When Kaylin Severson gets an idea in her head, she says she’s “going to do it.”
About six months ago, she decided she wanted to own her own nutrition club. On October 1, she signed the lease for her building. A month later, on November 1, Severson opened Kickin’ Nutrition.
Kickin’ Nutrition is a nutrition club that serves Herbalife products. Herbalife is a company that sells nutrition, weight management and general personal care products. At Kickin’ Nutrition, Severson carries many of these products, but specifically serves their aloe, teas, and shakes.
“First, you take a dose of mango-flavored aloe, which helps your digestive system,” Severson said, explaining the process. “And then you’re going to have an energizing, metabolism-boosting tea. Then your meal will replace the shake.”
There are several tea options, both sweet and unsweetened, and about 75 different shake flavors, which can change depending on the season. Teas and shakes can be served hot, instead of the traditional cold option.
“They’re really, really good,” Severson said with a smile. “A hot French toast in the morning is delicious.”
She is familiar with the products, as Severson has been using Herbalife herself for a year.
“I was with McKinley Nutrition, then I decided to branch out and start my own club,” Severson said. “Just (the right) time in my life and I was ready to work for myself and provide more opportunities.”
Once she made the decision to start her business, things fell into place for her. She was informed of the opening of the building at 508 Washington Ave. on October 1 and Severson decided to sign the lease. She’s been hard at work ever since, doing all the cleaning, remodeling, painting and designing all by herself. Of the few things Severson couldn’t do, she hired a local helper.
“It’s been quite a turnaround,” Severson said of the work she accomplished in just one month.
Kickin’ Nutrition is on the north side of the train tracks, across from the Northside Bar and Grill on Washington Avenue. The location of the building was a big thing for Severson.
“We basically want to welcome the community and invite the community to have a comfortable place to live a healthy life and a social club,” she said.
And the community came to its grand opening on Nov. 1, Severson said. They held steady throughout the day, and Severson had the chance to talk to and greet just about every customer who came through her door, she said. It has a small group of employees at the moment, but expects to expand as Kickin’ Nutrition grows.
WHERE: 508 Washington Ave., across from the Northside Bar and Grill (the former Mutley’s Grooming building)
HOURS: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
PHONE & TEXT: 218-849-6996 (for calls); 218-203-2262 (to text for takeout orders)