January 08, 2016 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, SC – 9Round, the world’s fastest-growing chain of boxing and kickboxing fitness franchises, has claimed the #190 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list. This marks the fourth consecutive year 9Round has been featured on the prestigious list and first ranking in the Top 200.
"We are extremely proud and honored to be recognized by one of the nation's leading business magazines. Our entire team at corporate and our franchisees worldwide have made this possible for us," said co-founder and CEO Shannon Hudson. "We’re constantly moving, and that means forging new relationships and gaining presence in new markets, while empowering our franchisees with the tools they need to succeed.”
Developed by Hudson, the reigning IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the World, 9Round workouts consist of nine, three-minute stations of activities that include cardio, weight training, abdominal exercises and kicks and punches on 100-pound, double-end, upper cut and speed bags. A real boxing bell rings to begin the workout, another to warn the station is ending and a third to signal the end. Members have a 30-second active break between rounds to recover.
There are no class times, trainers are always on site to lead the workouts, and routines change daily, giving members a fresh workout every time they come in.
In the six years since launching its franchise opportunity, 9Round has grown to 300 locations throughout 39 states and eight countries, more than one-third (111) of which opened in 2015 alone. With development agreements for more than 300 additional locations already signed, 9Round expects to have a total of 1,000 clubs open and operating by 2020.
To augment the company’s growth, 9Round continues to seek single and multi-unit franchisees with a desire to break into the multi-billion dollar fitness industry with a highly intriguing franchise model. The average total investment ranges from $70,000 to $90,000, the franchise fee is $18,000 and the ongoing royalty fee is $449 a month.
The 36th Annual Franchise 500 ranking can be found at www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.
Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson, 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. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations developed by Shannon himself. Today, there are 300 9Round clubs open and operating throughout 39 states and eight countries, with plans to have a total of 1,000 locations by 2020. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.