Health and wellness can be a tricky subject, and there’s certainly no lack of contradictory information and advice coming at us from all avenues, making it nearly impossible to know which path is correct. But what if we told you you didn’t have to choose? What if the road to a healthier you was multifaceted—tailored to suit not only your nutritional needs, but your lifestyle, too?
Turns out, for the past two years, Vibe Nutrition has been preaching this one-size-does-NOT-fit-all approach from their low-key brick-and-mortar protein shake/energy tea bar off of Loveland-Madeira Road. Started by wellness coach Jen Kavensky—aided by her three daughters and a large team of health coaches—Vibe is a club that empowers people to live a healthy, active lifestyle in a way that suits the individual. Empowering being the key.
Vibe started about 12 years ago, growing from Jen’s desire to lose weight, get healthy and inspire others to take that journey with her. “I always wanted a place where our team of coaches could come together and change the community of Loveland ... I wanted to be a role model for others—if they saw I could do it, then they could, too! I feel better at 50 than I did at 20,” she says. “And our team of coaches gets to help those who are willing to take control of their overall well-being.”
To that end, Jen says she makes sure the whole Vibe team makes you feel welcome from the second you walk in the door, keeping the atmosphere upbeat, low-stress and totally positive to make everyone feels like part of a family.
“You can come in, have tea, and just talk with us,” Jen says. “I let people come in and get to know each other and introduce each other. Once you walk through our doors, you’ll feel at home.”
And if you’re just curious? Newcomers can stop in for a no-pressure visit, even sample a few products at no cost–Jen and her team work hard to maintain a very laidback atmosphere for everyone who walks through the doors. When ready to take the next step, clients get a complimentary health evaluation—and from there, can choose to take advantage of any of Vibe's other offerings, including wellness coaching, nutritional counseling, healthy meal planning, weight loss and fitness challenges, teas, nutritional shakes, drumming classes and more!
Vibe Nutrition Meets Vibe Fitness
As luck would have it, Vibe Nutrition moved next door to the gym 650 Fitness (owned and operated by John Kennedy). Jen says she started to go there to workout, and the gym’s members started coming to Vibe for shakes and teas—many of John and Jen’s clients were crossing over to both businesses. Naturally, a blossoming partnership formed. John suggested a collaboration and eventually, 650 rebranded as Vibe Fitness. Now, instructors teach Vibe’s Drumming and Pound classes out of the gym.
The two facilities also offer eight-week “get healthy” challenges where you can win money and have fun in a literal healthy competition. Challenge groups also learn about nutrition and create long-lasting friendships, Jen adds.
Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life
As someone who has struggled her whole life with eating, Jen knows now that mindset is everything and it’s a “must” in order to change. Even though right now, with everything going on in the world, it’s especially hard to remain in a positive mindset, she maintains that staying active is key. She recommends Vibe’s online training programs—as well as other online challenges you can plug into like classes over Zoom—for keeping your health on track. You also can still stop in the shop or they’ll bring you a shake or tea curbside!
Mix and Match Your Own Vibe
“You can mix and match—grab a shake and leave, just do drumming, never get a shake—we don’t care, as long as you leave here feeling better than you came in ... that’s our goal,” Jen says.
Shakes and Teas: Get healthy on-the-go with a low-calorie, protein-packed shake. Choose from tons of delicious flavors such as orange creamsicle and Butterfinger. Teas also come in a variety of amazing flavors, and you can customize your drink with supplements as well.
Meal Plans: Vibe will personalize a plan for you depending on your goals, budget and time. They’ll review your calorie intake, your protein needs, etc., and go over what to eat, what supplements to use and how to use them.
Nutrition Analysis: Vibe conducts free wellness assessments—plus you can try their products and classes as well to find the perfect fit that will set you up for success. “At the end of the day it’s about being healthy and aging well,” Jen says.
Classes and Personal Training: The club is all about getting people together of every age, size and fitness level in a positive space. Choose from Drumming, Pound and FitCamp classes or attend personal training sessions at Vibe Fitness.
Health Challenges: Vibe conducts eight-week challenges where participants meet every Monday night to socialize and assess their successes. These challenges allow you to not only tackle your own health goals, but maybe win money, too!
Vibe’s gym, Vibe Fitness, is in the process of moving—stay tuned for more updates coming soon. And check out Vibe Nutrition’s second location, now open in Milford!
Facebook.com/VibeNutritionClub/ | 10484 Loveland-Madeira Rd. | 513.387.9745