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
Niya Wardlaw’s personal struggles with emotional eating, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy fostered a newfound purpose in life. She traded in her masters of science degree for a certification in personal training with the aim to help other women suffering from the same problems.
At Bodylicious Fitness, Niya runs customized personal-training sessions, small group sessions, and workout geared toward pre-and postnatal women and ladies over 55 years old. She also teaches women how to eat healthfully while still enjoying their favorite treats. Daycare services are offered by appointment for clients who wish to have their children watched during training sessions.