9Round Fitness Blog

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    Shannon Hudson

    Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round Franchising, LLC is the current IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the World. He trains under legendary boxing trainer Xavier Biggs, brother of 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Tyrell Biggs. He has a 5th degree Black Belt in Japanese Shotokan Karate and a 4th Degree Black Belt under Joe Lewis's Fighting System JLFS.
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    Heather Hudson

    Heather Hudson has been with 9Round since inception in 2008 and is COO and Co-Founder of 9Round Franchising. She is a black belt in Shotokan Karate and grew up with a passion for fitness and overall wellness.
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    Dr. Rick Kattouf II

    2x Best-Selling Author and Fitness & Nutrition expert Dr. Rick Kattouf has been named one of America’s PremierExperts® and one of the World Fitness Elite™ Trainers of the Year. He has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates around the country as well as in the USA Today, Chicago Tribune and The Independent in the UK. Rick is the CEO/Founder of TeamKattouf, Inc., CEO/Founder of TeamKattouf Nutrition LLC, Creator of TeamKattouf Nutrition Supplements, Host of Rx Nutrition, author of Forever Fit, Creator of 5-Round Fury Fitness™ workout app, 9Round Nutrition Coach Sports Nutrition Specialist, ITCA Triathlon Coach, MMA Conditioning Coach, Food Psychology Coach, Wellness and Nutrition Consultant, Sports Nutrition Consultant, Heart Rate Performance Specialist, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker.
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    Uyen Trinh

    Uyen resides in South Carolina. She is a stay at home mother to two wonderful children. She has been an active member of 9Round for two years and absolutely loves the workout. 9Round has helped her maintain a healthy pregnancy and is currently helping her get back into shape after her daughter was born in February. "My body has never gotten results so quickly from any other workout until I started going to 9Round. I always leave drenched in sweat and feeling like I gave it my all in there."
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    Drew Brashier

    Drew Brashier has been involved with 9Round in nearly every capacity of the company. He has been a member, trainer, owning partner of a franchise location, and now serves as a corporate officer as the Director of Operational Support.
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    Kevin Hudson

    Kyoshi Kevin “Hurricane” Hudson began training in martial arts at the age of eight. At 13 he decided he wanted to be a world champion kickboxer and dedicated his life to helping others become better through martial arts training. Kyoshi began training for the ring early and began competing as a teenager.
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    Justin Hammerstrom

    Justin has been with 9Round since 2011, when he became a manager of one of the Home Office gyms. He currently serves as the company’s Director of Franchise Training. In this role, he spends much of his time planning and executing each month’s 9Round Owner Training, supporting franchisees, and conceptualizing new ideas for 9Round events and operations.

    Justin works to maintain amazing customer service and excellence in any aspect of the business that he touches. He hopes to continue the rapid growth of the 9Round brand by constantly evolving and staying ahead of the trends. Justin’s favorite part about his working with people and building relationships.

    In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time with his friends and family, especially his daughter. He is an avid Neil Young fan, loves the Patriots, and likes attending concerts.