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My name is Damion and I am the franchise owner of a 9Round in Bloomington, MN. 9Round is a 30-minute, full-body workout with zero class time, alternating daily workouts and trainers that help you every step of the way. I have helped people from ages 11 to 66 reach their goals of getting stronger and/or losing weight. Most of my members call it therapy. I just like giving people the opportunity to workout on their own time and to push themselves to the level they didn't think was possible. 

Bloomington has never had anything like this before and, since 9Round opened, members have come and gone. It's part of business; I'm still learning. Not everything is for everyone! But the members that have been here from day one love everything about this place and they would be devastated if I closed down.

In the last few months, I made the rent. But the management company sent out a March statement that showed back taxes from the previous year. I had planned to pay the back taxes, but I was not expecting to pay the entirety of the taxes in one statement. From this statement, I have been trying to catch up every month, with little success. Your donations will help pay the rent and buy supplies the members need while in the gym, such as wraps and gloves. That being said, the management company has only given me until August 16th to pay the taxes--or they're going to proceed with the next step.

I've giving up a lot to make sure my business stays alive:  I take the bus everywhere I go and I work 60 hours every week to make sure things run smoothly. This is my passion: helping others achieve their goals and doing it with a smile on my face every time. 

People always say that starting a business is tough and you have to stay positive because you will have ups and downs. But I love coming to work everyday, knowing that I'm helping someone feel better about themselves. With your help, I will be able to continue my dream and help my clients acheive their dreams as well.  

Posted By Amanda Otting

August 16, 2017

Saturday's workout. This is what you'll expect at 9Round everyday.

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Stay Positive And Do It With A Smile

Amanda Otting, Campaign Organizer/trainer

on behalf of

9Round Bloomington and its members!

My name is Damion and I own a 9Round franchise in Bloomington, MN. I currently need $7,000 to pay the property taxes. This gym is my passion, helping others achieve their goals. Thank you in advance for your contribution(s).


$1,701 raised in 19 days from 15 people.

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Amanda Otting has been a member of the 9Round family since January, 2017. She has recently become a trainer due to feeling a greater connection and purpose than just working out.

Amanda Otting



Kayli Tomasheski

1 day ago

So proud to see how well this campaign it doing! We wrote an article all about you! https://www.uhelp.com/blog/2017/08/22/The-Importance-of-a-Campaign-Team-Stay-Positive-and-Do-It-with-a-Smile/


Brian Bjonfald

8 days ago


Colleeb Angus

14 days ago

I NEED my work outs at 9Round! I used to run marathons and the knees gave out. 9Round allows me to work out and feel like I did something good for me in just 30 minutes!


Aleksandr Chernin

14 days ago

Damion, you're a nice person and a very good trainer! I hope your business flourishes and you and your team continue to help people!


Megan Fischer

15 days ago

Love this place!


Amanda Giliotti

16 days ago


Merrick Anderson

16 days ago

Great gym and excellent owner!


PJ Lewis

16 days ago

This is a great place to workout and meet new people.


Leah Brick

17 days ago


Kerri Stein

19 days ago

Great people, awesome workouts!


Tyler Schumacher

19 days ago

As someone who's been going to 9Round since late last year, I see how hard Damion works every day and I would be really disappointed if our community lost this gym. I encourage everyone else to consider giving what they can. We're in your corner, man!


Joe Schmit

19 days ago

Keep punching and kicking, Damion!