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9Round Franchise UK

9Round is a boutique gym franchise. We are one of the lowest investment levels in the gym sector.

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At a Glance

Established: 2008

Start Up Cost: £250,000

Min personal contribution: £100,000

International Presence Over 750 studio gyms operating globally. 9Round is part of Lift Brands, a global player with a portfolio of franchised businesses within the health and fitness sector; 6,000 units across 28 countries

Franchise Info

inside a 9Round gym


Boutique gym franchise for savvy investors

- Prime territories available across the UK -

  • Low investment: open three 9Round units to the cost of one big-brand gym
  • Less employees = less HR headaches
  • Operational breakeven around 2-4 months per unit, full payback typically at 24 months

One of the lowest investment levels in the gym sector, 9Round is a world class franchise with over 750 studio gyms operating globally and it’s set to deliver premium returns to UK investors, having proved the concept domestically.

Boost your wealth

9Round franchisees are knowledgeable investors, usually with a keen interest in health and fitness. Most have added 9Round as an additional income stream and continued their existing high-powered job, lucrative contract work or running their other business(es).

The gym sector is a popular segment of the health & fitness industry, and boutique studio style gyms are a niche posting the biggest growth; whereas the traditional machine-filled gyms are fighting each other on price.

Punching above the rest

benefits of buying a 9Round gym franchise

benefits of a 9Round gym

A world-class franchisor

Lift Brands are a global player with a portfolio of franchised businesses within the health and fitness sector, including the likes of Snap Fitness. Globally this totals 6,000 units across 28 countries. This scale is only achievable through operating with absolute professionalism, ensuring everything is done to help franchisees succeed.

Rolling out the Snap Fitness brand provided valuable insights into the UK market, but our owners still chose to prove 9Round with six pilot units operating over several years prior to officially launching the franchise opportunity.

The UK team are based in South West London and provide support at every stage of your journey, from sourcing property to training your management team and promoting your units.  

9Round vs traditional gyms

People are demanding more convenience and faster, more engaging workouts in a more pleasant and immersive environment. We believe our business model has many advantages over traditional gyms and franchises in other sectors.

  • The right time to invest – boutique gyms are thriving
  • Finding PROPERTY is generally easier and quicker with smaller 1,000-1,500sq. ft units
  • 9Round trainers get to know members by name, unlike the big volume-member gyms
  • Typical opening hours 7am – 9pm weekdays, weekends depend on location
  • Monthly subscription income with returning members rather than passing trade

Investment options

9Round gym franchise packages

Next steps

Get in touch to discuss your aspirations and see if 9Round could be the right investment for you. Following this call the next step would then be to book in to come along for a chat in-person and meet the Lift Brands UK team in south-west London. This would also give you the opportunity to view our gym in Wandsworth and really understand the 9Round model in action.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Case Studies

Case Study
Business analyst spots a good investment with 9Round

As a business analyst Pratik Patel knows how to spot a good investment, so when he and his wife wanted to set up their own business, they chose the 9Round Fitness franchise opportunity.  Pratik initially looked at joining a 9Round kick boxing gym as a member. "I soon realised that 9Round would make a good investment," he says. Now Pratik, his wife, his best friend, and a business partner have together invested in five 9Round boutique gyms in and around London offering high intensity interval training (HIIT) and boxing-based fitness.

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Snap Fitness deal gives more power to 9Round franchisees

Franchisees of boutique kickboxing brand 9Round are feeling even more confident about the future as one of the world’s biggest fitness companies is throwing its weight behind them by further investing in its business.

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9Round fitness studios offer nine out of ten of the top worldwide fitness trends - and help prevent the 'February fall-off'

Members and investors in 9Round 30-minute kickbox fitness studios are enjoying the latest trends in fitness right now – and 9Round helps keep them hitting their business and fitness goals all year. 9Round's revolutionary studios attract new members by offering the latest worldwide fitness trends, as defined by the annual survey of The American College of Sports Medicine. Number one is wearable tech. All 9Round members have access to wearable heart-rate technology that helps them achieve effective, measurable results.

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