Sweat and Shop Local This Season

It is the time of year to give thanks for family, friends, opportunities… I am also thankful to a list of local businesses that help keep me going all year long.


One of the perks of being involved in the small business community, is getting to know about things happening in businesses before others. An awesome thing happening this weekend in the 757 and all around the country is Small Business Saturday. It is a day dedicated to promoting your favorite small businesses you frequent all year round, just in time for the holidays. I spent some time earlier this week chatting and visiting with some of my favorite small business owners. During my time, I learned of some good holiday deals and great gifts perfect for anyone on your list!

I heard that the deals are gonna be so good, they couldn’t even share them with me! Visit their locations in Norfolk or VB.

If you choose to go for the #OptOutside philosophy this weekend, there are plenty of vendors that can help you by ordering online.

Drops of Bliss
My friend Rachel Kemp is knowledgable in the oil business. Check out her Facebook page for tips and tricks to better use your oils and consider ordering some new ones. I have been using them for a couple of years.  They are handy for sore muscles after a run to stress relief during my meditation practice. I use my diffuser every night with lavender as I drift off to dreamland. A must!






Crafted by my friend Sheena Jeffers who is a lover of all things health, wellness, and uplifting women, be sure to check out this networking group for you as a girl on the grind. Better yet, invite another woman you know who needs to be inspired and you both come! I am carving out time each month to attend these workshops. I have yet to be disappointed.
Women supporting women! A group of go-getter females who desire to be successful in their professional and personal lives. “We strive for healthy balance and nourishment from our fellow female warriors. Invite your lady friends doing big things! We meet monthly to connect, plan, dream, assess our present and visualize our futures.”


More awesome products from members of my own impressive tribe.

Sirens Salon

I would not trust anyone else to touch my hair. Holly, my friend and owner of Sirens Salon is my go to girl no matter what shade of blonde I am going for. Check out the Facebook page and book an appointment for your fresh style just in time for the holidays. Be sure to check out the selection of local gifts, handmade jewelry, and candles in the lobby while you wait.

Stella & Dot

Everyone needs the perfect pair of sunnies! These aviators from Stella & Dot are on my list!
Everyone needs the perfect pair of sunnies! These aviators from Stella & Dot are on my list!


Keeping my house, car, and laundry fresh even after the sweatiest of workouts!

Scentsy is a safe, flameless, wickless alternative to scented candles AND so much more!! My favorite sent is Breathe with a soothing eucalyptus, zesty lemon, and a medley of mints comfort and rejuvenate. It is a clean and fresh scent for winter mornings. I keep these in my master bathroom warmer.
Try also the the Washer Whiffs in your laundry to keep even the most funky fitness clothes fresh for the next use. Car fresheners are the perfect stocking stuffer for guys and gals.

Traveling Vineyard

Yea, yea…I am on to you gals!

After you sweat, you deserve to sip! No need to spend time in the wine section of TJ or Target. Order it straight to your door for your own stock or to gift.

Wine seems to be on everyone’s list this season whether you are giving or receiving it. Try adding a pair of these silicone coated glasses with it for the ultimate unwined experience. Cheers to you!

Fancy Fonts

I trust all my hand lettered gift and business needs to this boss babe. She’s got you covered! Get your holiday orders in, deadline is fast approaching!

If you are a local business and have a deal worth sharing email Jess at thefitpetite@gmail.com

Other Favorites To Watch

Real Flexi VB

J&A Racing

Studio Bamboo

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