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FROM STAFF REPORTS
Reminderville -- Total Family Nutrition on Glenwood Boulevard in Reminderville had its grand opening Feb. 3.
It is a full-service wellness center, featuring nutritious food and drinks, acupuncture, massage, gluten-free food, personal training and diet / meal planning.
Owners Richard Wightman, Ryan Haydoo and Mark and Nancy Haydoo started the business because they wanted to give back to the community through their charities and community service, and provide the best in nutritional support for friends and family.
"We saw a fantastic opportunity in the plaza to be in a great heart of a place to live and work," said Wightman.
"We love the area and the people, as well as the great family values we see from our customers every day. We're trying to support the area through low pricing and high quality of service and products."
Wightman and the Haydoos have been area residents for more than 20 years. Wightman has been in business for more than 20 years, owning nutrition stores in the past.
Wightman has a master's degree in nutritional research, plus a PhD. in human physiology, while Ryan graduated from Twinsburg High School in 2005 and Kent State University in 2011.
The owners plan to establish and sponsor charitable events to benefit those in need, plus local students.
"We've established a charitable foundation called 'Live Like You're Dying' to support cancer research and scholarships for high school students," said Wightman.
"Our motto is based on our philosophy that every day you have to strive to be the best that you can be, and live life to the fullest."
He explained that the slogan was created because of the fact that he was diagnosed three years ago with leukemia.
"I strongly believe I would rather take years off my life than life off my years," said Wightman, who retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 23 years of service.
"We provide a well trained staff, which combined has over 40 years of experience. We hire locally, so that we not only provide great service, but put back into the community financially," added Wightman.