With juggling work, kids, and the temptation of the unlimited number of fast-food chains that line the streets, it’s hard to be healthy. Going to the grocery store and preparing a healthy meal can take hours and most of the gyms that claim to be judgment-free end up being far from it.
That is why Elizabeth Vazquez created SmooFit. A smoothie bar/fitness club, SmooFit caters to those looking to lose weight, eat a balanced diet, and live an overall healthier way of life.
“I promote healthy living,” said Vazquez. “It’s not a diet at all. It’s a healthy lifestyle.” “People think that only eating one or two meals a day will help them lose weight,” said Vazquez, “but what I teach them is that they should really be eating as many as six small meals spread throughout the day.”
Smurfit offers those meals in the form of their Herbalife smoothies and healthy snacks. “We do breakfast, lunch, and dinners with our meal replacement shakes,” said Vazquez. “We also have waffles, protein oatmeal, and energizing teas that burn calories when you drink them.”
Vazquez also makes living healthy more convenient. “People complain that they don’t eat breakfast because they don’t have the time, so I save them the time by having it ready for them,” said Vazquez. “You can call, text or direct-message your order, and it will be ready by the time you walk in.”
They also make working out easy with their online fitness classes. “We have online boot camps for people that can’t be here in person,” said Vazquez. “Whether that be because of work, kids, or maybe insecurity, I understand that not everyone can be here physically.
I put on the camera, go live, and we all exercise together. It’s very interactive.”
Vazquez is a certified group fitness instructor and offers fitness training, boot camps, fitness classes, one-on-one personal training, and will be offering yoga soon. The fitness classes are free when you purchase a shake, tea or aloe.
Born and raised in New York, Elizabeth Vazquez moved to Florida in 2012 after graduating with a degree in the culinary arts. She began her healthy journey after she was involved in a severe car fire that almost caused her to lose her life and burned away 30 percent of her body.
“I gained a lot of weight after my accident,” shared Vazquez. “A year before I started the business, I started drinking the Herbalife products for myself. I began losing so much weight that my pants started to slide off me and people started to notice and asked how I was doing it. Soon I had my first base of clients, and I was opening SmooFit.”
Smurfit is located in Orange City at 908 S. Volusia Ave. in Unit C at the Fountain View Plaza. Their hours vary but are usually 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.