NOVEMBER 2013 Newsletter

WORK OUT WITH A TRAINER FOR TWO WEEKS FOR ONLY $49.99 . . . It is normally $20 to drop-in to any of our Group “Personal Training” sessions listed on our Monthly Training Calendar, so most of our present clients take advantage of our discounted plan.  But we are offering a SUPER SPECIAL DISCOUNT for new clients at only $49.99!  Make it worth your while and come every day during those two weeks – or even every other day if your schedule permits!  If you’ve been putting it off, now’s the time to cash in on some training, and get motivated by a trainer to help you reach your fitness goals.  These sessions include Total Development Bootcamps, Fit-Strength Training sessions, 30-Minute Express Workouts, Power & Strength Training and programs for Elite Athletes!  Call us for more info 908-428-7978 or email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com.

Best Holiday Vendor Boutique EVER! . . . So mark your calendars for Thursday, November 14th from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  We will have amazing vendors so you can totally get a jump start on your holiday shopping.  Gorgeous and unique jewelry, purses, scarves, belts, pottery, candles, tie-dye shirts, candles, hand-crocheted items, kitchen items, home-baked pies from Norz Hill Farm (to taste and to pre-order for Thanksgiving) – and brand names like:  Pampered Chef, Wildtree, Thirty-One, Products, Origami Owl Lockets, Massages by Meg, Lia Sophia, Scentsy, Pretty Little Hoops, Family Jewels, Jadomm Candles, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Hips-Sister, Beach Body, and of course, !MPACT Training Gift Certificates. PLEASE COME AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS!  There will be appetizers, desserts and holiday punch!  Come on out and support a great cause.  All vendors pay $25 for their space and 100% of that money is going directly to the Biviano Family through www.Steps-Together.com.  We’d like to “give this Christmas/Chanukkah away” to those in need.  Billy Bivano is a two-year old Hillsborough resident who is undergoing chemo treatments with an inoperable brain tumor.  We can’t think of a better beneficiary than our little Billy.  Brave Billy Biviano, you and your family are always in our thoughts and prayers!

FREE TRAINING THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING . . . COME ONE, COME ALL . . . NEW-COMERS WELCOME.  Work off that PIE you ate on Thanksgiving LOL!  Join us for our FREE Turkey Trot Training on Black Friday (Nov. 29th) from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  We will offer variations to EVERY exercise, so newcomers, please do not be intimidated.  Our group training clients range in age from 15 to 60!!  We will be doing some cardio-related exercises (hence the word “trot”) along with weighted exercises. We’ll be using fun equipment (medicine balls, slide boards, TRX Suspension Trainers, weighted ropes and more)!  Some stations will be inside and a few outside (weather permitting).  It is a great way to relieve stress, burn fat, strengthen your core and have a blast.  This FREE session is open to all adults and teens ages 15+.  If you are new to !MPACT, just arrive 10 minutes early so you can fill out a short registration/waiver form.  No reservations required . . . JUST COME!!  AND BRING A FRIEND!

WIN !MPACT GIFT CERTIFICATES ON NOV. 29TH!  At the end of our FREE Turkey Trot Training on Black Friday, we will be having our first annual Turkey Toss Contest!  Yes, you will TOSS a frozen turkey as far as you can . . . like a shotput! Haha!  It’s just for fun for anyone who wants to participate.  And whoever tosses it the furthest wins a $25 gift certificate to use towards their training – along with bragging rights! We will have one male winner and one female winner!  It’s going to be a blast!

COLLEGE STUDENTS HOME FOR THANKSGIVING . . . FREE SESSION! Here is all you have to do . . . Check out our November Group Training Calendar  and pick ONE training session that you can make it to, and it’s on us!!  Whether it be the bootcamp on Thanksgiving morning at 8:00 a.m. or the Turkey Trot Training the day after Thanksgiving or even the 12:30 p.m. bootcamp on the day after Thanksgiving.  And don’t forget we offer TWO on Saturday mornings (6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.) if you can get up early for training.  We know you are probably only home for a long weekend, but we want to make sure you are training!!!  Please come and see us for ONE FREE training session on Thanksgiving weekend!  And for those college students who are local and can come for training on a regular basis, we offer UNLIMITED TRAINING FOR ONLY $99 PER MONTH!  This special is also offered to local High School Students!

NOVEMBER SPECIAL ON PERSONAL TRAINING Buy two personal training sessions and the third one is FREE!  Call Michael for info and appointment.  Time slots for this special run from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.:  908-428-7978.

PAYING IT FORWARD During the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we will be collecting food items for a huge Thanksgiving basket we will be donating to S.H.I.P. (Samaritan Homeless Interim Program).  !MPACT Training is donating the turkey, along with some fresh vegetables we will pick up the day we plan to drop off the basket – but we would LOVE your donations of canned goods that have a “Thanksgiving” theme:  canned sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, boxed mashed potatoes, stuffing, canned vegetables too – like string beans and corn!  We are located at 126 Stryker Lane in Hillsborough (bldg. 24, Unit 3) – and we are just down the street from the movie theater.  Help us make Thanksgiving a brighter time for those who are less fortunate.

5-DAY FLUSH . . . WEIGHT-LOSS WOW!!!!  This is the BEST way to jump-start your diet plan!  This program includes a special easy-to-follow, 5-day diet plan and includes your supplements/nutritional drinks!  It helps FLUSH out fats and toxins – and helps speed up your metabolism.  Great way to move into a healthier diet.  You will reduce food cravings, boost energy levels and feel more disciplined on your diet plans going forward. Price for this amazing 5-Day Flush is only $29.99!  Call Michael 908-428-7978 or email him at: Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

WEIGHT-LOSS CENTRAL Get detailed diet plans and recipes EVERY WEEK for only $19.99 per month.  Let !MPACT Training help you get healthier and fit!  Maybe all you need is some guidance, and you are tired of trying to figure out what you should be eating.  Become part of this private coaching group called 50 Shades of Fitness.  There are a lot more “perks” besides the weekly diet plans if you become a member of this group.  And the recipes are simple and delicious!  Interested in taking charge of your health – and setting some fitness goals?  Decrease bodyfat and overcome your obstacles and barriers! If you want “IN” contact:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com  

NEW DISCOUNTS FOR SPOUSES: We always gave a discount for spouses and siblings . . . With more and more families joining !MPACT, this is just another way we are trying hard to make working with a trainer affordable for everyone!  Call us to find out about our great NEW discount for spouses and sibling (908) 428-7978.

NOVEMBER GROUP TRAINING CALENDAR Click here to view our November Group Training calendar.  Elite Athlete LIFT (weight training for ages 13-18) is still on Wednesday’s at 5:30 p.m. and the time on Friday’s is now at 4:30 p.m.  Please also check out some small changes around the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and on the night of our vendor Boutique.  Kids’ Sports Training (children ages 8-12) will be back on the calendar this winter so stay tuned!!

What are our Group “Personal Training” Sessions all about?  If you are following the fitness trends, you might remember that 5-8 years ago One-on-One (Personal) Training was at an all-time high.  People were tired of trying to figure out fitness on their own, and they benefited greatly from working with a trainer.  Although people are still making Personal Training a priority in their budget, the trends are now showing many people are also including “Group” Personal Training.  Sounds like an oxymoron – how could it be “personal” if you are with a group?  Truth be told, we work very hard during our group sessions to address each client’s individual needs.  We understand what our clients are capable of doing and also take specific conditions into consideration so everyone gets a safe and effective workout.  This also means that you work with a trainer at a fraction of the cost – and you are doing new and innovative exercises that will get you FIT really FAST!  We offer One-on-One Training, Partner Training or Semi-Private Training by appointment only.  And in addition to private appointments, we offer 22 Adult Group Training sessions per week that we post on our Monthly Training Calendar!  Times vary from early morning (5:45 a.m.) to mid-morning (9:30 and 10:00 a.m.) to lunchtime (12:30 p.m.) to evenings (6:30 or 7:30 p.m.).  We also offer TWO on Saturday mornings at 6:00 and 7:30 a.m.)  And we offer lots of times for teen athletes too! There must be a time that works for your schedule!  And the best part about it is that you are always pushed and motivated by a trainer.  We take the guess work out of your training!  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!

CLIENT HIGHLIGHT:

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:  Janet McCrae (age 38 – Married – 2 Children)

Congratulations, Janet, for being chosen to run in the NYC Marathon on November 3rd.  We could not be any prouder of you!  Janet McCrae has been training with us since June 2012 . . . and is one of our dedicated bootcampers.  Janet is a Hillsborough resident who is busy mom with two active children (elementary school & intermediate school), and is also the Co-President of Hillsborough Elementary Home & School Association.  Janet ran track as a kid – through high school, and didn’t run for a long time after that.  And about 5 years ago, she set out to get healthier and started running – losing a total of 35 pounds.  Way to go, Janet!  She ran in the Philadelphia marathon in November of 2009, and the next item on Janet’s “bucket list” was the NYC Marathon.  She applied to run in the NYC Marathon for the last three years – but as you know, it is a raffle system because there are so many applicants.  Unfortunately, Janet didn’t get chosen until this year – and she is more than ready!  She carefully plans her running four days per week – working up to 20 miles.  Then she starts to taper them off as she approaches the week before the race.  Janet also participates in bootcamp two to three days per week for strength and endurance – and she and I met to set her up on a nutritional plan to match all of her activity.  It is so important to FUEL for optimal performance.  I was really touched when I received this email from Janet:

It’s hard to put into words what you and !mpact have done for me.  I’ve always been athletic, and I was a runner when I came to you but I never knew how strong I could become.  When I made it to the top of that rope at the Spartan race I felt so amazing.  I truly could not believe I did it.  It really was one of the best feelings of my life. I’ve never had any upper body strength before, and when I did that I knew that it was totally because of all of the boot camp workouts. Seeing my body change over the past year has really been an awesome journey for me.  It not only makes you stronger physically, but mentally as well.  You and the other bootcampers have truly inspired and challenged me.  I know that when I run NY in a few weeks, it is going to be an amazing experience and I feel confident in my ability because of the way you have inspired me to treat my body.  I’ve followed my training plan and I’ve followed my nutrition plan, and I know that it will pay off in the end. My legs are ready, my mind is ready and my entire body is ready.  Who knows what I will do next….

Does your teen athlete need to increase his/her Power & Strength?: If that is the case, we have the answer for you. Not only do we offer a Power & Strength Group Training Session every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 5:30 p.m., but we also offer an Elite Athlete LIFT session every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and again on Friday at 4:30 p.m. All of these sessions are offered to teenagers 15+ and are a great way to build strength and confidence!  We will teach them proper form in addition to teaching them lots of new exercises. Sessions are only $20 to drop in (registration required for Power & Strength – so just call us to put your name on the list) — OR you can do Unlimited Training at a discount for $99 per month. This means your teen is entitled to do Elite Athlete LIFTS on Wednesdays and Fridays (weight training) — and also includes any Elite Athlete Training sessions (strength, conditioning, speed & agility) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. for the low price of $99 per month for Unlimited Training. This means you should come to as many of these sessions as your schedule allows!  Wanna know the best part . . . Lastly, if your teen is 15+ they qualify to do all of our Elite Athlete Training, our Elite Athlete LIFT, Power & Strength, and ALL Of our Total Development Bootcamps — 26 Sessions per week — at $99 per month WOW!!  There has to be some sessions that they can squeeze into their busy schedules!

 CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF OUR MONTHLY DRAWING:  You can log onto our website and enter your name to win gift certificates for training!  We gave out TWO this month!  Congrats to:  Matthew Kulcsar  and Jeannie Angelo, who each won a $50 Gift Certificate to use towards training at !MPACT.  Come and claim your prize — YAHOO!!

 OTHER !MPACT “STUFF

WORK FROM HOME:  Are you looking to make extra money with the ability to make your own hours?  You don’t need to be a trainer – just someone who is passionate about helping others get healthier.  Join my team . . . my Beach Body Team.  I have been a Beach Body Coach for a little over a year, and I’d love to help you start your own business too!  You can make some extra cash, and their products are amazing and sell themselves!!  Drop me an email, and I’d be happy to help coach you and get you started:  Hill@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

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.

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.  This would be something separate – not part of our Group Training Calendar.  So you can pick a time that works for you.  Send an e-mail to:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com.  We also 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 worked with a few teams this year who said they really felt the difference once the season began . . . they felt “conditioned” to do their very best.  We’ll get you onto our training calendar –   and we offer discounts for groups/teams.

BEACH BODY CENTRAL:  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!).  I have clients replacing one meal per day with Shakeology and their results are amazing.  You can also learn more about this amazing product by logging 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, T25 and lots 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 APPAREL IS HERE!  We 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 AND UPCOMING EVENTS :

This is something !MPACT does for FREE – we do not charge the businesses we choose to post.  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:

ARE YOU PREPARING FOR YOUR KIDS TO GO TO COLLEGE?  We wanted to share this info about two upcoming workshops presented by Nielsen Financial Group.  You might need to start planning earlier than you think.   Come on out and learn how to navigate the financial aid maze, and learn how to make educated choices when it comes to looking at colleges. Bring your friends with middle school and high school age kids too!  Call to reserve your place: 908-788-3799.  Check out their website too:  www.PremiereCollegeFundingLLC.com.  Mark your calendars as there are a few of these College Funding Workshops coming up at the end of October and beginning of November:  October 29th @ 7:00 p.m. at HealthQuest in Flemington; October 29th @ 7:00 p.m. at Premiere College Funding in Somerville; November 7th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Hillsborough Public Library; and November 7th @ 7:00 p.m. at the Nassau Club in Princeton.

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

*NEW ONE:  My latest hero is Jaquim from MADCONNECTIONS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS.  My home computer had some kind of a virus eating away at it — to the point where the screen went black.  But because I still had power on this computer, Jaquim was able to salvage all my data and most of all, my MUSIC!!  He cleaned it up and put my desktops stuff back in working order (i.e., Microsoft Office) — in addition to adding protection so this type of thing doesn’t happen again.  MADCONNECTIONS is a professional, affordable and reliable computer repair company.  Call them between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. at 907-768-6534 or email:  MADCONNECTIONS@COMCAST.NET

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:  This is my favorite season at Norz Hill Farm . . . Everything about it . . . From Pumpkin Picking to the Corn Maze to the Haunted Trail!   Take the family to Norz Hill Farm this month.  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!  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 atwww.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/   andhttp://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 4thgraders).  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 emailbetjentol@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 touch.  Make 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 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

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 buttonunder the referral code box for the pricing to change. 

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