CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Brickhouse Cardio Club, a Charleston-based fitness studio franchise, is the only West Virginia company listed among Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 listing of the top franchises operating in the United States.
Brickhouse Cardio Club made its debut on the list at No. 361. In contrast, Minnesota boasts 18 of the top 500 franchises in the country.
"We are very proud to debut on this prestigious listing and we look forward to climbing the list in the coming years," said Vic Sprouse, the company's founder and CEO. "We were shocked to be the only West Virginia company on the list, but hopefully we can inspire other West Virginia companies to look at the option of franchising and to grow their idea into a national brand."
Brickhouse Cardio Club began three years ago with a single studio in Cross Lanes and has now grown to over 60 fitness franchises nationwide.The company has opened studios in 20 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.