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Glofox appointed by 9Round as exclusive International Software Partner to support Global expansion


The addition of the 9Round brand is a powerful addition to Glofox’s franchise portfolio, further bolstering their position as the global market-leading software partner for scaling global fitness franchises. 

DUBLIN, July 12, 2022 – Glofox, one of the fastest-growing fitness operating platforms, today announced it had been appointed by 9Round, the global leader in kickboxing fitness, as their exclusive International software partner. 

As part of the agreement, Glofox will be providing its operating platform to 9Round studios in over 20 markets today, with growth expected to expand into a further 15 markets in the next two to three years.   

“Glofox has an impressive team and has already proven that the platform is a leading operating system in the franchise space. We feel very confident that they’re the partner to help support us as we continue to grow our international franchise network, ” said Shannon Hudson, Co-Founder and CEO of 9Round.

Glofox will solve the following key challenges for 9Round as they scale internationally: Integrated payment processing, royalty collection and management, local operational support for franchisees and detailed single source network-wide reporting. 

“9Round is a significant player in the franchise market and a strong brand for us to be able to partner with as they continue to scale internationally. We’re very excited to be able to support them through this critical growth stage,” said Anthony Kelly, Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer of Glofox. 

The addition of 9Round further reinforces Glofox as the industry-leading operating partner to support fitness franchises as they scale globally. They join Glofox’s profound portfolio of some of the fastest-growing international franchise brands, as well as its growing network of independent operators. Spanning over 80 countries in over 17 languages, Glofox continues to develop and expand its product offering as an end-to-end operating solution for fitness businesses of any size, anywhere. The recent launch of their custom-built CRM and Automations system, Glofox Amplify is an example of their customer-centered platform, designed to drive sustainable growth and success with innovative and impactful solutions.

About Glofox

Glofox is the innovative management software solution helping visionary fitness brands build successful, growing businesses. The all-in-one platform replaces outdated and overcomplicated systems with a streamlined, easy-to-use experience for members and staff alike. Built to address the intricacies that come with managing both independent fitness businesses and large fitness franchises, the platform delivers a powerful suite of tools to drive success and empower operators globally. Founded in 2017, Glofox now serves over 80 countries and over 17 languages internationally and is continuously expanding its network to unlock opportunities for fitness businesses worldwide.

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About 9Round
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 600 9Round locations open and operating throughout 41 states and in 20 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Ecuador, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, and the United States. For more information, please visit

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