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£80,000 - £ 90,000
£180,000 to £225,000
9Round is an 800-plus strong global network. Its first club opened in the UK in 2014 and it now has 14 clubs trading and another six in the pipeline to open in 2021. 9Round has identified the UK as a key market and is just getting started with its ambitious expansion.
9Round is part of Lift Brands, a global wellness franchise organisation that also owns Snap Fitness. Its network has 2,000 clubs open or in development in 26 countries and 1.5 million members. It leverages its global experience while enhancing it with its in-market expertise.
The 9Round kickboxing-themed fitness classes consist of nine rounds, three minutes each, 30 seconds rest, all completed in just over 30 minutes. Based on the fundamentals of kickboxing and kickbox fitness, the rounds combine bag work with functional and cardio training to provide quality workouts.
In addition, the 9Round heart monitor app, called PULSE, tracks the effort put into workouts. The 9Round app also provides measurable results by helping customers remain in their fat burning zone, assisting them to achieve their fitness goals.
There are no set class times, so customers can turn up at their convenience and use the fitness space.
Over the last decade, the UK fitness market has experienced substantial growth and shows no sign of slowing.
• It’s a £5bn+ industry
• 10m+ gym members
• 4.2 per cent annual growth.
***State of the UK Fitness Industry report 2019
Boutique gym franchise businesses offer consumers more immersive, trainer guided, high energy workout experiences than traditional gyms. Creating a greater sense of community, members become more invested. And 9Round’s established franchise business model provides investors with some key benefits:
• Lower investment: Easily accessible and rapidly scalable.
• Smaller units: 9Round franchised businesses are 1,000 to 1,500 sq ft, providing gym owners with the ability to open units in prime locations, otherwise inaccessible to the competition.
• Minimal gym equipment: No need for costly equipment leasing and maintenance associated with traditional gyms.
• Ease of operation: Small team to manage the club floor, removing the need for a complex rota and personnel management, thus minimising ongoing costs.
• Daily workouts: Easy to follow, pre-defined workouts allowing the team to focus on driving the commercials of the business and member community.
Where is the 9Round franchise head office located?
Co-founded by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and Heather Hudson, the 9Round franchise was originally established in the US, and its main headquarters are located in Simpsonville in South Carolina. However, with a global presence, there are head offices around the world, and the UK franchise head office is based in London.
How much does a 9Round franchise cost?
Franchise fees for the 9Round fitness franchise opportunity will vary depending on the number of locations, starting from approximately £20,000 for a single location.
The initial investment required for starting a franchise with 9Round can also vary depending on the size of the territory, location and facility, however, most franchise owners can expect a cost of entry of between £180,000 to £225,000 in total. This would include franchise fees and training costs, as well as the cost to set up a physical site, equipment, legal fees, leases, and all other costs required for the business.
The brand also charges a fixed monthly royalty fee.
Where can you find a franchise territory for 9Round?
Franchise territories are available across the UK – the brand is keen to expand widely over the coming years and new franchise opportunities are always emerging. To find out about current territories for fitness clubs, fill out the enquiry form on this page. 9Round has a UK-based team dedicated to supporting UK franchisees.
Can you get funding support to help start a franchise with 9Round?
Financial support may be available for some or a large amount of the investment figure – many high street banks and major lenders will be able to provide a business loan through their franchising departments. 9Round recommends that prospective franchisees are able to demonstrate at least £80,000 in liquid capital in order to start the franchise. This will be needed to get the business started at the outset.
What kind of franchise packages does 9Round offer to business partners?
The 9Round franchise offers two options for operating the business, giving franchisees flexibility, according to their personal background, interests and experience level, and putting them on the path to becoming a successful business owner.
The business can either be run as a management business, where, as an owner, you can retain other business roles or jobs, while employing a manager to oversee and run the franchise for you. This may be an ideal option for those who already own existing franchises and are looking to expand their portfolio.
You can also run the business as an owner-operator if you are keen to be directly involved with the day-to-day operations, training and customer engagement. This may be an excellent opportunity for anyone starting a business for the first time, and keen to get involved in a hands-on manner.
9Round franchise profit
Profits can vary depending on the size and location of a 9Round franchise, as well as how long it has been established, but with hard work, many successful franchisees find owning a 9Round business to be a profitable and enjoyable one. There are multiple ways to earn revenue with the business, through memberships to the facility and the classes provided, and through sales of merchandise.
What support does 9Round offer its gym business franchisees?
9Round is focused on working with the right partners to continue to develop the brand in the right way. Whether you’re looking to be an owner-investor or an owner-manager, it has a robust support system in place from the very start.
• It provides the tools to help you to create robust business plans
• Support in securing funding through partnerships with leading lenders
• Prime location real estate sourcing and build support
• Recruitment and training for your teams
• A clear new club opening plan
• Dedicated franchise business managers to provide continual business advice and franchise operations guidance
• National marketing strategies, campaigns and guidance.
Additional training and support is provided throughout the franchise term.
What do others say about working with 9Round?
Franchisees have often found that owning a 9Round is a highly positive investment and a great way to create a rewarding and profitable business.
“9Round clubs are smaller than traditional gyms, so it’s easier to find sites, and the investment required is lower, starting around £115,000 a club,” says multi-club owner Pratik Patel. “It’s our first venture into business together and it’s a great experience. We have reduced the risk by investing in several sites, and the 9Round franchise head office team is exceptionally supportive. I come from a family that has always run its own businesses, but I knew little about the fitness sector or franchising, and 9Round has supported us all the way.”
In addition, the variety of ways to earn revenue, from classes to supplements and merchandise, gives business owners greater flexibility and the potential for higher earnings.
How to get started on investing in a 9Round Fitness franchise
To find out more about starting a franchise with 9Round, you can begin the process by completing the online form on this page to receive further information about the business opportunity.
Arrange an initial conversation with one of the 9Round teams who will discuss your goals and the right approach for you.
Following this, you’ll be provided with an in-depth investment pack and information on available territories.
You’ll also meet with the dedicated UK head office team and a visit to one of the clubs to further understand the competitive advantages a 9Round franchise offers.
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