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9Round’s Japanese Venture Makes Headlines at Franchising.com

9Round’s Japanese Venture Makes Headlines at Franchising.com

Helen Bush

     9Round is at it again. The fastest growing kickboxing fitness franchise has announced that it has signed a Master Franchise Agreement to open one hundred fitness centers in Japan. This newest development has expanded 9Round’s international reach to include nine countries.  They have other franchises open in the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.


    9Round’s Japanese expansion is being headed buggy Shimpei Okumura, who also happens to be the CEO of Japan Wellness Innovation Inc. Okumura has an extensive knowledge of the Japanese fitness industry and is the head of Zumba in Japan. 9Round can rest assured that Okumura will make them a household name throughout Japan. In fact, he already has plans made to develop the hundred 9Round fitness centers within the next ten years. The first 9Round is already slated to open in Tokyo by the end of the year.


    According to the article, Shannon Hudson, the CEO and founder of 9Round, could not be happier with his new franchise partner. “We’re continuing to ride the positive momentum we’ve built internationally over the past couple of years and are thrilled to welcome such an experienced partner to the growing 9Round team,” said Hudson. “Shimpei’s strong track-record in the fitness industry, coupled with Japan’s Martial Arts roots, makes him the perfect franchise partner for our expansion in the region.”


    If you would like to view the franchising.com article in full, you can find it here. If you would like to learn more about owning your own 9Round fitness center, please stop by our franchising website. There you can find many of the answers to your questions and fill out a request for consideration form to be on the fast track to owning your very own 9Round fitness center. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your entrepreneurial dreams.