Member Profile - Yara


Member Profile - Yara


Tell me a little bit about yourself.

I'm originally from the Philippines and have been in for a year and half. When i first moved here I was studying and due to the stress was eating unhealthy and put on 10kgs in six months!


What kind of job do you currently have?

I work in healthcare as a nurse so I work 12 hours shifts which means my sleep patterns are all over the place but it is also a physical job since I have to lift and move patients.


What was your previous experience with gyms like?

Previously in the Philippines i went to a ‘normal’ gym and did running but I didn’t enjoy the gym at all.


What changes have you noticed in yourself since joining 9Round Auckland CBD?

I have a lot more motivation because the routine changes daily and it isn’t your typical gym with treadmills etc. The trainers are great and always here to support and motivate me. I am much stronger and can lift patients without nearly as much effort and I’ve dropped two dress sizes! I’m also confident in wearing a bikini now! Now when I finish I always stay longer because I enjoy it so much.


Have your friends and family noticed any change in you?

“Oh my god, what did you do!”. I went home to the Philippines last month and my family were shocked at how much healthier I looked. Even my old clothes were lose on me! It was a great feeling.


What makes 9Round the best fit for you?

The changing routine and the trainers make me want to return. No class times mean I can easily fit it into my day which is hard at other gyms when you are a shift worker.


What is your favorite Round?

Rounds 4 and 5 because I get to hit the bag and let out my frustrations.


What would you say to someone who does shift work and is struggling to find a gym that accommodates the constantly changing working hours?

If you are wanting to lose weight and/or be healthy you need to commit to doing so and make time to workout and push yourself and your limits in order to achieve your goals. All though it can be hard at the beginning the team at 9Round will look after you and help you get there so you are not on your own!