ASBURY PARK, NJ – HomeGrown, an original series produced by TAPintoTV, travels to Asbury Park to learn how this small town blends the arts with independent businesses to create a colorful and creative hot spot down the shore.

HomeGrown host Stephanie Willoughby sat down with Troy Teeboom, Owner of Kur Wellness Studios, who founded his business in Asbury Park. Kur offers more than 100 different services, treatments and fitness options, ranging from massage, yoga, skin care to personal training.

Teeboom moved from Washington, D.C. to New York for business, but didn’t enjoy big city life. “I found this town, a beach town, a place to get away from New York, and this was the town for me,” Teeboom said of Asbury Park. “There’s not a lot of jobs here, so you’ve got to get a bit more creative if you’re going to make a life here.”

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Kur Wellness is located in an older building on Bond Street, which used to be a print shop, making business cards and letterhead for 100 years. The building was messy, with ink all over the walls, when Teeboom first moved in, but “it had great bones and we were able to turn it into something beautiful,” he added.  

Asbury Park, despite its recent growth, maintains a small town feel. “You get to know everybody,” Teeboom said. “Even though it quiets down in the winter time, it’s never dead. There’s always something going on here.”

“Every Jersey Girl has her favorite shore point,” said Willoughby. “You can’t beat the arts, the food and the people of Asbury Park.”

Stay tuned to TAPintoTV for more segments from the Asbury Park episode coming your way soon.