Greenville fitness franchise expands to Vietnam and Indonesia > GSA Business

Greenville-based 9Round, a kicking and boxing franchise of gyms and online fitness programs, is expanding to Indonesia and Vietman with nearly 50 new locations in the Asian nations in the next seven years. 

The company plans to place 25 locations in Indonesia and 24 in Vietnam in that time, according to a news release. 

Idham Switriadji, Indonesia’s master franchisee, opened the country’s first 9Round location in Jakarta in January. Hyun Soo Lee, Vietnam’s master franchisee, is set to open the first Vietnamese location in Thao Dien, Ho Chi Minh City, this month, the news release said. 

“We are excited to continue expanding our business around the world, with state-of-the-art facilities opening in Indonesia and Vietnam in 2022,” said Shannon Hudson, founder and CEO of 9Round, said in the release. “Based on what we’ve already seen across this continent, we expect 9Round will be the perfect fit for both countries due to its appeal to customers, small real estate footprint, efficient business model and proven international scalability.” 

In addition to 18 countries where 9Round is currently open and operating, the brand has secured agreements for future expansion in Oman, Egypt, South Korea and Panama, the release said. 

“As we continue to grow the brand’s presence, it’s only a matter of time before people in all corners of the world can access 9Round to become stronger, both mentally and physically, in just 30 minutes,” added Hudson. 

Hudson, a professional kickboxer, and his wife Heather started the company to give the average person a 30-minute workout centered around making a circuit through nine workout stations. The company says it is the largest kickboxing franchise anywhere.

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