Biz Ink: October 2018

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Posted on 10.02.18

Fitness Theory

The recently opened Orangetheory Fitness Frederick, 7820 Wormans Mill Road, is devoted to helping its clients “increase energy, get visible results and burn more calories even after leaving the studio.” The fitness center, that has the motto “designed so you can succeed,” offers 60-minute workout sessions that are split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training with heart rate monitors to track the intensity of the workout and maximize metabolic burn, according to their website. Coach support is offered.

China Shop Returns

For years the Worcestershire Shop was a fixture on North Market Street until it closed about 20 years ago. Owner Jake Fenton has brought it back, carrying some of the same lines of china that his grandmother sold when she had the store, as well as a changing selection of antiques, depending on what Fenton acquires at auctions. The shop, located in the same building but in a slightly smaller space around the corner, is at 4 E. 7th St.

“You will find some unique pieces,” Fenton promises, as well as china designs that have stood the test of changing tastes. A corner is devoted to child-sized tea sets and throughout the store are linens, lampshades, artwork, furniture and almost anything you can imagine for setting off your home décor.

Putting Business in Order

Web design and development company Inroads, LLC, 205B Broadway St., recently unveiled a new platform intended to revolutionize how small to mid-size businesses manage and compete in the e-commerce world.

AxiumPro is a comprehensive end-to-end business platform that automates most of the labor-intensive tasks associated with operating an e-commerce website, including content management, accounting, customer relationship management, workflow, email marketing and more. “It’s a powerful system and at an affordable price,” Inroads’ chief operating office Scott Mcguirl says.

Dog Training to the Rescue

It took becoming the owner of a 90-pound rambunctious dog named Riggins to make Julie Barber realize the need for a dog trainer. After doing research and attending seminars and other classes, Barber began offering her services part time to friends and family. It wasn’t long before she decided to go all in, leaving the health care job she had for 15 years to open Julie’s K9 Academy in Frederick. “Everybody’s been thrilled,” Barber says of her clients as well as herself, not to mention the dogs.

Barber offers a puppy course as well as a class for older dogs who need to be coaxed from bad habits. Owners will drop off their pets usually for a two-week stay and can observe via a video feed either in real time or view later. Before the dog returns home, the owner is also schooled on what was taught so the training is understood and remains consistent.   

Frederick Magazine