Brickhouse Cardio Club adds new franchisee in Pennsylvania

Posted on Aug 16, 2012

Holly Calvetti becomes Brickhouse Cardio Club’s newest franchisee


Charleston, WV (August 15, 2012) – Charleston, WV-based Brickhouse Cardio Club fitness franchise has announced its newest franchisee, Holly Calvetti, who has purchased the Cresson, PA Brickhouse Cardio Club from current owner, Stephanie McConnell.  Calvetti will be taking over the second Brickhouse Cardio Club franchise location.  The territory consists of Gallitzin, Cresson, and Lilly, PA.

Brickhouse Cardio Club has franchisees in 16 states including, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Washington, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Florida, New Jersey, and California.  After announcing its first international franchisee in Canada, Brickhouse recently announced its first overseas location in Scotland.

“We are pleased and very excited to have found someone the caliber of Holly Calvetti as the first franchise to purchase a currently operating Brickhouse Cardio Club,” founder and CEO Vic Sprouse said.  “The ladies of Cresson have been loving Brickhouse Cardio Club.  It is a smooth and natural transition since Holly has already been heavily involved in the operations of the Cresson studio and was close to opening a Brickhouse in an adjacent town.  Brickhouse Cardio Club will be there to help Holly as a new franchisee and she will bring a new energy to the Cresson studio.”

Brickhouse Cardio Club franchisee Holly Calvetti added, “I thought about opening a Brickhouse Cardio Club in an town nearby Cresson.  But when Stephanie wanted to sell her currently location because of the demands of her schooling, it was a perfect opportunity to fulfill my dream of owning a Brickhouse Cardio Club studio and my own business.  I am excited to have a re-Grand Opening and begin owning my own studio.  The Brickhouse concept is perfect for our area and we have two other Brickhouses in nearby towns that are also having great success.”

“The ladies of Cresson were paying a fortune for single Zumba classes throughout the area before Brickhouse Cardio Club opened,” Co-owner Marie McDavid said.  “We are excited for Holly to take over the Cresson location and begin fulfilling her dream of owning a studio.  We had hoped Holly would open one in one of the adjacent Pennsylvania towns, but when the opportunity to take over one in her hometown, this was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.”


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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 16 states including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Washington, Rhode Island, Florida, Mississippi, New Jersey and California.  It recently announced its expansion into Canada and the UK.

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


About Holly Calvetti: Holly grew up in Cresson, Pennsylvania and has worked for the State of Pennsylvania at the Dept. of Environmental Protection for the past eight years.

Holly started taking Zumba® Fitness classes two years ago at the Cresson Brickhouse Cardio Club and couldn’t believe she could have so much fun working out.  She is excited to get licensed and be able to help the people in her community reach their fitness goals in such a fun way.

Holly has always wanted to own and run her own business and realized this is the perfect opportunity to do what she’s always wanted to do!

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