Local Businesses and COVID-19: Halo Fitness 

For today’s Q&A with a local business, we hear from Charlotte Zabrodsky of Halo Fitness. The Grove Street gym reopened June 17. Here’s our exchange. 

New Canaanite: Halo Fitness reopened June 17. How’s it going? 

Charlotte Zabrodsky: It has been wonderful to reopen our doors and re-entry has been a very smooth process. We followed the Connecticut guidelines as exactly as possible and feel our facility reopened in a safe and efficient way.

COVID-19 and Local Businesses: Your CBD Store New Canaan

For today’s Q&A with a local business owner, we hear from Anthony Pisano of Your CBD Store New Canaan. The shop recently opened on Elm Street. Here’s our exchange. 

New Canaanite: You just opened last week. What has the early response been like to Your CBD Store New Canaan? Anthony Pisano: Early response has been that this has been a need in New Canaan.

Local Businesses and COVID-19: School of Rock New Canaan

For this week’s Q&A with a local business owner, we hear from town resident Mariola Galavis of School of Rock New Canaan. The Grove Street business is open. Here’s our exchange. New Canaanite: Tell us what this experience of the pandemic, and health-related restrictions, has been like for School of Rock New Canaan? Mariola Galavis: We have been very lucky that we were able to stay open through the “stay-at-home” period.

Local Businesses and COVID-19: Moda Training

For today’s Q&A with a local business owner, we hear from Suzanne Vining of Moda Training. The East Avenue studio reopened last week. Here’s our exchange. New Canaanite: What was the inspiration behind Moda Training and when did you open? Suzanne Vining: I have worked within the fitness industry for close to 20 years and had enough of the “one size fits all” mentality and dirty shared equipment.