9Round (US) Continues Tremendous Growth Across the Globe
20 Aug 2018 - 9Round Franchising, LLC ("9Round"), an international kickboxing franchise based in Greenville, South Carolina, was recently named by Club Industry as one of the top 100 health clubs of 2018.
Ranking at number 54 on the list this year, 9Round has seen tremendous growth, moving up from number 93 on the same list just one year ago.
"As 2018 marks 10 years since 9Round's doors first opened, we are proud to be continuously recognized for our success thus far," said Shannon Hudson, CEO and co-founder of 9Round Franchising. "At the close of 2016, 9Round had just 449 franchise locations open, and we have grown to date to have more than 720 locations and counting across 42 states and 13 countries with no intentions of slowing down any time soon."
The primary determining factor that placed 9Round on the list this year was 2017 gross revenue. From 2016 to 2017, 9Round experienced a 46.5 percent revenue increase to $16.16 million, making it one of the top leaders in franchising success named to the Club Industry list.
Founded in 2008, 9Round workouts consist of nine, three-minute stations of activities that include cardio, weight training, abdominal exercises and kicks and punches on 100-pound, double-end, upper cut and speed bags. A real boxing bell rings to begin the workout, another to warn the station is ending and a third to signal the end. Members have a 30-second active break between rounds. All 9Round workouts have zero person-to-person hitting. Instead, the circuits feature moves designed to blast calories and relieve stress.
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 720 9Round locations open and operating throughout 42 states in the U.S. and in 12 more countries including Costa Rica, Turkey, Australia, Canada, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.