Depena seizes opportunity to open his own fitness club

STAYING STRONG: Joe Depena, owner and fitness manager at VP Fitness on Dorrance Street in Providence, works with his client, Alice Negrao of Providence.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
STAYING STRONG: Joe Depena, owner and fitness manager at VP Fitness on Dorrance Street in Providence, works with his client, Alice Negrao of Providence.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Joe Depena has a passion for iron – not the type found in vitamin pills or used to build office towers, but the kind he lifts to build muscle. The 43-year-old has taken his penchant for exercise and turned it into a business, developing a niche among downtown Providence’s fitness clubs. He owns and runs…

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