KENT, OH - (Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) - Premium smoothie franchise Robeks has partnered with a new yoga studio to form a healthy lifestyle center near Kent State's campus.
The store at 295 S. Water St. is the 11th for Robeks in northern Ohio, and the first in a non-traditional location. Robeks shares the space with One Love Yoga and Boutique. One Love Yoga co-owner Tim Huth reached out to Robeks to form the partnership. The Robeks location is owned and operated by Anne Randles, who also owns a Robeks in Stow, Ohio.
"Robeks believes in the same things we do -- being natural and healthy, and bringing something good to the community," said Huth, a longtime Robeks customer. "It really ties together our commitment to mind-body health. What you put into your body is just as important as what you do to stay active."
Huth considered other smoothie franchises, too, but chose Robeks because of its commitment to natural ingredients and nutrition. Randles embraced the chance to open a second location. The store's footprint will be much smaller than a typical Robeks, and the buildout costs are much lower. At the same time, the yoga studio gives her a built-in customer base. "I love the idea," she said. "It's going to be amazing."
Robeks will share the first floor with One Love Yoga's boutique, which sells eco-friendly clothing and yoga accessories. The second-floor yoga studio features large windows and natural light.
Robeks is a premium smoothie and juice franchise with an unwavering commitment to health and nutrition. It uses whole fruits and vegetables to create made-to-order smoothies and juices. It is a leader and innovator in the smoothie industry.
Dan Stanowick, Robeks' Regional Director for Ohio, says the partnership points toward new opportunities for expansion for Robeks.
"There's never been a better time to open a Robeks," he said. "We've got great products and potential locations, great training and support, and great local operators committed to each other's growth and success."
To learn more, visit www.robeksfranchise.com.
Address: 295 S. Water St., Kent, OH 44240
Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. M-F, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 8-8 Sun.
Robeks phone: 330-677-8005
One Love Yoga phone: 330-824-7228
Robeks Regional Director for Ohio