Franchise Friday: 9Round Fitness

Each Friday, we’ll be spotlighting one of our successful partner franchisors who are poised for growth. This week, 9Round is our featured brand.


Industry: Fitness

Overview of Brand: 9Round offers 30-minute circuit-training workouts with a kickboxing theme. There are no class times – a new class begins every three minutes – and workouts change daily so customers don’t get bored. Trainers are included with every workout at no extra charge.

Investment Level: $57,000 – $93,000

Units Sold in 2014: 135

Ideal Franchisee Profile: Successful 9Round franchisees love fitness and want to be in business for themselves but with a proven business model. They love the idea of making money through the avenue of helping others improve their health.

Brand Differentiators:

  • Low start-up cost
  • Low overhead
  • Quick/easy build out
  • Low labor burden
  • Exceptional business/sales training for new owners
  • Robust ongoing support

9Round’s uniqueness lies in their ability to get people to love working out and love their gym thanks to four main elements:

  • No class times for the client (circuit format).
  • Fun, fast-paced workouts are different each day, so no boredom.
  • Full body workouts in just 30 minutes so clients can get on with their lives.
  • Trainers are included with membership at no extra cost

Additional Highlights: 9Round is the the fastest growing kickboxing fitness chain in the world, and they currently open two-three new locations a week.

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