Although still largely rural and agricultural, Arkansas is home to several major companies and industries, mostly headquartered in Little Rock. The state known largely as the home of the Ozarks has many business licenses and permits it requires as part of its efforts to protect residents and maintain safety and health standards.
In Arkansas, 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.