My friend Enza Groppo is an amazing woman. She is a personal trainer and has helped so many gain true fitness and a sense of well being through her fitness center, VIP Fitness, now conveniently located downtown at 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester. VIP by the way stands for Vitality, Image, Power.
Fitness club owner comes to developer’s aid
By Taylor Ann Bradford
Vincenza Groppo was never planning to eat dinner at The Franklin on Thursday night.
But after saying hello to a few friends after work, she decided to extend her stay at the Main Street restaurant to have a bite.
That decision would prove propitious for local developer Mac Bell.
While enjoying her meal, Groppo looked over to see a man — later identified as Bell — hunched over in his seat.
“I heard someone say he doesn’t have a pulse and that is when I went immediately over,” Groppo, the owner of VIP Fitness on Pleasant Street, said on Friday.
“He didn’t have a pulse and was turning blue,” she recalled.
After transitioning Bell to the floor and elevating his legs, Groppo began giving CPR.
“In my head I was saying that I am not going to let this man die,” she said.