By Lonnie Huhman,
For the past six months, Revive Dexter has been working hard on helping to create a healthier and happier community.
That’s its business plan and in many ways, Revive is a one-stop shop for nutrition and health needs. It features options like protein shakes, energy tea, hydrating aloe, protein bars, energy tablets, Biotin and Collagen, and health coaching.
And that’s just the start as it looks to continue forward on its plan.
Owner Maddy Svihra, a Dexter native and 2015 Dexter High School graduate, said it’s been an adventure since opening up last year in downtown Dexter. She said things have gone well and feels Revive is connecting with many in the community.
She said a big part of her plan is to create a fun positive atmosphere for all ages who can come in and enjoy a delicious, healthy meal option or snack.
Another part of the plan is to help the customer who is looking to get on track with a healthier lifestyle.
The location at 8066 Main St. has been transformed into a place that’s a mix of a nutrition club and café. It’s a place where you can grab a quick healthy shake; hang out with friends; relax and read a book, or just sit and enjoy looking out the window as life goes by.
“One goal is to create a sense of community here,” Svihra said.
Svihra, 22, was on another track herself after earning her associates in Human Services from Washtenaw Community College and then a bachelors in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. However, during that time her love for a healthier life through nutrition grew and eventually the idea of opening a business took hold.
“It’s a different way of helping people that do want to be helped,” she said of thinking about Revive in comparison to being a social worker.
To get the business up and going, she had some family help from her parents, who she said have their own business experience. She said they played a part from helping her renovate the inside of the building to giving advice on how to run a business.
At Revive’s core is the idea that through such things as the nutritious shakes and a health plan a person can create the healthier lifestyle they would like to live. From weight loss challenges to the upcoming classes and planned events through community partnerships, Svihra said Revive aims to help those who want to get some moving forward, renewing energy into their lives.
One saying at Revive is, “Your comeback starts here.”
A foundation of Revive are the protein shakes, which come in 94 flavors, are soy and pea based, have 17 grams of protein, 9-12 grams of sugar and 18 grams of carbohydrates. There’s something for everyone.
“They might sound sweet, but they are healthy,” Svihra said. “It’s really a healthy meal in a fun way.”
To try a shake or if you’re interested in checking out Revive, it’s open from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and then closed on Sunday. It’s located in the middle of Edward Jones and 3bird, and can be reached 734-253-2112. More information can be found through its Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/ReviveDexter/ or by emailing Revive.email@example.com.