- La Niecia Vicknair, an ambitious young woman in Los Angeles has started a gym with an inheritance from her late father
- According to the lady, she decided to start up a gym because her father passed away due to morbid obesity and she did not want that to happen to any other person
- Vicknair actually majored in Interior Design in the university but states that she never felt to have been fulfilling her purpose until she switched careers
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An African-American woman, La Niecia Vicknair, has started a gym in an interesting twist with the inheritance received from her father who passed away from obesity.
In a report sighted by Briefly.co.za on Blackenterprise.com, Vicknair founded the now popular Los Angeles boutique gym Thrive Health Lab, at View Park-Windsor Hills.
Vicknair and her team of 15 trainers are now streaming virtual workout classes through Instagram and currently, she is relying mostly on donations and a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program to carry the business through.
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Speaking about how the idea to start a gym got born and how she funded the initial stages, Vicknair recalls how she lost her dad to morbid obesity and used the hurt as a source of motivation to start up with the inheritance he left behind.
In her own words, " I ended up losing my father to morbid obesity. He had a heart attack. So I took my inheritance, and I opened up a gym. I just don’t want anybody else to have to lose their parents or family members."
According to the ambitious young woman, she actually went to Howard University and majored in Interior Design but never actually felt like she was a fulfilling purpose until she veered off to become a personal trainer and now, a businesswoman.
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