a quick, fun, and HARD workout that leaves me feeling I exercised all the parts. The pace means I’ll never get bored, the trainers are really encouraging and helpful, and I’m done in 30 minutes Flat.
    - Mar 31, 2019 by J.T.
  • Great rapport with trainers and new exercises each time
    - Mar 15, 2019 by C.P.
  • The trainers were awesome and very supportive. I’m sad that I had to cancel my membership due to my bad back and funds. But it’s likely I will come back in the future when my back is better. It was a great workout!
    - Feb 19, 2019 by L.E.
  • The staff is very friendly and supportive!
    - Feb 19, 2019 by Josette Neal-De-Stanton
  • Great workout, great trainers and an awesome owner.
    - Feb 18, 2019 by vitaline briggs
  • The helpful trainers and flexible schedule
    - Feb 14, 2019 by T.E.
  • I can punch things AND get 30 minutes of cardio in my day!!!
    - Feb 14, 2019 by Cherise Yarngo
  • The personalized trainers who push you to be your best. The most efficient 30 minutes of my day.
    - Feb 6, 2019 by Suzanne Chan
  • I love how seamlessly 9round fits into my daily routine. Being able to show up whenever I want and have a set workout adds structure to my fitness routine while allowing for flexibility with my schedule. Plus the workouts are killer!
    - Feb 6, 2019 by Heather Gupton
  • I love the friendly trainers and the quick quality workout I receive.
    - Feb 5, 2019 by Keely Burnham
  • The workout is hard and fun and most of all easy to fit into my life because it’s only 30 minutes and I can arrive anytime the store is open.
    - Jan 30, 2019 by J.T.
  • Knowledgeable and motivating staff; clean gym, circulating schedule; excellent workout
    - Jan 27, 2019 by Steven Jesse Corral
  • That the work out is challenging and different everyday!
    - Jan 25, 2019 by Kendra Wells
  • I love the quick and high intensity workout without a set schedule. However, I would like more trainers who are motivating and help with my technique. I also would love some morning Sunday hours since the weekdays are so busy. Thanks!
    - Jan 19, 2019 by J.L.

About the team

  • Marc <span class="nick-name">"The Hammer"</span> Payne
    Marc "The Hammer" Payne
    Owner/ Operator With over 23 Years in the fitness industry, Weight loss survivor over 150lbs, NASM Certified, MMA Conditioning Specialist, Woman's Fitness Specialist, Corrective exercise specialist, over 20 years of martial arts training. I have been helping people reach there fitness goals for over 20 years and I hope to get the chance to help you to!
  • Elias <span class="nick-name">"Silent Killer"</span> Lopez
    Elias "Silent Killer" Lopez
    Hi, My name is Elias. You can call me Eli. I have been with 9Round for more then 2 years. I see myself as a down to earth humble trainer, but don't let that fool you ;-) I will bring your inner most beast out to play. I love martial arts and have trained in several different styles growing up, I also love fitness, and human connection. I'm a certified personal trainer who lives a holistic lifestyle that includes, reading, taking naps at parks, creating fun and challenging work outs and skate boarding. Looking forward to "kicken it" with you.
  • Sarah  Graves
    Sarah Graves
    Sarah has been training clients at 9round for almost 1 year. She is certified in cardio kickboxing and teaches group fitness classes. She enjoys combining kickboxing, running Lake Merritt, HIIT Training, and weight lifting for her own fitness routine. Her favorite aspect of working at 9round is the community and getting to know clients one on one. When she isn’t at the gym, she enjoys sunny walks around Oakland, volunteering providing homeless outreach and healthcare access services, and trying new restaurants.
  • Melissa Rae <span class="nick-name">"QUEEN BEE"</span> Canio
    Melissa Rae "QUEEN BEE" Canio