9Round fitness center announced it will be opening a gym in Irmo within the next few weeks. It is part of an expansion initiative that will include five more gyms in the Columbia area. 9Round already has six gyms in the Columbia area including the USC campus on Lincoln Street.
The Greenville-based gym is ranked 33rd on Entrepreneur's Fastest Growing Franchises, and has experienced 988% growth in three years.
Co-founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center that brings boxing and kickboxing fitness training to the average person.
“Consumers are becoming more aware and ambitious with their fitness levels and are looking for real fitness programs and not just access to fitness equipment,” said 9Round Irmo owner and head trainer, Chris Arzu. “There is something empowering about kickboxing – it is the sense of empowerment that appeals to most people. 9Round isn’t just a gym, it’s a lifestyle.”
The gym in Irmo is located at 10739 Broad River Road, Suite F. There are no class times, trainers are always on site to lead the workouts, and routines change daily. 9Round Irmo will be open Monday through Thursday 8 am-8 pm; Friday 8 am-7 pm; Saturday 9 am-1 pm. The gym is closed weekdays 1:30 pm-3:30 pm and on Sundays.
There are currently over 450 9Round gyms in over 40 states and nine countries.