By Michelle Leidy-Franklin
CONWAY SPRINGS – Red Power Nutrition now has a store-front location in Conway Springs. Located in the same building as the Conway Springs Rural Health Center, 111 W. Spring Avenue Suite B is where customers can now pick up energy teas and protein meal replacement shakes.
Owner April Zoglmann decided to make the leap from pop-up shops to a physical location in her hometown in June.
“I had several of my customers try to get me to open one in Conway, but I wasn’t too sure if they could support one like the Wichita clubs,” said Zoglmann. “After seeing how many people were driving to Wichita for their shakes and teas, I decided to take the leap.”
Zoglmann has been a Herbalife dealer for about three years, mostly selling from her home and helping at 316 Nutrition in Wichita. She has also helped her up-line distributor with setting up a pop-up in Clearwater on Fridays.
Opening a shop for full time hours was going to require help. Zoglmann has worked third shift at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center for 15 years, coached volleyball at USD 356 and is the mother of 11 year old twins. She hired three employees to help her run the shop.
“I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it all work,” said Zoglmann. “Luckily I found some great people to help me on this journey. My husband was on board, too, and helped with all the preparation.”
Her path to business ownership began because of her busy lifestyle. It prompted her to look for something to help boost her energy levels so she could keep up.
“I was introduced to the teas and I was hooked,” said Zoglmann.
She also found the sugar-free products were good for her son who had recently been diagnosed with diabetes.
“He was recently diagnosed with celiac as well, and we have options for that as well as those that are lactose intolerant,” said Zoglmann.
Zoglmann spent time setting up a bar for blending up teas and shakes inside her space on Spring Avenue. A soft opening date of June 25 was well received along with her grand opening on July 9.
“The community has been overwhelmingly supportive. I love working in the club to see all the beautiful faces of Conway Springs. I have so much in store for this club, and I hope that Conway will support it even more,” said Zoglmann.
Red Power Nutrition will be open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.