GREENVILLE, SC—July 15, 2021—Integrated Media Publishing today announced Heather Hudson, COO and Co-Founder of 9Round Fitness, as one of the recipients of the South Carolina 2021 Women in Business Award. This award highlights businesswomen from across the state based on their career achievements, contributions to their companies and community involvement.

"I’m honored to be among the outstanding women receiving this award,” said Hudson. “It’s been so rewarding to see the impact that 9Round has made on people’s fitness journeys, but also for those who have started their own business. I’m excited to continue to encourage physical and mental strength through fitness as 9Round continues to grow around the world.”

As the COO and co-founder, Hudson is involved with the day-to-day operations of 9Round with a focus on development of scalable systems for 9Round owners. Hudson is a black belt in Shotokan Karate, an avid fitness enthusiast and a mother of two. 9Round has allowed her to follow her passion of helping women in their fitness and business journeys.

South Carolina 2021 Women in Business Award recipients will be honored at a brunch on August 26 at The Westfield in Greenville, SC. More information about the South Carolina 2021 Women in Business Award and its recipients is available in the July Women in Business edition of Columbia Business Monthly, Greenville Business Magazine and Charleston Business Magazine.

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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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