Markisha Beckford studies the human body the way an engineer might study a particularly complex machine, so it makes sense that she works at a place called The Fitness Workshop. Having trained with top fitness experts such as Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Deepak Chopra, Beckford is fully equipped to help clients adopt healthier dietary and exercise routines. Her holistic approach to health examines how these two areas—nutrition and fitness—are connected, and how an improvement to one might benefit the other. When she's not leading classes in spinning and Pilates, Beckford offers nutritional advice and posts healthy recipes on her website.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I am not a celebrity but a real everyday person who has gone through life's transitions. I am a overcomer and practice what I teach. People relate to me and reach out for my support.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My love for life and finding happiness after tragedy's inspired me to help others experience a live of happiness without the pain and struggle. I believe with support and resources people can achieve whatever they want.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing others discover their purpose and succeeding. I love pushing people to their limits and working outside of the box. I love seeing people remove weights and barriers, obstacles from their lives to experience freedom.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Thank you, I didn't know that, I appreciate all you've done for me, I like talking to someone who knows what I am going through.
From the passenger seats of two 2012 Toyota Corollas, Access2Drive Driving School's English- and Spanish-speaking instructors dispense valuable advice about every aspect of four-wheeled transportation. During hands-on lessons, students of all ages take the wheel to practice parallel parking and find a parking space that's not in the middle of a monster-truck arena. Students satisfy the state's pre-licensing mandate with five-hour courses that span topics such as driving within the transportation system and developing appropriate habits and skills. Those who enroll in the school's defensive-driving course get 10% off on any insurance purchased in New York for a period of three years.
At HD Tech Inc., a team of low-voltage experts travel to homes and businesses in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey to install electronic systems. These professionals have experience installing home theaters, intercoms, closed-circuit TV surveillance, and solar panels.