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9Round Kickboxing Expands Reach with Acquisition of iLoveKickboxing

9Round becomes the sole proprietor of all 56 locations in North America

9Round Kickboxing Fitness, the world’s largest kickboxing franchise, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of iLoveKickboxing (ILKB), a prominent kickboxing fitness franchise. This strategic move positions 9Round as the sole proprietor of all 56 ILKB franchise locations across the United States and Canada.

CEO Shannon Hudson, visionary leader of 9Round Kickboxing, saw the acquisition as an opportunity to leverage his love for kickboxing and fitness franchise expertise and extend the reach of this beloved sport to a broader audience. The decision aligns with 9Round’s commitment to making kickboxing easily accessible and empowering individuals on their fitness journeys.

The acquisition allows 9Round to preserve the distinct identity of iLoveKickboxing, leaving its branding and unique offerings intact. While 9Round provides individual-driven workouts with 24/7 access, allowing members to go on their schedule, ILKB caters to those seeking a scheduled group class atmosphere. This separation ensures that both brands continue to serve their respective audiences with unparalleled fitness experiences.

“We believe in the power of kickboxing to transform lives, and this acquisition allows us to share that passion with even more people,” says CEO Shannon Hudson. “Our future goal is to surpass the 100-location milestone, expanding the reach of ILKB. Right now, we are committed to supporting our existing franchise owners and, in due course, will offer new opportunities for entrepreneurs to join our thriving community.”

Former ILKB CEO Dan Castellini expresses confidence in the brand’s future success under the new ownership, stating, “We’re confident ILKB will continue to grow and flourish under this new ownership agreement. ILKB’s community-focused class approach empowers individuals on their fitness journey and complements 9Round’s convenience offering. Together, the two brands will work to promote wellness and expand the love of kickboxing across the U.S.”

As 9Round takes this significant step forward, it reiterates its commitment to fostering a community of fitness enthusiasts and empowering individuals to achieve their health and wellness goals through the love of kickboxing.


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