9Round is a unique, comprehensive 30 minute workout that fuses elements of boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts, making it one of most exciting concepts in the industry today. With no structured class times, plenty of variety, and a trainer with you at all times, 9Round is unlike any other fitness franchise!
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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, Singapore, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Many factors have combined to create a fitness industry that is growing faster than it ever has before – now sitting at approximately $32 billion. The current U.S. health and fitness facility count is approximately 32,000. There are two opportunities within this marketplace: boutique fitness studios and “high-value, low-price” health clubs. Budget gyms attract members based on their large range of equipment and low-cost memberships. Boutique studios, like 9Round, have become increasingly popular in recent years and many have seen rapid growth all over the country. These small and specialized centers are likely to offer one type of class -- spinning, high-intensity interval training classes, circuit training, kickboxing, Pilates, etc. Consumer selling points for these are the central locations (they can fit almost anywhere), the specialization, and even the camaraderie fostered by the quainter environment.
9Round is seeking owner-operators and semi-absentee owners to help us continue to live out our mission. As a company, we’re committed to making our members stronger in 30 minutes, each time they walk through the doors of one of our facilities. We believe in giving each and every customer a killer workout experience, delivered with our world-famous energy and enthusiasm. To be successful our franchisees must embody three core values: love fitness, love people, love the brand. Do your values match ours? We’re looking for the right people to help us grow and bring the best 30 minute workout in the world to communities across the globe.
As a franchisor, we offer candidates a seamless process with extremely low barriers to entry: affordable investment, quick ramp up, low overhead, and extremely strong validation. Beyond that, 9Round has systems for everything, including: real estate and site selection support, dedicated business coaching, online and in-person training, marketing support, and turnkey systems for every facet of the business.
- Low investment
- Low labor burden
- Low overhead
- Quick-ramp up
- Top ranked business
- Support for all business systems
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