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
Long Island Fitness & Wellness
From the person putting on gym shorts for the very first time to the gym rats who eat, sleep, and breathe dumbbells, exercisers of all backgrounds build muscle and stamina during one-on-one personal training and group fitness settings at Long Island Fitness & Wellness. The fleet of experienced instructors tailors their personal training sessions to suit the needs and goals of guests, keeping cardio and strength training challenging but always interesting. Their group fitness classes do the same. For instance, Hardbody Boot Camp uses nonstop interval training with minimal equipment, while Bangin’ Booty 101 classes—named for the first course offered at Harvard University in 1636—target specific muscle groups with free weights and body resistance. The instructors lead their sessions within a cavernous gym that sports a full-wall abstract mural.