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
There's a reason Renita Gholston might look familiar to her students. The personal trainer and bodybuilder has danced in a music video with LL Cool J, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and been featured in Muscle Fitness and Today's Black Woman. But as much as she values her experience in the entertainment industry, her true passion is running her own fitness center. Here, she helps clients reach their fitness goals, whether they want to lose weight or start eating healthy foods rather than fried foods wrapped in pictures of healthy foods.
Pupils can enroll in a variety of classes, including a boot camp that employs high-intensity interval training to boost metabolism and tone muscles. Renita also offers personal training sessions where she designs a regimen for each client comprising cardio, strength-training, and nutrition.
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11114 S. Kedzie
Chicago, Illinois 60655