9Round: Fitness Kicks Its Way into Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 500 Franchises
Fitness, Your Life
If you are one of the small percentage of Americans who exercise regularly -- according to a 2011 Center for Disease Control study, only about two in ten Americans get the recommended amount of daily exercise -- you probably consider fitness the lifestyle of your choice. However, ascertain one of 9Round's franchise licenses and you can call fitness your life.
Fighting to the Top
9Round began as a single gym corporation in 2007. 9Round's mixture of martial arts and health fitness quickly spread in popularity and by 2009 it was franchised. There are currently 36 franchise units in the United States. One of the most appealing aspects of opening a franchise is the low start-up and maintenance costs, part of the reason 9Round made it into the top 500 of Entrepreneur Magazine's franchises.
Cost of Becoming a 9Round Franchisee
The franchise fee is $18,000 and the total investment is only between $40,000 and $52,000. The initial costs include your franchise fee, remodeling -- or build-out -- of the fitness center, your lease and first month's rent. More importantly, it includes three months of operating capital to get you started off on the right foot.
One of the reason the cost of becomine a 9Round franchisee is so low -- in relation to other fitness franchises -- is because there is no equipment. In addition, the total square footage required to operate a 9Round business is only between 1,200 and 1,500 square feet. Finally, running a 9Round business only requires 1 to 3 part-time employees that rotate shifts.
It's not necessary to have a background in kickboxing to in order to become a 9Round franchisee. One of the benefits of owning a 9Round fitness center is the fact that the corporate office is committed to helping new franchisees develop a successful 9Round franchise unit of their own.
There is a network of 9Round franchisees, the members of which help one another strive to make the 9Round brand a rewarding and profitable enterprise. The network helps new franchise unit owners make the transition from a start-up center to a solvent business..