When I joined 9 Round Reno in March 2014 I was struggling with a substantial, and embarrassing, weight gain put on by stress, going through a job lay off and moving across the country from SC to NV. Prior to moving, I was a member of 9 Round Greenville (Augusta Rd) and was in the best shape I had ever been in so I knew already that 9 Round worked and what a great, effective program it was. Trying to get back on track by myself was hard. I was going for walks and trying to use my apartment gym but it just wasn’t the same. After you’ve been to 9 Round pretty much nothing else measures up! When I found out 9 Round had opened in Reno I signed up immediately and it has been every bit as fun, challenging and rewarding as I remembered it to be. I walked in that day in March weighing 226lbs and by mid-June 50lbs were gone! There is no way I could have come so far so fast without the support of Matt Vidal. He performs above and beyond my expectations at every workout. He listens to what challenges I have, knows my goals and supports me every step of the way in achieving them. Plus, he makes it fun! This is one of the reasons why I LOVE 9 Round so much. The Trainers make you feel like a person and not just a “member”. That was true in Greenville with Mills and Jordan and its continued here in Reno with Matt. Even at 8 months into my membership at Reno, I’m challenged each time I visit – never bored, especially when it comes to Matt’s insane burpee workouts! I know I’m always going to get an excellent, different workout every day. I am now at 75lbs lost and continue to be excited about my 9 Round journey. I feel so much healthier, stronger and happier. My goal is to knock out an even 100lbs before this year is over (preferably by my December birthday). With 9 Round and Matt kicking my butt I’m certain it’s going to happen! ? I’m so grateful to the 9 Round Team: Thank you to Mills & Jordan back in Greenville for laying the foundation and getting me hooked and thank you to Matt for giving me a piece of home in Reno and getting me back on track. Proud to be a 9Rounder!!