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9Round Celebrates 500 Open Locations in 11 Countries

9Round Celebrates 500 Open Locations in 11 Countries

Jen Jones

9Round, the largest and fastest-growing kickbox-fitness franchise in the world, has opened its 500th location at 1816 Jake Street in Orlando, Florida!

Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings boxing and kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a convenient, affordable, 30-minute, full-body circuit format.

In the nine years since launching its franchise opportunity, 9Round has maintained an unparalleled record of growth. After taking nearly five years to reach 100 locations in 2013, 9Round has skyrocketed to 500 stores less than four years later and can now be found in 40 states and 11 countries. Nearly two-thirds of the company’s locations have opened since the beginning of 2015 alone, including the franchise’s first locations in Australia, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

9Round is projected to open 100 additional locations in 2017, and company plans call for having a total of 1,000 locations by the end of 2018. With hundreds of additional clubs in various stages of development around the world, and a rapidly growing number of entrepreneurs looking to join the 9Round family, the fitness franchise has the infrastructure and right business model to support such growth. In addition to expert support, from marketing to franchise coaching, 9Round’s turn-key system makes it simple to own and operate. With the support of a Home Office team that boasts over 40 years of fitness and franchising experience, franchisees are coached every step of the way, and most locations open with an active roster of 100 or more paying clients.

9Round’s 30-minute circuit training model allows members to fit in a workout in a world where overscheduling is common and just finding time to eat is a concern. Monthly membership fees are affordable and each workout is led by a certified 9Round trainer, making 9Round the right concept at the right time.

9Round checks many other boxes on the lists of aspiring business owners, including a low total investment that averages under $100,000. Additionally, each club can operate with as few as 2-4 employees, and the relatively small footprint (1200 SF on average) with no costly fitness equipment to maintain, keeps overhead low.

"Every year, we get better and better. That's how you continue to grow," 9Round Founder, Shannon Hudson said. "The minute you lose the traction, you stop growing, so you just have to stay focused, keep improving the system, improving all the parts and things continue to grow."

For more information on franchising with 9Round, please click here.

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