• * 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.


1416A Garnet Ave
San Diego, California 92109


  • I liked the kind level of guidance from the trainers for a newbie like me. I also like how fast it goes but with a high intensity workout. It’s also a unique workout that keeps me interested. The other members where very supportive and encouraging when I was struggling. I’m really excited about this new workout.
    - Mar 2, 2019 by Yasmin Cook
  • Fun workout with trainers who actually care about my progress!
    - Feb 27, 2019 by shelby kitchings
  • The class times...because there are no class times, just gym hours!!! I run my own business so it’s dificult to be at a class once I get off of work because things pop up and I have to deal with them regardless of what time of day it is. The schedule flexibility has been a major factor for me in signing up for 9Round. Trainer are also awesome. They push me more than I would by myself at the gym or in a large workout class. Trainers also give you guidance on how to adjust yourself so you don’t hurt yourself. The workouts themselves are pretty awesome. I love that I kick and punch bags. Last, because I love my workouts (except during my workout when they literally kick my ass), I come to the gym more consistently. Because I am working out regularly, I am so much happier (endorphins, yay!!!) and feel better about myself. More confidence to face my days. Everyone should find a workout routine/gym that works for them. I found mine at 9Round gym
    - Feb 17, 2019 by C.A.
  • Like that you can show up and workout anytime. Coaches are encouraging & workout is nice that it’s only 30 minutes.
    - Feb 7, 2019 by C.K.
  • The workouts change every day. The trainers are awesome. It’s an intense work out but there is always time for a few laughs in between sweat. The only gym I have consistently gone to every week!
    - Feb 6, 2019 by Meredith Vandesype
  • Eli!
    - Feb 5, 2019 by G.R.
  • The people… The owner, the trainers, the other members!
    - Jan 27, 2019 by Gregg Rawdin
  • You can workout at anytime instead of there being set class times It’s a FUN workout! It’s always different every class
    - Jan 23, 2019 by L.S.
  • I love the people and the no class times. I also enjoy the workout each day.
    - Jan 16, 2019 by B.H.
  • What a great way to start the day! It was a very fun workout with trainer Shelby! She was friendly and very attentive to all the members, and she was quick to demonstrate how to correctly train at each station and answer any questions. The gym was clean and organized, and it seemed that everyone was excited for their workout when they entered.
    - Dec 6, 2018 by Alex Yeun
  • I love that I have a trainer right there. I can start when I arrive and get it done.
    - Nov 29, 2018 by J.B.
  • Hello!! I’ve been training there for a month and already lost 14 pounds.. everybody is so nice and professional.. very happy with the results
    - Nov 9, 2018 by angela fialho
  • The trainers are so encouraging and really want you to get the best workout possible! It’s a super fun workout that goes by quickly which is awesome!
    - Oct 24, 2018 by M.L.
  • The workout always changing is great. The trainers are great and so friendly. They always make me want to go back
    - Sep 8, 2018 by T.H.
  • Has good energy there! I like the flexibility to pop in when my schedule permits, since I'm a single mom .. it's hard to stick to an exact class time. And, it's fun when a bunch of people are working out at the same time.
    - Sep 6, 2018 by T.C.
  • Positive energy every time I enter. Intense fun workouts. Super convenient
    - Aug 18, 2018 by K.W.
  • The workout and trainers. The fact that there are no designated class times and I can come whenever it is open.
    - Aug 16, 2018 by K.M.M.
  • The trainer is encouraging and teaches your proper form to maximize the workout.
    - Aug 8, 2018 by Kimberly Brooks
  • Feels like a community. Everyone is very motivating. No class times.
    - Aug 6, 2018 by M.V.
  • absolutely love it! everyone there is so supportive and keeps the energy levels up. Super fun and a kick ass work out!
    - Jul 20, 2018 by J.L.
  • Best 30 minute work-out ever...and I work out with trainers, play tennis, run and do Pilates!!
    - Jul 18, 2018 by Charlie Grebing
  • Awesome trainers, the workout itself is lightning-fast, and I finally get to hit a bag...it's just plain fun. :)
    - Jul 1, 2018 by S.B.
  • Open class times
    - Jun 21, 2018 by B.A.
  • The trainers are very motivating!
    - Jun 10, 2018 by S.S.
  • The sweat! And the trainers are really nice.
    - Jun 1, 2018 by C.G.
  • Having fun and working hard!
    - May 27, 2018 by A.M.
  • I like everything about it!
    - May 5, 2018 by Jennifer Grebing
  • Great concept, I can get in anytime without notice. I get my job done and go home. The coaches are pushing me to my limit.
    - Apr 12, 2018 by Maurizio tangari

About the team

  • Eli <span class="nick-name">"Hitman"</span> Himelstein
    Eli "Hitman" Himelstein
    Eli "Hitman" Himelstein (owner) is a USMC veteran and former prize fighter (boxing) who brings a lifetime of fitness experience and immeasurable enthusiasm. He has an infectious passion for fitness and for motivating others to achieve fitness goals they thought were out of reach. You'll find Eli is an energetic, encouraging motivator, regardless of your fitness level, age or experience.
  • Angie <span class="nick-name">"Ass-Kicker"</span> Blaze
    Angie "Ass-Kicker" Blaze
    Angie "Ass-Kicker" Blaze is a long-time health, fitness and personal development enthusiast. She first joined 9Round in search of an effective workout and a supportive community, and after finding both, she decided to join our training team. Angie will always greet you with a smile and encouraging words, but be warned, she earned her fighter name!
  • Gustavo <span class="nick-name">"Palisade"</span> Estrada
    Gustavo "Palisade" Estrada
    Gustavo “Palisade” Estrada is a comeback kid to the 9Round PB gym. Holding a black belt in Taekwondo, experience in various other martial arts, and a humor similar to that of Ryan Reynolds (yes, they do share the same birthday), he will make sure you always have a fun and fresh experience every time you come in.
  • James <span class="nick-name">"Jay"</span> Taylor
    James "Jay" Taylor
    James played football and tennis in college and spent seven years as an amateur fighter with a heavy emphasis on Muay Thai. He’s a huge fan of Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali, Buakaw, and spends his time away from 9Round philosophizing, training, and watching a lot of Japanese anime, for which he credits most of his motivation.
  • Max <span class="nick-name">"Bonesaw"</span> Gardner
    Max "Bonesaw" Gardner
    Max “Bonesaw” Gardner is our Head Trainer. He is a born-and-raised San Diego Native who recently returned from Tucson where he graduated from the U of A. Prior to falling in love with boxing, Max was a former CIF champion in basketball as well as State semi finalist two years in a row. He has trained at the competitive amateur level (boxing) for several years and has spent many hours sparring inside the ring, but his real passion is helping people discover boxing as a tool for fitness and a better life!