Brickhouse Cardio Club adds first Massachusetts studio

Posted on Jun 18, 2013

Sara Hawkins to open first Massachusetts Brickhouse in Salem.

Charleston, WV (June 18, 2013) – The Charleston, WV-based Brickhouse Cardio Club fitness franchise has announced its first Massachusetts franchisee, Sara Hawkins, who will be opening her Brickhouse Cardio Club studio in the Salem, Massachusetts.

Sara will be Brickhouse Cardio Club’s first Massachusetts franchisee of their fitness studio concept focused on helping members achieve their fitness goals with cardio and other group fitness related classes.

Brickhouse Cardio Club, now has franchisees in 20 states and Canad.

“We are excited to have Sara Hawkins as our first Massachusetts franchisee,” Franchise owner and Founder Vic Sprouse said.  “We are pleased to be opening in the Salem, Massachusetts area and feel strongly Salem is an excellent spot for our first studio in the state.  Brickhouse Cardio Club continues our rapid expansion across the country with a goal of 25 states by the end of the year.  We look for franchisees the caliber of Sara throughout the country and we are pleased she will be opening our first studio in Mississippi.”

Salem, Massachusetts franchisee Sara Hawkins added, “It has always been a dream of mine to open my own studio.  I have been wanting to open my own studio for some time and I feel strongly the team at Brickhouse Cardio Club gives me the best chance for success.  The Salem area will love Brickhouse Cardio Club and it is a perfect location for the first Brickhouse Cardio Club in the area. We will be opening soon and I can’t wait to help the ladies of Salem and the surrounding communities meet their fitness goals.”

“We are so pleased to have added Sara to the Brickhouse family,” Co-owner Misti Janey stated.  “We met Sara at one of our other Grand Openings in New England and just feel she would be a wonderful addition to our Brickhouse family of franchisees. Our entire existence revolves around helping our members succeed.  Their success is our success and Brickhouse and our franchisees are singularly focused on helping them better their lives through exercise.”

“Brickhouse Cardio Club continues to help entrepreneurs achieve the dream of owning their own studio,” Co-owner Marie McDavid.  “We support our franchisees every step of the way and as Sara evaluated her options, she decided that her best chance of success was becoming a Brickhouse Cardio Club franchisee and having our entire team behind her.”

“The ladies of Salem will be so excited to have a studio specially designed for cardio classes like Zumba and Turbo Kick.  I am ready to get started and look forward to opening my Brickhouse Cardio Club fitness studio franchise,” Hawkins added.


About Brickhouse Cardio Club:  Brickhouse opened its first location in Cross Lanes, West Virginia in September 2010 and soon followed with a Charleston location in October 2010.  Since then, the Brickhouse Cardio Club fitness studio franchise has added franchisees in 20 states including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Washington, Rhode Island, Florida, New Jersey, Kansas, South Carolina, New York, Georgia, Massachusetts, and California.  It recently announced its expansion into Canada and will open there in 2013.

Brickhouse Cardio Club fitness studio franchise continues its expansion throughout the country and its concept focuses on providing a comfortable, supportive atmosphere to help its members achieve their fitness goals through group fitness classes.

Sara Hawkins:  Sara grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has two sons who are 10 and 7.  Sara is excited to open her Brickhouse Cardio Club this fall.  From Sara: “I just love helping people and I love to dance. This is my passion!  To be able to put the two together is a dream come true.  Two years ago, I discovered that I loved teaching classes. I’ve been teaching Zumba, Gold Zumba and Silver Sneakers at various gyms and Senior Centers for over two years, and now I’m excited to open up my own studio with Brickhouse Cardio Club!” 

For more information about Brickhouse Cardio, call Vic Sprouse at 304-993-4937 or visit the website,