Total loan: $1,000


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Detroit, MI, United States / Health

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Dawana's story

I am a personal trainer in Detroit, MI. After high school, I enlisted in the Army for five years. I feel in love with exercising and eating healthy in the Army. After I had my daughter in 2013, I realized how difficult it can be to work out after having a pregnancy and a C-section. At that point, I decided to start helping other women work out and eat healthily. After I got out of the Army in 2016, I started to train women part-time. I gave classes at a local Anytime Fitness in Georgia. I moved back to my hometown in 2018, Detroit, MI, and I started working at one of the local gyms "Jab Gym." The overwhelming support that I received from the women in my community was unexpected. I am so grateful for my hometown's support. I changed so many lives and I look forward to changing many more in the fitness studio. Moving forward to 2021, the world is opening back up. I want to open up a fitness studio in the inner city of Detroit. I want to help and inspire other women, who are just like me, to feel more confident and comfortable in their skin. I am going to teach women how to eat properly and exercise. My goal is to bring health and wellness to the city by providing fitness classes, group training, and one-one classes. With your support, I will be able to bring my vision to life.