9Round Named to Inc. 5000 List for the Fifth Consecutive Year
International kickboxing franchise listed as number 2,202 on Inc. magazine’s 38th annual ranking of fastest-growing companies
August 22, 2019 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LCC, ranked number 2,202 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the fifth consecutive year that the company made the list, which represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses.
“Over the last several years, 9Round has experienced remarkable growth, and it’s an honor for that growth to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year on the Inc. 5000,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round. “As we continue on with this year and move into 2020, I look forward to the brand’s continued expansion as we help more people become ‘stronger in 30 minutes.’”
9Round made the 2019 Inc. 5000 along with companies that have not only been very competitive within their own respective markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Furthermore, 9Round’s inclusion on the list for the fifth year in a row places the brand in an elite group among just 4% of companies that have been ranked five times.
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
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 800 9Round locations open and operating throughout 42 states and in 19 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Argentina, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Ecuador, 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.
About Inc. 5000
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
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