The newest is located in the Feather Hill complex in Southold, where Katie Peters has launched Underground Fitness, a 1,200-square-foot space which opened on Oct. 1.
Peters, who has worked as a trainer for the past four years, decided to undertake the venture after a brief stint working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She also holds a master’s degree in education and is a certified secondary school science teacher, but noted the difficulty in finding a full-time position on the East End.
So like many of her local peers, the Orient native found that entrepreneurship was a more viable path for making a living on the North Fork.
“I decided I was going to do what I love instead of a job that pays the bills,” said Peters, who is 31 and lives in Southold. (more…)