September 2013 Newsletter

WHAT’S NEW . . . 

50 SHADES OF FITNESS – A special program presented by Hillarie Scannelli:  Do you need some motivation to set and reach your fitness goals?  Do you keep saying you would like to decrease bodyfat and improve energy levels to get in the best shape of your life . . . yet obstacles and barriers keep popping up and you find yourself putting your hopes and dreams on the back-burner?  Let me help you!  As many of you know, I just had a birthday on July 30th, and I turned 49.  Yeah, yeah, I know it is “just” a number, but it really hit home for me because since my husband (Michael) and I opened !MPACT Training 18 months ago, I’ve had nothing but OBSTACLES AND BARRIERS popping up which are preventing me from reaching my own fitness goals.  I’m not complaining by any stretch of the imagination.  I couldn’t feel any more blessed that God keeps sending new clients to us every week.  I know that all our hard work to bring something different to Hillsborough has been paying off. We are transforming bodies and changing people’s lives – it’s awesome!   However, I don’t think I could have ever prepared myself for the amount of hours it takes to run a 4800 square-foot training facility.  So with spending less time on working out and “sometimes” not being prepared with the proper foods, I found my body changing a bit – just not looking quite as good as I did a year ago, and  I also feel that my energy levels are suffering.  So I wanted to inspire others and ask them to join me on my journey into my 50th Birthday!  This new program “50 Shades of Fitness”is rolling out onSeptember 16th.  I figured I would give everyone time to recover from all the summertime fun at the beach – and get the kids settled and back into school.  You can start this program any time between now and July 30th. . . but the earlier you start, the better your chances to get that body you have always wanted.  decreasing bodyfat and increasing lean muscle mass is a “process”.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  So give this program the time it needs – get started as soon as you can!  If you wish to become a member, you will need to fill out an enrollment form so I will know all about you!  If you would like to know exactly what to expect from this membership or have questions or want pricing, email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

PAY-IT-FORWARD EVENT:  !MPACT Bootcamp Games PAY-IT-FORWARD!  Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 6th at 9:00 a.m.  This event is NOT just for !MPACT Training clients . . . It is for ANY adult (or teen ages 15+) who would like to participate in fun fitness events – with the chance to win FREE Training – while also helping to raise money for the Children’s Hospital in Mountainside, NJ.  So please stop into !MPACT Training, and pick up a list of the events and then start training!   You will compete in a number of events and receive points based on how well you did at each event (i.e. number of tire flips in one minute, or how many push-ups you can do, or how many pull-ups or burpees you can do, etc.)  The entry fee is $25 per person (checks payable to !MPACT Training).  Come and register today!  You can email us too:  Michael@ImpactTraining-Jersey.com.  The Children’s Hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord dysfunction and injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses. They have a toy library, known as Toys-To-Go, and it offers an array of commonly available commercial toys such as music boxes, busy boxes, mechanical animals and vehicles, etc. which have been adapted for the needs of these children.   We plan to use this fundraiser to purchase more Toys-To-Go for their playroom.   Won’t you help us “Give this Christmas Away” (or Hanukah or whatever holiday you celebrate) . . . Let’s GIVE IT AWAY THIS YEAR TO CHILDREN IN NEED!  To register for this event, contact:  Michael@!MPACTTraining-NJ.com

CALENDAR UPDATES!!

Click here to view our SEPTEMBER Group Training Calendar. There are changes . . . so please take note . . . plenty of options for everyone!!  Kids Sports Training will be back on the calendar in January!  But if you have a small group of kids who want to train (ages 7-13) and you don’t want to wait till January, just give us a call and we will get you a slot on our trainers’ calendar.  Personal Training, Partner Training or Semi-Private Training is available by appointment only.  So call us if you are interested in getting on our Personal Trainers’ calendar (908) 428-7978. We can provide pricing and answer any other questions you have about our training and nutritional services.   NEED A WORKOUT PARTNER OR SMALL GROUP TO TRAIN WITH?  Drop us an e-mail if you’d like to arrange for personal training sessions with a partner or a small group.  We may have others who are looking to get personal training at a fraction of the cost.  Send an e-mail to:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com.  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.

CLIENT HIGHLIGHTS

We decided that since we are so thrilled with the positive transformations our clients are making to their bodies and their lives, we would highlight one or two of them each month so they might inspire you:

 Name of Client:  Stacy Bisco

Stacy (pictured above) started training with us at !MPACT back in April.  Her goal wasn’t necessarily to lose a lot of weight, however, she wanted to build some lean muscle, decrease bodyfat a bit, and get stronger.  She started personal training two days per week, and then moved into our Total Development Bootcamps along with our POWER & Strength training sessions every week.  By the middle of June Stacy reached her goal — looking her best for her friend’s wedding and her annual trip to St. Thomas.  It’s always nice to have something to look forward to . . . set some goals, and then work hard to reach them. Stacy did just that . . . in fact, when she went to St. Thomas, she sent us a picture the beautiful view from her room – along with a copy of her “TAKE-IT-ON-THE ROAD WORKOUT” that !MPACT gives to all their clients so they can stay fit on vacation.  They don’t need ANY equipment – just their bodies!  Thank-you, Stace for being a great role model for other clients at !MPACT.

  Name of Client:  Kate Mahr

Weight before the birth of her baby:  124 . . . Weight after giving birth:  166

Weight 20 weeks after giving birth:  125!!!  She’s only got 1 pound to go!

Kate (pictured above) is the sister-in-law to two of our favorite clients, Leigh & Niles Johnson.  After Kate had her baby, Leigh & Niles knew she would love the motivation from !MPACT.  Upon their recommendation, Kate’s husband, Jay, purchased a 10-Pack of Personal Training sessions as a gift to get her started on her fitness plan.  It is so awesome when family provides support for a new mom.  Kate also came for a one-on-one nutritional counseling session so she could ensure she was on track for success.  Busy new moms often don’t eat enough – or what they choose to eat might not be the healthiest choice since they are grabbing things in a hurry or under duress.  Here is how Kate described how she felt after having her beautiful daughter, Myla:   I was really feeling pretty low, dealing with the stress of being a new mom.  The hormones made me both crazy and emotional.  This, along with the unfamiliar body I was in, just made me feel bad about myself.  While my new baby and my husband brought me so much happiness, I didn’t feel like myself, and that affected everything.  I started feeling much better once I started to get my fitness level up and monitored my diet (sometimes) – then losing the weight was a bonus.  Your friends at !MPACT Training are VERY proud of you.  Not only did you lose the weight to regain your pre-baby body, but you’ve moved into our Total Development Bootcamps (group training) and are more fit than ever.  Your smile and positive attitude are a breath of fresh air.  We are so happy we are part of your fitness journey, and love having you as one of our clients.  Thank you for allowing us to share your story.  There may be other new moms out there who could use an encouraging story . . . and this is a good one!! THANKS!

 MORE ON OTHER !MPACT “PAY-IT-FORWARD” EVENTS:

TRENTON BACK-PACK CHALLENGE:

 

BACKPACK CHALLENGE:  Many thanks to the kids who came to help us “Pay-It-Forward” . . . Through donations from our clients along with !MPACT Training kicking in for the rest of the supplies, we were able to make up 20 backpacks FILLED with school supplies, toiletries and other goodies to brighten their day.  A representative from DYFS came to !MPACT to pick them up, and these backpacks will be distributed to foster children throughout New Jersey.  Foster kids get bounced around sometimes from home to home, and it made us feel so good to give them brand new school supplies for the coming school year.  And it was nice to have children from our own community assembling the back-packs so they felt a part of the process.  Just trying to make a “small” difference in the life of a child, and it is important to teach our kids to Pay-it-Forward too!

BACKPACK FOR ONE OF OUR OWN:  !MPACT Training was really excited to meet one of the recipients, right from our own neighborhood, who was given a fully-assembled backpack & Staples gift card.  This backpack went to a local boy named Stephen Wurst, who is going into his junior year at Hillsborough High School.  To give you some background on why this amazing young man needed our help . . . In 2009, Stephen’s mom (Laurie) lost her battle to breast cancer a week shy of her 34th birthday.  In honor of his mother, Stephen continued to try to raise funds for “Laurie’s Legacy” which would support those receiving treatment at the Steeplechase Cancer Center.  Stephen met with Courtney and Mike Newman, founders of Steps Together (a local charity dedicated to inspiring our community to paying their blessings forward and supporting families facing a medical crisis) to talk about being a possible beneficiary through their organization.  Stephen and his Grandmother, Donna, wanted to see if they could unite their fundraising efforts with Steps Together.  Steps Together was able help to raise additional funds for “Laurie’s Legacy” and help so many, and during this process, Stephen and his grandmother developed a wonderful friendship with the Newman’s.  Then just last month, an electrical fire at Donna’s townhouse, left Stephen and Donna displaced for three to four months.  According to the Hillsborough Beacon, the fire destroyed nearly all of the mementos Stephen had been given by his mother, including many of the last birthday and Christmas presents she had given him.  Stephen said he felt like he lost her all over again.  That is when Steps Together STEPPED right back in to help Stephen.   When we heard this news on Facebook, !MPACT Training reached out to Steps Together to say we wanted to be the ones to purchase a backpack and necessary school items for Stephen.  This would be one less thing he had to worry about.  We were so delighted when Stephen and his grandmother, Donna, stopped in to thank us.  Paying it forward always feels so good.  We’re going to stay in touch with Stephen and Donna as they work hard to rebuild a home and their lives.

FREE TRAINING . . . Another way to Pay-it-Forward . . .

It is always nice to surprise someone with a gift or act of kindness . . . We decided that in addition to offering a $50 gift certificate every month to someone who entered our website drawing, we would also choose a child who would receive a FREE week at our upcoming Sports Games Camp.  We are delighted to present that gift to Faith Skavron, and we are really excited she is coming!  Faith is really special to our !MPACT family, as are the memories of her mom, Rose Skavron.   We miss you, Rose, and we want you to know we will honor you by keeping tabs on Faith.  We want her to come to !MPACT on a regular basis to train and have fun with us.  Fitness was so important to you and Bob, and we are sure this is something you would want us to do.

!MPACT TRAINING & STEPS TOGETHER . . . Since we are big fans of Steps Together, and they are uniting efforts to promote the upcoming Steeplechase Distance/WalkRun on September 29th (here in Hillsborough), !MPACT is getting a team together to participate.  Don’t want to walk or run it alone . . . come and be part of our team!  We’ll have a blast – and we will be doing it for a great cause.  If you are part of Team !MPACT, all of your donations will still go directly to Steps Together, and you will still need to go to their website to officially register.  If you would like to be on TEAM !MPACT, just send an email to:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com.  You will meet us at the race (at Amsterdam school) an hour or so before the race starts for a complimentary picnic/breakfast (quick bite to eat) prior to the start of the race.  !MPACT will serve some bagels and healthy breakfast treats for being on our team and for supporting Steps Together – and it is more fun to do it with a group or team.  We’ll tell you how to register, and we will add you to the distribution list for all emails pertaining to the event.  So contact Michael via email address (above) and we’ll get you started by providing all the details you need about the race.  Just to give you some background:  The Steeplechase Race, which supports the nearby Cancer Center, is based in Hillsborough and is one of the fastest growing road races in New Jersey.   The race offers a variety of events including a 5K Walk (with a 2-mile option), 5K Run, 10K Run and Childrens’ Sprints.  Steps Together is a local charity dedicated to inspiring our community to paying their blessings forward and supporting families facing a medical crisis.  Come and help PAY-IT-FORWARD!  If you have questions about this race:

 TEAM !MPACT — ZMUD RACE – LAST WEEKEND: 

The ZMud Race took place on Saturday, August 24th, and it is a great fundraiser for the children in Haiti.  Sometimes when we can’t actually participate in a fundraising event, it is nice to help out in another way . . . !MPACT Training donated T-Shirts to TEAM !MPACT.  Here they are in the phots below with nice clean shirts before the race . . . And then a picture of some of the mud-runners afterwards!  Hey, you can’t read the !MPACT shirts with all that mud! LOL!  Great job Dora & Eddie Szep (also known as “Head-First Ed” haha!), Barb & Ron Ferriere, Carole & Dave Zydiak, Aidan Zydiak (great job little man), Lyn O’Kane, Don Cavaliere, Chris Truncale, Peter Hall, Tammy Hammer, Angela Cova, Christine Kennette.  Let’s all get together and run the Steeplechase Run/Walk on September 29th!

DRIVE-THRU DIFFERENCE:  Be on the lookout at your local drive-up (Hillsborough) . . . !MPACT Training loves the Drive-Thru Difference idea that radio station Star 99.1 came up with . . . You can brighten someone’s day just by paying for the car behind you.  We all carry so much stress with busy careers while trying to care for our homes or our kids or sick parents, etc.  Wouldn’t it be nice to know that there really are nice people in the world?  Whether it is just a cup of coffee or a breakfast sandwich, !MPACT Training is looking to brighten the day for people in our community.  Ya never know who might be in front of you at the drive in . . . Maybe it is us!!

MASSAGES AT !MPACT Starting Monday, September 16th, Meg Shelton (Licensed Massage Therapist) will be on-site at !MPACT Training following our 12:30 p.m. bootcamp, to provide chair massage’s for anyone who needs relief.  Chair massages will be offered at a reasonable rate ($1 per minute), and other days & times can be arranged by appointment.  Treat your body right . . . you only get ONE, so treat it world-class.   All appointments can be booked directly through Meg.  Meg accepts cash and checks at this time.  Please call Meg for an appointment:  201-424-1409 or email her at:  megred68@verizon.net.

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. Click here to learn more about our birthday parties.

BEACH BODY CENTRALIf 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.

!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!!!  DISCOUNT FOR SPOUSES & SIBLINGS:  We offer a discount per month for spouses and siblings  . . . call us to take advantage of both of these!

HUGE REWARDS for referrals = Up to 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 . . . we are NOT just a gym where you run on a treadmill or take an aerobics class.  We are thrilled to offer our clients guided training using cutting-edge equipment and always motivated by a personal trainer.  We are happy to be a big part of your journey through fitness . . . the destination being a healthier and happier you!

!MPACT APPAREL IS HEREWe have been offering a small selection of dri-fit shirts and t-shirts after we opened a little over a year ago, but we’re really excited about all the new !MPACT apparel at our “My Locker” website.  Go to: http://www.mylocker.net/my/shop/mpact-training161152/index.html  Or:    www.shop.mylocker.net  Our Locker Door # is fr996 Use discount code BT445 at checkout for a $9.00 discount (50% off one custom t-shirt)!!!  Thanks for proudly wearing our apparel!  Attention Jr. Raiders . . . check out the shirts and other apparel on our website that say “Jr. Raiders have what it takes!!!!”  You can also get to !MPACT’s My Locker website from our !MPACT website.  Just click on “STORE” from the top of our home page, and then click on “APPAREL”.

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:

STEPS TOGETHER This is a local charity dedicated to inspiring our community to paying their blessings forward and supporting families facing a medical crisis.  They are New Jersey based, and we feel honored to take part in helping them raise funds.  We held our “Bootcamp for Billy” back in June and raised $1100 for a Hillsborough toddler named Billy Biviano who has an inoperable brain tumor.  Then, just this month, we donated a fully-equipped school back-pack and Staples gift card for a Hillsborough high school student who lost his mom to cancer and then just lost his home to an electrical fire.  !MPACT Training plans on getting more involved with Steps Together in the months to come.  If you are looking for a great charity to get involved with, check out their website:  www.steps-together.com.  Courtney and Mike Newman (founders of Steps Together) are wonderful people – dedicating their lives to helping others.

NORZ HILL FARM The produce stand is open daily – so please go and enjoy their farm fresh corn, vegetables and fruits.  The also offer a local honey, a variety of baked goods and Jersey fresh, free range, brown eggs at only $3.00 per dozen.  The eggs are available anytime at our self-service building at the right of the farm-stand area.  Support your local farmers!  www.norzhillfarm.com

20% OFF if you mention this add!!!!  A&B LANDSCAPING of Central NJ: 908-240-8784.  They do everything from lawn maintenance (cutting, edging, weeding, seasonal work, etc) and they also do landscape design, patio pavers and MORE!  Increase the value of your home by improving the appearance of your lawn, shrubs and landscaping!!!  They can make your house look like something out of Better Homes and Gardens!! Call today!

IN-HOUSE MASSAGE:  Gift 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!  Meg provided 15-minute chair massages for the top three winners of our Memorial Day Weight-Loss Challenge.  She is available for chair massages at !MPACT (by appointment) or at her private studio in Hillsborough.  For info or an appointment, call Meg Shelton, Certified Massage Therapist at 908-369-9352.

DOCTOR:  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

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

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.

VIDEO PRODUCTION:  Kristyna Barbella – She has been doing all my video work.  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

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 pagefacebook.com/wrapwithrice

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

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 .

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

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

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.

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

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 – SoupsDips, 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

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, daily specials 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.

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

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 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 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.

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

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.

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!

NICHOLAS MISTRETTA PORTRAIT DESIGN:  Located in the Skillman section of Montgomery Township offers a unique approach to glamour photography for women of all ages. See the gorgeous picture of Carole Zydiak featured in our Client Highlights (in August Newsletter). Many of our clients are doing this for themselves more than just their spouses and really that’s what it’s all about.  The experience consists of a consultation session, the photo session and the preview session. Professional hair and make-up is included. For more information contact Nick at:  nick@mistrettadesigngroup.com or 609-466-2600.

PLUMBER:  J. Johnson Plumbing & Heating, LLC.  Licensed and Insured (great guy – very reasonable – and reliable).  Call “J” at 908-874-661

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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

Emma’s EveryCakes:  Emma is a 17-year old Hillsborough High School student who wants to pursue a career as a Baking Extraordinaire!  She is one of my personal training clients, and although she is only a beginner, she made an amazing cake shaped like a flip-flop for my family’s Memorial Day Weekend bash down at the shore.  Her specialties are cakes and cupcakes.  For information about her baking, pricing on her cakes and cupcakes — or other questions, you can reach her at (908) 227-5930 or email her at:  ekkswims@comcast.net

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.comIf 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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