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New Batavia store to sell meal replacement shakes

BATAVIA – A store is set to open next month in downtown Batavia that will sell high protein meal replacement shakes for people looking to lose weight or just eat better.

“Our goal is to teach them how to eat healthier,” said Plainfield resident Joe Walters, owner of Batavia Nutrition, which is set to open in early August at 144 W. Wilson St., next to East China Inn in the Batavia Plaza.

Walters himself has lost about 50 pounds through drinking the shakes, he said.

Since September, he has been working as an employee at the proFusion Nutrition Club in downtown Geneva. The proFusion Nutrition Club also sells high protein meal replacement shakes.

He now is down to 230 pounds after once weighing 285 pounds and having high blood pressure.

“My blood pressure is normal now. I’m no longer pre-diabetic, and my knees and my back don’t hurt as much,” Walters said.

Customers can drink the shakes at the Batavia store, which will be set up with tables and chairs, or take them home.

Walters said the shakes, which also are low in calories, carbohydrates and sugar, aren’t just for people who want to lose weight.

“We have had athletes come in the Geneva store to drink the shakes so they can replenish their bodies after doing a hard workout,” Walters said.

Customers who come to the Batavia store can get a free wellness profile done before they start on any nutrition program.

“It helps me to evaluate what they need,” Walters said.

Batavia Enterprises Vice-President Austin Dempsey thinks Batavia Nutrition will be a good fit in downtown Batavia.

Batavia Enterprises owns the Batavia Plaza.

“Everybody is on a health kick these days,” Dempsey said.

The Batavia store initially will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Walters said.

He said he hopes to eventually expand his hours.

More information is available by calling Batavia Nutrition at 630-697-2634.

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