From the outside looking in, DP Fitness in Williamsburg is just like any other local business.
It’s a different story from the inside.
You see, Owner Eureka Powers opened up the business to honor her son, Domonic Powers, a loving family guy who died suddenly and tragically in May.
The father of two died in a hospital after a sudden heart attack in his home.
He was 31 years old.
Domonic is survived by his two children Krysany, Karson, brother Deron Powers and his fianceé Heather Kerr
Struggling with the loss of her son, Eureka in June talked to her friends about wanting something to honor Domonic.
“I said I need to find something that I can do to carry Domonic’s name on it, you know, so he won’t be forgotten,” she said she told his friend in June.
They talked about Domonic’s love for fitness and Powers decided to move forward with a fitness clothing line.
She obtained an LLC for DP Fitness on June 18. After all her hard work for the past four months, the retail store and online shop will open at noon on Oct. 17.
The line consists of athletic clothes for men and for women such as compression pants, shorts, shirts, hats and masks. The price of each athletic clothing piece ranges from $19.99 to $60.
“This is what’s keeping me going, you know, and it’s something for his kids. I’m hoping and praying that it goes well, and it is something that I can leave his kids one day,” she said.
It has been a struggle for Powers each day since she got the call from Domomic’s fianceé on May 8 saying he had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack.
“I’m just like, I’m a walking dead person right now. I’m just here if that makes sense,” she said about her daily struggles since losing Domonic.
She said he told her he loved her everyday, never was in trouble, was always polite and loved by many people.
After Domonic’s death, Powers was mad for awhile at a higher power for taking such a good person away from this world at such a young age, but she has been able to take her energy and put it into DP Fitness.
“I’m putting a lot of love in this clothing line. I’m not just getting clothing and putting it in here,” she said.
She just got the business legally established and is already opening up a store location less than six months after.
“I’m amazed at how far I’ve gotten with my emotions and it being hard to get up everyday. It can be nothing but God and Dominic who has gotten me this far,” Powers said.
DP Fitness, 6610 Mooretown Road Suite B, is slated to open Oct. 17. You can follow updates about the business here.
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