October 2012 Newsletter

By Hillarie Z. Scannelli (Co-Owner @ !MPACT):

DEDICATION:  Our October Newsletter is dedicated to my mom, Katherine Rita McGovern, 9/30/1937 – 9/20/2012.  My mom battled colon cancer for a little over three years, and was so strong and brave right till the end. If you come to our training facility, you will notice a beautiful painting on the wall in her honor. The painting was done by Jackie Scalgione (my niece and my mom’s grand-daughter), and it is a picture of a NY Jets jersey, helmet, and football. The words read “Kathy’s Jets”.  Nobody was a bigger JETS fan than my mom. When Vladamir Ducasse, Lineman for the NY Jets, agreed to come to !MPACT’s Grand Opening back in February, I was so excited to surprise my mom. She knew I had handled Vlad’s nutritional program when he was preparing for NFL draft at TEST Football Academy, but never dreamed he would come to the opening. Below is a picture of my mom and Vlad that day. On a final note, we are a product of our parents, and my mom and dad always taught me to work hard for what I want in life.  God bless you Grammy – we miss you already.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month . . . And in honor of this, !MPACT Training is giving out self-adhesive pink ribbons to all of our clients so they can wear them on their shirt, jacket, scarf, etc. Also, we wanted to share this great website that has information on various forms of cancers along with their risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and more. There is a great article on this web-site that covers Life-Style Risk Factors for Breast Cancer. This article was extremely eye-opening, as there are many things WE can do to improve our life-styles and reduce our risk of breast cancer. Please take a moment to log onto that website: http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/MoreInformation/BreastCancerEarlyDetection/index

October Group Training Calendar:  To view our October training calendar for adults, teens and kids – simply scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on Monthly Training Calendar.   And with regards to our October calendar . . . YOU ASKED FOR IT . . . WE’RE BRINGING IT: TRX TRAINING IS NOW ON OUR GROUP TRAINING CALENDAR on Thursday’s at 6:30 p.m. Weekly sign-ups are required in order to come for this training session (We still welcome “drop-ins” for Total Development Bootcamps and Kids’ and Teen Training). We are limiting the TRX Training to 12 clients, therefore, weekly sign-up sheets are posted at the front desk or you can just give us a call and we’ll put your name on the list. TRX Training is included as part of your Unlimited Training or if you’ve paid for group training once per week! If you are not presently a client, please give us a call and we can pre-pay your TRX session to guarantee your place by using a credit card. We also have another bootcamp session starting at 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday’s for those early birds who need to get their workout done before work. Check out our Monthly Training Calendar to see all the days and times we offer Group Training. It is a great way to decrease bodyfat, increase lean muscle, and get FIT! Let’s do this!

Drop 10 with a Friend Program: This is an on-going program we rolled out in September. You can start at ANY TIME and win FREE training if you and your partner lose 10 pounds (between the two of you) within 14 days – that is a $75 value! This program is a great way to get motivated – and it keeps you accountable so you reach your fitness goals (plan includes diet plan + training). If you don’t have a partner, maybe we can find one for you so let us know. Or if you are interested in purchasing the Fool-Proof Diet Plan without participating in the Drop 10 with A Friend Program, give us a call to let us know when you plan to stop in. We are happy to help get you started on your diet plan, and the Fool-Proof plan comes with sample diets, substitution lists, and even popsicle sticks (to represent specific food groups) so you know EXACTLY what you are supposed to be eating each day. Call us 908-428-7978 or email us (Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com) for registration and pricing for the Drop 10 with a Friend Program or to simply purchase the Fool-Proof Diet Plan.

Rescheduled FREE Nutrition Event: !MPACT Training is going food shopping . . . Wanna come? DATE: Sunday, October 21st at 8:00 a.m. Sorry the September event was cancelled due to my Mom’s illness and her passing away in September. This “Nutritional Event” is FREE for everyone – not just for !MPACT clients! Please call to register so we have enough handouts – then you will report to !MPACT Training promptly at 8:00 a.m. on the 21st. We will provide helpful nutrition handouts, recipes and an overview of what we are trying to accomplish on our shopping trip. Then we will head over to the Hillsborough Shop-Rite to shop together. Why are we doing this? When owner, Hillarie Scannelli, was operating Fitness by Hillarie out of her home training studio, she often took her clients food shopping in an effort to help them put together an organized meal plan for the week. They would prepare their food shopping list using a handy template Hillarie created in Microsoft PowerPoint, and this would set up her clients for a successful week on their diet – and also taught them more about reading labels. Well, we’ve had a few requests to do this again, so get ready . . . Let’s get back on track with our diets . . . The kids will be back in school, there will be fewer parties and poolside gatherings, and we can get into a healthier routine. Just drop an email to let us know you plan to come: www.Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com.

Wildtree: COOKING MADE QUICKER, EASIER, AND HEALTHIER ! From the appetizer to the dessert… Wildtree has it all. Breads, Muffins, Pancakes & Crepes – Culinary Blends – Soups, Dips, Bread Dippers & Salsas – Dressings, Marinades, Glazes & Sauces.  Natural Flavor-Infused Grapeseed Oils – Cheesecake Blends, Cookies, Breads — All 100% Natural — No Artificial Additives, Preservatives, MSG, or Food Dyes –Made in a Peanut-Free Facility. Offering In-Home Tasting Events where hosts earn FREE and ½ price items, Website Ordering Available. We are a fast-growing company looking for reps nationwide.  If extra $$ each month would help your family, please contact me to learn more! Betsy Toland (908) 369-4698 wildtreewithbetsy@verizon.net     www.mywildtree.com/betsy


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR “DROP 10 WITH A FRIEND” WINNERS!: This is a great program and we already have two winners. Deb and Martin (two of our bootcampers) met here at !MPACT and took on the challenge. They had to lose a total of 10 pounds (between them) in 14 days. They didn’t lose 10 pounds in 14 days BUT RATHER 17 POUNDS IN 14 DAYS! Way to go Deb and Martin . . . they received a $75 Gift Certificate towards their training! You can take part in this program – give us a call!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN Mike Kelderman and Martin Nielsen: Martin is one of our clients and Mike is one of our trainers. Both of these gentlemen completed the Spartan Race in Vernon, NJ on the weekend of September 8th. Not sure if you know anything about these races, but they are TOUGH! Running up mountains, crawling through brooks under barbed wire, lifting tires, etc. Thank goodness they are training hard all year round to prepare for these kinds of events – and they used our bootcamps as a way to cross-train for the event! They are truly inspiring. Martin is always looking for team mates, so here is his contact info (mrobnielsen@gmail.com) if you think you’d like to set your sights on a competition like this! And here is a link so you can see video footage of a Spartan Race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LJQ0h_g8J8o


OPERATION !MPACT: Our box of goodies is filling up fast! We would love to get a few more items if you are interested in donating protein powder or nutritional drinks to our troops serving in Afghanistan. You can make a monetary donation as well, and no donation is too small. Stop in to see us at !MPACT to help make Operation !MPACT a huge success. Thank you to Rob Movshin, a Hillsborough resident and parent, who is presently serving our military as a Major in the U.S. Army. We are sending all of these nutritional supplements to Rob’s unit within the next week or so.

!MPACT Training has a monthly drawing — with those who enter their email address on home page of our website – and they win BIG discounts on training! . . . We decided this month to give a discount to EVERYONE who signed up during the first 4 days of the month a discount.  This special was slotted to end Thursday, October 4th, but we’ve decided to extend it till Friday, October 5th.  Don’t miss out!  Anyone who signs up for Unlimited Group Training by October 4th receives a saving $15!! Or if you sign up for Group Training once per week, it is only $69 (you save $10).  It’s a great way to reward those who have been working hard all summer at !MPACT – and also a wonderful way to help motivate those who have been putting off their workouts.

!MPACT Menu: Trying to find a local restaurant where you can get a healthier bite to eat? Hillarie Scannelli, owner/!MPACT, asked client, Antonio Ruffa (owner/Caffe Piazza) to come up some new items on his menu that would present healthier choices for busy people who are on-the-go. Antonio (also an !MPACT client) at Caffe Piazza uses protein-enriched pasta & lean meatballs and offers a “baked chicken parm” instead of the traditional fried version. The portions are calorie controlled and just right. These menu items are perfectly balanced with proteins and carbs, and if you want something a little lower in carbs, their Cajun shrimp or chicken over mixed greens is perfect! Stop in to visit Caffe Piazza today – 649 Route 206 in Hillsborough (in the same strip mall with Stop-N-Shop). When you call your orders in, be sure to mention you want the !MPACT Menu so you get the lower calorie options: (908) 359-9494

Local Business Plugs:

You might be looking for a particular service – so let me refer one! These are all business I (personally) use and would highly recommend! I’ll continue to add a few more – so be sure to take a look:

NIELSEN FINANCIAL GROUP, LLC has recently partnered with Premier College Funding in order to bring a more in-depth service in the area of college planning to our clients. With ever-rising college costs, affordability is on the minds of most parents and college bound students today. Are you concerned about how you will pay for your child’s college education? We will show you strategies for how to get the best education for your child at the lowest possible cost. We help families of all income levels find schools that offer maximum financial aid, guide them through the financial aid process and develop a cost-effective plan to pay for college, without sacrificing retirement or life savings. Call today for a Free Consultation at 908-359-7886 or visit us online at www.PremierCollegeFundingLLC.com .

MILLER’S SERVICE STATION: Hard to find a good and honest mechanic? We’ve got one for you . . . Mike Miller at Miller’s Service Station. Love supporting local businesses — Mike is a Hillsborough resident and just moved his business from Branchburg to Hillsborough. He is located at 600 U.S. Highway 206 South (the garage at the Shell station at the corner of Amwell & Rt. 206). Mike has helped us out A LOT with some recent car and truck troubles . . . give him your troubles (908) 429-9100.

THE CIRCUS PLACE: Youth Circus . . . something new and different to do with your kids! Check out their website (www.thecircusplace.com) or visit them: 6 Jill Court (Bldg. 23), Hillsborough, NJ 08844 e-mail: thecircusplace@gmail.com 908-829-3784

New Generation IT – Thomas Liu, IT Consultant I had computer virus and almost lost everything on my laptop that was only a few months old! Tom was able to clean out my computer and all my data was saved! Keep his number handy (848)565-5269 or email: thomas@thruliu.com.

NORZ HILL FARM: Support your local farmers! Now is the time to stop and pick up your fresh fruits and veggies . . . Jersey corn, Jersey tomatoes, and more! Check out their website to learn more and to find out their hours of operation and where you can find their vegetable & fruit stands: www.norzhillfarm.com

VIDEO PRODUCTION: Kristyna Barbella – she’s unbelievable! Kristyna has been doing all my video work (even the latest ones for my BOOTCAMP & my Fit & Fun Camp!). She is so creative and professional, and you will love your finished product. She also does web-design work. Check out her website: www.kbarbella.com

CATERING SERVICES & PRIVATE HOME COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS – JDA Catering: J. Daniel Alfaro – Executive Chef: Do you need a caterer for a special event? Or maybe would you enjoy an elegant home cooking demonstration with friends? Maybe you you’d like to plan a romantic anniversary dinner for two cooked at your own home by a professional chef? If you need anything like this, look no further . . . Chef Danny is a sophisticated, executive chef who will turn an ordinary event into something spectacular. Danny catered our Grand Opening Party and even the breakfast table looked chic with beautiful yogurt parfaits in champagne flutes. You can see some of the pictures of his food displays by going to our home page – click on MEDIA then click on PHOTOS. You can e-mail Danny @: jda2384@gmail.com or call him: (708) 426-8526

UPPERCASE LIVING: Betsy Toland If you love all the inspirational quotes and pictures on the walls at !MPACT, contact Betsy. Uppercase Living brings the incredible expressiveness of words into homes, transforming them into more wonderful places to live. Not only does Betsy provide a professional installation, but she also makes great suggestions with regards to colors and size. These make beautiful accents for your home! Wanna have an Uppercase Living Party at your home to get discounts on your own purchases, drop Betsy an email betjentol@verizon.net

IN-HOUSE MASSAGE: You can have a wonderfully, relaxing massage right in the privacy of your own home. References available upon request – and I can say “I” am one of her satisfied clients! For info or an appointment, call Meg Shelton, Certified Massage Therapist at 908-369-9352.

ARBONNE International: Have you heard of a great line of skincare products from Arbonne International – and you weren’t sure how to get your hands those products? Reach out to Independent Consultant, Margaret Janaszik, and she will be happy to show you these incredible products. I love the RE9 skin care products (for more mature skin – like mine!). You will find a notable difference in 24 hours after trying these products. Host a party, and you will get some free items – or you can become an Arbonne representative and receive discounted prices every time you shop — totally worth it! Contact Margaret at mjanaszik@yahoo.com – cell: 732-735-6254 (If shopping on-line, Margaret’s ID# is: 18826855). All products patent pending and chemical free – formulated in Switzerland and manufactured in the US. Awesome skin care line!

WILLS: Do you presently have a will? It may sound like something you can put off, but wouldn’t you like to make sure your family is taken care of – just the way you want? Tiffany Moore, Esq. can help simplify the process so you can rest easy, knowing everything is outlined properly – and she’ll make sure you don’t forget anything or anyone. And we are not just talking about monetary issues – what about guardians for your children or your pets in the unfortunate event something happens to you? Everyone should have a will — Don’t put it off another day . . . Gain piece of mind: Call Tiffany @ (908) 797-3198 or email her @: jtmoore98@msn.com

Childcare services – Hillsborough, NJ: Jenie Van Cleef is a young energetic Mom of three children, and can provide your toddlers and children with a fun and safe environment @ her Hillsborough home. Please call Jenie if you would like to obtain references or speak more about her availability. You can email her at: jenievancleef@yahoo.com or call her at: (908) 829-0363

SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY: This is a great place to go for any type of physical rehab – and boy, are did a great job on my lower-back pain! They handle everything from ligament sprains to arthritic pain. I have always had a strong core and lower back, but I guess my age (47), my strenuous training routine/6 days per week, and the long hours I spend on my feet every day as a trainer can often take a toll on my lower back. Every now and again, it just tightens up and I am in a lot of pain. I heavily rely on the physical therapists at Sports Physical Therapy to get me mobile and pain free again! They have multiple locations, and one of the partners, Jeff Erickson, is a neighbor of mine – great guy! Can’t say enough about what an awesome facility this is! Hillsborough location: 908-359-8800, Princeton (609) 419-0455, Somerset (732) 565-5455, Flemington (908) 806-2000.

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR RENOVATION & BUILDER CO.: Pro Builders Plus, Hillsborough — Walt handles everything from roofing and siding, to interior renovations, and additions, etc. – quality work at competitive prices: Walt has done work for everyone in my neighborhood! References available: Call Walt at 908-369-7562 (references are available!).

REALTOR: Are you looking to buy a new home or sell your current home? You really need someone who understands what you want and isn’t going to waste your time. Melissa is not only professional to deal with, but understands that families are the most important thing and so is the home they live in. Call Melissa Martin of Weichert Realtors — cell: 908-656-4070 or email: melissamartin@weichert.com

FRANKLIN MEDICAL GROUP: Dr. Steven DelMaestro (MD, Internal Medicine) of Hillsborough, NJ was approached to head up Franklin Medical Group – a new medical practice affiliated with Somerset Medical Hospital. Before taking on this new venture, Dr. DelMaestro had his own practice for 22 years, operating out of his offices in New Brunswick and North Brunswick (NJ). So . . . when is the last time you had a complete physical? Your health is so important – and so is finding a doctor who cares and actually takes the time to get to know you and your health history. Maybe you are presently getting medical care from a practice that is so huge – with so many different doctors that you feel it lacks that personal touch. Make your health a priority: 908-685-2526 (located @ Franklin Commons, 454 Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 210, Somerset, New Jersey).

DRAGONFLY.COM: Do you have a new business or a growing business that needs a “face-lift”? Log on to get more info: www.dragonflyds.com Dragonfly Design Studio will create your business identity, logo design, business cards, invitations and stationary, brochures & mailers, letterheads, and photo retouching & manipulation.

PRINCETON ORTHOPEDICS: Luke Ryan – Physician’s Assistant will get you the help you need. I have several personal training clients who have had multiple shoulder issues and tennis elbow – and they received the most unbelievable treatment from Luke at Princeton Ortho! Please call and ask for Luke 609-924-5044

HILLSBOROUGH VACUUM: OK – Let’s get ready for summer – let’s do some SPRING CLEANING. Call Hillsborough Vacuum to help! Besides selling vacuum cleaners and central systems, and servicing & repairing vacuums, did you know that they have an array of services including carpet cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, hardwood restoring, and more?! They are a local and trusted company for over 10 years! Please check out their informative website. www.hillsboroughvacuum.com

LIA SOPHIA JEWELRY: Contact Becky Regan @ scooch23@comcast.net. If you are interest in purchasing anything please send Becky an email! ALSO, if anyone is interested in hosting a party, Becky will be donating $50 per party to Shelter Survivors Animal Rescue of Bridgewater.

TRANQUILITY ACCUPUNCTURE: Denise Janiec-Domino is a Certified Acupuncturist and can be reached at (908) 874-8344 (located in Hillsborough and Lebanon, NJ). Denise provides great relief to those with back pain and migraines – and can help in so many other areas (weight loss, fertility issues, etc.). Treat yourself to great things in 2011 – and consider making acupuncture one of them!

PLUMBER: J. Johnson Plumbing & Heating, LLC. Licensed and Insured (great guy – very reasonable – and reliable). Call “J” at 908-874-6619

Check out this great website: http://hillsborough.macaronikid.com/

This website lists all upcoming events and happenings for kids in our communities throughout New Jersey. Log on to see the fun local happenings.

IN-HOUSE PERSONAL TRAINING: Anne Finetto, Hillsborough, NJ. Unfortunately, I no longer have availability to do in-house training. Therefore, I am happy to recommend a colleague and friend, Anne Finetto (trainer & fitness director for Rutgers University). Anne will come to your home to provide “in-house training”. She can assess your present home-gym equipment or make affordable suggestions for basic equipment you will need — and she has some early morning timeslots and some other hours available for training! Anne has a dynamic personality and a passion for fitness — as I do – which is why I love her! You can reach her via email: annefinetto@yahoo.com or via cell phone: 732-735-9835

PODIATRIST: Dr. Brandon Zuklie, LLC – Podiatrist: Treats any and all issues of the foot and ankle, from warts to stress fractures and all other athletic injuries. Treats children as well as adults, and accepts most insurance plans. Address: 1161 202N Branchburg (in the same strip mall near Phil’s Pizza and Texas Liquor — by Imclone and Chubb). Other offices in Piscataway and Monroe, NJ – for more info: www.drzuklie.com

In Motion Meals: Fitness by Hillarie supports and promotes “In Motion Meals”!! Whether you are an elite athlete who needs quality calories or someone who is simply trying to reach your fitness and weight-loss goals, then In Motion Meals is for you. Some of you have such a hectic schedule with your career or with your family (carpooling to a variety of sporting and social events for your kids), and you might be struggling each week to make healthy meals that can help you reach your fitness goals. I try to do a fair amount of cooking on a Sundays so I have leftovers to use for dinners during the week or for lunches during the week. But even that can be hard if you have a busy calendar on the weekends. In Motion Meals is a New Jersey based company that makes delicious (calorie conscious) meals that are balanced with proteins and carbs and made fresh (with no preservatives)– and then they use a special flash freezing process so these meals can be delivered to your door All the calories have been counted for you and are listed on the menu. All the proteins and carbs have been balanced for you – and the meals are home-cooked meals that are convenient and will help you stay on track with your diet plan. If you want to learn more about this great service, just log onto their website: www.inmotionmeals.com. If you decide to order some meals, please let them know that Fitness by Hillarie sent you. On the order page, just enter fitnessbyhill and you will receive a special discount. You must hit the validate button under the referral code box for the pricing to change.

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