Danell Wilkerson sees a need for fitness and wellness education in Detroit. The Livonia resident wants to move to the greater downtown area by next year to open his new business, Modern Health and Fitness.
"Detroit is a city with a high percentage of people with chronic, preventable diseases," Wilkerson says. "My company wants to educate people to live active, healthy lifestyles."
The 26-year-old recently completed the BUILD program at the D:hive
facility in downtown Detroit. He hopes to leverage those basic entrepreneurship lessons to launch his business with his team of three people.
The business will have a physical location for a fitness center that offers room for exercise and personal training. It is also planning on offering outreach services and education.
"We will offer a lot of different services that extend beyond the physical location," Wilkerson says.
Source: Danell Wilkerson, founder & CEO of Modern Health and Fitness
Writer: Jon Zemke
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