Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Ashley Lane Fitness
Ashley always stayed fit throughout her youth playing soccer and cheerleading, but didn't truly transform her physique until she began lifting weights in college. Surprised by her newfound strength and energy, she became fascinated by the science of exercise and pursued a certification as a personal trainer.
These days, she owns and operates Ashley Lane Fitness, where she designs customized workout regimens and personalized meal plans for clients. She'll even do the same thing for a whole office of employees with her Corporate Wellness Programs. As a certified Core Power Yoga instructor, she leads focused yoga courses, and also works yoga into many of her other services.