About the team
Matthew "Mad Matt" Rutkowski"Mad" Matt Rutkowski is the Owner and trainer at 9Round Statesville. He brings a background in Traditional Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA to help you punching and kicking your way to your goals like a pro! His passion for kickboxing and helping others meet their goals makes for one of the best workouts you can get. If your not satisfied with your workout, he will do as many burpees as you tell him ......maybe.
John "The Jackhammer" BatesJohn is a graduate of Appalachian State University. He comes to 9Rounds holding a degree in exercise science and a concentration in strength and conditioning. The experience John gained from working with athletes as an intern at App State brings a wealth of knowledge on form and function for our clients. We appreciate that he always has the correct modification for any exercise... that means no excuses for not making it in for your workouts! John is dedicated and excited to help 9Rounders reach their fitness goals.. one round at a time!!