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A different type of workout has landed in the West Loop thanks to Madison Row’s new kickboxing gym, 9Round West Loop. The gym’s co-owners Michelle Del Guidice and Nancy Newman talked with the WCA about the neighborhood’s exciting and intense new addition.

Who are you?

Michelle Del Guidice - Owner

Nancy Newman - Owner

How long have you been in the neighborhood?

We opened our business on August 20 but [we] have lived in the area for more than eight years.

Why West Loop?

Why not? Who wouldn't want to be in this vibrant, growing neighborhood with the hottest bars, restaurants and new businesses?

What are your top challenges in growing your business?

Competing in the fitness space is always a challenge. We're looking to grow our memberships and bring the 9Round "stronger in 30 minutes" workout to West Loopers!

Why did you join the West Central?

It's mission critical to connect with other businesses and people in West Loop. West Central provides us the tools and resources to meet and partner with businesses in the neighborhood.

What makes your business unique?

What sets us apart:

  • No Class times- With circuit training, a new session starts every 3 minutes

  • Trainer included - To guide and motivate you

  • Full Body Workout- Guaranteed results in just 30 minutes

  • Workout changes daily - New workout everyday

What’s your favorite part of the West Loop?

We love strolling down Madison, eating in Fulton Market and hanging out on Randolph.

There's something new every month!

What does the future look like?

The future is strong! "Stronger in 30!"

Describe 9Round in 140 characters or less

9Round is a 30 minute full-body workout that's fast, effective and fun with personal trainers to help you along the way. First workout is always free!

If you were the mayor of Chicago for a day, what would you do?

Too political can't even begin to answer that question.