9Round Fitness and Sunny Days Entertainment Partner to Debut New Line of Boxing Equipment in Walmart Stores Nationwide

Fitness equipment sales grow amid coronavirus pandemic

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – The world’s largest kickboxing fitness franchise, 9Round Fitness is partnering with one of South Carolina’s fastest growing companies, Sunny Days Entertainment, to bring at home workouts to the next level with a new line of boxing equipment. Currently available at Walmart.com and over 600 Walmart locations nationwide, buyers can now kick, jab and cross in confidence with 9Round branded gloves, mitts, wraps and a reflex bag.

The rollout of 9Round Equipment comes at a time when fitness equipment purchases have skyrocketed since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a Yelp report, consumer interest in fitness and exercise equipment is up by 437 percent since March 10th.

“We’re thrilled to be able to partner with 9Round, bringing a quality product to consumers at a time when we know they are looking for it most,” says Rick Mershon, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Sunny Days Entertainment. “9Round Fitness has built an outstanding reputation nationwide not only as a fitness company but also as a brand, and that is very apparent through the initial consumer response to the products.”

Each item includes a pass for one free workout at a local 9Round studio of choice.

For more information visit www.9round.com.

About Sunny Days Entertainment

Established in 2012, Sunny Days Entertainment, LLC comprises a core group of toy industry veterans with the mission of solving issues for retailers while providing ultra-fun, value added products to consumers.

Sunny Days Ent. focus is to enhance the experience for consumers with affordable products. The Sunny Days line includes: Maxx Action Vehicles, Maxx Bubbles, Pop-n-Play Tents, Ravel Tales and more!

About 9Round

Founded in 2008 by professional kickboxer Shannon Hudson and his wife, Heather, 9Round is a specialized fitness center 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. Today, there are nearly 750 9Round locations open and operating throughout 41 states and in 19 countries including Canada, Costa Rica, Australia, Argentina, Guatemala, India, 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.

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Should You Stock Up For A Second Coronavirus Wave? Stores Are

With infectious disease experts in the U.S. calling for residents to buckle in for winter, shoppers might start to plan on another grocery stock up, but do they really need to?

Edward McLaughlin, a professor of food industry management at Cornell University, was quoted in Yahoo! News saying stores may be better prepared for a second round of pandemic panic-buying. Like shoppers, “grocery stores and food retailers are stockpiling products,” he said.

“Retailers have learned key lessons from the pandemic,” he added. “Shoppers will be loyal even if you don’t have the fancy extras, as long as you have the basics.”

Still, some shoppers may want to be prepared. Cases of the novel coronavirus are spreading in the U.S. and throughout Europe. Colder temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere inhibit the body’s natural suppression tactics, meaning people will likely be more vulnerable to infections as the weather cools.

Earlier this month, Dr. Peter Hotez, the Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told CNN an uptick in COVID-19 cases was inevitable.

“This winter — this November, December, January, February — could be the worst time in our epidemic,” he said. “Get ready to hunker down.”

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, that hunkering down meant fewer trips to the grocery store and carts full of goods from bread flour to toilet paper– arguably the hottest commodity of 2020. A stubborn pandemic could prompt shoppes to start hoarding goods again. Higher sales for toilet paper and other consumer staples in Europe and the United States boosted Procter & Gamble’s quarterly results. Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / CHIP SOMODEVILLA

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