9Round Opens First Location in Singapore
Addition of Singapore to the kickboxing franchise network brings the total number of countries where 9Round is open and operating to 17.
January 30, 2019 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC, continues to expand internationally with the recent grand opening of its first studio in Singapore. Singapore is the 16th country outside of the U.S. where 9Round locations are now open and operating.
Singapore’s inaugural 9Round studio is located in the country’s capital city on the main island of Pulua Ujong. According to 9Round’s master franchise agreement with Singapore that was finalized in 2018, this studio is the first of 25 9Round studios scheduled for development in Singapore over the course of the next 10 years. Within the first year of development, the country will have two locations open.
“Fitness is a universal language, so we love that we have been able to spread our 9Round mission of making people ‘stronger in 30 minutes’ to another country,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round. “Since 9Round opened in Singapore in mid-January, the brand has already made a great impression on the country’s residents, so I’m looking forward to further development here over the next several years.”
This first facility in Singapore is approximately 2,000 square feet, leaving sufficient space for the workout floor itself in addition to extra rooms that will be used for future franchise training. Unlike the standard franchise model in the U.S., this studio in Singapore also has showers. Since the studio’s recent grand opening, its customer base has already grown to more than 50 members.
The next expansion milestone 9Round is set to reach is the brand’s first grand opening in Guatemala, which is expected to occur within the next month.
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 770 9Round locations open and operating throughout 42 states and in 17 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Argentina, India, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.
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