Sweat Equity

Sweat Equity
As an avid fitness enthusiast, it made perfect sense for Evan Settle to open his own personal training studio Sweat (1215 E Cary St.). W­hen it came to deciding where to locate his business, it didn’t take long for him to choose a renovated warehouse on Cary Street that was initially built in 1866.
7/26/2009 3:50:56 PM
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Settle: “Running my own business is one of the best decisions I have ever made, it has been a true learning experience.”

A Downtown Location: W­hen it came to deciding where to locate his business, it didn’t take long for Settle to choose a renovated warehouse on Cary Street that was initially built in 1866.

GRID: Why did you choose  this location for Sweat?

I fell in love the exposed beams, exposed brick, and just being in an historical building. I do think my studio is on the nicest block in Richmond.

GRID: Starting up a gym seems pretty daunting. 

Running my own business is one of the best decisions I have ever made, it has been a true learning experience. I am living my dream. It also helps that what I am doing is my true passion.

GRID: How important is the space and location of your business?

My goal here is to meet everyone’s individual needs and I believe being in such a centralized location helps me serve a greater cross-section of the Richmond area.

GRID: What are your future plans for the studio?

My future plans include expansion, possibly to a new larger location, so I can serve more of Richmond. If there is one thing I have learned it’s there is a much larger need in Richmond for a high-end fitness facility, which is my next project.

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