GREENVILLE, SC—July 21, 2021—9Round Franchising, LLC, the world’s largest kickboxing fitness franchise, recently celebrated its 2020 CEO award winners at the 9Round Virtual Convention.

“Our CEO award winners embody the 9Round mission completely,” said Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round. “They embrace the challenges of owning a business while continuing to provide the best possible service for our customers that keeps them coming back to the studio. Each of our CEO winners brings a unique set of experiences to our system and enriches 9Round as a whole.”

The 2020 CEO award winners include:

  • Paul and Judy Dredge of McMurray, Alberta, Canada
  • Melissa, Teresa, Tim, Todd and Trevor Vettel of Manhattan, KS
  • Mauricio and Miranda Acevedo of Culver City, CA
  • Gerardo Alfaro and Carlos Balas of Costa Rica

CEO award winners represent the best overall franchisees of the 9Round brand. To be considered for the award, franchisees must be positive brand ambassadors that strive to provide world-class customer service; have consistent, top-tier sales within the system; and be a franchisee for other owners to follow and gain advice.

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About 9Round

Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is the world’s largest kicking boxing franchise both in gyms and online that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a 30-minute, trainer-guided, full-body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations created by Shannon himself. Since the workouts occur on a continuous circuit throughout the day, there are no scheduled class times. Members utilize 9ROUND PULSE, the brand’s wearable heart rate technology, to track effort, heart rate, calories burned and workout time during each 9Round session. In 2020, the brand launched 9RoundNOW, an official app that provides on-demand trainer-led workouts via video instruction by 9Round’s team of professional trainers. Today, there are nearly 700 9Round locations open and operating throughout 41 states and in 17 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Guatemala, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Ecuador, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit

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