Total loan: $5,000


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Pittsburgh, PA, United States / Services

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A loan helped add the equipment to start my pole fitness studio and make it as successful as possible.

Anoja's story

Hello, my name is Anoja Johnson and I am originally from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. In 2012, I moved closer to my family in Pittsburgh , PA where I began taking classes in the only pole fitness studio " Fitness Wit A Twist". It was then I found a new passion for an awesome hobby, that happened to also be a great way to exercise. In 2013, my grandmother become ill , so I moved to Philadelphia, PA where I cared for her until her passing in 2014. While in Philadelphia, I noticed the growth and awareness in the pole fitness industry, which I was happy to be apart of while I taught girls at multiple different studios in the city. Later that year, I returned back to Pittsburgh to be closer to my mother, and started once again to give private lessons and group lessons throughout the city. After a few months of bouncing between studios, I began to do research on what it would take to open up my own fitness studio. I started to save and put up funds in the hope of doing so. After years of saving and ultimately becoming a single mother, I knew that there was no better time than now to take a leap of faith and follow my dreams by starting the process of making them into a reality.