Stronger in 30mins with 9Round

Do you think it is possible to feel mentally and physically stronger in just 30mins? It is scientifically proven that 30mins of workout can boost your metabolism while elevating your mood. With tight schedules around work life balance, we all do struggle to find time for our well being. And that valuable time is put to work right away with their kickboxing-themed fitness program. Stronger in 30mins with 9Round, is made possible by their passionate team, who value your time.

This program incorporates functional, interval, cardiovascular, and circuit training regimens. The workout begins as soon as you show up. Which means you do not have to wait around for your trainers schedule or a class timetable. They promise a fun, trainer-guided, kickboxing-style workouts in a circuit format.

Story behind 9Round

Like most businesses, they started out trying to positively impact people’s lives. Busy parents, owning and running a karate school, Shannon “The Cannon” Hudson, an IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing World Champion, and his wife, Heather, had a vision. Shannon’s martial arts and kickboxing training, and Heather’s own passion for fitness were the foundation that the 9Round Franchising empire would be built upon. They wanted to create a space for a killer workout, without wasting time planning to schedule it.


Hudson, with his experience and knowledge created a safe but gruelling workout that packs the benefits of kickboxing. With less time, but more focus and intensity, he was on his path to transforming gym workouts forever.

Growth of the franchise

The first 9Round location opened on Butler Road, in Greenville, SC in July 2008. This is where Hudson and Shannon, tested their workout, equipment, drills, music and every aspect of the kick boxing circuit workout. And after an intense one year, they sold their first franchise to a member in their gym. By 2012, they had grown to 100 locations.

And ever since they have both worked on improving, refining, and scaling processes to pass on to franchisees. Their driving force was their belief that every person deserves a world-championship-quality training in a convenient way. The brand has a proprietary system and a low cost scalable model. They continue to change the lives of not just their members, but their franchisees too.

To sum up, currently there are over 750 9Round clubs open and operating throughout 45 states and 20 countries, with over 500 more in various stages of development. All of them delivering on the promise of making members stronger in 30 minutes, physically and mentally!

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