November 16, 2017 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - Entrepreneur magazine recently ranked 9Round #45 on its annual Top Franchises for Veterans list. This list ranks the top 150 franchises that offer incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees. 9Round, in addition to offering low start-up costs, provides veteran-friendly financing options and 15 percent off the initial franchisee fee for U.S. veterans.
“At 9Round, we believe veterans are ideal franchisee candidates because they are confident, disciplined, highly motivated and work well under pressure,” said Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO, 9Round. “We offer amazing opportunities for veterans interested in starting their own business and becoming successful entrepreneurs.”
To date, 9Round operates more than 590 locations in 40 US states and 13 countries. Of these 9Round franchises, more than 100 are owned by veterans.
Joshuah Ackiss, veteran and 9Round owner in Virginia, added “My wife and I chose 9Round because we both have a passion for helping others and 9Round allows us to do that. The discipline and drive the military instilled in me has made it easy to transition into the 9Round system and to help motivate others to reach their goals of being healthier.”
Developed nine years ago by Hudson, the former IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion of the World, 9Round has made a name for itself around the globe with its energetic 30-minute workouts. Each 9Round workout includes an on-site trainer that motivates members through a circuit of nine stations, three minutes each. Stations are packed with cardio, weight training, abdominal exercises, and authentic boxing moves on upper cut speed bags. A real boxing bell starts the workout, another warns the station is ending and a third to signal the end. Full body workouts are changed daily to keep members mentally and physically engaged.
For more information about owning a 9Round franchise, visit www.9Round.com/fitness-franchises. To view 9Round in the full Entrepreneur Magazine listing, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise/topfranchiseveterans#.
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 590 9Round clubs open and operating throughout 40 states and 13 countries. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.
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