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
The Fitness Joint
Generally speaking, if you want to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. At The Fitness Joint, the staff helps expedite that process with a two-tiered attack. First, they create a personalized training program using calorie-burning exercises such as plyometrics and agility drills. Then, they augment the work with nutrition services such as the refrigerator makeover, where a member of the staff takes a health-minded inventory of the refrigerator before discouraging the use of unhealthy foods and unsalted caramels.