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9Round Ranked by Entrepreneur as a Top Franchise

International kickboxing franchise makes the 2019 list of “budget-friendly” franchise opportunities at Number 18

May 29, 2019 // // GREENVILLE, S.C. – 9Round Franchising, LCC, was recently ranked number 18 out of 100 brands included on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2019 list of the best franchises to start for less than $150,000.

“The 9Round brand prides itself on providing a quality system at a relatively affordable price by fitness industry standards,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round. “This has opened the doors to a diverse and impressive range of quality franchisees eligible to join our global network, thus accelerating our international growth to have reached more than 800 studios open and operating to-date.”

In the United States and Canada, the startup investment cost for opening a 9Round franchise typically ranges from $99,675 to $143,075. Other international investment costs vary.

9Round was named to the 2019 list of top franchises under $150,000 based on the scores it received as one of the many impressive brands included in this year’s complete Entrepreneur Franchise 500 ranking.

To view 9Round in Entrepreneur magazine’s full list of the top 100 franchises for less than $150,000 in 2019, visit

About 9Round

Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a convenient, affordable, 30-minute, full body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations developed by Shannon himself. Today, there are more than 800 9Round locations open and operating throughout 41 states and in 18 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Argentina, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit

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