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
Synergy Fitness Studio
Chris Spears was a life-long athlete until he became a desk jockey at a corporation. Five years and 40 pounds later, he decided to get back into shape. His own journey back into a healthy lifestyle inspired him to become an ISSA-certified personal trainer and the brawn behind Synergy Fitness Studio.
His unique approach doesn't require drastic cutbacks on your diet. Flavorful favorites, such as beer and pizza, are still on the menu—in moderation, of course. He also works with clients of all ages and abilities by tailoring exercises and nutrition plans to their needs. Through interval cross-training classes, he and his fellow trainers craft a different workout each day. They also focus on functional movements that imitate everyday activities from carrying groceries to fighting off a pack of wild dogs.