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9Round Franchise UK

9Round is the premier boutique fitness franchise offering 30 minute kick boxing based circuit sessions. One of the most accessible, globally established investment opportunities.

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At a Glance

Established: 2008

UK Presence: First gym opened 2014, 14 open with 6 in the pipeline for 2021

Start Up Cost: £250,000

Min personal contribution: £80,000

International Presence 9Round has 750+ sites globally and the UK operated by Lift Brands

Development type: Single unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

BFA Status: Exhibition Accredited

Franchise Info

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9Round is a boutique gym franchise for savvy investors

9Round, a world class franchise with over 750 studio gyms operating globally, is set to deliver premium returns to UK investors, having proved the concept domestically.

The gym sector is a popular segment of the health and fitness industry, and boutique studio style gyms like 9round is one of the niche markets seeing the biggest growth; whereas the traditional machine-filled gyms are fighting each other on price.

9Round is part of Lift Brands.  Lift Brands is a global player with a portfolio of franchised businesses within the health and fitness sector. Globally this totals 2000+ units across 26 countries. This scale is only achievable through operating with absolute professionalism, ensuring everything is done to help franchisees succeed.

The UK team responsible for both 9Round is based in South West London and are available to provide support at every stage of your journey, from sourcing property to training your management team and promoting your units.  

We are looking for investors across the UK with the capabilities to build their own gym business.

What is 9Round?

The 9Round workout consists of 9 rounds, 3 minutes each, 30 seconds rest, all completed in just over 30 minutes.  Based on the fundamentals of kickboxing, the rounds combine bag work with functional and cardio training. 

Why a 9Round franchise?

  • Lower investment: Easily accessible and rapidly scalable.
  • Smaller units:  9Round clubs are 1,000-1,500 sq ft, providing the ability to open units in prime locations, otherwise inaccessible to the competition.
  • Minimal 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.
  • Daily workouts:  Easy to follow, pre-defined workouts allowing team to focus on driving the commercials of the business and member community.

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How we support our franchisees

Working with the right partners in the right way is central to our approach to continue developing the 9Round brand.

Whether you’re looking to be an Owner Investor or an Owner Manager we have a robust support system in place from the very start.

  • We provide the tools to help you to create robust business plans
  • Support in securing funding through our partnership with leading lenders.
  • Property sourcing and build
  • Recruitment and training for teams
  • A robust new club opening plan
  • Dedicated  Franchise Business manager to provide continual business guidance
  • National marketing campaigns and guidance

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Case Studies

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Shakeel, his father Shafiq and brother Zahed are experienced, successful franchisees, having grown their family-owned pizza delivery franchise to 23 outlets in 13 years. Shakeel says: "We wanted to diversify our family business into the fitness sector because we are passionate about it – Zahed is a qualified personal trainer and I like working out.”

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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. "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 Pratik.

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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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