Total loan: $9,000


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Oakland, CA, United States / Services

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A loan helped expand my current personal training business to model health eating by offering healthy juices, smoothies, and other healthy items.

Gary's story

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” -Hippocrates Several years ago, I began a journey to change my life. Back then, I was 260lbs, unhappy and uncomfortable in my own skin. Over several months I changed my entire life. By increasing my level of exercise, the way I thought, and the way I ate. As a result of taking control of my health, I gained: clarity, freedom, agility, energy, and confidence. I wondered if there were other people, like me, who wanted to make a change. I am now an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer. I have been in my client’s shoes, I am able to empathize with their frustrations and offer encouragement from a place of support, free of judgment. Plant Based Fitness grew out of a necessity. That necessity being a place where people will meet their fitness goals. I don’t just focus on what can be seen; the outward appearance, weight lifted and weight loss. I focus on the underlying factors of health: the client’s thinking, nutrition, and body confidence. Because I would like to support my clients more, I will offer Plant Based Juicery, a smoothie and juicer bar inside on site with Plant Based Fitness.