Two Links connect fitness and nutrition
Two Rochester brothers are putting their fitness and nutrition experience to work with their new shop and exercise studio.
Ray and Ryan Link opened Link Nutrition on Saturday at 1841 Third Ave. S.E. That's just south of the Gluten Free Cupboard.
They are offering lines of sports nutrition supplements, vitamins, minerals, weight reduction products and a few energy drinks.
"One of us or someone we trust has tried every product here," Ray Link says.
He started using nutrition supplements about 15 years ago when he became serious about working out. Ray turned his brother on to fitness, and Ryan later began competing in bodybuilding contests.
Now, years later, they are taking what they have learned to market.
"I've always wanted to do this," says Ryan Link, who is diabetic as well as a bodybuilder. "It's always been kind of a big thing to me to encourage and help people to eat well."
Recently, the brothers decided the time was right to take things to the next level.
"We discussed it, and we thought we should go for it now," says Ray Link.
While they are starting out with the supplements and vitamins on the shelves, the Link brothers hope to start offering one-on-one personal training services early in 2012.
They are creating a private workout studio in the back section of the store building.
"We'll design individual workout programs and nutrition for people," says Ray Link.
People will have the option of working with the Links either in their private studio or elsewhere. They will also create programs for people to use on their own, though Ray Link says they won't be able to guarantee results as they will for people working with them.