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9Round delivers total-body results in a quick and convenient 30-minute workout, centred around boxing, kickboxing and the latest functional training methods in a full-body circuit format.

Investment Amount:
£100,001 - £250,000
Industry Sector(s):
Fitness Franchises, Health & Beauty, Management Franchises, Premier Franchises, Sports Franchises, Women In Franchising


Global brand, part of the world’s largest wellness franchise organisation

Boutique fitness franchise
- Prime territories available across the UK -

  • 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.

Why Fitness?

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% annual growth

(State of the UK Fitness Industry report 2019)

Why 9Round?

9Round is an 800+ strong global network. Our first club opened in the UK in 2014. We have 14 clubs trading and another 6 in the pipeline to open in 2021. We have identified the UK as a key market and are just getting started with our ambitious expansion. 

We are part of Lift Brands, a global wellness franchise organisation. Our network has 2,000 clubs open or in development in 26 countries and 1.5 million members. We leverage our global experience, and enhance it with in-market expertise. 

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What is 9R?

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 members choose us

Boutique gyms offer consumers more immersive, trainer-guided, high-energy workout experiences than traditional gyms.  Creating a greater sense of community, members become more invested.

9Round offers other advantages that most boutique gyms don’t offer:

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Punching above the rest

Key features
No class times, 30 minute sessions

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For members
They simply turn up when fits their schedule. No need to book or wait for a session to start.

For you
You don’t need a roster of trainers for individual sessions.

Latest tech
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MyZone connects to the screen in the club so they can track their performance in session. It can be used out of club and linked to other tech such as Apple giving members a rounded view of their fitness activities.
Tracking performance is a proven to keep people focused on their fitness journeys. It helps to keep our members connected to the 9Round brand.

Monthly subscriptions
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Unlimited workouts represent marketing leading value when set against competitor pay-by-class offerings models.
Guaranteed forecastable and recurring revenue and positive impact on retention.

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 & build
  • Recruitment & training for teams
  • A robust new club opening plan
  • Dedicated franchise business manager to provide continual business guidance
  • National marketing campaigns and guidance


Next steps

Get in touch with the 9Round team for an initial conversation to 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 our clubs to further understand the competitive advantages a 9Round franchise offers.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Businessmen seeking growth opt for 9Round

A fitness session helped Shakeel Jivraj decide to invest in the 9Round Fitness Franchise Opportunity.

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.”

Figures from 2019 showed that the number of UK gyms was growing - and the trend is for smaller studios specialising in high intensity interval training (HIIT) and boxing-based fitness. Shakeel says: "As 9Round offers kick-box-based 30-minute full-body HIIT workouts, we considered it a good potential investment.”

The family did a trial workout at a 9Round club before investing. "We were impressed by the on-site trainer and manager. Head office supplies new workout routines to trainers daily, so we could see the attraction for gym users," says Shakeel.

The family also liked the fact that it's possible to open three sites for the price of opening one traditional gym (around £250,000). Breakeven is typically within three to four months and you can see a full ROI within two years. Finding sites is easier because at 1,000 to 1,500 sq ft, 9Round gyms are smaller than traditional gyms.

"We also found the 9Round UK leadership team very knowledgeable about the fitness industry and keen to help us get started," Shakeel says.

The family have invested in three 9Round gyms in the London area. The first site opened in February 2020.

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 as a member. ”We soon realised that 9Round would make a great investment," he says. Alongside two other business partners they decided to opt for the multi-club approach and now have five clubs within the London region.

"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. "It's our first venture into business together and it's 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.”

Pratik says: "It was great to get in at the beginning of 9Round's UK expansion. It’s been exciting to break new ground and you get direct interaction with the UK Office, who are always keen to help you make a success of your business. It was this approach that convinced it was the right to expand from three to five clubs.”

"I have a good job in financial services so I could have just banked my savings, but I wanted the rewards of running my own business and could not let the 9Round opportunity pass by."

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