When Kaylin Severson gets an idea in her head, she said that she's "going to do it."

About six months ago, she decided she wanted to own her own nutrition club. On Oct. 1, she signed the lease on her building. One month later, on Nov. 1, Severson opened Kickin' Nutrition.

Kickin' Nutrition is a nutrition club that serves Herbalife products. Herbalife is a corporation that sells nutrition, weight management and general personal care products. At Kickin' Nutrition, Severson offers many of these products, but specifically serves their aloe, teas, and shakes.

"First, you take a shot of mango-flavored aloe, which helps with your digestive systems," Severson said, explaining the process. "And then you're going to take an energy-boosting, metabolism-boosting tea. Then you'll get your meal replacing shake."

There are multiple tea options, both sweetened and unsweetened, and about 75 different shake flavors, which may change by the season. Both the teas and shakes can be served hot, instead of the traditional cold option.

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"They're actually really good," Severson said with a smile. "A warm french toast in the morning, it's delicious."

Kickin' Nutrition is covered in bright pink, catching people's eye as they walk and drive by. (Desiree Bauer / Tribune)
Kickin' Nutrition is covered in bright pink, catching people's eye as they walk and drive by. (Desiree Bauer / Tribune)

She knows the products well, as Severson has been using Herbalife herself for the past year.

"I was with McKinley Nutrition and then decided to branch out and do my own club," Severson said. "Just (the right) timing in my life and I was ready to work for myself and provide more opportunities."

Once she made the decision to start her business, things kind of fell into place for her. She was told about the 508 Washington Ave. building opening on Oct. 1, and Severson decided to sign the lease. She's been hard at work since, doing all of the cleaning, renovation, painting and designing on her own. On the few things that Severson couldn't do, she hired out local help.

"It's been quite a turnaround," Severson said about the work she's done in just one month.

Kickin' Nutrition is on the north side of the train tracks, across from Northside Bar and Grill on Washington Avenue. The location of the building was a big thing for Severson.

"We basically want to welcome the community and invite the community to have a comfortable place to live a healthy lifestyle and a social club," she said.

And the community did come to her grand opening on Nov. 1, Severson said. They remained steady throughout the day and Severson had the chance to talk and welcome just about every customer that walked through her door, she said. She's got a small group of employees right now but expects to be expanding as Kickin' Nutrition grows.

Kickin' Nutrition

WHERE: 508 Washington Ave., across from Northside Bar and Grill (the old Mutley's Grooming building)

HOURS: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

PHONE & TEXT: 218-849-6996 (for calls); 218-203-2262 (for texting to-go orders)

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