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C. Victor Brick

CEO | PF Growth Partners, LLC

Co-Founder | John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation

Miami Beach, FL, USA

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Victor Brick’s Biography

Victor Brick is the CEO of PF Growth Partners, LLC (PFGP), the largest privately-owned franchise division of Planet Fitness. As a motivational speaker and philanthropist, Victor is focused on promoting the connection between wellness and healthy living and physical and mental health.

PF Growth Partners has been recognized by Planet Fitness for its continued growth of 85 health clubs across the US and Australia, with locations in Maryland, DC, Tennessee, Florida and Washington. In 2014 & 2015, PFGP was named Planet Fitness Developer of the Year. Also, in 2016, it received the Judgement Free Generation award for its exceptional work with the Boys & Girls Club of Tennessee. Prior to PFGP, Victor and his wife Lynne co-founded Brick Bodies, a chain of health clubs in the Baltimore area. Victor continues to serve the company as Chairman.

Victor is a strong advocate for mental health and wellness and co-founded the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation in memory of his brother who battled mental health issues in his life. The foundation's goal is to educate people and change how the world...
Victor Brick is the CEO of PF Growth Partners, LLC (PFGP), the largest privately-owned franchise division of Planet Fitness. As a motivational speaker and philanthropist, Victor is focused on promoting the connection between wellness and healthy living and physical and mental health.

PF Growth Partners has been recognized by Planet Fitness for its continued growth of 85 health clubs across the US and Australia, with locations in Maryland, DC, Tennessee, Florida and Washington. In 2014 & 2015, PFGP was named Planet Fitness Developer of the Year. Also, in 2016, it received the Judgement Free Generation award for its exceptional work with the Boys & Girls Club of Tennessee. Prior to PFGP, Victor and his wife Lynne co-founded Brick Bodies, a chain of health clubs in the Baltimore area. Victor continues to serve the company as Chairman.

Victor is a strong advocate for mental health and wellness and co-founded the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation in memory of his brother who battled mental health issues in his life. The foundation's goal is to educate people and change how the world views mental health. It works toward this goal by funding and advancing research and programs that promote exercise, nutrition and mind-body practices as a way to treat mental illness and improve mental wellness. For his tireless work, Victor, along with Lynne, was awarded the 2020 Global Wellness Summit Debra Simon Award. They have also been recognized as two of Maryland's 50 most influential people.

He is a leading voice in the industry and has presented workshops, lectures and keynotes in over 25 countries, including at the renowned Global Wellness Summit, an international organization that convenes industry leaders to develop solutions for challenging issues in the health and wellness industry. Victor also serves on the advisory board of Global Wellness Summit and the advisory council for the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
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Victor Brick’s Newsfeed

Global Wellness Institute
The Global Wellness Summit Creates Scholarship to Promote Equity and Inclusion in the Wellness Indus

Victor Brick and his wife Lynne, along with four other families, were the first to fund the "Susie Ellis Scholarship for Equity in Wellness”. The scholarship will create more inclusivity at the annual Global Wellness Summit by providing financial assistance to a member of an underserved population to join the conference each year.

Club Industry
PF Growth Partners Expands Its Planet Fitness Business To California

The Timonium, Maryland-based group will open its first California Planet Fitness club in San Bruno, California, which is in the San Francisco area. The company plans another eight clubs in this market. “We’re excited to take our footprint to yet another U.S. state so more people can benefit from a high-quality fitness experience at an exceptional value in a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment,” Victor Brick said.

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Victor Brick’s Background

PF Growth Partners, LLC
Owner & CEO
2007 - Present
Baltimore, MD, USA
PF Growth Partners LLC owns and operates a franchise division of Planet Fitness health clubs in the United States and Australia with the overall mission to provide availability to a safe and welcoming fitness environment. It has been recognized for its exceptional work with the 2016 Judgement Free Generation award and has been named Planet Fitness Developer of the Year several times.
John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation
Co-founder & Chairman
2015 - Present
Lutherville-Timonium, MD, USA
The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation seeks to promote healthy lifestyle choices as a way to help those suffering from mental health issues with the mission to mitigate dependency on medication, institutionalization, and psychoanalysis.
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Victor Brick’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

Global Wellness Summit
Board of Advisors
2020 - Present
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), founded in 2007, brings invited delegates from around the world with the overall mission to lead initiatives in the wellness industry. GWS strives to promote conversation and collaboration between wellness leaders to offer resources and to encourage research to shape the future of the industry.
Brick Bodies
Chairman of the Board
Baltimore, MD, USA
Brick Bodies is a leading chain of fitness clubs in the Baltimore, Maryland area. Its clubs promote wellness as well as inclusion and a judgement-free zone for anyone who wants to be healthier.
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Current Advisory Roles

Johns Hopkins Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department
Advisory Council
Baltimore, MD, USA
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department Advisory Council works with the Program faculty and Internal Advisor Council to find and promote ways to better health as found through medical and scientific research. The External Advisory Council consists of experts in the wellness field.

Media

Club Industry: Health Clubs Can Play a Role in Mitigating The Mental Health Crisis
Featured
Jun 2021
Victor Brick offers compelling insight on the two things needed most for sound mental health: connectivity and coping skills, and explains how health clubs and fitness professionals play a vital role in helping people go from languishing to flourishing.
Your Superior Self with Cassi Vieten
Interview
Jun 2021
Does consciousness survive? Listen as our Executive Director, Dr. Cassandra Vieten, shares valuable wisdom on her groundbreaking research on spirituality and health, transformative experiences and practices, the development of mindfulness-based interventions for emotional well-being, and the development of media technologies to inspire awe.
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Memberships

The Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute
Member
Miami, FL, USA
The Mental Wellness Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute commits itself to understanding ways to better mental health and finding methods that will help people thrive physically and mentally. The Initiative promotes mental wellness through self-care and self-help remedies.

Awards & Endorsements

Global Wellness Summit
Debra Simon Award for Leader in Furthering Mental Wellness
2020
Victor and Lynne Brick were honored for their work with The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation. The Debra Simon Award for Leader in Furthering Mental Wellness award honors an individual or individuals who have achieved excellence in the field of mental health and wellness, and have been a leader, advocate or innovator in wellness programs and pathways that help people thrive mentally.
Planet Fitness
Judgement Free Generation Award
2016
The Judgement Free Generation is designed to prevent bullying among today's youth by building a culture of support and kindness. PF Growth Partners was given this award for their outstanding work with the local Boys and Girls Clubs in Tennessee.
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Speaking Engagements

Turning Heartache into Action with C. Victor Brick
Speaker
Nov 2020
Victor Brick speaks about the heart behind the John W. Brick Foundation. In this impassioned speech, Victor draws on his experiences with his brother John's mental health struggles. This led Victor to found the John W. Brick Foundation. which continues to serve those with mental illness and find solutions to help those suffering lead full lives.
Live Stream MANIA Fitness Convention: May 2021
Presenter
May 2021
In a panel for Live Stream MANIA, Victor and Lynne Brick discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. They also address how physical wellness, diet, exercise and mind-body practices benefit mental health.
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Press Releases

Global Wellness Summit Presents Leadership Award To Lynne And Victor Brick
Honoree
Jan 2021
Lutherville-Timonium, MD, USA
At the 2020 Global Wellness Summit, Susie Ellis (CEO & chair of GWS) presented The Debra Simon Award for Leader in Furthering Mental Wellness to Victor and Lynne for their admirable efforts as founders of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation.
Global Wellness Summit Adds C. Victor Brick, Fitness Industry Thought Leader and Mental Health Philanthropist, to Its Advisory Board
Sep 2020
Victor Brick's appointment to the advisory board at Global Wellness Summit is built upon his over 35 years of success in the fitness industry and his personal commitment to promoting the integration of wellness modalities into the treatment of mental health issues.

Victor Brick’s Education

Towson University
MA | Education
Towson University
BA | Education