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Health and Fitness Essentials at Herc’s Nutrition

Herc’s Nutrition was created nearly 25 years ago by founder and CEO, Dave Dekker. His desire for a community and destination with a focus on self-improvement, healthy eating and happiness drove his ambition to create Herc’s. At the time of Herc’s conception, there were only a handful of local sports equipment and gyms stores and Mr. Dekker still felt that people with his shared passion for health and fitness were missing out on a store that provided them with the essentials. So in 1996, he opened Herc’s Hideaway and Muscle Shop.

Protein, Supplements, Gym Accessories and More

Since then, Herc’s has opened more than 25 stores across Canada, catering to those with a passion for health and fitness, and selling products like supplements, protein, gym accessories and more. In the early days, Herc’s clientele base was mostly “bulking” bodybuilders, but as the ideas around health and wellness changed, so have Herc’s customers. Today, Herc’s offers products for people simply looking to improve their health. 

Herc’s Shakes

A stop at Herc’s is never complete without one of their famous Shakes. Herc’s offers both regular protein shakes made with low-fat milk and a natural 3:1 casein protein mix that aids in muscle recovery and energy, as well as a vegan protein shake option for those who don’t drink milk. These shakes can act as both a meal replacement and a sports recovery drink. Plus,  they are now also available through SkipTheDishes and UberEats!

Female-Owned and Operated

Herc’s 16th Ave SW location is female-owned and operated, and is currently open 11 AM -6 PM every day. You can also find their wide selection of products, including protein, gym accessories, snacks and more online as well. Whether you’re looking to build muscle, improve your workouts, or just focus on your overall health and wellness, Herc’s selection of products, and their community-oriented environment is a great place to start.

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