Medford Business Grapevine

April 2015

April 2015

HealthWay Nutrition Center

For Dennis and Pat Giles, owners of HealthWay Nutrition Center in the Medford Center, the desire to be their own bosses ended up turning into a fulfilling vocation. "We both had a strong desire to own our own business," Dennis said, "And HealthWay was a perfect fit as Pam grew up in a strong nutritionally-based household. (Her parents still maintain a garden and continue to share their fresh fruits and veggies to this day.) What we didn't expect is how rewarding getting to know our customers and playing a role in their healing experience would be."

At Healthway, they aim to bridge the gap between the more modern health food store and the old school, mom-and-pop shop. "You'll find us professional and well organized, yet still possessing the nutritional knowledge of old (and new!), as well as the extra care that goes into a family owned business," Dennis said.

March 2015

March 2015

Live to Dance with The Arc Stars

"Think of it as a 'Special Olympics of dance,'" explained Trish Welch, Executive Director of The Arc, located at 121 N. Central Avenue. On March 14, The Ark will host the 5th annual Live to Dance with The Arc Stars event at the Cascade Pavilion at Cascade Christian High School. "The night is all about inclusiveness, and all forms of dance will be showcased, from hip hop to jazz, ballroom to reggae pop – even a lyrical wheelchair dance, will be performed."

The event is also a fundraiser to help support programs that The Arc offers. The Arc Jackson County is a local chapter of the national organization, which serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy, etc.

Feburary 2015

Feburary 2015

Sculpt Fitness Studio

For Brandon Overstreet, opening up his own fitness studio just made sense. "Well, I've always been an athlete, and have always enjoyed helping and working with people. So to help others improve their health and wellbeing was just a perfect fit for me."
Brandon first started his personal training business offering his services to people at their homes. "I did that for a couple years and it was very rewarding," Brandon said. "But I eventually grew tired of driving all over the Rogue Valley. I had outgrown that and wanted my own turf. So I found my own space and here we are." His new space, Sculpt Fitness Studio, is located at The Shoppes at Exit 24 in Phoenix, perfectly located between Ashland and Medford.

January 2015

January 2015

Stay Motivated at Aspire Fitness

“I love what I do,” says Steve Thomas, owner of Aspire Fitness, located at 1 West 6th Street, #10, in downtown Medford. Steve was born and raised here in Medford and has been a trainer for 12 years, owning his own personal training studio for five years (Aspire Personal Training) prior to opening Aspire Fitness in January of 2014.
Steve had some health problems growing up, and found that diet and exercise eliminated all his problems. He was 12 when he started taking care of his body, and by 17 he was training other people how to as well.
“I have a fantastic team that I work with and I feel very lucky and grateful to own and manage Aspire Fitness. We are Medford’s finest fitness club,” Steve said. “We offer professional personal training, strategically designed boot camp programs, and private club memberships.”

December 2014

December 2014

R&D’s Sandwiches & Deli

Brian and April Kenyon met in 1987 in Fallon, NV, just after Brian joined the Navy. And according to Brian, the desire to open a sandwich shop had been in their dreams pretty much since they met.
The couple would frequent a local sandwich shop in Nevada, and it attracted them to the business. After moving to Medford in 1991, they went to R&D’s Sandwich and Deli when it first opened up across from the Rogue Valley Mall. That was 18 years ago, and Brian was impressed with the place.
“The couple running R&D’s at the time seemed to really enjoy making great food and treating their customers like part of their family.”

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