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 by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
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
B-MegaFit / Lagree Fitness
At B-MegaFit / Lagree Fitness, upbeat instructors help students burn calories and tone muscles in 45-minute circuit routines based on the principles of fitness guru Sebastien Lagree. The company is one of the few fitness studios to employ the newest iteration of Lagree's signature equipment, the Megaformer M3, which puts a high-intensity spin on the traditional Pilates reformer. Outfitted with a sliding platform, adjustable handlebars, and cables, the machine allows for serious exertion while minimizing the risk of injury, making it perfect for those who are tired of standard exercise routines or who suffer from joint pain caused by high-impact workout regimens. Clients use the Megaformer M3 during classes that focus on slow, controlled motion to tone muscles, boost flexibility, and generally maintain a youthful appearance.