This week, DBI dishes on Life Force Nutrition with Melissa Kahler.
Q: So how about you give me a little background on yourself and how you got into this business!
Melissa: I actually grew up in Coleman, SD and came to State. I got a music education degree and met my husband. We have four beautiful children. We got started in Herbalife because we were looking for healthy breakfasts. We wanted something quick and easy so we could get out the door, needed to taste good and make us feel good. By default, just changing two meals to shakes, I lost 15 lbs. and my husband lost 35. So then we really liked this stuff and we felt like rockstars. We decided then to make it into a business. We looked into starting a nutrition club and that’s kind of how the business got started. It has been the best thing I ever did. I love it.
Q: What are some of the products and services that Life Force Nutrition offers and what is it all about?
Melissa: We are all about here is providing a healthy active lifestyle. So you can come in here Monday-Friday, 9-3 and get what we call our “daily membership.” It’s a shake, tea and shot of aloe. Tea is your energy, aloe is for digestive health and shake is your meal replacement. The meal replacement shake is a balanced meal. It has 24 grams of protein, 13 grams of carbohydrates and all the vitamins and minerals that most people don’t typically get in their diet. There are so many different flavors and I never get tired of them.
We make nutrition fun! We have our Shake it Off Wall so if anybody wants to get on a program for weight loss, weight gain or weight maintenance, we have that for everybody to track their journey. We have Shake and Paint where we do painting and have shakes. There will be one coming up on June 25. We also have a walk/run club that we just started. Every Saturday morning at 8 a.m. we get up and everybody goes for a walk or run. Then we all meet back here for shakes. We do free wellness evaluations so we can scan anybody and tell them percent body fat, lean body mass, caloric intake and all that good stuff. There is an interactive shake-making 101 class where we show you how to make these shakes at home. So yeah, it’s a lot of stuff. We keep pretty busy. It’s cool to see where nutrition has come in the last two years. It’s been pretty awesome. We also have a kid’s corner and the shakes are great for kids as well.
Q: It sounds like you have a pretty good relationship with your customer base that you have now.
Melissa: Yeah we really do here. It’s fun just because comparing from last year, we’ve doubled in our business. It’s really just not always about just the weight loss products part of it. It’s also the social life part of it. You can expect emotional health as well. Sometimes people just want to come in here to get away from everyday life and that’s what we bring to them. We boost them up to get back to their everyday. It’s a happy place.
Q: What are the top favorite shake flavors?
Melissa: The #1 seller is peanut butter cookie. It tastes just like a peanut butter cookie. My favorite is cinnamon roll. It tastes like a gooey cinnamon roll in shake form. It’s so good. I can say that I like all of the shakes. We have a shake of the month every month. We have mint ones, chocolate ones, latte ones and so we have quite the variety.
Q: What do you hope for the future of Life Force Nutrition?
Melissa: I hope that people just see this as their happy spot. I just envision people coming in here and leaving happy. Smiles everywhere! I want to continue helping others achieve their goals and creating leaders. We want to inspire people to be better.
Q: Can you share a story of someone who has been on the Herbalife journey?
Melissa: As far as a lose weight story, I love telling Trifon’s story. Trifon, due to some health issues, he cannot exercise so much. So for him to lose weight is based all on nutrition. So he has lost 30 lbs in a year and half and all done with Herbalife nutrition. I love his story because you don’t need to push yourself to the extreme at the gym to get the results you want. If you give your body what it needs, you can get the body you want.
For more dish on the Herbalife lifestyle, call Life Force Nutrition at (605) 692-5433, check out the Facebook page or stop in to try it!