We had the good fortune of connecting with Crystal Saldivar and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Crystal, what habits do you feel helped you succeed?
Running a business can be quite overwhelming especially during a pandemic as we are experiencing. A quote I live by ” Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain – Vivian Greene. To me it means don’t waste time waiting for the perfect day or opportunity, we all face trials and tribulations in life it’s how you respond to them that makes or breaks you. Always get back up and keep going.

I apply these daily essential habits to help me succeed: prioritize sleep for mental and physical health, have you ever tried working out or completing a challenging task on little to no sleep? Remove fear as it only causes barriers, fear is an emotion created by you alone. Surround yourself with positive people, those who motivate you, feel like sunshine and leave a good feeling when they’re around. Remember there is no upside to negative people. Inject balance into your life work, exercise and your relationships. Don’t let work consume you it will always be there tomorrow this is something I’ve learned in my 6 years in business, know when to shut it off. Be goal- oriented both short- and long-term goals. Ask yourself is what I’m doing daily in alignment to my goals, or do I need to pivot?

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
9Round is a 30 minute circuit style training which includes boxing, kickboxing and weight training. No class times is a major plus for busy people on the go. New classes begin every 3 minutes with no need to book classes ahead of time. You walk in and workout!

Proud moments include seeing my clients results after their hard work and effort in the gym. Seeing their weight loss results and smiles along the way makes what I do rewarding. Seeing clients progress form not being able to do a push up to completing several is a great feeling. Healthy life, healthy body and a healthy mind is a great feeling.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’d start the day with a 9Round workout followed by a walk in Memorial Park. Brunch at Brasserie 19 or Toulouse outdoor seating is the best! A trip to the Galleria’s skating rink is always fun and lot’s of laughs.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to my family who are my priceless gift, biggest supporters and motivators. Having a strong safety net is essential to growth during life’s challenging times.

Website: www.9round.com/HoustonTxWestheimer

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