Not your average smoothie store
By Barb Law Shelley
Photos: by Rase Littlefield
Sometimes, inspiration comes from watching the life experiences of others. Ken and Shelley Fearer, husband-and-wife team and award-winning entrepreneurs, knew as kids that they did not want to fall into the obesity trap that caused grievous harm to their own families. They determined they would live life differently.
As gym partners in Arizona, they knew they were on the same path toward health. Now, 15 years later, they have studied nutrition and found that working out isn’t the secret to weight loss and health as is so often believed.
“Healthy is 80 percent nutrition and 20 percent exercise,” Shelley said. “It’s a lifestyle – not a diet – and not obsessively exercising.”
After relocating to the Eagle area, Ken and Shelley co-founded TriLife Nutrition, a healthy fast food alternative café in Eagle that serves meal-replacement shakes, fruit smoothies, acai and Oatein bowls, and energy teas. The store also provides nutrition classes that focus on macro-nutrients — a balance of 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent fat, and 30 percent protein.
Their smoothies have 21 vitamins and minerals, and include meal-replacement protein powder and fruit. TriLife Nutrition also offers low sugar, vegan, and gluten-free options as well.
“Today people live on-the-go lifestyles, so we created a fast-food alternative for breakfast and lunch,” Ken said. “We design meal plans for people to help them reach their health and fitness goals.”
Ken and Shelley named their business TriLife Nutrition because their goal is to support three aspects of life: mind, body and spirit. When customers walk into TriLife Nutrition and order food, they are served a three-part meal for optimal digestive health.
“There is so much conflicting, searchable information out there these days that we find people get overwhelmed and give up,” Ken said. “That’s why we offer coaching that guides and provides accountability.”
Their coaching involves teaching people how to shop for healthy foods, make healthy, quick meals at home, and meal prep effectively — no matter how busy life gets.
Each client defines their own success markers, usually involving transforming their body fat to normal range, and once at normal weight, with their physician’s oversight, getting off of medications.
“We moved to the Eagle and Meridian area to impact another community. We love changing lives,” Shelley said. “It is so fulfilling and gratifying to us when clients come to us with tears in their eyes, and tell us of their successes and life changes.”
For more information on TriLife Nutrition, please visit www.trilifenutrition.com