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
Off The Saddle
As the tempo of the rock-fueled soundtrack starts to pick up, dozens of legs begin churning faster to match the new pace. All the while, dramatic lighting effects help maintain soaring adrenaline levels. This is a typical workout at Off The Saddle, which uses indoor cycling to provide a sweat-inducing, full-body workout. When creating the studio, founder Ryan Cullinan chose to teach the drop-saddle method of stationary cycling that she herself had come to love after just one class as a student. This technique asks riders to avoid resting on the bikes' seats for the vast majority of each workout, providing an extra challenge. However, every class at Off The Saddle is open to visitors of all skill and fitness levels. Throughout the course of each energetic, engaging workout, students can modify the intensity of their experience by adjusting the cycle's tension or activating the bike's rocket boosters while they take a quick break.