Morelle McCane built her business muscle at Tri-C
May 08, 2017
Morelle McCane found her entrepreneurial spirit at Cuyahoga Community College.
The 21-year-old Cleveland resident opened a mobile fitness company called MoFitt The Movement on the strength of her experience at Tri-C. She said the College gave her the knowledge and confidence to step into the world of business.
On May 18, she’ll take another big step by crossing the stage at Tri-C’s Spring Commencement. McCane will graduate with an Associate of Applied Business degree with a concentration in international business.
“Tri-C opened my eyes to what is possible,” McCane said. “I never thought I’d open my own business until I came here.”
The idea for MoFitt grew out of McCane’s time working at a preschool. She said she discovered that children learn better when they can “get up and move.” Much of her work with MoFitt involves children, though she works with people of all ages.
The company specializes in developing fun and creative routines to encourage exercise. McCane said MoFitt’s mission is to help clients build a healthy body and healthy mind while developing an active lifestyle.
McCane brings a knockout resume to the business, too: The accomplished boxer won a Cleveland Area Golden Gloves championship in 2015.
Tri-C’s Andrew Bajda, an assistant professor of business administration who mentored McCane, said she took her passion for fitness and educating others and turned it into a business. He said her energy and enthusiasm made quite an impression.
“It strikes me that while many people talk, Mo takes action,” Bajda said. “After coming up with the idea for MoFitt, it wasn’t long before she was drumming up business.”
And her plan after graduation is to drum up even more.
Throughout the month, we will be highlighting members of this spring's Tri-C graduating class. Click here to read more of their stories.