September 20, 2017 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round, the world’s fastest-growing kickboxing fitness franchise, announces its expansion into Turkey with the opening of two locations in Istanbul within the Acibadem and Etiler districts. The development of 18 additional 9Round locations is planned throughout Turkey over the next five years.
“We are very excited about our continued global growth, as well as opportunities for further expansion within Turkey,” said Shannon Hudson, 9Round CEO and founder. “People around the world are attracted to 9Round’s 30-minute, full-body workout and the convenience of no class times. Each year, and with every new market 9Round enters, we continue to bring specialized kickboxing training to the average person in the most convenient, fun and affordable way.”
Since 2008, 9Round has grown into an international brand operating more than 550 locations in 40 states and 12 countries. 9Round first entered the Middle East in June 2015, when the company opened in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, followed by Jordan, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. All 9Round facilities in Turkey and the Middle East feature a dedicated reception area, workout room and locker rooms with amenities including lockers, showers and changing rooms.
Developed by Hudson, the former IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the World, 9Round workouts consist 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. Members have a 30-second active break between rounds.
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.
Hudson adds, “With hundreds of additional 9Round franchises in various stages of development around the world, we plan on having a total of 1,000 open locations by the end of 2018 and 5,000 open by 2030.”
For more information about 9Round’s franchise opportunity, please visit https://www.9round.com/fitness-franchises.
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 550 9Round clubs open and operating throughout 40 states and 12 countries. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.
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