APRIL 2014

Newsletter by Hillarie Z. Scannelli (Co-Owner @ !MPACT)

Mia Finnegan (pictured above) — 1995 Ms. Fitness Olympia & Advocare Advisor

24-DAY CHALLENGEGood, Better, Best . . . If you are trying to eat healthy and exercise, that’s “good” . . . If you are really being diligent on !MPACT’s 21-Day Diet, than you are even “better” . . . But if you want to take it to the next level to be the BEST you can be, you are definitely going to be interested in taking on the 24-Day Challenge.  At !MPACT, we have taken nutrition and supplements “up a notch” and are excited to introduce the 24-Day Challenge. This program is like no other program we have run before.  We are coupling proper nutrition WITH an array of amazing supplements to help you reach your goals even faster!  You will cleanse, rejuvenate and rid your body of excess body fat to get the lean body you have always wanted.  Through a friend I met at the mentorship in San Diego, I’ve connected with Mia Finnegan, former Ms. Fitness Olympia (pictured above).  Back when I was competing actively (back in the late 90’s), Mia could be seen on numerous fitness magazine covers like Muscle & Fitness, MuscleMag & Ironman.  In addition to being a certified personal trainer, I also trust her expertise in the nutrition arena — and I’m so excited to have weekly coaching calls with her — and Mia will be visiting us at !MPACT SOON . . . I will keep you posted! My husband, Michael and I decided to take on the 24-Day Challenge just because we haven’t felt our best, due to all the long hours we put in every day.  We both had the desire to decrease body fat to get a bit leaner and stronger – and we also wanted to improve energy levels and mental focus.  So we started the challenge and are really excited to see body fat diminishing, energy levels soaring, along with a total regain of focus and determination!  Interested in starting this with us?  Email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

SPECIAL SUNDAY TREAT – MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR APRIL 6TH John Balle’ led an amazing Sunday session in March – so we’d like to offer it as a TREAT again on Sunday, April 6TH at 7:30 a.m.  WE ARE REQUIRING REGISTRATION THIS TIME SINCE WE MAX OUT AT 24 PARTICIPANTS.  Please email us if you want to get on the list for April 6thMichael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com.  This hour-long group training session is a combination of weight training (metal), mixed with some intervals of cardio & conditioning (madness).  Remember, ALL of our group training sessions offer variations to every exercise so it is suitable for all fitness levels.  We have some clients who are 58 years old and others who are 18!  Just come and do what you are able – we will guide you through it.  It is a lot of fun with the tunes cranking!  This session is for adults and teens ages 15+.

NEW SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING OFFERED EVERY MONDAY NIGHT AT 6:30 P.M.!  We had quite a few people ask about Personal Training — but some are already doing group training, so they thought it would fit their budget better to share a session with a small group.  You will see this session marked on Monday’s (in a separate box) on our Group Training Calendar.  There will be a minimum of 2 people and a max of 4.  You will be coached, guided and spotted by a personal trainer during your 55-minute training session.  You will perform some weight training in addition to intervals that could be anything from boxing to sled drills.  Cost is only $20 per person! Have you been thinking about personal training?  If so, give this a try!  Email us if interested in getting on the list for any of these April dates at 6:30 p.m.:  April 7th, 14th, 21st and the 28th.

SO TOUCHED BY ONE OF OUR ELITE ATHLETES:  You know you made the right decision to follow your heart and open up your own training facility, when you receive a poem like I received from one of our elite athletes.  I will leave him anonymous . . . This is a 16-year old male athlete from Hillsborough who has been training with us for almost a year, and he had to write a poem for one of his literacy classes.  His poem moved me like you can’t believe – especially since it is entitled “My Happy Place”, and it is about !MPACT Training.  Love this kid, and love that he is able to express himself and the way he feels about us.  This is why we do what we do!

 My Happy Place

I arrive at the doors, confidence runs through me.

Like a plane about to soar, the energy is bouncing off the walls.

I’m excited to start my training, the trainer calls for me.

I’m ready, the workout begins.

I’m at peace, at home, at the gym.

SUMMER CAMPS!

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!  It’s that time of year again, where parents want to know what camps are available for their kids this summer!

Fit & Fun Camp (for children ages 7-13):  They will have a blast participating in a fun fitness circuit, having relay races, playing kickball, dodgeball and more!  Kids are broken up into age appropriate groups for training.  Camp operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon the week of July 7th and the week of July 14th.  Space is limited and every year we sell out fast.  So reserve your place now!  Camp is $135 per child/per week ($125 IF YOU REGISTER BY MARCH 31ST), and we offer a $10 discount for siblings.

We are also offering Sports Performance Camp from 9:00:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon during the week of July 21st.  There will be two age groups that week (Group 1:  Ages 8-12 — and Group 2:  Ages 13-17).   Twelve-year olds can be evaluated to see if they are more advanced in their abilities and should move to the older age group for maximum benefit.  Give your child or teen that competitive edge . . . We test the kids in a variety of areas (vertical jump, broad jump, 40 yd. dash, shuttle drills and more) and our trainers and coaches show them how much they can improve their test scores in just one week of camp!   Camp is $175 per child/per week ($165 IF YOU REGISTER BY MARCH 31ST), and we offer a $10 discount for siblings.

HILLARIE MAKES AN !MPACT ON THE HILLSBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM:  I was invited to come and speak to the girls’ and boys’ track team on Tuesday, March 25th after meeting Coach Richard Refi at our free seminar about sports nutrition and injury prevention last month.  I gave an interactive lecture to the teams which summarized the science behind proper nutrition for an athlete and also to reach them how to fuel their bodies for optimal performance.  I really love that Coach Refi believes in these kids – and also believes each of them can benefit from better nutrition, proper hydration and adequate amounts of sleep.  The lecture covered a range of topics including what they should eat before school, healthy snacks, how their bodies grow and recover, and how they should fuel for a track meet.  And I was thrilled that lots of hands were raised during the “question & answer” period.  I also got some great feedback from parents who said their teenagers came home wanting to read food labels and wanting their parents to read the handouts so they could help implement their nutrition plan.  Sometimes you have a great athlete and great coaches, but the one missing piece is proper nutrition.  Man, that’s why we do what we do . . . trying to make an !MPACT!!  YAHOO!  If you are interested in having me come to visit your school or team, please contact us for pricing:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com.  I also meet with athletes for one-on-one nutritional coaching, so just email us if you would like to make an appointment or get pricing.

AWESOME RECIPE

It’s always nice to serve your family a home-made recipe like Mac-n-Cheese . . . but you can feel better about it when you know it is packed with a balance of proteins and carbs, and we incorporate protein pasta and low-fat dairy products to make it even healthier!  So I present . . . Ta-Dah!!!!!!

!MPACT Mac-n-Cheese

Ingredients:

1 Box of Barilla Plus Elbow Pasta (yellow box – and it has 10 grams of protein!)

2 Cups of Sargento’s Shredded Low-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese

½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

3 cups of 1% or 2% Milk

4 Tablespoons of Land-O-Lakes Butter/Olive Oil Spread (melted in microwave)

2 level Tablespoons of Corn Starch

Sprinkle of Italian-Style Bread Crumbs (about ¼ cup)

Sprinkle of salt, pepper and granulated garlic.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cook elbow macaroni in boiling water for ONLY 6 minutes (the box says to cook for 7 minutes but we want it to be “al dente” since you will be baking the macaroni too. Drain water from macaroni and put in a large glass (oven-safe) bowl or casserole dish.
  3. In small Rubbermaid container with lid, add 1 cup of milk along with the 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch and shake well until cornstarch is dissolved.
  4. In a large bowl, add the milk/cornstarch combo – along with addition 2 cups of milk, melted butter and cheeses.  Mix thoroughly and pour over macaroni and mix well.
  5. Top Mac-N-Cheese with a sprinkle of Italian-Style Bread Crumbs, along with a sprinkle of salt, pepper and granulated garlic.
  6. Bake in preheated oven (at 350) for 35 minutes.
  7. ENJOY!  Your kids will love it, and parents, have a moderate portion and a nice salad!

PAYING-IT-FORWARD

UPCOMING PAY-IT-FORWARD EVENT As a newly appointed board member of the charity “Steps Together” (www.Steps-Together.org), I am really excited about an upcoming event . . . Please see us at !MPACT Training for tickets, as we want to get a few tables together!   “Renaissance Runs the Runway” . . . Thursday, May 1st, 2014 – 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater Manor.  Come out for a night of fun . . . A fashion show with clothing from local boutiques, and hair & make-up by none other than Jen and her team at Renaissance Salon. Remember the proceeds will be going to a great charity that helps local families in medical crisis . . . Tickets are $100 per person AND include a beautiful dinner, drinks, the fashion show and basket auction!  Steps Together asked my husband and I to be in the fashion show – how fun!  And there are lots of popular models from our community in this fashion show as well . . . not going to spill the beans!  Some great local boutiques will be showcasing their clothing to get you in the mood for SPRING!  If you are interested in purchasing tickets, just let me know or just email us:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com or see us at the front desk at !MPACT.  If you are a business and wish to advertise in the program for this wonderful event, contact Jen at:  renaissancehairsalonnj@gmail.com

IT PAYS TO BE FIT . . . HorizonbFit PROGRAM:  Hurray!  !MPACT Training is now officially a participating facility in the HorizonbFit program.  The rewards are endless when you exercise on a regular basis!  The HorizonbFit program is offered to select Horizon BCBS – NJ members and is administered by Advanta Health Solutions.  When you enroll, you become eligible to receive a $20 reimbursement for every month that you visit !MPACT Training 12 times or more.  And we are happy to provide the documentation you need to submit to the program.  This means you can earn up to $240 a year in rewards when you exercise regularly!  For more info visit:   www.HorizonbFit.com

SHORE HOUSE RENTAL:  If you are looking for a beautiful shore rental, my Dad’s house is available for a few weeks in Surf City, Long Beach Island (exit 63 off Garden State Parkway).  This is a two-family house – with the rental being the 1st floor, and it is the 4th house from the beach!  It has two private bedrooms and a private porch that has two beds as well – house sleeps a total of eight people.  There is central air-conditioning and use of a great backyard with picnic tables, a BBQ grill, an ice hut & laundry room, and an awesome private shower that is like a sauna!  Location is in walking distance of quaint little stores and places to eat, and is great for families.  My dad keeps this house super affordable for families at only $2,150 per week (houses across the street go for $4,000 per week!).  Weeks available are:  July 5th through 12th, August 9th through 16th, and August 16th through 23rd.  This rental won’t last, email me if you are interested or want to see pictures!  Email:  Hillarie.Scannelli@Verizon.net . . . SEE PICS BELOW!!

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!   Congrats to:  Lauren Iannucci, who won a $25 Gift Certificate to use towards personal training, group training or nutrition at !MPACT . . . You have one month to redeem your Gift Certificate.  Come on in to see us!!

 OTHER !MPACT “STUFF”

APRIL GROUP TRAINING CALENDAR Click here to view our April Group Training Calendar.  See additional training event on Sunday, April 6th!  And notice the new Semi-Private Session we are offering on Monday’s at 6:30 p.m.  And also take note . . . we offer 31 Group Training Sessions or Classes EVERY WEEK (all ages and fitness levels)!  You can see a description for each of these training sessions on the second page when you click on our calendar.

CORPORATE EVENT TO ENCOURAGE TEAM BUILDING & WELLNESS!  Many THANKS to Renaissance Hair Salon of Hillsborough for allowing us to host a Teambuilding and Wellness Seminar at !MPACT Training for their employees.  Jen Korab, owner & operator at Renaissance Hair Salon, met with me to talk about how she wanted to reward her employees with a fun-filled morning at !MPACT Training.  We start out our team-building events with an interactive nutrition lecture so that everyone leaves with a game plan on how to eat healthy and also how reach their fitness goals.  Then we move into a group exercise training session using fun equipment like weighted ropes, TRX Suspension Training and Rip Trainers, dumbbells, medicine balls and more – with all fitness levels considered so everyone gets a great workout.  After this great fat-burning workout, we cool down and then move onto an interactive written exercise that helps each person identify their strengths and weaknesses.  We talk about the eight forms of wealth and help them identify whether they are achieving “balance” in their lives or not.  Each person privately records their priority lists which acts as their blueprint to success – and it is an awesome way to fuel your spirit.  We would like to thank Jen for entrusting us with her staff.  If you own a company, or you are a manager at a corporation and would like to come to !MPACT with your staff (or have me come to you office), please send us an email for more information and pricing.  It is a great way to bring out the best in every employee, as well as create camaraderie among your staff.

PERSONAL TRAINING – NEW DISCOUNT PACKAGES AVAILABLE THAT INCLUDES FREE GROUP TRAINING. . . We’ve always offered discount packages for those who wish to save a few bucks, but now we are giving them incentive to MOVE MORE FOR FREE!  If you are a personal training client and purchase a discount 10-pack or discount 20-pack of training sessions (training at least 1-3 days per week – regularly), you are now entitled to come for one FREE group training session per week!  This is going to give you that incentive to MOVE MORE and reach your goals.  Speaking of goals . . . ALL of our personal training clients can set goals which we will document, and every week we will help keep you accountable and on track for success.  Our discount 10-pack saves you $50, and our new discount 20-pack saves you $125!!  The 20-Pack is for those who are training two days per week or more.  And we also offer the same type of discount packages for Partner Training.  Are you committed to getting fit?  Let us help you.  Call us at 908-428-7978. . . We offer personal training throughout the day – starting early morning, straight through till 9:00 p.m.

PERSONAL TRAINING FOR  ATHLETES – SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAININGIf you have a young athlete (ages 9-18) who needs to set sports specific goals, let our trainers help you reach them.  Whether you need to work on running form, speed & agility or you need to increase stamina, strength, or your vertical jump, our trainers will help you get there.  Our customized plans are based on each client’s specific goals – and we identify their strengths and weaknesses . . . then we get to work!  As mentioned in the previous paragraph, athletes who purchase discount 10 or 20-packs of personal training sessions are eligible to come for ONE FREE group training session per week.  They would greatly benefit from our Elite Athlete Training on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 5:30 p.m. and if they are 15 years or older, they can jump into any bootcamp or weight-training session for adults.  What a great way to train in the off-season or to stay conditioned during your regular season!  We offer personal training throughout the day – starting early morning, straight through till 9:00 p.m.

DISCOUNT Training & Nutrition Events for Boys Scouts and Girls Scouts We offer great educational events for scouts . . . and as part of our Pay-It-Forward mission, the charge is minimal per child.  We just helped three girl scout troops get their “Practice with a Purpose” badge, and a group of boy scouts earn their Fitness Badge.  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

!MPACT COMMERCIAL @ HILLSBOROUGH CINEMA!:  We are really excited to announce that !MPACT Training has made their debut at the Hillsborough Cinema!  If you haven’t seen it already, you will see this short commercial before every movie!  http://youtu.be/-J3AGHJUVeQ

FAMILY “CAP”:  We now have so many families who have joined !MPACT, so we wanted to make it more affordable to have multiple family members training.  Therefore, we created a Family CAP so that your expenses on training are controlled and affordable.  Call or e-mail Michael to hear about our great family discount packages:  908-428-7978 or Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

!MPACT OFFERS ½ HOUR PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS:  Some people are pressed for time, others juggling finances . . . but one thing for sure, many of you are making fitness a priority.  You now have the option to come for a full, 55-minute personal training session — OR come for a 30-minute personal training session.  We will help you set some goals and then take action!  During this 30-minute session, you will perform a quick & effective warm-up, work all your major muscle groups, stimulate your core, and burn calories and fat.  These sessions are customized to meet your needs, and you can also do it with a friend!  And maybe you have a young athlete who you think could benefit from some one-on-one training.  Thirty-minute sessions are extremely affordable.  Call us today to find out pricing for these sessions . . . You can pay as you come or purchase a discounted 10-Pack of 30-Minute Sessions.  No excuses. . . you can do it now!

Don’t forget to ask us about:  !MPACT BIRTHDAY PARTIES (ages 7+):  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.

SPEED, AGILITY, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING:  We will continue to offer this training on Sunday’s at noon for BOTH GIRLS AND BOYS (AGES 9-14).  It is still only $15 to drop in, or you can take advantage of the discounted price of $49 per month.  This 45-minute training session for young athletes who wish to improve performance.  It is a great way for your kids to train in the off-season, and also a perfect addition to their practice routine if their schedule permits.  They will build core strength, increase speed & quickness, and condition their bodies to improve performance.  Most of all, our trainers will help build CONFIDENCE in your kids.  We always throw in some free nutritional talks when working with the kids so they learn to fuel for optimal performance.  You can “drop-in” anytime!  New clients just need a short registration/waiver form filled out by a parent.  See you on Sunday at noon!

!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”.

UPCOMING EVENTS & LOCAL BUSINESS PLUGS:

 We like to keep you informed of local events that might interest you . . . or 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:

SATURDAY, APRIL 5th:  Hillsborough Recreation Run Around the Park (5K):  WHERE?  Ann Van Middlesworth Park (Hillsborough) No clocks, no comparing of times, walkers welcome, a great place to start your spring fitness off!  This is not a fundraiser for Steps Together, but an event to spread awareness about who we are and who we help.  This is a great way to start preparing for all the races this spring and summer!  To register for this event:  www.hillsboroughnjrecreation.org .  Registration proceeds to benefit Hillsborough Township Parks & Recreation, then show up on race day in your green Steps Together shirt.  Didn’t join the team in 2013 and don’t have a shirt?  Make a $25 donation to any of our beneficiaries and specify TEAM with your shirt size in the comments field. Courtney Newman will follow up and get a shirt to you (while supplies last). For more info email courtney-newman@comcast.net

MAY 31ST — Hillsborough HOP (5K): Registration closes on May 27th, so start thinking about registering now – and start training – kids too!  For more information:   http://www.active.com/hillsborough-nj/running/distance-running-races/hillsborough-hop-5k-2014

THURSDAY, JUNE 26TH – Steps Together Team Kick-Off Information Session:  WHERE:  Pheasants Landing 311 Amwell Road in Hillsborough – at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome!  This is all in preparation of the Steps Together team that will be participating in the Steeplechase Distance Run (5K, 10K, 2-Mile and sprints for kids) on Sunday, September 28th (here in Hillsborough).  In addition to event registration, all Steps Together team members receive guided training via email, invites to group training sessions, fundraising advice and a team shirt.  Won’t you help build our team – and we will train together all summer!  For more information, or to register as part of the Steps Together TEAM, contact:  Courtney-newman@comcast.net

!MPACT offers ADVOCARE PRODUCTS:  Endorsed by Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints, and accredited with board certified doctors to ensure safety and effectiveness, we are really excited to bring you a wonderful line of nutritional supplements and wellness products to help you reach your health and fitness goals.  Since 1993, AdvoCare® has been a world-class nutrition company specializing in health and wellness, weight management, vibrant energy and sports performance.  My husband, Michael, are just in the midst of our 24-Day Challenge (to decrease bodyfat and increase energy levels) and are really excited to see FAST results. If you are interested in our 24-Day Challenge using Advocare products or any of their other amazing supplements, along with a wonderful business opportunity, email us at:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com and visit our Advocare website:  www.advocare.com/140336935

ARBONNE: Erin Chung & Christine Murphy, dedicated clients at !MPACT Training just launched their own business with Arbonne!  Arbonne is a highly regarded, premium brand with a Swiss heritage.  Their skincare, cosmetic & nutritional products are healthy, safe, botanically-based and inspired by nature.  The Arbonne experience starts with changing your skin, then it is about changing your life.  If you are interested in purchasing products, hosting an event, or starting a business, contact them at:  erin.m.chung@gmail.com or christine.m.murphy22@gmail.com

RENAISSANCE SALON: Renaissance Hair Salon & Spa (located in the strip mall on Rt. 26 – near Dunkin Donuts & Sal’s Cleaners – at the top of New Amwell Rd.).  They offer a relaxing and welcoming environment that is both modern and chic. Their expertly trained stylists have a passion for what they do and make every decision with the guests needs in mind. They have combined exquisite and innovative services to create an experience like no other.  Renaissance stylists are trained in the latest techniques in order to remain on the cutting edge of hair care and creativity. When creating a new look, their stylists pay close attention to detail, and great consideration is placed on adaptability and suitability. This allows us to personalize each look to the individual’s facial features, hair type, and lifestyle. They are confident you will find their team among the finest anywhere. Visit their website to view our full menu of services, including facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, and full salon services.  www.renaissancehairsalonnj.com

!MPACT MENU AT TENDER LOVIN GRILL (TLG):  If any of you haven’t made your way into the restaurant that opened last year at the corner of Rt. 206 and Amwell Road, you are really missing out.  Not only is the food delicious, but nothing is processed or purchased frozen . . . everything on their menu is freshly made.  So I met with the owners of TLG, Steve and Maribeth to talk about implementing an !MPACT Menu – which would be delicious foods that are also calorie-conscious.  So if you live or work locally in Hillsborough, you can stop in to check out the !MPACT Menu and know you are staying on track with your weight-loss plan.  We will keep copies of the !MPACT Menu at our front desk so our clients can pick up lunch or dinner on days when they just don’t have time to cook a healthy meal.  And Steve & Maribeth will also have copies at their counter.  They have awesome food . . . you have to stop in to see them!

BELLE MEAD PHYSICAL THERAPY: Are you dealing with ongoing pain?  Did you recently experience an injury?  Mark Nagel, Physical Therapist, would be happy to provide you with a FREE consultation so that you increase your range of motion and work towards being pain FREE!  Belle Mead Physical Therapy is located at 476 Amwell Road (right near the high school) in Hillsborough (908) 281-6515.

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

My latest hero is Jaquim from MADCONNECTIONS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS -who provided a complete set-up of our new computers at !MPACT!  Jaquim also helped me out last year when 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:  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!

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:  In addition to fine Italian dining and catering, 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).  Let them cater your next affair!  (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, including our new Pay-it-Forward video!  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. Melissa’s info is on catalog in addition her Facebook page facebook.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

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

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

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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.

Note from Hillarie:

Remember, SPRING is officially upon us . . . Stop stalling . . . stop putting yourself last, and think about setting some goals and making your health and fitness a priority.  If you need help setting goals, drop us a line and maybe we can help:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

 

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