Wednesday, September 24, 2014

11 days to go!

The transformation of this space continues.. We have 11 days until we open our doors!!!!! Tile will be completed tomorrow and the hangmen will be delivered that holds the heavy bags!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Painting has started!

They have started the painting! Now that the landlord finished sound proofing, making the bathroom ADA compliant and made the space available for us to go in and make it look like 9Round... the first step is painting! They started Last Friday and literally by Monday- it looked like this! They still have to do another coat and touch up- but they are working FAST! I will be heading there tomorrow to see if the brick paneling went up on the walls or if they started on the tile but I can't believe we are now making progress! Stay tuned for more! Riza

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Transformation progress in session!

We got our keys on Wed, Sept 10th and the landlord has now delivered to me a space that is ready for transformation! Walls have been sound proofed, the bathroom has been redone, demo is done and now its our turn! My contractor, Carl, will be working on getting my space to look like a 9Round Gym! We plan on this being the best one in the country! Here we go...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sign is up!

Our sign just went up yesterday! It's on SoCal! We will be opening in a few short weeks! If you want more information- please email me at or you can text 9ROUND to 37619 for updates! We are excited to be bringing this amazing, total body, kickboxing workout to you guys soon!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy birthday jeff!

Hope you have an amazing birthday weekend! You are my best friend and a wonderful father and husband. Enjoy your day today (as much as you can) and we will celebrate big tomorrow! Love you babe!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day Daddy!

Happy Fathers Day!!! In this picture, Layla looks kind of like me here so this reminds me of when I was little and u used to hold me! Ur the best dad in the whole world- thank you for everything you have done for me and given to me in my life- especially leading by example, unconditional love and supporting me through everything. I love you so much!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Dinner at Uncle Rey's house

On the way back to Costa Mesa from seeing Ron and Amy in Pacifica... We stopped at my Uncle Rey and Auntie Windas house and they had a lovely, international lunch for us! It was so nice to just spend time with each other and watch the Beatle Grammys!!! Makes me want to pick up my guitar again. Thanks to the villanuevas for all the delicious food and the big bag of lemons!!! We appreciate it and hope to see you on our Catalina trip this summer!

Dinner at the Townsends

We made to to FL and decided to do a last minute trip to south fl to visit the butlers... But turns out that Ron and Amy were in Gainesville visiting Amy's family! We were able to have dinner at Amy's brothers house in High Springs on the way down! It was such a treat to meet Amy's family (except her parents) and have a home cooked meal while on the road. Thanks Amy for the hospitality!!! Her nieces- Natalie and Alice- were too cute with Layla! And Layla loved playing with them!

Thursday, April 03, 2014


Thanks roger and rose for taking us to the airport! There would have been no way that we could have done it without you! I can't believe how much stuff we were traveling with! Thank goodness we made it safe and even though it was super late when we got home- we got home safe and sound! Love u all

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Seeing Yung and Martin!

This was my first time seeing Yung with her baby boy Martin! He is a year and 5 months and Layla is a year old... I hope that these two will get to know each other over the years but it was so fun catching up! Love u Yung!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Layla's 1st bday photo shoot

Here are just a few pics from our photo shoot that we did with Layla when she turned 1! These were taken in my backyard and she is sitting on the tulle table cloth that my mom made! She did SO great during the photo shoot- we got a ton of great shots from this day! See the rest of them here! Great job on the photos babe! You got some really great shots!

Layla's 1st Birthday

Here are some pictures from Layla's 1st Birthday. This party would not have been possible without my family who helped support us in every way to put this party on. Thank you mom and dad especially for flying all the way out to California and all the cooking you did and cleaning to help prepare. Thank you to Rachelle for flying out too and for all your advice and directing the various projects that needed to get done. Thanks to the rest of my siblings too for all your help and running around that you did-- and to you guys and everyone else just for being there for Layla and our family. Your presence was by far the greatest gift and we couldn't ask for anything more. We are blessed to have such supportive family and friends and I am honored to be a part of such a loving and amazing family. I thank God every day to have blessed me with such an incredible family and support system. Love you all so much. For all the photos we took on that day, check out my flickr account!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The newest, most exciting word game app has just been released in the iTunes app store... SpeedScramble!

Very dear friends of mine, The developers of Half8Fish LLC, bring to you the newest word game app in the iTunes store called SpeedScramble!

This fast-paced word game gives you just a minute to unscramble the eggs to make words and you must use each letter to complete the level!
But don't worry- we give you 3 chances to try and make it to as high as a level you can go. You also have lifelines you can use including adding 30 seconds to the clock, deleting an egg, adding an egg or stopping the clock all together to complete the level! The more levels you complete, the more lifelines you receive. 

Speed scramble is a versatile word game with several different game modes that word game enthusiasts will enjoy. Try your luck at the Cakewalk Mode, or if that might be a little too easy for you - try the Middling Mode, or if you are an expert scrambler- try your hand at the Brainiac Mode! All levels will be sure to be fun, yet challenging and even though each level takes just a minute- the game is so addicting you might find yourself playing for longer than you expected.

There are also leaderboards for each mode, and your ultimate goal in this game is to work your way to the highest level, Egg Champion, which in turn will take you to the top of the boards.

In addition to the leaderboards, you can send challenges to your friends to see if they can beat your score or achievements and post your activity to Facebook.

If you are a word game fan, this is definitely worth checking out. Give it a try and download the game here! After you have played the game, please kindly review it in the iTunes app store! Happy scrambling!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Happy anniversary babe!

Sorry this post is a little late.. But wanted to say happy anniversary to Jeff!! Thanks for being there for our family and for being an incredible father to our kids. I love you and thank you for always supporting me in my endeavors and being the best husband you can be. Here's to many more years together.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Now celebrating the finishers!

Here are a few pics of us celebrating the finishers! So proud of all of them!!! And Layla had such a great time- her first time to solvang and she loves everyone holding her!