Samuel Botts, WG’02, had long wanted a business that provided him an outlet to give back to the community, but he was frustrated that he thought he had found a good program and the community wasn’t responding the way he had hoped.
After getting his MBA from Wharton, Botts opened a gym and health club, Vigorworks, in Center City Philadelphia. He often consulted his parents in Maryland about his business and one day he and his mother started talking about the epidemic of adolescent obesity.
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