Simplicity. You may say it’s kind of our mantra. Eat foods with simple, whole, natural ingredients. Take care of your body with a healthy, simple diet of local, clean, non-processed foods. Also, get back to the basics. Strive to live a balanced life. To help, practice stress relieving activities such as regular workouts and yoga. It can and will help you maintain a work-life balance. At FreshJax, we believe it can be just that simple.
All too often the health market place is too cluttered and too confusing. New fad diets, new workout gimmicks, new products here and there to help you lose inches while you never leave the couch. Yada, yada. It’s also just this simple: they don’t work.
We want to help our neighbors in Jacksonville and beyond by streamlining their health journey. Every day we are focused on our biggest goal in 2015: to build a healthy living center with a FreshJax Café and a Yoga Studio all under one roof, right here in the River City.
We want a one-stop shop for folks to come in and try what we lovingly call our “kick-ass” foods: all locally-made and handcrafted with love, and more importantly, no GMOs, no trans-fats, no dairy, and no gluten.
That’s right. Our dream includes building Jacksonville’s first-ever fully gluten-free kitchen.
We believe we are so close to making this happen for anyone who wants it, and we believe this community is hungry for it.
In 2013, we pitched this dream at the first ever One Spark Festival. We placed eighth overall out of 450 participants; third overall in the science category. We were awarded $3,000 for this win: money we’ve invested in growing our company, but more so, One Spark gave us the confidence that our lifestyle center could really make a difference.
In 2014, another healthy assurance came by way of Winn-Dixie. Someone had tried our products purchased from our booth at the Riverside Arts Market and recommended FreshJax to their corporate team for a contest. We believed it was a long shot, but we entered, and we WON. Any week now 12 FreshJax products (think coconut bacon, hot sauces, and spice blends) will be stocked in Winn-Dixie stores across North Florida and South Georgia. But simply put, we still want to do more.
We want to help you on your fitness journey, one step at a time. We want to be a resource: a place where neighbors can be educated and inspired. We want our healthy living center to foster a sense of community.
We want to also keep it simple for you. We hope you just stop by and give one thing a try. Maybe begin with a cup of our fresh roasted coffee or a gluten-free cookie (or two!). Start small. We don’t want to confuse folks to think they must convert to all of our products and begin daily yoga to be on this journey with us. You don’t. This isn’t a religion. It’s a fun lifestyle. We still live our life. You may even find us enjoying a cider or a local craft beer on the weekend. Heck, maybe even a glass of wine on Friday night after Zumba. Who’s in now? ;)
Our FreshJax team is committed to bringing you healthy food and fitness in a fun environment.
Come just for the food. Or just for a yoga class … or come for both!
We look forward to meeting you and hearing how we can help you.
It really is just that simple.
As for the location and opening date … stay tuned!
Explore yoga + healthy living in Jacksonville, FL with FreshJax!