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Business Spotlight: VidaFit

Shaping Healthy Lifestyles Through an Integrative Approach by Susan Post “Eighty percent of getting and staying in shape is achieved through diet, not exercise,” says Shawn Ehmann, co-founder of VidaFit. “When most people are trying to improve their health and get in shape, they use a siloed approach,” he continues. “They focus on exercise and ignore nutrition, or focus heavily ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: T.Y. Fine Furniture

Hand-Crafting Pieces to be Handed Down for Generations by Susan Post One local furniture maker is honoring the natural beauty of the wood he uses to hand craft his products, and he is keeping the process as organic as possible, all the way down to the finish he applies to the wood. Tarik Yousef has been working with wood since ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Nature’s Path Market

Nature’s Path Goes “All Natural” by Susan Post (Publishers’ note – Nature’s Path Market will celebrate its one-year anniversary, with a grand re-opening celebration and name change to It’s All Natural!, on October 18) Vegan, organic, kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO and local – every product at Nature’s Path Market falls into one or more of these categories. Store owners Judy Maa ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Tansky Toyota

Creating a Greener Community by Susan Post A car dealership might not be first on the list of buildings one would expect to be certified “green”, but local dealership Tansky Toyota has exceeded expectations by obtaining a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). “We’re the first LEED-certified [car] dealership in ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Ohio Seed Improvement Association (OSIA)

Creating Quality Control for Ohio Seed and Grain by Susan Post More and more people are taking an interest in where their food comes from. As awareness grows about different farming methods, one organization in Ohio is helping farmers produce consistent, quality crops. The long-standing mission of the Ohio Seed Improvement Association (OSIA) is to supply the best possible seed ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Honest Concoctions

Creating Natural Products for the Modern Man by Susan Post People often forget that skin is the largest organ of our bodies. What we put “on” our bodies can have as much an effect on our health as what we put “in” it does. Reading the labels on everyday bath products from shampoo to deodorant, however, might leave us scratching ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Raisin Rack

Stocking Natural Food Options for Over 30 Years by Felicia Brower What started as a small shop in Canton has grown to become a trusted resource for health food and information in Central Ohio. Raisin Rack, a health food market owned by Don and Paulette Caster, was created after Don’s mother was diagnosed with cancer and needed an alternative diet. ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Turning Point Fitness

Movement Heals by Susan Post “Movement heals,” says Lisa Hunsaker of Turning Point Fitness. Hunsaker is the founder of this Westerville studio where she offers traditional Pilates practices seven days a week to clients in Central Ohio. Hunsaker and her fellow instructors strive to create a space where all are welcome to explore Pilates with the goal of making exercise ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Yoga on High

Fostering Health Inclusively by Susan Post If there were only two words to describe Yoga on High, they would be “wellness” and “community”. The studio offers a peaceful sanctuary on High Street in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus, and its founders welcome everyone to experience the joy of yoga. Linda Oshins, Martha Marcom and Marcia Miller opened Yoga on ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: replenish: the spa co-op

Celebrating Natural Beauty and Health by Susan Post A bright, soothing space nestled in a bustling downtown, replenish: the spa co-op is a Discovery District sanctuary. The family-run spa was founded by two sisters, Esthetician Deja Redman and Yogi Chanelle Redman, and their mother, Massage Therapist Wauvette Duncan. Inspired by love and passionate about giving, the three women crafted their ... Read More »

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