GREENVILLE, SC—October 8, 2021—9Round Franchising, LLC, the world’s largest kickboxing franchise, has been named to the Franchise Times Top 400 2021 list. 9Round ranks 305 out of 400.
“We are honored to be included on the Franchise Times 400 list once again, and I attribute this achievement to our incredible teams and dedicated franchisees for making this recognition possible,” said Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round. “In 2021, the 9Round brand sustained momentum as a result of new digital development and improvements to our franchise development strategy. We're excited to see how the brand continues to grow globally with this new energy in the coming years.”
Previously the Top 200+, Franchise Times renamed its annual ranking of the 400 largest U.S.- based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising, along with promising young concepts in growth mode. The rigorous approach to research remains the same, said Franchise Times Editor in Chief Laura Michaels. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.
Additional information on the Top 400 can be found in the October issue of Franchise Times and the full list at franchisetimes.com/top-400-2021.
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 www.9round.com.
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