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Palazzo felt the industry wasn’t doing a great job of serving the needs of the clients. In September 2015 Palazzo opened Upper Deck Fitness.
Suzanne Palazzo, Owner of Upper Deck Fitness
Meet Suzanne Palazzo
 

Owner, Upper Deck Fitness

The Backstory

Suzanne Palazzo had been in the fitness industry for a while when she decided she wanted to start her own business. After serving as the Health and Fitness Director for the Darien Y, as well as the Training and Program Director for Chelsea Piers Connecticut, Palazzo felt the industry wasn’t doing a great job of serving the needs of the clients. In September 2015 Palazzo opened Upper Deck Fitness at 72 Camp Avenue in Stamford.

 

How Women's Business Development Council Helped

Shortly after opening, Palazzo had the opportunity to open a second location. As a very new business she turned to the WBDC for help. "We were a year and a half old and we had the opportunity of opening another location. This was something that had not been planned so we didn’t necessarily have the proper funding to do it, but it was also an opportunity we needed to jump on, so I reached out to the WBDC to go over options for me in terms of financing and to take a look at our business plan to make sure that we were capable of supporting the expansion.” Not only did she get the help she needed to launch the new location, Palazzo also found a network of support and some great new women in her life to help her as she continues to grow her business.

 

Find Out More About Upper Deck Fitness

For more information visit www.upperdeckfitness.com.