August 21, 2017 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round, the international kickboxing fitness franchise, was recently ranked #915 on the annual Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the third consecutive year that 9Round has been recognized on this prestigious list, which evaluates the growth rate of companies over the past three years and celebrates entrepreneurial leadership, success and innovation.
Ever since 9Round started nine years ago, the company has enjoyed great success and phenomenal growth worldwide. Since 2013, 9Round has grown by 481 percent and operates more than 540 locations in 40 US states and 11 countries. Additionally, 9Round plans to open new locations in Turkey and Costa Rica in the coming months.
Developed by Shannon Hudson, the former IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the World, 9Round is universally appealing to men and women of all ages. Each 9Round workout consists of nine, three-minute stations of activities that include cardio, weight training, core 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. After completing each round, members have a 30-second active break.
“Being ranked on the annual Inc. 5000 list is truly an honor and a result of our team’s passion and dedication,” says Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO, 9Round. “We look forward to even greater success in the coming years as we work towards our goal of having 1,000 locations open by the end of 2018 and 5,000 open by 2030.”
To view 9Round in the full ranking, visit https://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2017.
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 more than 500 9Round clubs open and operating throughout 40 states and 12 countries. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.
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