9Round Opens First Location in Guatemala
Addition of Guatemala to the kickboxing franchise network brings the total number of countries where 9Round is open and operating to 18
March 14, 2019 // Franchising.com // GREENVILLE, S.C. - 9Round Franchising, LLC, continues to expand internationally with the recent grand opening of its first studio in Guatemala. Guatemala is the 17th country outside of the United States where 9Round locations are now open and operating.
Guatemala’s inaugural 9Round studio is located in the country’s capital city of Guatemala City. This first facility is approximately 1,130 square feet, and unlike the standard franchise model in the U.S., the space is complete with changing rooms and showers for its members. According to 9Round’s master franchise agreement with Guatemala that was finalized in 2018, this location is the first of seven 9Round studios scheduled for development in Guatemala over the course of the next three years.
“It’s always exciting to bring 9Round to a new country, as it gives us the opportunity to continue spreading our mission of making people ‘stronger in 30 minutes’ on an international stage,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round. “Since its grand opening, the membership of Guatemala’s first 9Round studio has grown with even more prospective local members expressing interest in joining the new club. We look forward to further development in this country over the next three years so that more Guatemalans can experience what 9Round has to offer.”
Prior to the grand opening, 9Round promoted its arrival in the country by offering new member discounts and allowing prospective members and local media influencers to tour the new space during open house events.
The next expansion milestone 9Round is set to reach is the brand’s first grand opening in Ecuador, which is projected to occur later this year.
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 770 9Round locations open and operating throughout 42 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 www.9round.com.