Shannon “the Cannon” Hudson, CEO and Founder of 9Round Kickbox Fitness Centers and reigning IKF World Champion is pleased to announce the award of a 9Round franchise to Donna (Oliveria) Kneller of Marietta, GA.
Said Shannon, “The Atlanta and surrounding suburbs are prime for our 9Round concept. We are excited to see Donna expand into Marietta, a suburban Atlanta city that is a perfect match for 9Round.
“It’s great to see more and more women getting into our concept as business owners. Donna was a leader in corporate America and like many executives, we are glad that she chose 9Round for the next stage of her career. She is plugged into the community and will hit the ground running when she opens her 9Round Fitness Center.”
In 9Round tradition, we share Donna’s story about why she joined the 9Round Nation as a franchise owner:
“After leaving a very stressful 23 year career in the corporate world, my life changed dramatically. I not only met the man I am supposed to be with and whom I just recently married but started the long search for my next career as a franchise owner.
We spent the last year working with a business coach and knew that making sandwiches or selling yogurt was not for me. We were introduced to the kickboxing fitness concept and started extensively exploring the industry. Fitness has always been an important part of our lives and we wanted something that would not only benefit us but everybody who walked through the doors of the gym.
One day while doing my research, I stumbled upon a coupon mailer for a 9Round in the Atlanta area so of course we quickly made a call to Tom Sagehorn, the President of 9Round. He graciously spoke to us for several hours. That was on a Friday and the next thing we knew, we found ourselves at the scheduled Discovery Day the following Monday.
We were very impressed with the founders, Shannon and Heather, and the clubs that we visited that day. We knew right away that we were hooked and that this was right for us. We are excited to be a new owner of a 9Round and are in the process of finding a location for our 1st gym in Marietta, GA. We plan on opening at least 2 additional gyms as soon as possible.
We are excited to be a part of this exciting organization where there is so much positive energy and growth.”
The Latest on 9Round Franchising, LLC:
9Round is one of America’s fastest growing fitness franchises. Evidencing this, 9Round Franchising, LLC debuted in Entrepreneur Magazine’s prestigious 2013 Franchise 500, a historic measure of growth and respect in the fitness industry.
The company started franchising in late 2009 and had one gym open at the start of 2010. We now have 40 more gyms open and are on track to double the size of our chain this year.
If you want to know more about the 9Round Nation franchise opportunity, please contact Tom Sagehorn, President at 847-217-5996, firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a Request for Consideration found in the Franchising section of our home page.