I started Health in a Cup in 2018 as a way to promote health and wellness in Kenora and abroad. I have been a fitness instructor for over 30 years and wellness has always been a passion of mine. In 2017, I was introduced to a coffee company that originated in Canada called Organo – they infuse an organic medicinal mushroom, called reishi, into their high-quality teas, coffees, protein powders, and hot chocolate. It seemed brilliant to me that there was a health product infused into beverages that people already drink….it keeps it simple and effective to get a dose of health every single day, multiple times a day. After seeing the huge amount of medical research that supports this mushroom, I was convinced it was a good fit for me and decided to launch this wellness company with a focus on good nutrition, exercise, and overall well-being.
What do you love most about our Community?
I love the access to nature all around us and the beauty of the lake – these are key ingredients in seeking out wellness and we have so many places to escape to just outside our front door.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I have been an environmental consultant for over 30 years as well, so I actually have two businesses. When I’m not doing either of those, I love to walk, bake and get together with good friends over dinner or on the lake.
Why did you decide to join the Chamber of Commerce?
I’ve been curious about what the Chamber offers and with my new business being so young, I’m anxious to connect with other entrepreneurs and share what I have to offer.