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Meet Nate Gallery of 9Round San Diego – Friars Road

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nate Gallery.

Nate, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve been into sports and fitness my entire life. I got into intense training in high school for sports and was involved Martial Arts, getting black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jujitsu and then getting heavily into Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, and Boxing. After college I went into the military which limited my ability to continue training at the same level and I really missed it. Upon getting out of the military I really dedicated myself to fitness at a high level again and started to realize how much of a positive impact eating healthy and exercising made on my quality of life. With an entrepreneurial spirit I knew I wanted to open a business and was doing tons of research and reflection on where I thought I could be successful in business while bringing value to the community and I found 9Round.

With my background in fitness, experience in business, and re-ignited passion for helping improve others quality of life through healthy eating and effective exercise it was a perfect fit.

With an incredibly supportive wife and daughter and an absolutely amazing first employee and friend we opened in March of 2015 and since then our members have completed well over 30,000 workouts.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Overall we’ve been very fortunate to have had a great staff and motivated members but the biggest challenge in the fitness business is making sure we’re doing all the small things right to ensure that every time our members come in the doors they have an experience that motivates them to live a healthier life outside the gym and come back to the gym again. When you love fitness and have a really effective workout it’s easy to be motivated to push our members through workouts but if the gym isn’t open the right hours, you don’t have clean and organized equipment, you don’t provide the information needed outside the gym to live a healthy life, and you don’t run the business efficiently enough to provide affordable prices your impact is going to be limited. Like most things in life it’s the parts that aren’t fun that are the most important.

9Round San Diego – Friars Road – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We offer a really unique 30 minute kickboxing inspired full-body workout where you have a trainer leading you through a different workout everyday. We don’t have class times so you can simply show up whatever time works for you and get in an amazing, incredibly effective workout. We offer the most accurate heart rate monitor technology available to allow you to more effectively train and track your progress and we offer complete online nutritional guidance enabling you to live a healthy lifestyle outside the gym as well. Our goal is to take away any excuse you could have for not achieving results.

As a business owner, I’m the most proud of our members and their commitments to live a healthier life. It’s easy to work out for the members who love to work out, but when you see someone who’s struggled with their health lose 85 pounds and totally transform their life for the better and sustain that it is unbelievably motivating. Beyond that I’m really proud of our staff and what they’ve done to improve themselves professionally and to help so many people live a healthier life. Lastly I’m proud to be part of the bigger 9Round organization, with members worldwide who have burned over 10 Billion calories.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I think growing up on a family farm and then going into the military, I probably take business a little more personally than I should but for me I view success in our business as running it in a way that enables the most members to achieve the biggest improvement in health, supporting our staff to develop as much as they can, and doing it all in a sustainable way so that enables us to do it for a long time.

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