9Round Kickboxing expands reach with acquisition of iLoveKickboxing

March 6, 2024

9Round Kickboxing Fitness, the world’s largest kickboxing franchise, announced its recent acquisition of iLoveKickboxing (ILKB), a kickboxing fitness franchise. This move positions 9Round as the sole proprietor of all 56 ILKB franchise locations across the United States and Canada.

9Round Kickboxing Fitness was founded in Mauldin, SC, in 2008 by Shannon Hudson and Heather Hudson.

CEO Shannon Hudson sees the acquisition as an opportunity to extend the reach of this sport to a broader audience. The decision aligns with 9Round’s commitment to making kickboxing easily accessible and empowering individuals on their fitness journeys.

9Round will leave the branding and unique offerings  of iLoveKickboxing intact. While 9Round provides individual-driven workouts with 24/7 access, allowing members to go on their schedule, ILKB caters to those seeking a scheduled group class atmosphere.


About 9Round Kickboxing Fitness

Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is the world’s largest kickboxing franchise, both in gyms and online, that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a 30-minute, trainer-guided, full-body circuit format. The program is developed around a proprietary and copyrighted system of nine challenging workout stations created by Shannon himself. Today, there are nearly 500 9Round locations open and operating throughout 41 U.S. states and in 17 other countries, including Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, India, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.