Liana Sansom, Old Town 9Round Fitness Kickboxing Studio Owner, Can Help You Get Fit in 30 Minutes a Day

Old Town 9Round Alexandria Owner Liana Sansom. (Photo: John David Coppola)

Alexandria, VA – How would you like to complete a full-body workout in 30 minutes? Old Town welcomes one of the newest 9Round Fitness boutique studios at 123 N Pitt Street. 9Round is a full-body kickboxing circuit facility. Step in any time during business hours and work your way through the nine different stations of challenging 3-minute exercises and have access to an included trainer for support.

Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, Liana Sansom and her husband, 9Round co-owner Zach, now call Alexandria, Virginia her home. Liana and Zach love being owners of this franchise. Still, there are definite challenges, like trying to get the word out about how 9Round works and why it is a great workout for old, young, beginners, and athletes. The company just celebrated its 15th birthday and has 500 locations all over the world.

Fate has it that in 2019, Liana discovered 9Round when she was at a business exposition living in Washington state. She won a 10-day pass and was hooked. She signed herself and Zach up for a membership the first day she tried it. Having belonged to gyms in the past, Liana lamented, “I have to do the workout myself, and I know like three different exercises, so it was just never my thing.” 9Round was different, giving an entire full-body circuit workout in 30 minutes that changes daily and trainers to show how to correctly do the exercises.

9Round Old Town Alexandria Owner Liana Sansom working out with one of the trainers. (Photo: John David Coppola)

The couple got approved to become 9Round owners right before COVID shut everything down. They moved to Alexandria in August of 2020. At the time, Virginia wasn’t allowing new franchises to open, so they had to wait almost two years. As first-time business owners, it was frustrating that no one knew what was going to happen and when the state would release their mandate.

Wanting to open 9Round near where they bought their home, they fell in love with the Old Town location at 123 N Pitt Street. They signed the lease in May 2022, and it took 11 months, because of mostly COVID-related items, to open their doors in April 2023.

Owner Liana Sansom demonstrating a boxing move in the studio. (Photo: John David Coppola)

In the meantime, also in May 2022, they were able to purchase the 9Round studio in Springfield, which has been open for nine years. Besides making some upgrades, they have been able to learn the day-to-day operations from an already established gym.

Liana would love you to stop by and try a free workout at 123 N Pitt Street, Suite 150, in Old Town. Call 703-910-0885 for more information or visit Hours are Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Saturday’s hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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Kelli Goel

Kelli Goel is a food blogger with The Zebra Press and lives with her husband and children in Alexandria, Virginia.

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