9Round Named One of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine
As one of the fastest growing gyms in the US, it is no surprise that 9Round has been given the honor of being named to Forbes Magazine's annual list of America’s Most Promising Companies. Coming in at number 99, 9Round is the only fitness center to grace this year's list. The people at Forbes consider many factors to rank what they perceive as the top one hundred privately-held companies in America today. Their list is based on the company's revenue, their employment and business growth, how long the business has been in operation, capital raised, their operating margins and many other factors. For 9Round to make this list, we are extremely honored and grateful that all of our hard work has been recognized.
According to 9Round's CEO and co-founder Shannon Hudson, “This type of recognition is extremely gratifying and helps to validate 9Round’s vision to breaking the mold in the fitness industry. It also adds some extra momentum to help further our plans for expansion in 2015 and beyond. We are pumped and excited to continuing expanding our global footprint and having the opportunity to introduce many more to our unique take on specialized boxing and kickboxing fitness training.”
In 2014, 9Round saw exponential growth that was marked by the opening of eighty four additional fitness centers and the opening of 9Round's first international franchise location in Canada. The 9Round team also set their eyes upon spreading their fitness brand globally. They signed international agreements for approximately three hundred additional franchise locations to be built throughout Mexico, Australia and the Middle East. With all this growth, it should come as no surprise that 9Round was featured for the third consecutive year on America's top franchise opportunities in Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500 rankings.
2015 also looks to be a great year for 9Round's growth. This one of a kind fitness company seems to be taking off and showing no signs of slowing down. In only the first two months of 2015, 9Round has opened thirty new franchise locations, which includes their first fitness centers in Mexico and Australia. 9Round is preparing to open at least 150 new franchise locations by the end of 2015 and is looking forward to spreading their unique fitness concept to everyone across the world. If you would like to see the entire list of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine, you can find it here.