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
D Town CrossFit
With experience at CrossFit gyms in Aspen, San Francisco, and Germany—where he ran his own gym for the past three years—Stephen Glover has built his career around his love of training and coaching. Now, as the new owner of D Town CrossFit, Glover applies these skills to help Denver athletes get in shape for their favorite outdoor sports, whether they be mountain biking, kayaking, trail running, or hiking 14ers. Certified in specialties from gymnastics to mobility and powerlifting, Glover's well prepared to give his clients a varied and challenging coaching experience, no matter how often they come into train.
Of course, at D Town CrossFit it’s not just about how much you can lift. It’s about how far you can push yourself, no matter what level of fitness you're at. Community is a big part of that equation; when they aren't doling out instructions for gymnastics and Olympic lifts, Glover's coaches cheer their students on and reward great lifts with kale-flavored lollipops. Their efforts build a community of healthy, like-minded people inside the D Town space.