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New Oakdale Shake Shop Promises Tasty Path to Weight Loss

Oakdale's Karen Valentine wasn't able to find an Herbalife shake shop in the area, so she started her own.

Oakdale Patch editor Patty Busse stopped in at The Zone Club-1, a new shop that opened Aug. 1 in Bergen Plaza space formerly occupied by a Cousins Subs sandwich shop. Here’s the rundown on the new store according to owner Karen Valentine.

What they sell: The shop sells samples of Herbalife weight loss shakes in a variety of dessert-inspired flavors like Rice Krispies Bars, Butterfinger and oatmeal cookies along with a shot of aloe concentrate and a calorie-burning fruit tea. Customers can also purchase the products to make their own at home.

Who owns it: Oakdale resident Karen Valentine, who works part-time as an engineer, owns and operates the shop.

How it came about: Valentine visited her son in Cloquet, MN, this spring and was shocked to see how much weight he had lost. She asked him what he had done, and he took her to a shop very similar to the one she just opened and introduced her to the Herbalife weight loss products. She started drinking the shakes for breakfast and lunch and lost 30 pounds in three months. Soon after she started on the regimen, she learned that the St. Paul area didn’t have a shop like the one in Cloquet, so she decided to start her own.

“It’s this miracle thing,” she said. “I’m a walking testament.”

Where it’s located: 7025 10th Street N., Oakdale (next to Papa Murphy’s)

Why stop in: It sounds easier and better-tasting than the gym, and, if you would like, Valentine will take your “before” picture.

Denise Muraro August 05, 2011 at 11:55 AM
The shakes are so good! what a fast healthy way to start the day. Skip the coffee shop and bagels. I love the simple Chocolate shake, but they also have cookie monster and Rice Krispie Treat flavors. Yummooooo!
Shawnna Marksmeier August 06, 2011 at 02:10 AM
No more sweets for me! My favorites are White Snicker and Pecan Sandie. Fantabulous!!!!
Donna Mae Weiderman August 06, 2011 at 04:33 AM
Yummy!!!!! I NEVER thought loosing weight could be GOOD!!! I had tried other "health/diet" shakes in the past, and they don't compare to this. This is so yummy!!! I have lost "and won't be trying to find" over 30 lbs doing one a day. And my Hubby loves them too. He had drop 37 lbs is less then 5mo.
Sarah Mendez February 11, 2012 at 09:27 PM
This isn't just a weight loss place. It's a nutrition club. I mean you just have to get in there and try this incredible shake. If you have weight to lose, it will come off, but it is one of those foods that is good for everyone. It is amazing to me that I get to have desert whenever I want, without feeling like I'm doing something wrong. I hope everyone gets a chance to taste these amazing shakes. Don't fill your kids up with sugar and JUNK.... get them a shake from the zone, do the right thing by them. Losing weight is just a bonus. :)
kate grycewicz December 30, 2012 at 09:01 AM
Hi can I get the recipe for white snicker and the pecan shake please. Kate

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