9Round Continues to Rank Among the Franchise Elite on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 39th Annual Franchise 500 List
9Round Makes the List at #197
February 06, 2018 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round, a leading global fitness franchise, has made Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500 list for the sixth consecutive year. Ranked this year at #197 on the list, 9Round is operating more than 600 locations in 13 countries.
“Since starting 9Round almost 10 years ago, our goal has always been to bring specialized kickboxing to the general public in a fun and effective environment,” says Shannon Hudson, 9Round’s CEO and Founder. “It’s rewarding to see people respond to the 9Round brand and love it as much as our employees and franchisees do. We have no plans of slowing down in 2018 and look forward to bringing 9Round to even more new markets.”
Nearly 1,000 companies were evaluated by Entrepreneur’s editorial team for the 2018 ranking. The key factors that went into the ranking include costs, fees, size, growth, support, brand and financial strength, and stability. All franchises were given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, with the top 500 making the list.
Additionally, over the past year, 9Round has achieved other business accolades and rankings for its proven franchise model, including:
- #7 on the SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies® list
- #915 on the annual Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies
- Entrepreneur’s lists of Fastest-Growing Franchises (#22), Top Global Franchises (#103), and Top Franchise Brands (#115)
- One of the Top 50 Franchises for Women for 2017, by Franchise Business Review
To view the full Franchise 500 list, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.
For more information about 9Round’s franchise opportunities, 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 more than 600 9Round clubs open and operating throughout 41 states in the U.S and 13 countries including Costa Rica, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.