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Igor

Igor Zing

Alexandria, VA

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Personal Story

My name is Igor Cvetkovic, and I am a personal trainer with a passion for helping others reach their fitness goals.

I was born and raised in Serbia. I graduated from gymnasium high school and then College for Physical Education. I also received a Black Belt from the Shotokan World Karate Association.

I have always been involved in sports. I played soccer, basketball, karate and tennis. My constant involvement in different sports and trainings motivated me to work hard. It also validated my belief that every single person in this beautiful world deserves to be fit and healthy.

This was my motivation to launch Igor Zing, my fitness company. When I hold training sessions with my clients, every day is different and fun; every day there is something to learn and do better.

Business Description

Igor Zing offers personal training, group outdoor training and nutritional counseling. Our core approach focuses on strengthening the whole body to maximize fitness, ease of movement, and functionality.

We think that is the most important part of Personal Training is to “transfer knowledge from teacher to students.” For my customers who come from all over the metro DC area, my goal is to achieve long-term fitness results through varied workouts. Each class includes compound and dynamic multiple muscle group exercises, core training, functional training, cardio/ strength intervals and circuits, plyometric and martial art movements.

My current goal is to be able to expand my studio where I hold indoor workouts in the winter and during bad weather. It's a build-out that starts with submitting blueprints to the county, waiting for approval, and then beginning construction.

What is the purpose of this loan?

The loan will go towards paying an architect to complete the professional blueprints for my studio expansion. I will eventually be able to accommodate more customers for indoor group training.

Igor's loan is endorsed by Northern Virginia Family Service. The information below explains why his trustee thinks Igor is a great candidate for a Kiva Zip loan.
How long have you known this person?

1-6 months

Tell us about your relationship with this borrower.

I met Igor after buying a Amazon Local deal to take his group exercise classes. After seeing what a hardworking business owner he is and after getting to understand his vision for his training practice, I realized he would be a perfect fit for a Kiva Zip loan!

My Amazon deal has ended for his classes, but Igor and I remain in contact via email about ways to promote and improve his business.

Tell us about this borrower's personality and character, and why you are endorsing him or her for a Kiva Zip loan.

Igor is a fun trainer and knows just how to motivate his customers to work hard. He has a clear vision for his business. At this point, he knows he wants to expand his studio to accommodate his growing client base. After reviewing his credit and speaking with him about his plans, I see how responsibly he manages his money and how carefully he plans each step of his business expansion.

Tell us about this borrower's business, and why you believe a Kiva Zip loan will contribute to his or her success.

Igor's passion for personal training, health and fitness really shines in his practice. His eight years of experience and endless certifications and formal training allow his program to compete with other popular programs in the area.

The loan will allow Igor to speed up the expansion of his studio. First, he will invest in the blueprints with an architect for the expansion. Later, he will take out a second, larger Zip loan and combine it with his savings to complete the build-out for the expansion.

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PAYING BACK

A loan of $5,000 helps me to complete the blueprints for the expansion of my fitness studio!

Disbursed Jul 17, 2014
Repayment Term:
24 monthly payments
Grace Period:
N/A
Listed:
Jun 4, 2014
Disbursed:
Jul 17, 2014
Paying Back:
Jul 18, 2014

About Igor Zing

Industry:
Services
Years in Operation:
More than 5 years
Website:
igorzing.com
Follow:
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Badges:
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What are Borrower Badges?

Borrower Badges are a system designed to recognize and reward borrowers’ engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

There are two types of badges that are tiered like medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

  1. 'Repayment badges' are awarded for the on-time repayment of loans.
  2. 'Connectedness badges' are awarded for engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

This loan is endorsed by

Trustee Type:
Non-Profit
Location:
Falls Church, VA
Badges:
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On Zip Since:
Mar 4, 2013
(24 months)
Loans Endorsed:
13
Total Value:
$65,000
Fundraising/Raised:
0
Paying on Time:
6
Paying Back Late:
1
Repaid in Full:
3
Defaulted:
0
Repayment Rate:
99%
Why are you endorsing Igor?

Igor is a fun trainer and knows just how to motivate his customers to work hard. He has a clear vision for his business. At this point, he knows he wants to expand his studio to accommodate his growing client base. After reviewing his credit and speaking with him about his plans, I see how respon...

What are Trustee Badges?

Trustee Badges are a system designed to recognize and reward trustees’ engagement with the Kiva Zip website.

There are two types of badges that are tiered like medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

  1. 'Repayment badges' are awarded for the on-time repayment of loans.
  2. 'Connectedness badges' are awarded for engagement with the Kiva Zip website.