About the team
David "ICE" OperarioDavid is a Certified 9Round Trainer and co-owner of the 9Round Oakland Telegraph location. He has a passion to help others take small steps to transform lives. Fitness and good health have always been a priority in his life. After losing family members to cancer and see friends with diabetes and other health ailments, he made sure he was not part of the growing statistics. He is an avid fitness fanatic. He has participated in two Spartan races in San Francisco, cycled in the 72-mile Tour de Tahoe, the largest Alpine Lake of the High Sierra, cycled up Mt. Diablo State Park, and hiked numerous 6-8 hour hikes throughout Yosemite Park, Grand Canyon, and many national parks. He hopes to train for the Iron Man event. Fitness is part of his daily schedule. He has martial arts background in his younger days. He tried a 9Round workout and became a believer that this intense cardio workout will help so many people…one day at time…stronger each day!
Sara "“Conner”" LeonSara is a certified personal trainer, specializing for the last 5 years in boot-camp(HIIT/Strength) style training. She is certified in Kettle bells and in the process of acquiring more certifications so she can keep workouts exciting. She loves the outdoors, hiking, running, swimming, trying anything new and challenging. She also loves participating in mud runs/marathons. Her love for fitness stemmed from her own personal struggles. It has become very important in her life as a way to manage her anxiety and depression. It has helped her in so many ways and has led to her purpose in life, which is to help others feel good about themselves. She believes that everyone should feel good about themselves both inside and out and she loves to help clients find their inner strength and self love. She is a firm believer that you should have FUN while exercising and she is here to try and make it as fun as possible for you. She’s thrilled to be a part of the 9Round family.
Josh "The Hammer" HammerJosh or in some circles he is referred to as “The Hammer.” You may have caught him on a mic announcing at various sporting events or seeing him in action hyping up a crowd. He is beyond ecstatic to join the 9Round family! As a former collegiate baseball player, aspiring teacher, and life-long learner, he is thrilled to help his community get fit and to live a healthier lifestyle. We all need a safe space to work out, to push ourselves and to build ourselves up. 9Round is without a doubt, THE PLACE TO BE! Everything is a work-in-progress and he is thrilled to connect with the Bay Area community members to connect and to conquer fitness goals. There’s no replacement for hard work and at 9Round we want our members to see the fruits of their labor. Can’t wait to Hammer it down in the gym, nailing it down one round at a time!