9Round is coming to Grand Ridge Plaza! Issaquah High School alum Truong Luu is behind the initiative to bring the fitness center that combines boxing and kickboxing circuit training to the community. Owning a fitness franchise is a long-held dream for Luu, dating back to high school and his days on the wrestling team.
“Working in the fitness industry has always been a goal of mine, and I’ve researched locations and fitness franchises for several years,” said Luu. “I knew it would be a great fit for Issaquah. The boxing aspect of 9Round is energizing and fun, and combines aspects of various martial arts with boxing and kickboxing. It’s great for relieving stress and burning calories, and it gives you that feel-good post-workout feeling.”
Luu, who is partnering with wife Effie on the business venture, is a U.S. Army Veteran. He served in a Quartermaster Battalion before getting out as a Sergeant in 2007. After completing his degree in business management and finance at the University of Washington, he pursued a real estate career as mortgage advisor for companies including Absolute Mortgage, RPM Mortgage, Inc., and Tila Mortgage.
With a love of martial arts and wrestling, Luu understands the benefits of the 9Round workout. He also feels that 9Round is well-suited for today’s busy lifestyle. “The 30-minute circuit workout format was developed around a system of nine challenging workout stations,” he explained. “You can start your workout at any time; there are no reservations or class times. A qualified trainer will wrap your hands for support when punching – and then your workout begins. Every three minutes, you move to the next exercise station where the trainer will show you how to do each exercise based on your fitness level. There’s no chance of boredom, and it goes by amazingly fast.”
Permitting is currently underway for the new 9Round fitness center, which is located in the former SUBWAY space on Park Drive. Interior construction could begin as early as November, with 9Round opening its doors in time for everyone’s New Year’s resolutions.
Stay tuned for more information about grand opening specials. To learn more, visit 9Round.com.
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