Get hype: Orangetheory is rockin’ your workout in a whole new way (VIDEO)

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On your mark, get set—row, run and lift. Orangetheory showed us what goes into each science-backed workout and why when you take a class under those orange lights, it shakes up everything you know about reaching fitness goals. Sign up for your first free class today and become a part of the Fit Fam.

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Tons of new businesses, a special celebration + open jobs in Birmingham

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Fingers crossed for a week filled with less rain and more sunshine. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The best thing about summer is its produce and all the delicious ways you can turn it into desserts—or have other people do it for you. Whether you’re a Martha Stewart or a Lorelai Gilmore, we can all get on board with finding a new job, networking and seeing what’s bustling in Birmingham biz.

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Are dentists’ offices the new spas? Diamond Smiles says ‘yes’

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Ever had Botox while getting your teeth cleaned? At Diamond Smiles, this type of multitasking is a reality. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s okay to admit that no amount of HGTV shows will make you feel comfortable when in the dentist chair. At Diamond Smiles Dentistry, they’re changing those anxious feelings by offering a luxury dentist experience. Learn how these offices have become integral parts of the communities they serve.

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This local entrepreneur balances internal consulting with a new business—you can too

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The University of Alabama’s Executive MBA program means Clark doesn’t have to choose between his family and advancing his career. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Being an entrepreneur requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but so does raising a family. We caught up with someone who’s doing it all and then some. Local businessman Clark Roper is a student enrolled in the University of Alabama’s Executive MBA Program at Huntsville (HEMBA). He gave us the inside scoop on juggling education, family commitments and work.

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New jobs, business updates + networking events this week in Birmingham

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On a scale of one to the ship that blocked the Suez Canal for six days, how stuck are you? We can help you break out of procrastination mode with a boatload of new jobs, business events and buzzy news.

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5 men’s salons in Birmingham offering hot shaves, haircuts + more luxury services

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Find out where to get your perfect cut and other services in Birmingham. Photo via Unsplash

Finding the right salon for your perfect cut can quickly become a hairy situation, but these Birmingham men’s salons rank top among local reviewers. Comb through the services offered by local businesses and discover luxury level care, including facials, manicures and, of course, a great style.

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UA EMBA helped Thomas create your next favorite startup—here’s how

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Through UA EMBA’s program, Thomas Walker Jr. was able to get the skills he needed to co-found S(w)service. Photo via Thomas Walker Jr.

Starting your own business is daunting—unless you have a great set of skills behind you. Through the University of Alabama’s Executive MBA Program, startup champion Thomas Walker Jr. learned how to go from being a leader to becoming an executive. Don’t think there’s a difference? See what it did for Thomas’ career.

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Walk On’s might be opening a third location in Trussville—here’s what we know

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No such thing as too much of a good thing. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

When this nationally recognized sports bar said they were coming to Birmingham a few years ago, they weren’t winging it. With two restaurants already sizzling in the city of Hoover, Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux could be in the process of adding a third location in the city of Trussville. Let’s check out the deets.

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8 weeks. 1 goal. Why this local resident is tackling Orangetheory’s Transformation Challenge for the 2nd time

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Birmingham resident Hailey Lann is back for round two of the Transformation Challenge at Orangetheory. Photo via Mary Fehr for Bham Now

2020 sucked—it’s time to make up for it in 2021 and we’re starting with crushing those fitness goals. Birmingham resident Hailey Lann leads by example and takes on Orangetheory’s Transformation Challenge for the second year in a row. Once you hear how it revolutionized her regime, you’ll find your nearest studio and sign up before January 18.

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Winners on the field + off—see who else is scoring touchdowns in Birmingham business

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Birmingham, when can we see sun again? Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

The Band once said, “There’s winners and there’s losers, and I’m South of the line.” As a proud UA alumna, I’m glad I’m very far North of the line. Still riding high from last night’s National Championship win? Check out these places to grab your gear and rep the feat for months to come.

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Get a slice of this—private equity firm invests in a Birmingham-based pizza franchisee

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Only a weir-dough doesn’t love pizza. Photo via Unsplash

This a supreme announcement. The Halifax Group, a leading private equity firm, announced its investment in PJU Holdings, Inc on Monday, December 8. Headquartered in Birmingham, the company is the largest franchisee of Papa John’s Pizza.

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Orangetheory’s coaches + clients are crushing the fitness world—we worked out how

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Jayne Berry, a member at Orangetheory’s downtown Birmingham studio. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

How you work out is important, but who you’re working out with can play an even bigger role in fulfilling fitness goals. We sat down with Orangetheory’s Executive Director of Fitness and a current member in Birmingham to see how the relationship between client and coach drives the motivation behind each class to a different level.

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It’s #GivingTuesday Birmingham. Here’s where to give, what to get + more business news

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Happy December Birmingham! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

We’ve got your scoop on business events, jobs and local news, but before we dive in let’s take a look at where you can give back locally this #GivingTuesday.

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Your cheat sheet to 5 holiday wines you should bring to the table this year

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This can be a daunting site when choosing holiday wines, but Red or White is making it easy for us this year. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s time to read between the wines—picking out the ideal holiday wines for parties and dinners this season is an unfairly labeled stressful task. If you’re ready to pop the cork, but the wine aisle is starting to look like a math problem, turn to the experts at Birmingham’s Red or White.

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