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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#169 Ranked #139 last year
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Initial investment
$94K - $197K
Units as of 2021
671 6.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

9Round was founded in 2007 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson, who won the IKF Light Middleweight Champion of the World title in 2011. 9Round gyms use boxing and kickboxing fitness training methods in a 30-minute circuit-training format. Customers move between 9 different workout stations while supervised by a personal trainer. Hudson began franchising the concept in 2009.

About 9Round Fitness

Related Categories
Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness, Fitness
Founded
2008
Parent Company
9Round Franchising LLC
Leadership
Shannon Hudson, Founder & CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2009 (12 years)
# of employees at HQ
42
# of Units
671 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
847 N.E. Main St.
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a 9Round Fitness franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$37,500
Initial Investment
$94,175 - $196,775
Net Worth Requirement
$150,000
Cash Requirement
$30,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off first-unit franchise fee
Royalty Fee
$600/mo.
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
9Round Fitness has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
9 hours
Classroom Training
23 hours
Additional Training
Online & regional training
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
4-6
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #169

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #73

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #32

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #29

Top Franchises for Less Than $150,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021