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My path to owning a NUTRISHOP was definitely unique. I spent the prior 15 years of my career in the fine wine business before my NUTRISHOP experience. A few years before becoming a NUTRISHOP owner I fell back in love with working out and the sports nutrition field. After a 23 year hiatus from anything resembling a healthy lifestyle or working out, at age 42, I decided to change my life and get back into shape. That decision was one of the best decisions I ever made. Now, four years later, I am 30 pounds lighter and feel great! A long the way to this new me I looked at several business opportunities that could turn my renewed passion for a healthy lifestyle into a lucrative career.
I looked at half dozen or so concepts and then came across NUTRISHOP. The NUTRISHOP opportunity was the only one I found that made 100% sense. From my initial inquiry, and to this day, the people at NUTRISHOP corporate have been honest and quick to respond to my questions. I was immediately impressed with the clarity of the business model. I also recognized that the experience and professionalism of the corporate officers and trainers is what really set NUTRISHOP apart.
In addition, every aspect of a strong business plan (what works, what doesn’t) has been thought through, practiced and shared with you to make opening your store as easy as possible. One of the other advantages about the NUTRISHOP model is the freedom that comes along with it. NUTRISHOP will tell you everything you need to do to be successful and then they let you go and do it. A great example of this is the vendor list they give new store owners. All the vendors on this list are proven experts in their field and know what you as a NUTRISHOP owner needs. Since these people are all experts it makes sense to use their services, but if you have someone that you know and trust to do the job, you are perfectly free to use them. I find this to be the perfect blend of support and freedom to run my business.
NUTRISHOP also makes learning the sports nutrition business easy. I felt that through my own studying for personal consumption I had a good working knowledge of supplements. I never knew how much I didn’t know until my training started. The training, back end support and tools you receive from NUTRISHOP are excellent!
If anyone is looking at a career in sports nutrition I would strongly recommend taking a look at the NUTRISHOP model. For me, the decision was easy and the results have been great. I love getting up and going to work every day. I feel very blessed to be able to do what I love, make a great living and help people achieve their fitness goals.
Bill Henry; Multiple Store Owner, CA
As of this writing, I am a new store owner; I have been open for 3 months and have nothing but great things to say about NUTRISHOP as a company!
I have been involved in several business ventures over the past 15 years. I was the designer/owner of a chain of retail children’s clothing stores that also sold wholesale. I am a fitness model, author of a health and fitness book and now a proud NUTRISHOP store owner/operator. As I look back and compare the amount of work and stress that goes into a business, this is without a doubt the most enjoyable and rewarding out of all of my past endeavors.
Before I opened my NUTRISHOP retail location, I wasn’t even looking for a business opportunity, it all just fell into place and I truly believe it was meant to be! I met a couple of the officers of the NUTRISHOP Corporation at the gym one day and ended up doing a photo shoot for a few marketing pieces for the company. I realized what great people they were and wanted to be a part of their business. The timing was right so I decided to jump right in.
Their real estate broker assisted me with finding a location, I went through their extensive training program with Brian Barthelmess (which by the way was invaluable!) and then opened my store.
Brian Barthelmess and the entire corporate staff at NUTRISHOP are so knowledgeable in all areas of this business and I couldn’t have done it without them! From the beginning up to the day I opened, they were with me every step of the way as they held my hand through the entire process. It completely took all of the stress of opening a new business away! This was such a smooth and easy process with NUTRISHOP! I really can’t thank everyone at NUTRISHOP enough! It is the best investment I could have ever made and I am now earning a living doing what I love!
Barbara Godfrey; Single Store Owner, CA
My name is Charlie Hartwig, I am the owner/operator of NUTRISHOP Austin, TX. I have now been working in the nutrition and fitness field for over four years. While attending college I worked as a personal trainer and Boot Camp instructor. After graduating with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and a Minor in Nutrition I took a job in the corporate fitness field, which I soon found to be unchallenging, boring, limited in advancement opportunities, and unable to provide financial independence. My whole life I have been very business oriented, hard-working and motivated for success.
NUTRISHOP has given me the ability to own my own business, dictate my income, and have my hard work pay dividends to achieving success in a business that I thoroughly enjoy. I researched many different business options before deciding on NUTRISHOP. NUTRISHOP set themselves apart from other nutrition stores with their ability to give me a solid corporate backing, ongoing retail and marketing support, experience, and proven success with stores all over the nation. After making the choice to go with NUTRISHOP, they made the process of opening my store easier than I could ever imagine. NUTRISHOP made the process practically turn-key from start to finish.
Although I had a background in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, I was still concerned with my ability to learn about the huge Sports Nutrition market. NUTRISHOP made this easy by providing me with all of the literature on popular nutrition products, training me hands on in California and flying out the retail operations director for my first week of business. NUTRISHOP helped me prepare my knowledge base to ensure that I was ready to operate my store to its full potential. Now that I own and operate a NUTRISHOP, I couldn't be more satisfied with the choice that I made. NUTRISHOP has gone above and beyond my expectations to ensure that I have all of the tools available to make my store successful. I never thought that at the age of 24 I could own and operate a successful Sports Nutrition and Weight Loss store offering myself everything I could ask for in a job and providing myself unlimited earning potential in the process. I am already on my way to opening my third location.
Charlie Hartwig; Multiple Store Owner, TX
I began my entrepreneurial career over 11 years ago in the manufacturing industry. I have been involved in a variety of business partnerships, models and struggles along the way. I have learned how to be successful and definitely how not to be successful through my trials and tribulations of self-employment. After many years of dissatisfaction with my career as it was going, I found myself seeking out another business opportunity that was both within my budget and that would eventually be able to give me what I desired, and that was freedom. Not freedom from working, but freedom to control my work environment and my future.
My history with NUTRISHOP began as a customer. I did not have the skills or understanding how to be successful in the retail environment. This is where the NUTRISHOP team came in. The level of support that one receives as an owner or owner/operator is impeccable. That support is ongoing and every member of the NUTRISHOP team takes the success of each and every store personally. With that said, the success of NUTRISHOP as a whole is not a surprise. There is a calculated effort made by the NUTRISHOP executives that allows for this success. The NUTRISHOP Corporation is owned and managed by a team of individuals who are passionate about not only the industry, but about the business success of all the stores. Endless hours are spent that directly support the growth and success of the stores. From developing marketing strategies to constant communication about anything relating to the industry, this team of professionals is definitely on the cutting edge.
From an investor standpoint, I cannot think of any business enterprise, that when executed correctly, will yield the return that once can expect to obtain from one NUTRISHOP store or even more so, a multitude of stores.
As a multiple NUTRISHOP store owners myself, I am truly blessed to be a part of the NUTRISHOP team. My venture here has allowed me to be a part of something I care about and am interested in. It has allowed me a tremendous amount of time to balance work with the freedom to spend time with my family. It has given me a future, even in an economy like we see today, in an industry that is still growing and thriving.
Thomas Paz; Multiple Store Owner, CA and AZ
Being a South Carolina resident and health and fitness enthusiast, I made the decision to make the health and fitness industry my livelihood. Earning a living to do something I love is my dream come true! I was well aware of the NUTRISHOP presence in the industry. While visiting Southern California, I visited and was impressed with the organization, product availability and attractiveness of their stores. My only concern was that at the time, NUTRISHOP seemed to be mainly a west coast operation and logistically it wouldn’t work out well for me being based in South Carolina. I couldn’t have been more wrong!
This company has been by my side all the way. The NUTRISHOP management team operates with a professional and proactive mindset far superior to all of the other companies I checked into. Telephone calls were ALWAYS answered or returned promptly. Special interests were dealt with professionally and economically. The NUTRISHOP team worked diligently with me in explaining and applying some amazing industry techniques. Not to mention the availability of professional marketing material at such low rates. How do they do that??? Signing on with NUTRISHOP has been the best decision I have ever made. What a pleasure it is knowing that following the initial investment, the NUTRISHOP team continues to support you daily!
Gary Ratliff; Single Store Owner, SC
If you are looking to enter into the growing Sports Nutrition and Weight Loss industry, NUTRISHOP is the clear and obvious choice. After looking into numerous Sports Nutrition retail operations, none of them offered the complete package. From the start, all of my questions were answered. NUTRISHOP was up front with me and very helpful throughout the process. They offered a comprehensive retail training program that I would have to say is unmatched in the industry. They helped with the store set up, marketing strategies and product selection. Their real estate broker even helped with me with my lease negotiations and lease execution. The further I got into the process the more I realized I made the correct and best possible choice.
NUTRISHOP understands what works, and what doesn’t. The officers of this company have been successful multiple store owners themselves for over a decade and they operate the company through the eyes of a store owner. They have been through everything that you as a new store owner will go through. They have perfected the process while most are still trying to figure it out. I am excited and proud to say that I am currently in the process of opening my second NUTRISHOP location.
Jason Mattes; Single Store Owner, CA
I was employed at UPS for 16 years and decided that I needed a change. I always had a passion for the dietary supplement industry and knew that one day I wanted to own my own retail nutrition business. After researching the industry in general with respect to future growth and projections, I decided to look into several retail nutrition companies and do some comparisons. NUTRISHOP was the clear and obvious choice for me for more than one reason.
From day one they literally held my hand through the entire process. As I reflect on my decision to become my own boss and enjoy my success and rewards, my only regret is that I didn’t make this career change sooner! I am glad I made the switch and a change of careers has been a blessing. I now come to work and actually enjoy what I do for a living. I am currently in the process of opening my second location in Florida and have no plans of slowing down. I understand how tough the decision can be to leave a stable career to chase your dream of owning your own business, but I can say with confidence that the NUTRISHOP team is there every step of the way to help turn your dream into a reality!
Vince Marinaccio; Multiple Store Owner, FL
I have always had a passion for the fitness/nutrition industry but the thought of opening my own business seemed unrealistic as I had no idea how to go about getting started. I decided to look into a NUTRISHOP after having several conversations with the owner of NUTRISHOP in Fullerton, CA. This led me to meet with the NUTRISHOP executives to inquire about the NUTRISHOP system and what they had to offer. Although hesitant in leaving my current job, the positive, open manner in which NUTRISHOP presented this opportunity, along with my personal research led me to know that this was a safe and sound decision.
The training that NUTRISHOP provided really helped prepare me for operating a successful store. The product knowledge learned during this time is also invaluable as well as the small ins and out the retail nutrition industry. During the new store owner training, the NUTRISHOP corporate staff gave me access to many years of experience and success in a hands-on role that is tough to duplicate. Their ability to communicate the product knowledge as well as understanding the customer’s needs provided a valuable insight. NUTRISHOP is with you every step of the way. Their real estate broker assisted me with the site location process, they helped me design my store, assisted with the purchase of product and made setting up the store very simple. They catered to my every need.
After I opened, they were always there for me to lend their expertise and answer any questions that may have come up. They also make it a point to visit my store on a very regular basis to offer support. There is no doubt I would recommend NUTRISHOP to anyone who has a passion for health and fitness and is considering starting their own business. I, like other owners, am in the process of opening additional NUTRISHOP locations.
Tom Kelly; Multiple Store Owner, CA
I am a 20 year veteran of the retail industry, having owned up to nine clothing stores at one time. In the past few years I have seen the retail clothing environment continue to dry up for small independent retailers such as myself. My product type was being taken over by the “big box” operation. But having a passion for retail and creating satisfied customers, I wanted to stay in retail and continue working for myself. I found that the big corporate type of jobs were not for me. So, being a “gym rat” myself, I took a look at the NUTRISHOP concept.
I figured out very quickly that their operation had some “teeth” and it had a reason for great longevity. Even in a down economy I find that people always have money to spend on their health and wellness. I opened my first NUTRISHOP store within 5 months of first contacting the NUTRISHOP Corporation, and I am having the best start up success I have ever had. The support and training from the NUTRISHOP executives is superb. There is not any situation that they have not been through or thought of how to handle to make my life easier and my store more prosperous. It would have taken me years on my own to get to the place I am at now due to the help from everyone at the NUTRISHOP Corporation!
David Cox; Multiple Store Owner, FL
Before opening my first NUTRISHOP location, I was a stay at home mom. As my children have grown older, I had the desire to return to work, but I did not want to invest my valuable time into someone else’s business. Even though it is a lot of work and responsibility owning your own business, the payoff is well worth it!
NUTRISHOP has given me the opportunity to be my own boss, yet balance my life with my family. NUTRISHOP offers a comprehensive training program that has allowed me to be very successful…so successful that I have opened additional NUTRISHOP locations.
One of the most rewarding things that I experience everyday is helping all of my customers achieve their personal fitness goals. NUTRISHOP has assisted me in creating a warm, inviting and comfortable environment for my customers in both of my stores that I never experienced shopping in other retail nutrition stores. Thank you NUTRISHOP!
Michelle Rodriguez; Multiple Store Owner, CA
NUTRISHOP has carved a niche in the retail nutrition and supplement market that in my opinion is unmatched industry wide. The first-hand information and experience has paid huge dividends for my store. The NUTRISHOP team has developed a very successful system that was both educational and humbling. I highly urge anyone interested in becoming their own boss in this growing retail nutrition industry to strongly consider NUTRISHOP. You will not be disappointed!
Ronnie Villanueva; Single Store Owner, CA
I am proud to be the one to open the first NUTRISHOP store in the state of Hawaii. Being active in sports growing up and being pretty consistent in training and working out for the last ten years, I've tried every type of supplement imaginable on the market. You name it, I've tried it. With that said, I thought I was pretty familiar with what’s on the supplement market today until I flew to California for training with the NUTRISHOP executives. They are the best at what they do! What I learned during training made a big impact on my store opening. I left there with so much confidence, product knowledge and excitement! I now see what separates NUTRISHOP from the rest.
Dane Amii; Single Store Owner, HI