BRISTOL — A local health and nutrition shake club has reopened under new ownership. Entrepreneurs Devon Hill and his wife Sarah Sauer have re-named the health foods club Be Well Bristol as part of their initiative to bring consistent healthy habits to the town.
The couple already owned and operated a sister location in Granger for almost four years and two other locations in Three Rivers and Vicksburg, Michigan. After years of establishing their health habits, this past year, they were faced with the opportunity to take on Be Well Bristol’s location full-time while raising their now 10-month-old daughter, Maiyah.
The club features energy teas, protein coffees, and nutritional protein shakes that are tailored to customers’ needs. They offer nut-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and gluten-free products.
Sauer’s favorite drink at the club is Mom Juice, which she created when she was three months pregnant to help combat nausea and exhaustion. The drink contains protein, collagen for healthy hair, skin and nails, as well as B12 vitamins.
“Enhanced iced protein coffee with 28g of protein is my favorite,” Hill said.
Customer Julianne Billington expressed her enthusiasm for working with Be Well Bristol.
“I like the community of leadership and the women who cheer each other on. If you can get healthy and make money while you are doing it, to me that just makes sense,” Billington said.
The club also offers one-on-one nutritional coaching with customers to help them achieve their personal goals. All employees between every location the couple established can help clients with their coaching needs.
“People can come in here and get a shake, but we can also sit down and do consultation, make a meal plan and show them how to achieve their goals. Then if Devon and I are out of town, whoever is working can step in and help them,” Sauer said. “We have a group called the Fit Fam where clients can be plugged into our group from anywhere.”
JOURNEY TO WELLNESS
Sauer and Hill shared their health and fitness struggles, which brought them to eventually run a business focused on helping others achieve healthy daily habits.
“I had a brain hemorrhage and a stroke when I was 29 and I gained a lot of weight during my recovery,” Sauer said. “I was trying to find a way to get healthier again, so I got involved with a place like this in Elkhart and started