Tatnuck Sq. Nutrition owner Sheily Colon lives lifestyle she sells

WORCESTER — Weight loss is all the time a problem and one that everybody approaches in a different way relying on what works for them.

Sheily Colon went the route of dietary protein shakes and was capable of forged off 82 kilos within the area of a yr. 

For many, that success can be sufficient. However, Colon wasn’t content material to relaxation on her laurels. She remembered what it was like earlier than she began her weight reduction journey. 

“I used to be drained on a regular basis. I had zero vitality,” she stated.

The evening and day distinction in her high quality of life was staggering and he or she needed to share what she had found.

“I needed folks to really feel like I used to be feeling each single day,” she stated. 

Colon has been operating a profitable diet membership the final 4 years and simply moved her enterprise to Tatnuck Square final month. She opened her first diet membership in October 2018 on West Boylston Street however closed that down in October 2021 when she signed the lease on the brand new area.

Tatnuck Square Nutrition opened its doorways April 30 and is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce June 23 with a complete slate of particular gross sales and reductions. 

‘So a lot love’ in Tatnuck Square

“The place that caught out to me most was Tatnuck Square as a result of there was nothing wholesome up that manner,” stated Colon, who had been ready this complete time for a retailer area to open up. “It was good as a result of we get a lot love from the Tatnuck Square group.” 

Colon has already observed a transparent uptick in enterprise from the brand new location’s elevated foot visitors and in addition from its location in a enterprise, versus residential, space. COVID additionally attracts in new prospects.

“New shoppers ask a whole lot of questions on diet,” she stated. “In the previous, they had been simply there for the shakes however the group right here actually desires to know what’s in them, why it’s good for them and study.”

She was shocked to see an older crowd (of their 50s and 60s) however, “thinks that after COVID, folks started to understand well being is de facto necessary. The pandemic was eye opening for us all.”

The different finish of the demographic  skews in direction of youngsters to early 20s.

“There are a few excessive faculties within the space and younger lecturers from Tatnuck Magnet additionally go to,” she stated. 

In common, she observed new folks visiting after COVID restrictions had been lifted.

“Instead of going to Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks, they’ll are available in for a shake,” Colon stated. 

She added that every part one wants for a meal is within the shakes that present vitality to begin the day proper. 

“I need to assist folks make wholesome decisions,” she stated.

All shakes are made in-house.

“The environment and vibe at (the cafe) is like no different — cool, relaxed, calm the place folks can hang around, construct group and friendship,” Colon stated. 

When she started getting her personal shoppers for dietary consulting, she stated she felt like, “I didn’t need to work for anyone else. I needed to do my very own factor, construct group and well being and wellness.”

And her efforts paid off proper at residence — her daughter misplaced 100 kilos. 

Her recommendation about weight reduction?

“Don’t hand over. Keep pushing. There are going to be setbacks and don’t allow them to get you down,” she stated.

Her private funding in shoppers units her aside from others, she stated, and the enterprise principally, “runs on love for folks. If you don’t genuinely love the folks coming in then there’s no motive to have the enterprise. I care about their well being, generally greater than they do.” 

Located at 1098-C Pleasant St., Tatnuck Square Nutrition is open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and closed Sundays. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is deliberate for June 23.


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