Lynne Brick

Co-Founder, John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation

Lynne Brick is the co-founder, with her husband, Victor, of Planet Fitness Growth Partners, the largest privately held Planet Fitness Franchisee in the Planet Fitness system. She is also the co-founder, with Victor, of Brick Bodies, a chain of health clubs in the Greater Baltimore area. She has produced and starred in a dozen exercise videos and written several group exercise/aerobics instructor training manuals. She is the 2004 Ernst and Young Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year, 1992 European International Presenter of the Year, and 1990 IDEA (The Association for Fitness Professionals) international Instructor of the Year. In 2008, Lynne was the first woman inducted into the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame. She is also in the Maryland Top 100 Women Circle of Excellence. A former shock trauma nurse at the University of Maryland RA Cowley Shock Trauma Center, the first shock trauma center in the world, she is a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences Advisory Board, and was the recepient, with Victor, of the 2020 Global Wellness Summit Debra Simon Award for leadership in furthering Mental Wellness.