Renowned Fitness Trainer April Smiles joins Brickhouse Cardio Club

Posted on Aug 5, 2013

April Smiles to open her Brickhouse Cardio Club in Richmond, Virginia

Charleston, WV  – (August 5, 2013) — The Charleston, WV-based Brickhouse Cardio Club fitness franchise today announced it will open a Richmond, VA area studio.  Renowned fitness trainer April Smiles joins Brickhouse Cardio Club and plans to open her Brickhouse in the fall of 2013.

“We are excited to welcome April ‘Smiles’ Smith to our Brickhouse Cardio Club franchise,” said Vic Sprouse, founder and CEO of Brickhouse Cardio Club.  “April is a highly talented individual and we are excited for her to join Brickhouse and have us help her get her studio up and running.  Both her and her husband, Donte, explored all their options and we are pleased they made the decision to open a Brickhouse Cardio Club in the Richmond area.  The people of Richmond will love the fitness offerings and cost savings Brickhouse Cardio Club will provide and we are excited to finally open there with someone as dedicated and passionate as April.  We can’t wait to help her get her studio open.”

Brickhouse Cardio Club has franchisees in 21 states including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Washington, Rhode Island, Florida, Mississippi, New Jersey, Kansas, South Carolina, New York, Georgia, Indiana, and California. It recently announced its expansion into Canada and plans even more overseas expansions.

April BIO SHOT.Blue Shadow“I have worked with many franchisees of Brickhouse Cardio Club and I have to say I am so impressed with their franchise,” Richmond, VA owner April Smith said.  “The opportunities to inspire the community, to run a business with 100% support, and to offer positive health and fitness services are amazing!  Every time I visit a Brickhouse Cardio Club my heart is filled with joy and I smile because the atmosphere is contagious!  I am happy to be a part of this family and look forward to the growth of this company.”

“We are excited to open a studio in Richmond and have April join our Brickhouse family,” Co-owner Misti Janey added.  “We help our franchisees every step of the way and provide support in all aspects of their start-up.  We are there to support them and help them achieve the goal of owning their own studio.  Our commitment is to help our franchisees get up and running quickly and successfully and we are happy to help April open her Brickhouse in Virginia.”

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

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 West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Washington, Rhode Island, Florida, Mississippi, New Jersey, Kansas, South Carolina, New York, Indiana, Georgia, and California.  It recently announced its expansion into Canada and plans additional overseas expansion.  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 April Smiles: “It’s ALL SMILES with APRIL SMILES!!!!”

April “Smiles” Smith is a well-known Fitness Professional who licenses Instructors around the globe and presents at fitness conferences across the country.  April earned her nickname from her contagious SMILE!

April began her health and fitness journey back in 2007, when she left her full-time career as an Administrator in Higher Education. She decided it was time to explore a new life venture! April became a member of a local YMCA in her hometown and eventually began teaching dance classes regularly, sharing her skills acquired from her extensive dance background. As her classes popularized, she moved to the Group Exercise Department teaching Hip Hop Aerobics, later known as Cardio Dance.

Life in the wellness world intrigued April, so she decided to learn more about health and fitness, and how to combine such knowledge with her passion for dance.  A family member introduced April to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she enrolled to become a certified Holistic Health Coach!  She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, learning more than one hundred dietary theories and studying a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods.  This has been an exciting adventure so far for April and she is very passionate about physical, emotional, and nutritional health.  This new life path has been an inspiring journey—April desires to inspire, to give back to the community, and to share the message with the world that a life inspired is a life worth living!

Personal Note from April Smiles About Brickhouse Cardio Club: “I have worked with various Franchisees of Brickhouse Cardio Club, and I have to say I am so impressed with the franchise.  The opportunities to inspire the community, to run a business with 100% support, and to offer positive health and fitness services are amazing!  Every time I visit a Brickhouse Cardio Club, my heart is filled with joy and I smile because the atmosphere is contagious!  I am happy to be a part of this family and look forward to the growth of this company!  Thank you Vic, Abby, and BCC Franchise family for your patience, for your support, and for making me feel so welcome and at home.  Smiles.”