9Round Franchising, LLC, announced Jarrod Brooks as Vice President of Development. Bringing over 20 years of franchising experience to the position, Brooks will develop and execute 9Round’s aggressive strategic initiatives for North American franchise development as well as liaise with 9Round’s international brokers.
“We are emerging out of the pandemic as a stronger organization and it is the right time to bring franchise development in-house to accelerate our growth goals,” said Shannon Hudson, Founder and CEO of 9Round Franchising. “Jarrod brings years of franchise experience to the table and his expertise will help us to meet those goals and continue to spread our mission to make people ‘stronger in 30-minutes.’”
Prior to joining 9Round Franchising, Brooks worked for several growing franchise brands including Drive N Style/Driven Brands, Huddle House, ZAGG, Treza Franchise Systems and Quiznos. In his various roles he was responsible for the brand’s strategy, growth, lead generation, franchise sales, real estate activities and brand marketing.
“I am excited to build on 9Round’s solid foundation that Shannon, Heather and the team have worked tirelessly to build,” said Brooks. “9Round is poised to experience further exponential growth due to its attractive business model, brand awareness and functional and energetic workout. I look forward to helping guide 9Round towards continued success.”
Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is the world’s largest kicking boxing 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. Since the workouts occur on a continuous circuit throughout the day, there are no scheduled class times. Members utilize 9ROUND PULSE, the brand’s wearable heart rate technology, to track effort, heart rate, calories burned and workout time during each 9Round session. In 2020, the brand launched 9RoundNOW, an official app that provides on-demand trainer-led workouts via video instruction by 9Round’s team of professional trainers. Today, there are over 700 9Round locations open and operating throughout 41 states and in 17 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Guatemala, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Ecuador, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit www.9round.com.