Today we’d like to introduce you to Heather May.
Hi Heather, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I taught nutrition at the high school level since 1996, taking some time off in the middle of my teaching career to raise a family.
Teaching and health have always been a passion of mine. However, the last five years as I was teaching full-time and helping my husband with the growth of our first business, Flex Fitness Gym, we came to the realization that it was time to put all my time and energy into our business.
I decided to quit teaching and become a full-time entrepreneur with my husband. I now help manage Flex Fitness Gym and own Rexius Nutrition in Kansas City. The decision to quit teaching was daunting, as that was all I knew for the last 25 years. However, now making the transition to entrepreneurship, I am so pleased and gratified that I have done so.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Changing careers, opening up a business, and being an entrepreneur is very exciting, but never a smooth road. There will always be bumps in the road but that can not keep you from reaching your goals. There is a tendency early on in the business to become discouraged, focusing on what’s not working rather than what is working.
One setback doesn’t define you. Focusing on my passion, creativity, and determination keeps me pursuing this dream. One has to be able to make difficult and sometimes risky decisions. If you hit a bump, use that experience to learn, refine and improve your next step. Being a business owner consumes you 24/7, but I wouldn’t change my decisions.
It is also very important to be surrounded by mentors and support. My husband has been my biggest encourager and supporter I am blessed we work so well as a team. Also, I can’t say enough about the Rexius franchise support of Tim and Brittney Rexius. They treat you like family!
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Rexius Nutrition?
Rexius Nutrition is a wholesale supplement retailer with unique and exclusive national brands. We strive to give each and every customer personalized care and service so they can reach their maximal potential. I want to help others lead a healthy lifestyle and in turn, help them look, feel, and live the way the envision.
We continually strive to exceed the customer’s expectations in product quality and service. Our goal is to earn our customer’s trust each and every day. I started Rexius Nutrition in Kansas City because of my love of nutrition and how it can change a person’s life. I also was disappointed in what the industry had to offer as far as a retail experience and extremely overpriced products in comparison to the internet.
There was also a general lack of knowledge by the sales associates in the stores who seemed mostly concerned with exclusively selling that store’s brand. We strive to have the competitive pricing of the internet with the true experience of a knowledgeable nutritional consultant in a brick and mortar retail store.
What do you like and dislike about the city?
Kansas City is an excellent place for entrepreneurs. We have an abundance of resources for entrepreneurs, along with a rich social and cultural position and with our lower cost of living than other major markets, Kansas City is a great place to start a business.
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