Yoga, Fitness and Martial Arts Studios provide therapeutic and beneficial physical activity and recreation. However, like all businesses they need licenses and permits to operate legally. In some cities, such as Chicago, any business providing recreational activities with children needs a special license. In other places, places of exercise need special health club or health spa permits that come with safety and health inspections.
Motor City has experienced its economic ups and downs over the past decade. While many business owners folded, new entrepreneurs are coming back and reinvigorating the scene. However, they face no shortage of licenses and permits. Detroit regulates a large number of business and expects its local small business community to ensure they are compliant. Today's Detroit remains a manufacturing center and a home to all three American auto makers. Because of its position on the Canadian Border, Detroit is also a center for Canadian trade. In addition, the city hosts several insurance companies, financial firms and casinos.