9Round, the world’s fastest-growing kickboxing fitness franchise, will host its grand opening on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Mockingbird Station Shopping Center at 5307 E. Mockingbird Lane, suite 105, in Dallas. This is the first of three 9Round locations for franchisee Hemal Patel.
The 9Round workout consists of a 30-minute circuit format with routines that change daily, all led by trainers that are always on site. Because of the circuit format, there are no class times and a new session starts every three minutes, Patel says.
Patel was selected to operate three 9Round franchises because of his business background as an accountant and in helping run his family’s retail business for a number of years. He plans to be a hands-on operator not only because he loves fitness, but because he sees the benefits of this kind of workout for members. He plans to open the two remaining franchises over the next two years.
“I wanted to find Hemal a prime spot and this is a great location for 9Round as the expansion of the Katy Trail to Mockingbird Station is almost complete. The Katy Trail will literally open up directly at 9Round’s doorstep. Additionally, the DART station and its parking lots are adjacent to the location,” says Younger Partners broker Tanja Ivandic, who represented Patel in securing his space. The landlord was represented CBRE’s Tey Tiner.
“At 9Round, we offer a fast, full-body workout in a high-energy and fun environment,” Patel says. “We bring the proven tools and methods used by the professionals to the average person to help them meet their individual fitness goals. And we are good neighbors. During our finish-out of the facility, we soundproofed the walls to make sure the retailers around us are not disturbed by exciting on-going workouts.”
9Round workouts consist of nine, three-minute stations of activities that include cardio, weight training, abdominal exercises and kicks and punches on 100-pound, double-end, upper cut and speed bags. A real boxing bell rings to begin the workout, another to warn the station is ending and a third to signal the end. Members have a 30-second active break between rounds. All 9Round workouts have zero person-to-person hitting, instead, the circuit features moves designed to blast calories and relieve stress.
9Round will have an open house on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. and again on Monday, Oct. 16 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a convenient, affordable, 30-minute, full-body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations developed by Shannon himself. Today, there are more than 500 9Round clubs open and operating throughout 40 states and 11 countries. 9Round recently ranked #190 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500 – this was the fourth consecutive year that the company has been included in the list. Also, for the second consecutive year, 9Round made the INC 5000 list, ranked at #213 in 2016. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.
Congrats to Younger Partners’ Tanja Ivandic for being featured in D CEO’s October 2017 magazine. She gives just a snippet into her heritage and immigration to the United States.