One Entrepreneur Went From Serving The Military To Serving His Community

After Rod Harvey retired from the Military, he knew he wanted to be a part of a something that positively contributed to others in his community. Today, he is the owner of 9Round Fitness. Located at 912 Coronado Blvd. Coronado Square, Universal City, Texas.

Harvey’s decision to pursue franchise business ownership was largely influenced by his goal to achieve flexibility in an environment he could be proud of and involved with. After receiving an email invitation to attend a free franchise opportunity class hosted by FranNet, Harvey decided to take some time and see what it was all about.

“Before I took the class, I had a basic understanding of the franchising industry. I knew there was a proven system already in place that would fine-tune the majority of mistakes I would have most likely made if I went out on my own,” said Harvey.

The class was hosted by Kevin Lucciola, FranNet consultant of San Antonio, who connected with Harvey and later began introducing him to the idea of becoming a business owner. Lucciola opened the door to the FranNet process and how his own experience and expert advice could bring Harvey closer to his personal goals.

“It only took a few meetings for us to get together and really go through my profile,” said Harvey. “We discussed what I had to offer and what franchise would match the boundaries I had given. Kevin helped me find the choices that I felt comfortable with.”

Harvey knew he wanted to do something that would help people improve their quality of life. He wanted a franchise that he could say he not only owned, but he was also a part of. That’s when 9Round came into the picture. 9Round offered Harvey the flexibility he was looking for and allowed him to hand pick a staff that would represent his personality and character.

“9Round was a place I could see my employees and customers enjoying themselves,” said Harvey. “People come here to have fun and burn away the stress and frustrations of the day in our 30-minute, full body workouts. You get to be in a zone where no one is judged. Everyone is equal.”

9Round is a high-energy fitness gym that brings beginners and advanced patrons with any body type together in an environment that allows members to progress at their own pace. Apart from their ever-changing workout routine, 9Round includes a virtual nutrition coach to further the customer’s benefit.

Harvey opened the Universal City, Texas location in January 2015 and has since been bringing affordable health and wellness to the members of his community. His advice to future potential franchisees is to stay true to your goals.

“Do your homework and don’t put any unnecessary pressure on yourself to get things done. Look for something you can be involved with and express a passion for,” said Harvey. “Let it be part of who you are, that way you can feel connected to it and work will stop feeling like work.”

If you would like more information on Harvey’s 9Round Fitness, call (210) 399-9197 or visit

For more information on FranNet services contact Kevin Lucciola at (210) 510-4125 or visit

About 9Round

9Round is a specialized fitness center dedicated to serving clients who want a unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. 9Round offers a kickboxing theme fitness program that incorporates a functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. 9Round takes fitness to the next level with the most advanced heart rate training program in the world. Screens inside the clubs provide instant feedback on whether you need to work harder or slow down. You will be able to go at a speed that feels right for you until you’re ready to move up to the next level. This feature makes 9Round truly unique and able to help every body type safely and effectively. For more information, visit

Jun 24, 2015