Neighbouring and complementing the Cave Fitness in Comox is The Change (‘Ch@nge’) Room, a compilation of local visionaries’ arts, crafts, hobbies and passions showcased under one roof with the intention to inspire and challenge oneself to think big, live without fear and be the change for a better future and a healthy present.
“I’ve always wanted a coffee shop, book/health food store, a place to bring people together, empower, educate and share knowledge,” says Marc St. Jules, the owner/operator of both facilities.
St. Jules notes the store is 100 per cent dedicated to being local…. paintings, carvings, jewelry, photography, pottery, music, books, candles, soaps, oils, even the furniture, shelving and woodwork and more.
“The Comox Valley is such a magical place with a plethora of talent from all realms. At The Change Room we can showcase these local gems and inspire others to pick up their paintbrush, guitar etc. and reconnect with their passions,” St. Jules said.
“Today’s pace of life often gets in the way and it shouldn’t be that way. I’ve seen some incredible talent here and it saddens me to hear about how long it’s been since these artists have actually embraced their talented gifts.”
As soon as you walk in the door of The Change Room, a set of cards called “Be the Change” greets you out of a locally handcrafted wooden bowl from Pockets Full of Sawdust. The cards were made by Vanier students and the deck was purchased at Winds of Change.
“At The Change Room we only use, sell and promote what we ingest….we don’t sell things for the sake of selling and profits, we want to educate you on what your taking and why. Monthly workshops also take place in The Change Room. We want to keep evolving and provide you with the same opportunity,” said St. Jules.
Harmonic Arts is the nutritional anchor of the store, and the U-build beverage bar offers you the choice to select your liquid base, protein source, added boosters and tinctures.
“We don’t have disposable take-out cups so you can either bring your own, enjoy onsite or rent a mug,” says St. Jules. “We even have a kids’ corner and menu to ignite change at the earliest of ages.”
“Life is a full spectrum…physical, mental, emotional, spiritual … and when one or more of those elements is weak or missing illness shows up. The Change Room addresses all these issues. It is my deepest desire that The Change Room touches and offers solutions to all that enter,” St. Jules said.
“Drop by and say hi and enjoy Free Tea Tuesdays and Thirsty Thursdays from 5-6 p.m.,” he added.
The Change Room is located at 278 Anderson Ave. (second floor) in Comox, next door to Cave Fitness (250-702-7188).
St. Jules is the inventor of the St. Jules Method. His performance training products have sold over 1,000 units all over the world to clients that include Manchester United, Seattle Seahawks, Vancouver Canucks, US Special Forces and many more.
– The Change Room