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9Round Fitness
16721 Orchard Stone Run STE 120
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

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9Round Fitness
16721 Orchard Stone Run STE 120
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277




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 Charlotte, NC - Ballantyne

9Round Ballantyne is the original Charlotte location, and the first successful 9Round in the state of North Carolina.  Currently ranked number 2 in the world, we are proud of our gym, our members and our workout.  We are committed to providing you with the highest quality trainers and first class environment that you deserve.  Mark and Suzi both trained under and recieved their 2nd degree black belt with 9Round CEO and founder Shannon Hudson and have been an integral part of 9Round since its inception.  With the most open hours than any other 9Rounsd in the Charlotte market, working out on your schedule is easier that ever.    Located at the corner of Marvin and Ardrey Kell, we are just a short drive away. Come in and see why we are still the premiere 9Round in the Charlotte area!

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, podcasts 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.

  • Expert Nutritional Support

    Expert Nutritional Support

    Get all your nutrition questions answered by professional nutrition coach Dr. Rick Kattouf II.

  • 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 of 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.

Proven Nutritional Science

Exercise alone is not enough. That’s why we built the 9Round Nutrition Member Portal… to help you enjoy maximum results with an easy-to-follow nutrition plan you’ll enjoy.

  • Makes nutrition simple
  • No guesswork, no fluff
  • Lose excess fat, keep your muscle
  • Enjoy all-day energy and mental clarity
  • No starvation, no diets, no quick-fix disappointments
  • Helps stabilize hormones and mood
  • Expert nutrition access assures that you get all your questions answered
  • Access all features from any computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Helps you adapt your lifestyle to get lean and healthy

What Is 9Round Nutrition?

It’s a nutritional system that provides you access to nutritional tools, resources and expert advice, so you get the results you want with foods you love.

You’ll discover how to maximize fat loss, fuel your muscles and increase performance without dieting or starving yourself.

9Round Nutrition

What You Get Inside 9Round Nutrition

  • No-Guesswork “Nutrition Matrix”

    No-Guesswork Meal Plan

    Your daily meal plan customized to YOUR body and calorie needs. Healthy eating has never been so simple!
  • 1-on-1 Nutrition Coach

    Personalized Nutrition Coach

    You’re not alone! Any nutrition questions you have will be answered by an expert.
  • Weekly Coaching Emails

    Weekly Coaching Emails

    Your nutrition coach will send you helpful advice, easy and delicious recipes, and more every week.
  • 9Round Nutrition Guide

    9Round Nutrition Guide

    Learn the key components of fitness and nutrition success, how to eat healthy at restaurants, and much more.
  • Fitness Tools

    Fitness Tools

    Easy online tools calculate your target heart rate zone, body fat, BMI, and more to assess and track your health and fitness.
  • Fitness Videos

    Fitness Videos

    Quick, one to two minute tips and techniques help you get the most from your workouts.
  • Podcast & Articles

    Podcast & Articles

    Get fact-based, no-fluff fitness and nutrition secrets from our growing archive.

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.

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Member Reviews

  • My fitness journey since having a child has been challenging, until I found 9Round one year ago. Mark and Suzi's gym was the perfect place to call home. They cultivate and nurture inspiration and motivation. The workouts are challenging, but they will transform you!

  • I have really enjoyed this club. I've been a member for 6 months and I never leave unsatisfied. They greet you with a smile and send you off with one. Try it for a few weeks and you will feel the difference in your strength, flexibility, and cardio ability.

  • 9Round Ballantyne is always pushing me to be the best I can be, keeping me accountable.  I have been a member for a little over 2 years and am glad that I joined.  Mark and Suzi run a top notch gym and provide the proper motivation to keep you moving.  All the staff (past and present) are great.  All you need to do is give it a chance and you will be hooked.  There is a different workout daily and it is always challenging.

  • Without a doubt, the best way to spend 30 mins....you get an incredible workout, personal trainer input, clean facility and the chance to punch out your frustrations....what else could you want??? I have seen amazing changes in my strength, body tone and endurance!!! And for a 57 year old lady to be able to do jabs, hooks, kicks and other punches is such a blast!!! Thanks 9Round Charlotte!!!

  • My husband, four kids, and I have been members of 9R for years. It is the ONLY place in Charlotte where we can get in and get out in 30 minutes, totally dripping with sweat, and feel like we've worked hard!! We can workout on demand, which is huge with our busy schedule. All four of our children play competitive sports and 9R is a great complement to their strength training regimen. The energy at 9R is awesome and the staff is even better, pushing you to be the best! Suzi and Mark are truly wonderful people. Couldn't ask for a better training facility! We LOVE 9R Charlotte!!!!

  • Lifting weights has always been my main form of exercise and a real passion in my life. But as a lifter, you want always want to bulk, but stay lean, you got to do cardio. Well, I hate running and newer research is showing that High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is much more effective at losing fat and maintaining muscle than traditional long distance cardio. So I joined 9Round and have never looked back! I have actually gotten significantly stronger in my lifting, as well as much more defined because of the 9Round training, and I find I can push myself a lot further when lifting now because I am so used to pushing myself at 9Round beyond where I think I can go. 9Round is definitely the best program out there for everyone to people just looking to get in shape to experienced lifters who are looking to take things to the next level. Plus, you get to punch stuff! Mark, Suzi, and the crew are all amazing! Literally stop what you are doing right now and go to this gym. Right now.

9Round Certified Trainers

  • 9Round trainer
    Mark and Suzi Balk
    Owners / Operators Mark and Suzi brought 9Round Kickboxing to the extremely health conscious, fitness minded city of Charlotte in 2011. They chose Charlotte because they believe that "Charlotte is the perfect home for 9Round as we continue to grow and share this cutting edge way of getting fit." The owner/operator couple are a "Dynamic Duo" with a passion for fitness and can regularly be found in the gym helping you achieve your fitness goals. Watch out, because both Mark and Suzi are 2nd Degree Black Belts in Japanese Shotokan Karate!
  • 9Round trainer
    Dan "The Man"" Miller
    Dan joined our Ballantyne location in November of 2014. He has an impressive fitness resume including education in Exercise Physiology, training college football athletes, running bootcamps, etc. He is a member favorite in the gym- (well, he does hold hand pads for everyone!) With Energy and Enthusiasm- he is an asset to our team.

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
16721 Orchard Stone Run STE 120
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277
Hours Of Operation
Monday 5:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 12:00 pm


What 9Round Members are Saying

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  • Dale O.
    Dale O. loses 100 pounds
    "With over 100 pounds lost and over two years working out at 9Round, my body has transformed and it has given me my life back.  What a great program, head-to-toe workout, spot-on nutrition coaching, and amazing stress relief."
    Dale O.
  • Abbie R. loses 25 pounds
    "I never enjoyed working out until I had my first workout at 9Round. I am so grateful for 9Round for helping me become a stronger, more energetic, and better me. The owners and trainers at 9Round are phenomenal. Having someone tell me I'm doing a great job and push me through an intense round of pads is what kept me coming back."
    Abbie R.
    Abbie R.
  • Addy P.
    Addy P. loses 20 pounds
    "I was in love from my first workout! Not only with the workout but the amazing trainers who inspire and motivate me every day. I have also changed my diet based on many recipes I found on the 9round website. I am now stronger and more focused in all aspects of my life."
    Addy P.
  • 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.
    Valerie L.

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