The story of how one woman hopes to empower an entire city through fitness
Many gyms feel monotone and vast; a large room cluttered with a bunch of equipment. There is the awkward smell of hundreds of other people who have come before you; no sense of real direction; everyone keeping quietly to themselves behind their headphones while treadmills, weights and other machines hum, buzz and clink indistinctively.
Then, there is Fuerte Fitness.
Adriana Medina Cagan, president and owner, started the business located just outside Seattle’s University District in 2007. With a degree in business administration, owning a gym wasn’t something she once saw in her future, but Cagan said fitness is what changed her entire life.
“I used to be heavier, I had lost weight and it really changed and empowered me,” said Cagan. “It helped create other opportunities in career and in life. I started thinking if I can develop that area of my physical life, what I can do with my... Read More