May 2013 Newsletter

Meet !MPACT Training’s newest staff member . . . Our Mascot:

Nico

Nico The Scannelli Family (owners of !MPACT Training) picked up this adorable Mini-Goldendoodle just a few weeks ago, and Nico is now almost 12 weeks old.  You can stop into !MPACT and meet Nico most days, as he greets our personal training clients, bootcampers, Elite Athletes and kids who come for training.   Our little pal doesn’t shed, and the mix of a Golden Retriever and Miniature Poodle make him super smart and really great with kids!  We feel so blessed to have him as part of our !MPACT family.

FREE . . .

FREE SPORTS TESTING EVENT (Teenagers 13+)!!:  Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 9th from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.  We will test them in 5 areas with the following:  Broad Jump, Vertical Jump, 40-Yard Dash, Short-Shuttle (Speed/Agility) Drill, an L-Shuttle (Speed/Agility) Drill, and Bench-Press (max reps).  Please call to reserve your place, space is limited, BUT IT IS FREE for everyone!  (908) 428-7978.   Kids (ages 7-12) who are signed up for our weekly Kids’ Sports Training will have the opportunity to be tested in a few of these areas during their training sessions in May (Thursday’s at 5:30 p.m.).

 BOOTCAMP FOR BILLY – Fundraiser on June 2nd:

Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!  Join us at !MPACT Training on Sunday, June 2nd, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. to help raise money for an adorable little boy from our Hillsborough community named Billy Biviano.  He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at age 14 months – and is now 19 months old.  He is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments – and thanks to a wonderful organization called Steps Together, Billy’s family is getting the help they need (helping to cover medical expenses, family support groups and more).   Please come and donate $25 (or more) towards this worthy cause, and you will take part in a fun-filled bootcamp using cutting-edge equipment.  All fitness levels are welcome at this event, so variations to all exercises will be offered.  No need to formally register . . . just arrive by 8:50 a.m. to fill out a short waiver if you are new to !MPACT.  If you cannot make our fundraising event but would still like to donate, please make checks payable to:  Steps Together, and drop it off at !MPACT Training.  Thank you for your continued prayers and support for Billy and his family.  If you would like to read more about this story, log onto:  www.steps-together.com/billy

 “Choose to Lose” 2013 Weight-Loss Challenge RESULTS: 

PICTURED ABOVE:

1st Place:  Betsy Toland lost 25 lbs. and 12.1% body weight in just 12 weeks!

2nd Place:  Sal Cuccio lost 25 lbs. and 11. 5% body weight in just 12 weeks!

3rd Place:  Inger Solomon lost 28 lbs. and 9.5% body weight in just 12 weeks!

Honorable Mention – 4th Place:  Maria Rivera lost 13 lbs. and 8.8% body weight in just 12 weeks!  Congratulations to the above winners who received wonderful gift baskets that included: Gift certificates for training with us at !MPACT, in addition to nutritional supplements.  AND our first place winner also received a bottle of wine, two beautiful wine glasses and a $75 gift certificate for a night of fine dining at Caffe Piazza here in Hillsborough (donated by owner, Antonio Ruffa):

Memorial Day Weight-Loss Challenge:  They are off to an amazing start . . . this weight-loss challenge leads our participants right into Memorial Day Weekend so it is perfect!!!  Winner is determined by the greatest percentage of body weight lost during the 8-week challenge, and if there is a tie, then the total pounds lost will determine the winner.  There are awesome prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place — including Gift Certificates for free training – plus lots of other goodies.  This keeps our clients on track, accountable and motivated!  We only identify our participants “by number” until the end of the challenge, here is how our top-five participants are doing so far:

–       Lost 5.5 lbs. and 2.8% body weight in just 2 weeks!

–       Lost 4.5 lbs. and 2.6% body weight in just 2 weeks!

–       Lost 5.5 lbs. and 2.0% body weight in just 2 weeks!

–       Lost 5.0 lbs. and 2.0% body weight in just 2 weeks!

–       Lost 4.0 lbs. and 2.0% body weight in just 2 weeks!

NEED TO BE IN BEACH-BODY SHAPE IN A HURRY?  If anyone is interested in starting a 21-Day Beach Body Plan, please call to set up an appointment.  We’ll get you set up with the 21-Day Beach Body handbook that includes the special diet, food shopping lists, recipes, nutritional handouts, workout info and more!   For pricing or to make an appointment to get rolling on this amazing plan, just give us a call 908-428-7978 or email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

MOTIVATION I wanted to share a clip of me during one of my fitness competition videos . . . Some of you may have seen it on facebook when I posted a few weeks ago.  This is a 2-minute routine to demonstrate strength, flexibility and endurance.  It reminded me of how determined I was, and I often replay this video whenever I need to motivate myself to get back on track.  Our lives are so busy that sometimes we put ourselves last.  You only get ONE body so do your best to reprioritize so that you squeeze in time for regular exercise and healthy meal planning.  Hope you enjoy the video, and give some thought to what motivates you . . . let us know if you need any help:  http://youtu.be/LoN8Qt_gzVo

 OUR LATEST TESTIMONIAL

Dear Hillarie & Mike:  Thank you so much for all you did to make our son’s 8th birthday celebration at !MPACT so much fun! You both did such a great job with the kids.  By getting to know and addressing each child by name, you made them feel welcome and special from the moment they came in the door.  We also appreciate the effort you made to coach and cheer on each and every one of them as they did each new exercise.  It’s that personal touch that makes !MPACT so unique.   We loved the fact that you kept them busy for just about every minute of the hour and a half, except, of course, when it was time to have an ice cream break and sing happy birthday.  It was great to see each and every kid actively engaged in such a vast variety of challenging physical fitness activities.  We have no doubt that every one of our party guests slept well that night!  Most importantly, we are sure that everyone had fun!  Thank you, Deanna & Anthony Cannatelli

PROTEIN POW(D)ER:  Many thanks to our pal, Martin, for turning us onto this website.  If you are searching for ways to incorporate a bit more protein in your diet, this website can help.  There are even some great recipes – including a recipe book on how to make healthy protein bars!  The website also has a special page to educate people about the various sources of protein powders (whey, casein, eggwhite, etc.).  Remember that incorporating more protein with low-glycemic carbs will get you lean and strong in no time at all.  At !MPACT Training, we continue our pledge to pass along info that can help you take your health and fitness to the next level. Also, if you’ve got kids who only eat carbs, maybe some of these delicious recipes is just what you need! Please take a moment to log on:  http://www.proteinpow.com

ORGANIC FARM IN HILLSBOROUGH:  Jon Knox and his wife, Kimberly, have started an organic farm at Duke Farms. Everything they grow is done following the USDA organic guidelines as part of their lease with Duke Farms and the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NJ). Please check out their website or the detailed article from the Hillsborough Patch.  Both links are attached:  http://dogwoodfarmsnj.com/   and http://hillsborough.patch.com/articles/couple-s-venture-launches-new-era-in-hillsborough-farming

DISCOUNT Training & Nutrition Events for Boys and Girls Scouts

 

The above picture is from a Free Girl Scout event !MPACT offered during April.  This is all part of our Pay-It-Forward Mission . . . In this instance, we were giving something back to people who are always giving to others.  The girls learned a little about nutrition, participated in a great workout using fun equipment, and cooled down with a helpful exercise that taught the girls about trying to add balance in their lives . . . wonderful day!  Thank you to Scout Leaders Jen Hopson, Barb Ferriere and Christine Mastakas for sharing the girls in your troop with us!  We offer great educational events for scouts . . . and the charge is minimal per child.  Please call us if you are interested in getting your troop or pack together to learn a little bit about nutrition and they will get a great workout using fun equipment too.  Call Mike (908) 428-7978 or email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

Summer Camps @ !MPACT – REGISTER NOW – SPACE IS LIMITED – There are still a few openings!:   All camps are ½ day – 9:00 a.m. till noon – and you can sign up for one week or as many as you like.  Camp is starting to fill up, so do your best to finalize your summer plans – email us for registration forms:  Michael@!MPACTTraining-NJ.com.

–      Fit & Fun Camp – for ages 7-13 (week of July 8th, and week of July 15th)

–      Varsity Sports Performance Camp – for ages 13+ (week of July 22nd)

–      Sports Performance Camp – for ages 8-12 (week of July 29th)

–      Sports Games Camp (*new) – for ages 7-13 (week of August 26th)

 CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER!

!MPACT Training has a monthly drawing — for those who enter their email address on home page of our website – and they win BIG discounts on training! . . We only have people’s email address so if we send you an email, please respond if you want to come and pick up your Gift Certificate.  We’re still waiting for a response from out latest winner who we believe his first name is Scott (based on his email address).  Don’t miss out . . . We have a $50 Gift Certificate waiting for you!

FREE TRAINING SESSION – RAFFLE We feel lucky to have one of our trainers, Mike Kelderman, here for more hours so we are raffling off one FREE training session with Mike.  He will completely customize your one-on-one workout based on your fitness level and your abilities, so don’t let his Strongman Competition background scare you off (haha!).  Just put your name and phone number on a slip of paper at our front desk and drop it into the drawing bowl.  We will hold the drawing on Thursday, May 16th, so remember . . . ya gotta be in it to win it!!  Stop in to enter our drawing for a free one-on-one session!

MAY GROUP TRAINING CALENDAR Click on link (to the right of this page) to view our training calendar.  Please note we are closed on Memorial Day (Monday only).  Our Monthly Training Calendar shows all the days and times we offer Group Training for adults, teens and kids.  Note our newest training sessions!  Our training is a great way to decrease bodyfat, increase lean muscle, and get FIT!  And our Kids Sports Training sessions and our Elite Athlete Training for teenagers will help your kids get faster, stronger and more confident.

POWER & Strength You wanted more, you got it!  Another Power and Strength Session being added to the Group Training Calendar in May!:  OFFERED ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 7:30 P.M., AND WE ADDED ANOTHER ON FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 5:30 P.M. (beginning on May 3rd).  We introduced this new training session in April, and it is a 55-minute group training session where you are challenged with exercises like deadlifts, bench press, squatting — mixed with dumbbell exercises and weighted machines.  Perfect if you want to get stronger & increase lean muscle mass or if you are training for sports.  This is being offered to adults and teens (ages 15+), and WEEKLY REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, as it is limited to 8 participants (since spotters are needed for some of the exercises).  This is still being offered FREE for Unlimited Training Clients – but if you are not an Unlimited Training client, it is only $20 per session and you can reserve your place using a credit card.

!MPACT RUNNERS:  !MPACT is continuing another one of our new training programs.  This is held on Sunday mornings from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Are you preparing for a Mud Run, a Tough Mudder or Spartan Race? . . . Maybe you are thinking about entering your first 5K or ½ Marathon? . . . Or maybe you are a high-school athlete and are looking to improve stamina and endurance.  Click here to learn more about:  !MPACT Runners.  Please note:  There will not be an !MPACT Runners session on Mother’s Day or on the Sunday during Memorial Day weekend.

!MPACT MAGNETS FOR SALE We’re so excited . . . our !MPACT Training magnets for your car/truck (with our distinctive !MPACT logo) have arrived and are available for only $5.00!!  Show people YOU have what it takes!  Come and get yours today!

DO YOU WANNA GET WRAPPED AND FLATTEN YOUR BELLY RIGHT BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!  You can tighten, tone & firm your stomach, love-handle area, arms, and legs with instant results in 45 minutes – and progressive results in 72+ hours with a great product called Skinny Wraps from “It Works”.  You can improve skin texture & tighten, shrink fat cells, and minimize cellulite appearance.  Joy Vrabel (“It Works” representative) is coming to !MPACT to wrap up some of our clients who are interested in this (all-natural/botanical) product.  Joy will be here on Monday, May 20th from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. and again on Tuesday, May 21st from 7:30 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. Please register by placing your name on the sign-up sheet at !MPACT Training.  You can call to set up your appointment (908) 428-7978 — it only takes 15 minutes –email us, and we will add you to the schedule with Joy:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com.   The cost is only $30 per wrap (maximum of 2 wraps per application – and payment would be due on the day you come for your wrap – cash and checks accepted – payable to Joy Vrabel).  If you are not presently an !MPACT client, we would still love to have you, so just call us and we will add you to the sign-up sheet (908) 428-7978.

!MPACT IS OFFERING UNLIMITED TRAINING TO HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR $99 PER MONTH!  That is a HUGE savings when you consider that we are “not” a gym but rather a facility specializing in Personal Training.  If you are coming to !MPACT, you are reporting for a one-on-one session or scheduled group training session with one of our Personal Trainers.   We help our clients SET and REACH their goals . . . so in addition to working with a personal trainer, we also provide FREE nutritional tips during training.  Where else can you get that?  Let us show you how to transform your body!!!  We also offer a $25 discount per month for spouses.  Our Kids’ Sports Training and Elite Athlete Training (both offered twice per week) are also discounted!  And lastly, we offer HUGE REWARDS for referrals = ½ OFF YOUR UNLIMITED TRAINING!   We are doing our best to make Personal Training affordable for your family.  It is important to know what you are getting for your money, and we are happy to be a big part of your journey through fitness . . . the destination being a healthier and happier you!

Wanna lose some weight this spring and be in beach-body shape by Memorial Day Weekend? One of the quickest ways to accomplish that goal is to replace one meal per day with a Shakeology Nutrition Drink.  I am a Certified Beach Body Coach – and have seen my clients achieve amazing results by doing this!  Not only are these drinks delicious, but they have everything you need (protein, vitamins, antioxidants, prebiotics & probiotics, phytonutrutients, and more!).  Your body will operate more efficiently and you will reach your goals so much faster!  If you wish to purchase an amazing nutritional drink to help you reach your weight-loss goals, please call me to set up some time to chat about Shakeology (the healthiest meal of the day!).  Or log onto my site:  www.MyShakeology.com/Hillarie.  If you need some extra workouts to do at home or while traveling, you can also purchase Insanity, P90X, and more from my site:  www.teambeachbody.com/Hillarie.  You get one body . . . treat it “world class”.  Stop stalling!  If you need help outlining your fitness goals, just call me – happy to help:  908-428-7978.

We do “TEAM TRAINING” at !MPACT: So if you are a coach for a local team and wish to get your athletes stronger, faster and more confident, give us a call. We’ll get you onto our training calendar — and we offer discounts for groups/teams.

Don’t forget to ask us about: !MPACT BIRTHDAY PARTIES (ages 6+): If you are looking for an awesome (AND different) way to celebrate your child’s birthday, WE have the answer. Party-goers will have the experience of a lifetime using state-of-the art training equipment, just like professional athletes. To learn more about our parties, log onto our website, and find them listed on the home page under “Training” and then under “Parties and Camps”.  Click here to go directly to that link:     If you would like to book a party, call us at (908) 428-7978.

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!  There are a few new ones  – so be sure to take a look:

NEW — Simply Sweets:  Owner, Lauren Warmke can prepare beautiful baked goodies for any occasion.  Have one less thing to worry about for your next party, and contact Lauren at (908) 295-0435 or email her at:  laurenwarmke@gmail.com

NEW – Quilter’s Obsession:  Owner, Deborah Kalenty, is a talented artist who I met when I was speaking at Woodfern Elementary’s Career Day (for their 4th graders).  I spoke about being a fitness trainer and opening my own business, and Deborah showed us these amazing quilts she makes and sells through her on-line store.  She also sells kits so you can make a beautiful quilt and get all the items you need in one package.  And she also sells material so you can purchase to design your own quilt.  These make amazing gifts – whether someone is having a baby or you just want to customize your child’s bedroom with something cool!  Contact Deb at:  908-369-4450 or email her at:  Sales@QuiltersObsession.com

NEW – Looking for a doctor you can rely on? Take good care of your body, and go for regular check-ups and blood work . . . We can’t take good health for granted.  Stop in to see Ernest J. DeLaCruz, MD (Board Certified in Internal Medicine), Montgomery Internal Medicine Group, 719 Route 206, Suite 100, Hillsborough , NJ (908) 904-0920  www.montgomeryinternalmedicinegroup.com

TENDER LOVIN GRILL:  What a great little place this is – on the corner of Amwell Rd. and Rt. 206 in Hillsborough (that little strip mall near Five Guys).  The owners of this establishment, Marybeth and Steve, are Hillsborough residents for 20 years, and Steve was in the food franchise business prior to opening Tender Lovin Grill.  He and his wife are passionate about FRESH food vs. the frozen and pre-packaged foods that are served at chain restaurants.  We had a delicious Pork Carnitos that was made with hand-rubbed, slow-roasted pork – on a thin whole wheat wrap – with rice, beans, cheese, tomatoes, onion and spices.  It was out of this world.  They have home-made soups, marinated grilled chicken, salads, and more.  They are open 7 days per week from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. (12-7 p.m. on Sundays).  We plan to take our kids back for their funnel cakes or waffles and ice cream.  Reasonably priced – pretty inside so you can dine in or take out . . . overall . . . great experience.  Give this new business a chance.

ITALIAN CUISINE:  Caffe Piazza – DINE-IN, PICK-UP OR CATERING AVAILABLE:  Many thanks to owner, Antonio Ruffa for donating a $75 Gift Card for a delicious night of Italian cuisine to the participant who wins our Choose to Lose (12-Week Weight-Loss Challenge).  From his home-made sausage to the beef short ribs on their “specials” menu, you will remember this night of fine dining (BYOB).  And don’t forget, you can pick-up your order if you have a busy week and need a healthy and delicious meal in a hurry for you & your family.  Caffe Piazza also offers an !MPACT Menu – which are scrumptious meals that are a lower in calorie and carbs.  Just ask for this special menu if you are interested in lighter options.  Caffe Piazza is located on Route 206 in Hillsborough (in the same strip mall with Stop-N-Shop).  Call them for holiday menu:  (908) 359-9494

It Works Products:  Melissa Rice:  Skinny Wraps — all natural, botanicals, that are site specific, tighten tone and firm in 45 minutes! $30 per wrap. My info is on catalog in addition to my fb page facebook.com/wrapwithrice.  You can also reach out to another one of our It Works reps, Joy Vrabel at:  www.facebook.com/wrapwithjoy

Origami Owl – Every locket tells a story, what’s yours?  Origami Owl Living Lockets are customized by choosing charms that tell the story of your life! Shoppers can personalize their lockets making our jewelry line unique! Pick your charms, pick your locket, add a decorative plate or custom chain and you’re done! Contact Betsy Toland via email at betjentol@verizon.net or shop online at: http://betsy.origamiowl.com.  Host a Jewelry Bar at your home with friends & family and earn your locket for free!!  Order early for the holidays, as these lockets are extremely popular.

 

IN-HOUSE MASSAGEGift Certificates available!  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.

VIDEO PRODUCTION:  Kristyna Barbella – She has been doing all my video work (even the latest one for 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

THE CIRCUS PLACE:  Youth Circus . . . something new and different to do with your kids!  Check out their website www.thecircusplace.com or e-mail:  thecircusplace@gmail.com  908-829-3784.  THEY NOW HAVE A FUN, EDUCATIONAL CIRCUS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-6!

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 .

HILLSBOROUGH PODIATRY . . . Attention Hillsborough Residents – Marc Mizrachy is a fellow fitness enthusiast and also a well-recognized Podiatrist in town.  They are open 6 days per week including Saturdays and three evenings.  Hillsborough Podiatry Group — 719 Route 206, Suite 107, Hillsborough, NJ  08844 — (908)431-5901 — www.hillsboroughpodiatry.com

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

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.

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!  www.norzhillfarm.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

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

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!).

FRANKLIN MEDICAL GROUPDr. 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 touchMake your health a priority:  908-685-2526 (located @ Franklin Commons, 454 Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 210, Somerset, New Jersey).

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.

WILDTREE:  WE’RE MAKING COOKING 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 — All 100% Natural — No Artificial Additives, Preservatives, MSG, or Food Dyes –Made in a Peanut-Free Facility.  Offering In-Home Tasting Events 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

HILLSBOROUGH VACUUMOK – 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

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.

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 & !MPACT Training 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. 

 Let !MPACT Training help you in your quest to become even more fit!

Whether you are a beginner or an Elite Athlete, we’ll take you to the next level!

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