Observed annually on September 22nd, American Business Women’s Day is set aside to honor and reflect on the contributions of the millions of women in the workforce and the millions of women business owners in the U.S.
According to the Alabama Small Business Development Center, Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing segments of the small business community. Today, about 30 percent of Alabama small businesses are owned by women, compared to about 5 percent in 1970. In fact, Alabama outpaces the rest of the country in adding women-owned businesses. The number of women-owned firms in the state has grown about 67 percent between 1997 and 2013. That’s the 12th highest rate of growth in the nation and better than the national average of 59 percent.
MOXIE Lifestyle Fitness Studio in Orange Beach, Alabama is a women-owned business thriving in our state celebrating two years in business this month. Bringing the latest fitness trends to the Gulf Coast is the inspiration behind the MOXIE movement. With every shape, size, gender and fitness level in mind, MOXIE is a boutique lifestyle fitness studio where mindfulness is at the core.
MOXIE founders, Amanda Bussey and Stephanie Christie, set out with the mission to create a judgment free environment to encourage, motivate and inspire people to be their best, reach their goals and most importantly, have fun doing it!
“Amanda and I are grateful to have the opportunity to serve our community in doing what we enjoy. As we help people feel better with physical exercise and motivational coaching , they are more likely to be better co-workers, parents and spouses. We enjoy having a positive impact on people’s lives,” said Christie.
MOXIE is a cardio fitness experience creating health and wellness by strengthening the mind and body in unison. Classes combine inspirational coaching, motivating music and challenging total bodywork and are guaranteed to be anything but dull. #AmericanBusinessWomensDay