Theresa Parks and her husband Harold Parks are the owners of Arrow Nutrition a smoothie shop located in Cobblestone Square at 608 Highway 80 E Suite A in Clinton, Miss. Arrow Nutrition provides customers with meal replacement shakes, teas, and loaded teas. The shakes are high in protein, low in sugar, and are low fat. Arrow Nutrition is open on Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., on Friday from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Free Fit Camp is a service that they provide for the community where participants can do cardio and strength training. The camp’s workouts last from about 30 to 40 minutes, and the workouts occur three times week, on Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and on Saturday at 8 a.m. “They’re for people on any fitness level,” Mr. Parks says. The Monday and Thursday workouts take place inside or outside Clinton’s YMCA depending on weather conditions, and on Saturdays the workouts are done at Arrow Nutrition. “All you need is a mat and a little set of hand weights,” he says.
“A lot of people are enjoying the loaded teas. It’s giving them energy throughout the day plus it’s made with antioxidants and vitamins. We have a wide variety of those flavors,” she says. For St. Patrick’s Day, the Parks sold a Shamrock shake and the Pot of Gold shake. “We like to have fun with our shake and tea combos,” she added.
For different holidays, the Parks like to create special teas and shake combinations. However, they provide customers with shake and tea combinations throughout the year. Mr. Parks says the Shamrock shake consist of a vanilla and mint chocolate base, and the Pot of Gold shake has a dulce de leche, butterscotch flavor. For Easter, they will sell a Lemon Shorty shake, a Cotton Candy shake, and a Peanut Butter Egg shake.
“Customers give ideas based on what they like,” Mrs. Parks says. Customers have asked for additions to their shake, such as, pecans or coffee. Mr. Parks says they experiment with different recipes and make sure the shakes and teas taste good before selling them. “We’ve recently started adding kale and spinach to some of the shakes,” Mrs. Parks says.
The Parks try to give back to the community. They do not believe in diets, but they want individuals to live a healthy and active lifestyle that is fun and interesting. “That is why we do the fit camps,” Mr. Parks says. The Parks sometimes hold fundraisers to support organizations and assist small businesses. They have done fundraisers during Christmas time to help individuals be able to pay for holiday meals. They take in donations from their tips or a portion of their shake costs for issues, such as, children’s need for school supplies.
The Parks say that they are not doctors or nutritionists, and individuals who want health advice should seek qualified advice from professional physicians. “We can help people with their weight gain or weight loss. We are always here to help people reach those goals,” Mrs. Parks says.
For more information about Arrow Nutrition or the Free Fit Camps email Mrs. and Mrs. Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (601)-473-2595, or find on them Facebook @arrownutrition24fit.