By Liz Verley, Staff Writer
Jeanie Klassen and Chantel Yorek, both of Little Falls, recently opened a new business in Pierz.
Their business, Healthy Lifestyles On Main, allows them, as distributors, to offer a full line of Herbalife products and is located in the newly remodeled former Wolff Drug building
Klassen said, “Our products and plans are for everyone — men women and children. We offer the opportunity to belong to a Nutrition Club in a social setting.”
One of the programs offered at Healthy Lifestyles On Main includes a high protein, low calorie shake. Yorek said, “It is a healthy alternative to a meal and they come in over 30 flavors and have less than 300 calories. People can stop in and we will fix their shake or they can purchase the ingredients, take them home and fix their own.”
The two offer a free wellness evaluation and nutrition counseling which assists in developing individual programs.
Yorek said, “After the wellness evaluation is done we can determine what kind of program an individual needs. We have supplements to go along with the shakes. There are over 20 nutrients and vitamins in one shake. A person would have to have a meal and take in 1,200 to 1,500 calories to get that many nutrients and vitamins.”
“It is not a ‘one program fits all.’ We tailor the program to fit the individual. Everything is confidential’” she said.
Klassen said, “With all the publicity out there on obesity and health concerns this is a natural fit. There are some statistics that show 30 percent of children 6-years-old and younger will not outlive their parents because of obesity and other complications.”
Both stressed, “This is not a quick fix, it is a lifestyle change.”
They are also both participants of the program.
Klassen said, “I have been on the program since September 2011. I have lost 39 inches overall and 43 pounds. I don’t feel deprived because I follow the program.”
Yorek has participated in the program since April 16 and has lost 15 pounds and dropped six clothing sizes.”
The business also carries a full line of products and supplements for athletes.
Klassen, and her husband Tim have been married 26 years and have three children and eight grandchildren. Tim has been an employee of Ag Star for 36 years. Klassen’s hobbies include her family, making jewelry, reading and gardening.
Yorek has been married for almost three years. Her husband Dan works with Gottwalt Gwost Construction. Her hobbies include spending time with her dog and cat, art, gardening and working on the computer.
Klassen said, “We are so glad to be here. The people of Pierz have been so welcoming. It is nice to be in the area.” Lifestyles On Main is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Klassen and Yorek can be reached at (320) 468-7104.
According to Wikapedia, Herbalife International is a global nutrition, weight management and skin-care company. The company was founded in 1980 and it employs around 4,000 people worldwide.
The company distributes its products in 83 countries through a network of approximately 2.7 million independent distributors