Getting to Know
April Porter, Owner
9Round Kirkwood-Des Peres
Dedicated to providing a convenient, energized workout that is effective and fun for all


The client-centered plan owner April Porter created for 9Round Kirkwood-Des Peres is anticipated to meet or surpass her and her husband, Brian’s, three other 9Round locations in Creve Coeur, O’Fallon and Wildwood. Their sound business practices support the ongoing flexibility required to operate within the expanding world of fitness.

“It’s thrilling to witness our client’s joy at achieving their fitness goals.” It is very different than her previous position as a highly effective St Louis County prosecutor, which she left in 2013. “There wasn’t much joy in that setting, only justice.”

About 9Round – The Ultimate 30 Minute Kickboxing Workout
“9Round changed the fitness industry by eliminating the obstacles that have prevented regular every-day-people from reaching their fitness goals.”



Their fitness philosophy includes being the superheroes of fitness. The trainers rescue people from the excuses that traditionally hold them back from feeling their best - lack of time, motivation and the knowledge of what exercises to do to get results. They motivate their members to tap into super abilities, performing impressive feats, specific to their fitness levels, that build confidence and super-strength. Leading by example inspires the members to take on the superhero persona, encouraging each other and fostering a loyalty to their fitness routines that is the recipe for life-long health.

Take a look at the distinctive 9Round differences:

  • No class times - Workouts start every 3 minutes, so you can just walk in and workout.
  • 30-minute, full-body workouts - No commodity is more valuable than time. Burn up to 500 calories in just 30-minutes. Work every muscle, every time for a full body burn.
  • Workouts change everyday - No boredom. No plateau.
  • Certified Trainer Included – Personal attention at no extra charge. Trainers provide instruction, motivation and support.
  • A nutrition program is included - Meal planning and coaching for ultimate success.

9Round also provides Pulse Heart Rate Training – Trainers keep members in the Fat Burning Zone by monitoring your effort and tailoring the workout accordingly. This is done by wearing a chest strap which displays your heart rate, calories burned; time in the heart rate zone and your effort level and features your “Fighter Name.” A “Fighter Name” highlights your personality and strikes fear in your enemies – April’s fighter name is “The Punisher.”

All this plus a BONUS: 9Round provides this revolutionary fitness program at an affordable price, starting with a FREE Workout.

“At 9Round, we pride ourselves on being more than just a gym; we are a community of superheroes. We work hard to keep our members engaged, inside and outside the gym, because we believe when people experience a connection to something, they stick with it. We want you to stick with your fitness routine. We want you to get results. We want to see the transformation that being a 9Rounder brings. And we will do all that we can to help you on this journey. All you have to do is take advantage of the opportunities to get involved.”

9Round quickly became the world's largest kickboxing franchise. Now, 9Round is working with over 40,000 members in 36 states and 11 countries to improve fitness levels one KICK at a time!

Chamber Members receive $25 off any membership, or can sign-up for the 21 Day Challenge starting the 28th of January. The challenge includes unlimited workouts with a trainer for 21 days, nutrition guidance, boxing gloves, hand wraps and body and strength measurements. The most improved challenger will receive a cash prize at the end of 21 days. Act now, and join the 21 day challenge for the discounted rate of $69 (value $125).

Call today to set up your FREE First Workout and experience the 9Round difference.

Following are the convenient hours for 9Round Kirkwood-Des Peres:
Monday 5:30am – 1 pm 3 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday 8 am - 1pm 3 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 5:30am – 1 pm 3 pm – 8 pm
Thursday 8 am – 1 pm 3 pm – 8 pm
Friday 8 am – 1 pm 3 pm - 6:30pm
Saturday 8 am – 12 pm

“We know time is money, especially for our fellow Chamber business owners. That's why the convenience of a circuit is so important. You start your workout whenever you want - morning, afternoon, or evening. Each of the 9Rounds is different, challenging, and fun. From learning how to jump rope to hitting the speed bag, you will never get bored. The 30 minutes will be over before you know it. Our members can't stop saying, "This is the Best workout I have ever had." That's because you will work every muscle in your body simultaneously and to your individual fitness level, with no complicated machines or monotonous cardio routines.”

About April
April was born and raised in Kansas City and attended Washington University School of Law and became an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. In fact, she met Brian following a baseball game and they were married in 2006, just before the World Series win.

In addition to being owner of 9Round, April also serves as the City of Clarkson Valley’s Municipal Judge.

A person of varied interests, she is involved in several causes including animal welfare; arts and culture; children; civil rights and social action; education; health, science and technology.

She is available for motivational speaking engagements on a variety of topics dealing with self-worth, overcoming obstacles that hold individuals back from reaching their goals, why “me time” should be a priority and how to schedule it.

April is particularly enjoying the many opportunities the Chamber has for getting involved in the community and connecting with business owners that are looking to help their employees find a work-life balance through a healthy lifestyle. She is looking forward to meeting all Kirkwood-Des Peres Chamber of Commerce members.

If you have any questions or want additional information, just drop by their convenient Kirkwood-Des Peres location at 11752 Manchester Road, contact her online www.9round.com/kirkwooddesperes or call her at 314-392-9538.