Brickhouse Cardio Club to Expand into the United Kingdom

Posted on Jul 31, 2012

 Mike Tracey & Jillian Burns to open first Brickhouse Cardio Club in Scotland


Charleston, WV – (July 31, 2012) — Charleston, WV-based Brickhouse Cardio Club today announced it will expand its fitness franchise into the United Kingdom.  Mike Tracey & Jillian Burns will open the first overseas Brickhouse Cardio Club in Aberdeen, Scotland.  Mike & Jillian hope to open several in the Aberdeen area with the first opening this fall.

Brickhouse Cardio Club now has franchisees in 15 states including, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Washington, Rhode Island, Mississippi, Florida and California.  After recently announcing its first franchisee in Canada, Brickhouse continues to expand internationally with their first overseas studio.

“We are excited for Mike and Jillian to join our Brickhouse Cardio Club fitness franchise,” said Vic Sprouse, founder and CEO of Brickhouse Cardio Club.  “Our expansion into the United Kingdom is our first step into making Brickhouse Cardio Club not only a national brand, but a worldwide fitness franchise brand.  An expansion of this magnitude relies heavily on our first franchisees there and we could not have found two better franchisees than Mike and Jillian.  We will begin an aggressive overseas expansion and we are excited to get started in Aberdeen.”

Brickhouse Cardio Club is a fitness franchise specializing in group fitness classes and caters to all fitness levels.

“To say that I am excited to be a part of Brickhouse Cardio Club’s journey to take over the UK, is an understatement,” Aberdeen, Scotland franchisee Mike Tracey said.  “I am so pleased to join the Brickhouse Cardio Club family along with my amazing fianceé Jillian, who will deliver the majority of the classes.”

Aberdeen, Scotland co-owner Jillian Burns added,  “I am so excited to be co-owner of the very first Brickhouse Cardio Club in the United Kingdom – Scotland to be exact.  Brickhouse Cardio Club will be helping us every step of the way and we are ready to get started.  I can’t wait to welcome everyone to the very first Brickhouse Cardio Club in the UK, the people of Aberdeen will love it!”

“We are excited to open our first overseas studio,” Brickhouse Cardio Club Co-owner Misti Janey added.  “As with our franchisees in the states, we are there to support our franchisees every step of the way and help them achieve their goal of owning their own studio. We will soon be opening more locations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and we will be there to help our franchisees get up and running quickly and successfully.”

The experienced instructors at Brickhouse Cardio inspire and encourage our members to reach their fitness goals during the workout.  Also, the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere will help people of all fitness levels commit to an ongoing fitness program and achieve results.

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

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

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

About Jillian Burns:  Jillian started dancing at a young age and attended all types of class, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and even highland dance.  She was involved in amateur theatre and her love of performing grew from there.

Jillian went to her very first Zumba Fitness class in 2010 and loved it from the start…the music, the rhythms, the enthusiasm and the joy it brought had her hooked.  Instructing Zumba Fitness inspired her to expand her fitness knowledge and she now has her Level 2 Qualification in Exercise to Music and she has branched out into a variety of classes including, Kettlercise, Street Fit, Body Conditioning, and aerobics as well as all of the Zumba Fitness programmes – Zumba Fitness, Zumba Gold, ZumbAtomic, Zumba Sentao and Aqua Zumba.

She graduated with BA (Hons) Corporate Communications in 2005 and has worked for many years in Public Relations and combined instructing with her full time employment until one day in 2011 when she decided to instruct fitness full time.

Jillian and Mike can’t wait to welcome everyone to the very first Brickhouse Cardio Club in the UK!

About Mike Tracey:  After graduating from university with a Sports Sciences degree, Mike spent nearly five years in the US, with time spread across New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island delivering sports to children 3 years of age to high school.  After returning to the UK, Mike then became the Assistant General Manager of one of the UK’s Premier Health & Fitness facilities in Aberdeen.

Jillian and Mike are more than confident they can “Spice Up the Bodies” of everyone in the UK with the experience and knowledge they are bringing to the party.

Jillian won’t be having all the fun!  As a qualified Personal Trainer, Mike will definitely be getting involved and delivering some of the classes on the timetable, and also getting involved in some of the Zumba classes…just don’t be expecting many photos of it!

Mike is excited to be a part of the Brickhouse family!


Vic Sprouse

Mike Tracey & Jillian Burns
011 44 1224 484384