Here at Boca Digest, we are all about supporting local, homegrown businesses. After all, we live where most people vacation. What’s better than living out your dream of starting a new business in this little slice of paradise?
Judging by the influx of awesome new businesses, it’s safe to say that South Florida locals know how to capitalize on the vast seasonal tourism and boost in condensed population. It may not be the “busy season” but new businesses are consistently popping up everywhere in South Florida.
There are some phenomenal and exceptional shops around South Florida that are doing some pretty amazing stuff – inside and outside their walls, and within the community. In the spirit of local entrepreneurship, here are a few of our favorite local restaurants, lifestyle, beauty, and fitness businesses popping up in your area.
1200 Clint Moore Rd, Boca Raton | 561-990-7445
If you have stepped foot in any Boca Raton gym, there’s a good chance you’ve seen someone athletically sporting a FROPRO t-shirt. Chelsea and Matt Williams have started an entire community dedicated to bettering themselves and everyone around them. The message behind FROPRO hinges on second chances and measuring success in the effort and not just achievements.
This husband/wife duo has taken the protein-rich snack bars to a whole new level. FRO PRO bars are made with organic nut butter and organic, plant-based protein, reinforcing that “good food fuels you to be the best version of yourself.” The mission of this power couple supersedes their delicious snack bars – FRO PRO supports a cause that is very personal to Matt and Chelsea.
Matt Williams has been sober and actively involved in the recovery community since 2010. Matt and Chelsea wanted to use their snack business for good. The FROPRO Foundation identifies and partners with individuals and organizations within the local community committed to combating addiction.
The FROPRO Foundation helps raise awareness on addiction, supports people in recovery, works in conjunction with charities to give recovering addicts a second chance, and creates a network on which people can rely as they get and stay sober. We love everything about this business and we say don’t just snack, give back!
5999 N. Federal Highway Suite #3, Boca Raton | 561-717-4900
Who doesn’t need a little extra zen in their daily routine? We definitely do and BoHa Yoga Studio has all a lot of extra zen to give. Bo + Ha stands for “body in harmony.” The yoga practices at BoHa are centered around activating and renewing energy through conscious movement and breathing through toning, elongating the body, generating strength, promoting balance/flexibility, while focusing on having a clear and present mind.
If we are being completely honest, we aren’t super dedicated to the yogi lifestyle – however, the classes at The BoHa Yoga Studio encourages all the best vibes and almost effortlessly restores balance.
If you find yourself avoiding giving yoga a try, in fear of having to make it through a 90-minute class filled with seemingly impossible poses, don’t worry BoHa offers hour-long yoga classes for the not-so-experienced yogis. This chic studio focuses on stretching, working out, quieting the noise, and helping you find your zen. Make the most out of an hour of your day at BoHa Yoga Studio!
4655 N. Ocean Blvd, Boynton Beach | 561-272-2882
Nothing screams Florida local like the oldest running surf shop in South Florida. Nomad Surf Shop was founded in 1968 and has been a favorite of all South Florida natives and visitors alike. Family owned and operated, Nomad is located in Boynton Beach and continues to promote the authentic feel cultivated by their love of surfing and all things beach-inspired.
Nomad prides itself on building custom boards and keeping up with the latest trends in beach fashion and lifestyle wear. This beachy brand has become an icon for the local community by creating their own performance wear and mastering the art of their very own custom Nomad surfboards for over 50 years.
As if the trendy threads and customized surf gear arent enough, Nomad also offers surf lessons through Boardriders Unlimited. With 50+ years of combined surfing, equipment, and international surf travel experience, Nomad offers lessons on surfing, paddleboarding, skimboarding, ocean safety & awareness, water games, and even dive into some awesome snorkeling adventures. Whether you’re looking to take up surfing or just need some new Florida heat appropriate attire, Nomad Surf Shop has you covered!
100 W. Royal Palm Rd, Boca Raton | 781-307-2662
So this foundation falls a little outside of the “business” realm but in the spirit of covering all things local and giving back to the community, we couldn’t leave out The Temperance Training Foundation. Temperance Training is a 501(C)3 Non-profit foundation that prides itself on being an “inclusive community of men and women who have recovered from alcohol and drug addiction and who value spiritual and physical fitness.”
This amazing foundation offers free CrossFit classes, group meditations, and other sober activities to anyone in recovery who has 24 hours or more of continuous sobriety. The passion behind this amazing community is to foster personal growth through physical endurance, peer to peer accountability, and opportunities for service and fellowship.
Temperance Training is sponsored by FROPRO, Lululemon, Perfect Cut Landscape Contractors, My Pure Life, and East Coast Sprayers. Talk about community! Everything this foundation is doing and all of the sponsoring partners are directly encouraging and giving back to helping individuals discover a happier, healthier lifestyle. If you want to be a part expanding this community you can check out their donations page and give back to a foundation that is in the business of saving lives through fitness and community!