Maria Rivera-Ramirez founded Healthy Start over five years ago, in hopes of making an impact on the lives of others. Ramirez, originally from Mexico City, Mexico, decided to start her business specifically in Arlington since she has been living in the area for over 18 years. “My four children all attended local schools: Jackson Elementary, Chemawa Middle School, and Arlington High. I feel the culture and community in Arlington are rich and I wanted to contribute and be an active part of that,” explained Ramirez.
The shop’s name “Healthy Start” came from Ramirez’s inspiration to make a difference in the lives of others. “I had already had personal results, losing 70 pounds and dropping nine sizes, so I decided I wanted to pay it forward and help others have a “Healthy Start” in their lives like I did.”
As an Herbalife independent distributor, Healthy Start offers special teas and smoothies that act as meal replacements. Each “meal” is packed with vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, and a whole lot of flavor. Healthy Start also offers health coaches to guide clients in the right path towards their health goals. Anything from gaining muscle, shedding some pounds, toning, or simply maintaining weight, Healthy Start offers targeted nutrition, meal planning, complementary health evaluations, and even free workouts on Saturdays.
The Healthy Start team welcomes new clients with loving arms and makes everyone feel like family. When we asked Maria what her favorite part of her career was she answered, “The smiles on my clients faces when they reach their goals, knowing they feel great and have more energy to enjoy the people and things they love… We are always happy when our family grows, new clients can enjoy a buy one get one half off on their first visit. Healthy Start is for everyone, we have targeted nutrition for digestion, heart, skin, hair, men, women, and children.”
For more information, you can find Healthy Start on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthyStartRiverside or their website www.GoHerbalife.com/healthystartriverside/en-US