St. Petersburg, FL, March 2, 2022 – NUTRISHOP®, a national nutrition, wellness and supplement retail franchise founded in 2003, continues to expand its footprint across the United States with its latest franchised location opening in St. Petersburg, FL. Owner/Franchisee Shaun Freeman brings over a decade of health and fitness industry experience and a wealth of nutrition knowledge along with a strong desire to help members of the St. Pete community become even better, healthier versions of themselves.
“Wellness is so important, now more than ever,” said Freeman, 37, who opened the store with his partner in business and life, his wife, Gabriella, 36. “We want our community to know that we’re here for them – for the long haul, not just a quick fix. We’re dedicated to taking the time to get to know them, discover their wellness goals, design a custom meal plan for their specific needs, track their progress, and help them every step of the way.”
Growing up, Mr. Freeman competed in in-line skating and snowboarding. Later in life, he worked long, arduous hours in the construction union in Chicago. During this time, he realized nutrition is absolutely vital for a healthy life so he started gleaning all the knowledge he could on the topic. He earned personal training and nutrition certifications through NASM and ISSA, worked for national fitness clubs and managed multiple retail supplement locations, including the Nutrishop location in South Tampa, where he spent five years before branching out on his own.
Since its inception, Nutrishop has become a trusted source for wellness, weight loss, nutrition, sports performance and more. In addition to offering guaranteed low prices on top-industry brands along with a vast array of first-rate exclusive products – from protein powders, thermogenics, vitamins and nootropics, to immune-support products, pre-workouts, vegan formulas, and more – Nutrishop provides unparalleled customer-centric services. These include free custom meal plans, free body composition analysis scans, transformation challenges, nutritional guidance and coaching, and more.
“At Nutrishop, we offer products and services for everyone,” Freeman said. “Whether you’re looking to support your immune system, fill the gaps in your nutrition, lose weight, gain muscle, perform better, or just look and feel your best, we have what you need to support your overall vitality.”
Before opening the store with her husband, Mrs. Freeman spent time in corporate America working with C-level executives at Sykes. She spent her younger years at home and abroad fighting for social justice. Today, she helps her husband with Nutrishop’s day-to-day operations, marketing and business development. The two moved to Tampa from Chicago six years ago to raise their daughter, Aria, and haven’t looked back. As a team, they’ve already begun partnering up with other local businesses like Crunch Fitness, Orangetheory, The Forge St. Pete, and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce to work together to help improve the lives of their community.
“Our goal is to become an integral part of St. Pete,” the Freemans said. “We are dedicated to improving the overall health and quality of life for the community through education and local partnerships. Together, we want to make health and wellness education available to everyone.”
Location: 5246 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 610-7780