Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Empowered Aerial Fitness!
Four questions with Aileen Creagh, owner of Empowered Aerial Fitness.
Why did you start your business?
I wanted to create a happy space for a happy community... a beautiful space, where people can come to learn, laugh, and get fit, in any order. I wanted to share the love of dance, the joy of success, and the power of self-confidence. So far, it has far exceeded my expectations in all areas. I could not have dreamed of a better community! The joy I get from seeing them come together in sweat, bruises, and blisters to conquer their insecurities and goals is magical!
What is your best-selling product/service?
Our group classes by far. We offer several services like group classes, private and semi-private lessons, studio rentals, and parties. But our students definitely love our group classes the most, whether pole, hammock, hoop, or floor-based.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
We got our signs from Fast Signs and will be using them again. The studio was built by a contractor from Stamford, and the mirrors were done by Glass Express Solutions of Stamford ... to name a few.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
My studio was "born" during the pandemic. opening on August 31, 2020! Everything was re-imagined while we were building it; from things like Swiffer sweepers for all and no equipment sharing to extra sets of hammocks and time between classes. But the staff, space, and community are even more amazing than I imagined they would be.
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