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
HeartBeat Houston Dance and Fitness
A healthy mix of competition and sheer fun makes up the youth classes at HeartBeat Houston Dance and Fitness, where instructors guide students through jazz, ballet, hip-hop, and African dance moves. The studio also hosts adult fitness classes that offer a confidence-boosting environment for choreographed chair routines, Zumba moves, and burlesque dances that employ button-down shirts, canes, hats, and Nixon masks.
“It's a fun, relaxed place”
“In flirty fit class, we learned a sexy & easy routine. There was only one part, this part where you used your stomach muscles to hold your legs out, that I couldn't...”
“In flirty fit class, we learned a sexy & easy routine. There was only one part, this part where you used your stomach muscles to hold your legs out, that I couldn't do. Music was upbeat, so it made you forget you were working out, but I'm sore today!”