Hi, my name is Eric Wright and I,m starting this campaign to ask you to help me help our community, namely our seniors and vets first, become active and then become fit. How do I plan on doing this you may ask. Well by opening up a personal training and massage therapy business called the fitness group. Just a little over 3 years ago I began my quest to open up this business and along the way I have invested over$50,000 in equipment and office furniture and supplies.Currently I am paying $300 a month in storage fees. I have done this by working 70 hr work weeks for months at a time. Now as I make my final push to open up I respectfully ask the community for your help in raising the start-up costs required to do this. Start-up costs include legal fees, first,last and security deposits for leasing a site,signage, marketing fees as well as other costs. I pledge my promise to my donors that I will offer top of the line customer/client services as well as a pricing structure that will allow for the general public whom wouldn't ordinarily be able to afford personal training or massage therapy to do just that. Further, If the goal is met all seniors and vets will receive discounted rates. In my final preparations I have also received my Personal Trainer Certification from NASM and my C.P.R and A.E.D Certifications from the REDCROSS. The aforementioned is a true testament of my due diligence and professionalism as one does not need these certifications by law to be a trainer or to run a business as a trainer. Thanks in advance to all who will donate.