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9Round ranked a top franchise for veterans by Entrepreneur Magazine

9Round Franchising, LLC, the world’s largest kickboxing franchise, has been ranked 60th on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2021 list of Top Franchises for Veterans. This is the fifth consecutive year 9Round has been included on this list, which features a diverse range of franchises that offer advantageous opportunities to military veterans.

Entrepreneur magazine’s Top Franchises for Veterans list ranks the top 150 franchises that offer incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees. 9Round, which is already known for its low start-up costs, offers veteran-friendly financing options, including a 20 percent discount on the initial franchise fee for veterans.

“9Round has an incredible track record of supporting our military veterans and helping them start their own business as franchisees and entrepreneurs in our business,” said Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round. “Veterans, as a result of their training, are highly skilled at following proven systems and are not afraid of challenges. They are proven leaders and we eagerly embrace each opportunity to add a veteran to our growing network of 9Round franchise owners.”

To develop the list of the Top Franchises for Veterans, Entrepreneur invited hundreds of companies to take part in a survey that requested information regarding each company’s veteran programs. Such information included the company’s veteran incentives and how veteran franchisees are attracted to and supported by the company, as well as how each company scored in the 2020 Franchise 500 list. To date, 9Round operates nearly 700 locations across 17 countries. Of these 9Round franchises, more than 100 are owned and operated by U.S. military veterans.

About 9Round Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is the world’s largest kicking boxing franchise both in gyms and online that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a 30-minute, trainer-guided, full-body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations created by Shannon himself. Since the workouts occur on a continuous circuit throughout the day, there are no scheduled class times. Members utilize 9ROUND PULSE, the brand’s wearable heart rate technology, to track effort, heart rate, calories burned and workout time during each 9Round session. In 2020, the brand launched 9RoundNOW, an official app that provides on-demand trainer-led workouts via video instruction by 9Round’s team of professional trainers. Today, there are nearly 650 9Round locations open and operating throughout 41 states and in 17 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Guatemala, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Ecuador, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit

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