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
Peak Zone Fitness
Peak Zone Fitness's instructors use science to burn calories. They give each student a heart-rate monitor, which handily helps them figure out when they've reached a level of cardiovascular exercise that burns the most calories. The rest of the workout centers around building slowly through the four preceeding heart-rate zones. Once students reach their peak zone, they sustain for a while before cooling down. This level of engagement keeps the calories burning post workout, as the body consumes more energy to aid with recovery.