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
Brickhouse Cardio Club Katy Texas
"Train like a beast, look like a beauty." This is one of the mottoes of Gina Clarke, the Air Force vet-turned-gym owner and founder of Brickhouse Cardio Club. Gina lives up to this motto by simultaneously challenging her clients and encouraging them to have fun. Neither of those things are difficult to do at Brickhouse, thanks to Gina and the expert instructors, who lead a wealth of unique classes.
Fitness coach Cynthia Asberry fuses Pilates and boxing in her high-energy Piloxing classes, and Melissa Lewis Fitzgerald helps clients tone with Sandblast sessions, which pairs them with sandbells and resistance bands in a bootcamp-like environment. Gina pumps up the volume to match heart rates during hip-hop workouts and Zumba instructors, where Giancarla di Laura and Lizbeth Aguero set fancy footwork to Latin rhythms. Conversely, Angela Hernandez relaxes and rejuvenates members with yin yoga, encouraging them to hold poses for minutes at a time.