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
Structural Body Systems
Kerry and Greg Davis believe workouts should prepare people for the activities they perform every day, which is why they founded Structural Body Systems. The studio's main tool is the kettlebell: a cast-iron weight with a handle, which can be used to mimic natural movements. Structural Body Systems offers classes that introduce newcomers to fundamental techniques with an emphasis on safe, proper form, although the schedule also includes more fast-paced options. For clients who need to relax after a long workout, Kerry is also a licensed massage therapist and offers tension-alleviating bodywork sessions.