9Round Finalizes Deal to Bring Facilities to South India
November 29, 2022 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC, has finalized a master franchise agreement to expand into South India. South India's master franchisees Arun Bharathi, Balaji Jeyakumar and Sharmila Jayakumar will open the country’s first 9Round location in Chennai or Bangalore in early 2023.
Balaji is an accomplished professional with more than nine years of experience in operations and supply chain management. Sharmila has experience in supply chain management, product development, and market research, as well as strategic planning. She is also an energetic entrepreneur with a flair for real estate and fashion retail innovation and creativity. Arun is an entrepreneur and real estate developer with over ten years of experience in all stages of development, from concept to completion.
“We as a team truly believe ‘alternate is the new mainstream,’ and introducing 9Round’s unique fitness concept to India will bring a much-needed change in the routine,” said Balaji and Sharmila, South India Master Franchisees. “We began our journey with 9Round as members in 2018, and the difference and impact it had on our lifestyle was positive and energetic . When we moved to India, we realized a brand like this could help others achieve their fitness goals and transition to a healthy lifestyle.”
“With the teams experience and passion for the industry, I am confident that they will go above and beyond to fulfill our mission,” added Hudson.
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