Heather Hudson, COO and Co-Founder of 9Round, has been with the brand since its founding in 2008. She is a mom of two, black belt holder and fitness competitor. Heather grew up with a passion for fitness and overall wellness, but after having two children, she found herself needing more results out of her exercise program, which she discovered through kickboxing. Heather is a huge advocate for women in fitness, and through 9Round, she has been able to take her passion for fitness and support women every day across the brand’s 800 locations around the world. Heather’s fondness for helping others doesn’t stop in the gym. She is also extremely dedicated to helping the 9Round franchisees reach their financial goals. Heather supports the franchising company with a strong focus on communications to owners, marketing, and the development of scalable systems for the 9Round owners. She sets high standards for herself and the 9Round company, and she offers support to the franchisees at every level.