May 01, 2017 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round, the world’s fastest-growing kickboxing gym franchise, has opened its 500th location in Orlando, Florida. This monumental opening showcases the brand’s commitment to continued growth by bringing specialized kickboxing fitness training to new markets around the world.
“We are thrilled to now be offering our kickboxing themed fitness program in 500 open locations around the world,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round. “This accomplishment is a direct result of the passion and perseverance of our corporate team, the hard work of our incredible franchisees, and the loyalty of our members. We anticipate steady growth in the years to come, bringing our unique fitness experience and guaranteed results to many more unexplored markets.”
In the nine years since launching its franchise opportunity, 9Round has maintained an unparalleled record of growth. The burgeoning brand’s 500 locations can now be found in 40 states and 11 countries, nearly two-thirds of which have opened since the beginning of 2015 alone, including the company’s first locations in Australia, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
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, company plans call for having a total of 1,000 open locations by the end of 2018 and 5,000 open by 2030.
"Every year, we get better and better. That's how you continue to grow," Hudson said. "The minute you lose the traction, you stop growing, so you just have to stay focused and keep improving the system."
Developed by Hudson, the former IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the World, 9Round is a specialized fitness center for people who want a unique, fun, and proven workout that guarantees results. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system that consists of nine, three-minute stations of activities that include cardio, weight training, core exercises, plus 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.
The workout is 30 minutes, 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.
“Consumers are becoming more aware of the necessity of effective fitness programs as we lead increasingly sedentary lifestyles. They are looking for real instruction and not just access to fitness equipment,” said Hudson. “The convenience factor of our 30-minute, no-class-time workout coupled with the empowerment many people derive from kickboxing makes the concept extremely appealing to the masses. This unique fitness proposition along with our rapid growth, are two of the key differentiators that make us stand out from the competition.”
For more information about 9Round’s franchise opportunity, please visit https://www.9round.com/fitness-franchises or call 480-621-5740.
Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings 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 500 9Round clubs open and operating throughout 40 states and 11 countries. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.
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