Shake It Up Baby
Jamestown Nutrition Celebrating 10 Years
Jamestown Nutrition – Shake It Daily has reached a milestone year in business.
The business originally started from the home of wellness coach Leslie Nalbone in 2007. During that time, Nalbone and her daughter, Amanda Barton, began offering weight loss classes across the county.
“We would have 12-week weight loss challenges in homes, schools, town halls, churches and a just had a lot of fun helping people reach their weight goals,” Nalbone said.
Today, the business has now expanded to becoming a full-time nutritional club.
The nutritional club originally opened March 9, 2009, and is the brainchild of owner and wellness coach Leslie Nalbone.
When asked why she opened in Jamestown, Nalbone said she conducted research on how to operate a health club. To accomplish this she visited various clubs across the country.
“I went through the country and visited 20 nutrition clubs,” she said. “I took a lot of notes and thought this would be a perfect fit for me.”
Jamestown was ultimately chosen as a location so that more health-based products could be provided to downtown and reach more customers.
“Everyone said I was crazy,” Nalbone said when she said she wanted to start the business. Since then she said business has only grown in the following years.
“Over the years we have introduced what we have to offer to over 7,500 different members and average 15,000 visits per year,” Nalbone said. “We also conduct weight loss challenges, eat clean challenges, walking clubs, wellness fairs and perform in-services at local businesses to help promote good nutrition and a healthy life style.”
Today the club offers shakes, teas and other health-based products. However, Nalbone says that the most important thing offered at the club is a service that helps individuals reach their healthcare goals.
“We are a nutrition club where we help people better their lives through good nutrition and individualized education. We have something for everyone, whether you want to lose, gain or just maintain a healthy weight,” Nalbone said.
Nalbone also said that the club is one of the oldest in the county.
“I was the first one in the area,” she said. “We have stood the test of time,”
Jamestown nutrition also works in conjunction with Better Life Nutrition in Falconer to provide services to more than 100 people a day. Better Life is also operated by Nalbone’s sister, Teri Storms. Nalbone also thanked wellness coaches, Alaska Rivera and Lois Peterson, for their time at the business.
As the two clubs work in conjunction, visitors to both clubs receives a 16-ounce shake, a 16-ounce herbal tea and a free wellness profiles on their first visit.
Customers are allowed at the club through personal invitation or referral their first visit is free. Shakes include with 20 grams of protein and 200 calories. The tea contains five calories, burns 80 calories and containers aloe to soothe the digestive tract. Subsequent visits cost $7.
Jamestown Nutrition is located at 304 Main St. in Jamestown. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. They can be reached at 664-2264. Better Life Nutrition is located at 11 E. Main St. in Falconer. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.. They can be reached at 487-0181. Both businesses can be found on Facebook.