• Fitness Pro at Bodylean

Why Shop Small? / Why Shop with Bodylean?

In 2019, we’ve got the luxury of choosing when, where, and how we buy things. Let’s say you’re looking for a particular workout supplement. Of course, you’ve got a variety of options and potential shopping destinations available. You could sift through a big retailer or grocery store or go to a local small shop (either in-person or online) like Bodylean. Maybe both options even have the same product available. So as long as you wind up with the product you’re looking for, does your pick really matter? Actually, it definitely does.

A place like Walmart is possibly best described as a mile wide but an inch deep. Big box, all-purpose retailers are just that: all-purpose. They can provide you with just a bit of column A and B through Z, but those are some short columns. In a place that sells your desired supplement a few aisles away from paper towels and DVDs, it should come as no surprise that there won’t be as much personalized attention or as many expert opinions on the thousands of products on the shelves.

On the whole, big retailers tend to be less concerned with on-the-floor customer service. It isn’t too much of a stretch to assume that many sales associates are more concerned with keeping the shelves stocked rather than striking up a conversation with you about which of these two whey proteins they’d recommend. And that’s understandable; there are, after all, an endless number of products to keep tabs on, which is obviously an impossible task. But that’s why a smaller store can be a much better choice, especially when it comes to products that are important to you; specialization is the name of the game, and Bodylean is no exception.

Especially when it comes to what you’re putting in your body, it’s a wise choice to pick an establishment staffed by people who are passionate and knowledgeable about what they sell. An expert can point you toward a product that’s even more suitable for your needs and preferences than what you may have gone in looking for. That’s another perk to a specialized location like Bodylean: quality. You’ll have access to a selection of products that are hand-picked for high quality which may not be available at an all-purpose big box retailer.

Of course, choosing a shop like Bodylean also provides an underrated and sometimes forgotten benefit of smaller stores: human connection. Specialized locations like Bodylean offer you the chance to establish a relationship over time with our fitness experts who will only become more and more familiar with you and capable of helping you with your specific wants and needs. The level of care and regard for the customer you’ll find here is simply unmatched when compared to the limited personal attention that can be provided at a big retailer.

Plus, at the end of the day, visiting your local shops goes a long way in supporting your neighborhood’s small business owners. Your support keeps the doors open, and that means more choice, value, and easy access to knowledgeable experts for you.


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