MARCH 2015

MARCH 2015 Newsletter

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

FREE ELITE ATHELTE SPORTS TESTING EVENT:  When?  Saturday, March 7th at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  This is for boys and girls , ages 12-18 – and you do not have to be an !MPACT client to participate in this FREE event.   Participants will be tested in the following events:  Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, and a speed & agility Shuttle Drill.  Each participant will receive a record of their accomplishments.  This type of athletic testing is a great way for young athletes to understand the importance of specificity training.  In other words, if your child or teen does not have great upper body strength or core strength, then performing pull-ups or push-ups are going to be challenging.  The more you work on those specific exercises, the more you will gradually be able to do.  Same with the vertical jump . . . so many sports require jumping – whether you play volley ball, basketball or even certain positions in football.  If you are not working on becoming more explosive with your lower body, then your vertical will not be as strong.  BONUS:  Register your athlete for this event, as we will also provide the participants with an information packet on sports nutrition so they understand how to fuel their bodies for optimal performance.    If you would like to register your teen for this event, please email us with 1) their full name 2) their age and 3) sport they are interested in or are presently playing.  Email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

ZUMBA SPECIAL EVENT!:   Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 22nd at 9:00 a.m.!  We have invited our friend and very talented Zumba instructor, Diane Harding, to lead you in a fun and invigorating Zumba class.  It is only $10 for ALL participants (as this is not part of our regular Unlimited Training Program).  You do not have to be an !MPACT client — and ALL fitness levels welcome.  Just come dressed to work out – bring a water bottle – bring a friend — and a smile!!!

YOGA!:   As a special treat we’ve been offering Yoga on selected Sundays . . . So we are offering it on Sunday, March 8th AT 9:00 A.M We moved it a little later to accommodate the sleepy-heads (haha!).  We really love the instructor, Ann Marie Ovares, as her multi-level yoga class is fun with upbeat music.   The cost is only $10 for ALL participants, since this is not part of our regular training calendar.  And you do not have to be an IMPACT client to participate.  Please bring your own yoga mat, a bottle of water, and a positive attitude . . . We will take care of the rest!  What a great way to start your Sunday morning!

PROM & WEDDING CENTRAL!   So there are lots of spring events to look forward to, including the junior and senior prom – along with weddings!  So whether you are headed to prom or your bridal party wants to look their best for your special day, please consider joining us for our Prom & Wedding Central Event at !MPACT Training on Monday, March 16th, at 7:30 p.m.  So here is what we have in store for you:  Rebecca DiStefano, Make-Up Artist and owner of Bronze Ambition Spray Tanning, will be doing a gorgeous make-over on one of our lovely Hillsborough High School Cheerleaders, Meghan Brownlie.  I plan to get a spray tan from Rebecca two days prior to this event so you can see how natural and golden Rebecca’s spray tan is on me!  It would be perfect for your prom or wedding – or any special occasion!  In addition to Rebecca, we will also have Christine Murphy there with a full line of cosmetics so you can find just the right colors and shades to make your magical night even more amazing.  We will also have a stylist from Renaissance Hair Salon demonstrating some great “up-do” hairstyles!  Hillarie Scannelli (that’s ME!) will have some FREE fitness and nutrition tips so the girls can look lean & toned — feeling their very best too!  Come on out – bring a friend!  This is a FREE event, so please just drop us an email if you would like to attend so we can order enough chairs.  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

HILLARIE SCANNELLI CONTRACTED TO PROVIDE NUTRITIONAL COACHING TO NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS:  It’s always a pleasure to work with driven athletes who have dreams of playing in the NFL.  Thanks to BMartinSports and Parabolic Performance & Rehab, I’ve had the privilege of working with them again this year.    I am part of a really special group of trainers – and I will be helping to outline specific meal plans and nutritional supplements for the athletes who are training for the NFL Scouting Combine and their NFL Pro Days.  Some of these athletes need to gain weight for their position, while others need to decrease bodyfat to enhance speed and performance.  The NFL draft is just around the corner –at the end of April!  And what an exciting time it will be to follow these college athletes as they pursue their dreams.  When you combine natural talent, great coaching, proper nutrition, and cutting-edge training, you are sure to succeed!!!  See photos BELOW, along with the list of athletes I am working with this year, along with the college they are from and the position they play.  Good luck Boys!

Michael Burton, Full-Back, Rutgers University

Anthony (Ace) Clark, Def-Back, Western Carolina University

Dwight Dobbins, Def-Back, University of Tulsa

Bryan Douglas, Def-Back/Kick-Return, Boise State University

Julian Hayes, Running Back, Southern Conn. Univ/Monmouth

Kevin Henry, Offensive Lineman, Central Michigan University

Gary Nova, Quarterback, Rutgers University

Daniel Sullivan, Linebacker, Monmouth University

Tyrone Taylor, Def-Back/Kick-Return, Calif. Univ. of Pennsylvania

Wilhelm Tye, Tight End/Punt-Return, Stony Brook Univ/Florida State

Tyrell Williams, Wide Receiver, Western Oregon University

Michael Scannelli, Michael Burton (Rutgers), and Hillarie Scannelli

Gary Nova (Rutgers) & Michael Scannelli

Kevin Henry (Central Michigan) & Hillarie Scannelli

Julian Hays (Monmouth) & Hillarie Scannelli

Ace (Anthony) Clark from Western Carolina & Michael Scannelli

Kevin Henry (Central Michigan), Michael Scannelli, Tyrell Williams (Western Oregon), Bryan Douglas (Boise State), Hillarie Scannelli, and Gary Nova (Rutgers)

The crew!  NFL Prospects 2015!!  Good Luck Boys!

 CLIENT HIGHLIGHT:

Jeff Surin (PICTURED BELOW) started training at !MPACT Training a few months ago in an effort to get stronger in his upper body and more explosive from his hips and legs.  Jeff is a Junior at Hillsborough High School, and is a pitcher for their Varsity Baseball Team.  As a sophomore, Jeff pitched for both the JV and Varsity teams.  Although Jeff had excellent pitching skills up until this point, he wanted to improve his overall pitching form – frame by frame – to mimic that of a professional major league pitcher.  When working with a pitcher, the last thing you want to do is have him bulk up with muscle.  His upper body needs to have a great range of motion without bulky muscles interfering.  Jeff needed to gain strength, not necessarily size.  So we did just that, using resistance bands, TRX Training, and with the use of lighter weights.  And then to gain explosiveness in his hips, Jeff performed lots of single leg exercises, Plyometrics, and sports specific exercises.  I was delighted to speak to Jeff’s dad, Barry, on Saturday who told me Jeff’s pitching coach was reviewing films of Jeff from last year . . . and he couldn’t believe the difference when they evaluated the videos they just recently filmed.  Frame by frame, Jeff was in synch with a MLB pitcher!  Can’t wait to see Jeff pitching this season!!  Hard work pays off, and Jeff wasn’t afraid to get busy and do it!  Jeff hopes to play baseball at a Division 1 college like Rutgers, Villa Nova or UMASS.  A special thanks to Jeff’s parents, Joyce & Barry, for entrusting us with Jeff’s program.

 

WE WANT TO WELCOME TWO NEW MEMBERS TO THE !MPACT STAFF!  !MPACT Training recently hired two new trainers to join our TEAM. We welcome Chris Cabel and Desiree Quirk.  Chris has his CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) and also comes with great experience in working with athletes and one-on-one fitness enthusiasts alike.  And Desiree has her NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certification and also has a nice background including experience in exercise programs geared towards weight-loss, one-on-one training, and a variety of group training.  So please welcome Chris, who you will see at !MPACT on Thursday nights – and Desiree, who you will see at !MPACT on Friday’s.  You will continue to see “ME” on the training floor, in addition to our lead trainer, Mike Kelderman – and trainer, Alex Fontanetta, who is approaching her one-year anniversary at !MPACT – YAY!  Love that we are evolving and growing every day at !MPACT, and really love networking with talented and passionate trainers.  We are here to serve our clients and help them reach their goals.  Good stuff going on here . . . YAHOO!

 SUMMER CAMP . . . REGISTER NOW (Space is limited)

Fit & Fun Camp (for children ages 7-13):  Back by popular demand!  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 6th and the week of July 13th.  Space is limited and every year we sell out fast.  So reserve your place now!  Camp is only $125 per child/per week if you register by March 31st ($135 after 3/31), and we offer a $10 discount for siblings.

NUTRITIONAL CLEANSING 30-Days Can Change Your Life Thirty days can change your life . . It did for me!  This program will help you decrease bodyfat, lose weight and inches, improve energy levels and most of all, you will be healthier!  And this program works FAST, which is a great way to stay motivated throughout the program.  This weight-loss plan is not only scientifically proven, but the magic is in the maintenance.  I now have a game plan for weekend fun, vacations, and the holidays.  And I don’t need to feel deprived, nor guilty for enjoying myself – and the shakes are delicious.  It is not just about weight-loss either . . . You will flush out toxins, which will promote amazing energy levels and you will even find yourself sleeping better at night!  If you are interested in learning more about just drop me an email with your cell number, and I will give you a call:  hill@ImpactTraining-NJ.com.  I would be happy to provide complimentary coaching for this program so you are sure to succeed!  And you do not have to be an !MPACT client to get in on this one . . . Come one . . . Come all!  The before and after photos on this program are amazing (SEE BELOW)!  And you can take the weight off and KEEP it off!

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER:

SHOUT OUT TO KELLY & ART VILLANO:  So great when a couple comes together to reach their goals together.  They had a nice Caribbean vacation planned at the end of February and they wanted to go on this trip looking AND feeling their best.  They started their 30-Day Nutritional cleans in January, and in 30 days Kelly released 14 pounds and Art 22 pounds.  Your dedication to exercise and your discipline on this plan speaks volumes . . . you can do ANYTHING when you put your mind to it!  #mindovermatter

SHOUT OUT TO MICHELLE FREDA:  Michelle started watching what she was eating in January and wanted to get healthier and fit.  She then decided she wanted to take it up a notch and include a 30-Day Nutritional Cleansing Program to get results a little faster.  Michelle lost a total of 12.5 pounds!  Way to go, Michelle.  I knew the ease of the program and the tasty supplements would get you the results you were looking for.  So glad you enjoyed the program!  You were a pleasure to coach.

TIA BOYLAN:  Congratulations on releasing 12 pounds during your 30-Day Program!  I’m so happy you loved the program and got the results you were looking for.  I also love that you made no excuses . . . whether you were traveling on business or had family obligations.  Nice job, Tia!!

MY BROTHER, BRIAN MCGOVERN – ROCKS HIS 30-DAY PROGRAM TOO!:  I knew my brother was determined . . . but when he turned 40 in August, and made up his mind he wanted to decrease bodyfat to get healthier and stronger.  He began his 30-Day Program in January – right after New Year’s.  I am proud to say he lost a whopping 40 pounds in 30 days . . . and is continuing his journey into February and March to make a total transformation.  As of February 22nd, he is down a total of 48 pounds! His before and after pictures will follow in a month or so.  He wants to reach his goal and then share the photos.  Can’t wait to share!  Love ya, Bri!  And I’m so proud of you . . . you look awesome!

LYNDA AND JOE WITCOSKI:  Always such a pleasure to coach couples through a 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse . . . makes following the plan even easier.  Lynn and Joe were ready to take action and were excited to have a structured plan to follow . . . and boy did they follow it well!!  By the end of her 30-Day Program in February, Lynn lost a total 15.5 pounds and her husband, Joe, lost 23 lbs.!!  Congrats guys as you head into the spring feeling healthier and more fit!  Need that spring weather NOW!!!!

ALBERT CHIPPERSON Chip is not an !MPACT client . . . he is a dear friend – we graduated High School together.  I ran into him at a party for a mutual friend and we started talking about how hard it is to stay in shape as we get older.  I talked to him about Nutritional Cleansing and he decided to give it a go.  Not only was it nice for me to reconnect with an old friend . . . but even better that I was able to help him lose 17 pounds in 30 days!  Way to go, Chip . . . am really proud of you!  And you look great!

CONGRATULATIONS TO STACEY KIERNAN, LYN MOODY AND KEATON WAGNER (PICTURED BELOW):  Thank you for representing !MPACT at your very first “Stronger Than All” weight-lifting competition on January 31st!  Stacey, Lyn and Keaton did not know each other prior to joining !MPACT Training.  Lyn is 42 years old and started training with us a few years back in an effort to get stronger and wanted to look fit – she wanted to see muscles – not big ones – just defined ones.  Stacey is 39 years old and is married with three children.  In addition to wanting to improve her fitness level and overall health, Stacey wanted to learn proper form for heavier lifting, as she has a love for weight training (me too!!!).  Keaton is only 16 years old, but loves to weight train and feels a sense of empowerment from this dynamic type of training.  So as you can see, these three girls are very different in a lot of ways . . . but there is one thing connecting them . . . Strength Training at !MPACT!  I love that these ladies started training together with  a weekly Semi-Private Training Session with trainer, Mike Kelderman.  This was a sure way to keep them goal oriented and on track for success.  LOVE these pictures of you girls from the completion.  This was a really proud moment for my husband and I as business owners.  THANK YOU!  And great job with these gals, Mike Kelderman.  Such a great teacher and role model for our clients.

Keaton Wagner (above)

Lynn Moody (above)

Stacey Kiernan (above)

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE KELDERMAN:  Our trainer, Mike Kelderman has been entering strongman competitions for years – doing really well – and winning many of them.  He decided to train for a different type of event.  He entered the POWER Against Violence & Abuse Competition.  This fundraising event was held on Sunday, January 25th, and here were his strongest lifts:  Bench Press:  265 lbs!, Squats:  465 lbs!, and Deadlift:  560 lbs!   Mike, when watching the videos of you on Facebook, all I could say is WOW!!!!  Congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone and entering your first competition of this kind!  And thank you for empowering so many of our clients who are now incorporating weight training (safely and effectively) into their weekly routine!

ANOTHER CONGRATS TO LYNDA WITCOSKI . . . In addition to doing a great job with her husband on her 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse, Lyn is also the winner for the month of January.  The prize went to the client who lost the highest percentage of body-weight during the first month of our 12-week contest.  By the end of January, Lynn lost 13.5 pounds in January (6.6% of her bodyweight)!  Way to go girl! Congrats on winning a FREE Personal Training Session!  There will be a FREE personal training session to the person who loses the highest percentage of body weight during February and March – with a great GRAND PRIZE BASKET to our overall winner at the end of 12 weeks. This prize will consist of a basket of goodies . . . A Free Personal Training Session, a MONTH of UNLIMITED GROUP TRAINING, a bottle of champagne and a restaurant gift certificate as a reward, some nutritional supplements and MORE!  Can’t wait to announce our January winner in our next newsletter!  They weigh in on the last day of the month!

SAVE THE DATE!

MONDAY, MARCH 30TH: Girl’s Night Out @ Renaissance Salon!  Not only will there be champagne and hors d’oeuvres . . .  but Jen Korab (owner of Renaissance) will be GIVING OUT tickets for a FREE services at her salon – including Face-Framing Highlights so your hair is ready for summer with beautiful highlights for that natural kissed-by-the-sun look!  And there will be door prizes including hair products, skin-care & facial products, spray tanning, and waxing services so you are ready for the beach!  Hillarie Scannelli (ME!) will be there to give nutritional info so you can start your diet plans and get yourself into beach-body shape!  Jen will also be giving out door prizes for her new men’s barber shop called Revival!  This new barber shop will specialize in men’s haircuts and hot shaves, and will be located in the same strip mall as Renaissance Salon (411 Route 206 in Hillsborough – New Amwell is the cross street).  Revival is set to open in about 6 weeks.  Congrats on the expansion of your salon, Jen!!!

TRAINING UPDATES:

KIDS Training (Ages 8-12)!  This training session will address SPEED, AGILITY AND OVERALL CONDITIONING.  It is just what you child needs – whether they play a sport and wish to enhance performance or they just want to stay active in the fall and winter.  They will participate in speed & agility drills and obstacle courses using fun equipment.   This is a 45-Minute training session and is only $15 to drop in or $55 for our discounted monthly rate (since there are 4 Saturdays in March).   Remember, if you have a child who is age 12 and is competitively playing a sport, call us 908-428-7978 to set up an appointment so we can evaluate him/her.  Your child may be a better fit in our Elite Athlete Program for teens 13+.  Please email Mike if you are interested in getting your kids into !MPACT, email Mike:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

NEW PRICING IN 2015 SAVES YOU $$$:   We are now offering a 12-Month Discount Program for our Unlimited Group Training so you continue to save $$$$!  Our Unlimited Training is normally $150 per month if you pay month-to-month.  You save a few bucks when you sign up to do our 3-Month Discount Plan at the rate of $135 (monthly auto-pay) . . . and now our new 12-Month Plan is at the rate of only $125 (monthly auto-pay) . . . So you can save up to $300 per year by using our new 12-month auto-pay!  You will always be guided by a trainer so your workouts NEVER get stale or boring.  And we keep mixing up the format for our group training so that your body is always challenged.  You will get the results you want!  See Michael Scannelli at the front desk to get your 12-Month Discount Plan Enrollment form or email him at:  michael@impacttraining-nj.com

Kid/Teen Athletes with GOOD REPORT CARDS:  We always want to encourage kids to train hard to enhance their performance . . . but we also want to remind them that academics come FIRST.  Therefore, if any of our elite athletes (grades 6-12) get straight “A’s” on their next report card, we have a Smoothie King Gift Card for them!  It is always nice to be rewarded!  If your kids are training with us, make sure they bring their next report card in to show us!

 HEALTHY RECIPE — Mediterranean Baked Fish:

Have 4-6 oz. of fish and serve with ½ cup of brown rice & steamed broccoli (fresh or frozen).  Fish is such an excellent source of protein – and provides some brain power too!  You can use any kind of fish for this recipe . . . flounder, tilapia, salmon, etc.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (16 oz.) whole tomatoes, drained (reserve juice) and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup reserved tomato juice, from canned tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed – use peel too – see next ingredient)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. (or a bit more if you are feeding more people) fish fillets (sole, flounder, or sea perch)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet, add onion, and sauté over moderate heat 5 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except fish.
  3. Stir well and simmer 30 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Arrange fish in 10×6″  dish; cover with sauce.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 375º F about 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily.
  6. ENJOY!

SHORE HOUSE RENTAL

Every summer I list the dates that my dad’s shore house is available.  Many of the renters return every year to vacation the same week, but sometimes there are openings.  We have the following weeks open, and below is a description of the house and HERE ARE SOME GREAT PICS OF THE HOUSE (BELOW) — AVAILABLE DATES:    June 27th through July 4th — July 4th through July 11th – July 11th through July 18th – July 18th through July 25th — and August 22nd through 29th.  Here are some more details about the house:  It is the 4th house from the beach in Surf City, Long Beach Island, NJ!  It is the 2nd floor of a two-family home with a great balcony, deck and dining table with umbrella.  The location is great for families – with restaurants, produce store, convenience stores and little shops in walking distance.  It sleeps a total of 8 (two private bedrooms and a porch with pull-out bed) along with pull out bed in living room).  It has central air-conditioning – and renters have use of great backyard with picnic tables, BBQ grill, ice hut & laundry room, and an awesome private cedar shower.  Very affordable at only $2,150 per week (payments made in installments).  Interested?  Email:  Hillarie.Scannelli@verizon.net

PAY-IT-FORWARD

SUPERBOWL CHARITY BOOTCAMP – THANK YOU!:  Thanks so much for everyone who came out on February 1st to celebrate our 3-Year Anniversary at !MPACT Training – along with having some good old-fashioned fun at our charity bootcamp.  We were able to raise $950 for our favorite charity, Steps Together through donations from those who participated in the bootcamp – and we raised another $1,200 with that day with our Superbowl Pool . . . YAY!  Thanks to those who donated their winnings back to Steps Together!  Check out this great video from our bootcamp . . . Thank-You Courtney Newman for putting this together so quickly.  You are amazing!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gStO7CC5zK0

STEPS TOGETHER NEEDS WALKERS TOO (no just runners):  One of our initiatives in 2015 is to be a team of walkers as much as we are runners.  Steps Together is kicking off this awareness campaign as soon the ground thaws!  Everyone is invited to the Hillsborough High School track on Sunday, April 12th.  There is no start or finish line, no way to get lost, no way for anyone to know how fast you are going . . . just come out, get moving and meet others in our community, paying it forward through fitness.  The track will be open from 7 AM to Noon.  During that time Bill Mather will be doing his 2nd annual 100 laps of healing – yes 26.2 miles on the track to raise funds for the families assisted by Steps Together!   Steps Together is are currently seeking 10 businesses or individuals to pledge the laps of entire community.  Minimum donation $500, maximum $1000 donation.    Businesses would be permitted to have a table at the event, have their name list on the back of the event shirt and have their name and link off the 100 laps of healing page.  To receive a shirt, participants should register in advance by making a $20 donation and pledge their intended number of laps.  Everyone else is welcome to just attend the event!   Simply walk, run, crawl or roll, and your efforts will raise money for Steps Together.  Simply drop the number of laps you personally did in our lap jar before leaving the event.  Laps will be tallied at the end of the event to send a message of love and support to the families assisted by Steps Together.   All fitness levels, all ages welcome at anytime during the morning.

MORE ABOUT WALKERS GROUP:  Is anybody interested in being part of a walking group on Saturday mornings?  This would be a very informal group of people who want to connect and walk together – and a great way to prep for upcoming charity/walking events this spring and summer.  Participants could meet at !MPACT Training (126 Stryker Lane, Building 24, Unit 3 in Hillsborough) on a Saturday morning following one of our bootcamps.  So the times to walk would be at 7:00 a.m. and another group at 8:30 a.m.  It is easy to map out a walking route in this industrial business area since there isn’t much traffic at this time.  If you are interested in becoming part of this group, drop Michael an email, and we will let you know if there is enough interest.  Maybe you would even like to be the point person for one of these time slots.  Let’s not wait till spring – bundle up and let’s get walking!  Interested parties should email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

UPCOMING EVENTS:  I’m so happy that awareness is growing and more people know about our favorite local charity called Steps Together.  They help local families who are experiencing a medical crisis – so they are under a lot of stress due to the illness along with the financial responsibilities.  Do you want to see what kind of events are scheduled for the rest of the year?  Click here to view the Steps Together upcoming events you are welcome to join:  http://www.steps-together.org/calendar

WE’VE GOT TICKETS — WHO WANTS TO SIT AT OUR TABLE FOR DINNER?  SPRING IS ALMOST HERE AND SO IS THIS EVENT! . .  The Renaissance Hair Salon Fashion Show raised $17,000 for www.Steps-Together.com last May with an awesome red-carpet event.  They’ve already set the date for this year’s show!  Mark your 2015 calendars:  Renaissance Runs the Runway – Thursday Evening, April 30th at the Bridgewater Manor. . . You won’t wanna miss it!  !MPACT Training would love to get a table together with our friends and clients.  Tickets are $100 per person and it includes:  Cocktails, Dinner, Basket Auction, and Fashion Show! And 100% of the proceeds goes to Steps Together!  Come and support an amazing charity.  Call us if you would like tickets:  908-428-7978.

OTHER !MPACT “STUFF”

Did you know we offer a special discounted rate for POLICE OFFICERS, EMS WORKERS AND FIREFIGHTERS?:  YES, we do!  Whether you are a Hillsborough police officer, firefighter/EMS or work in a neighboring town, your discount applies.  This is just another way for us to thank you for what you do for our community.  You can have Unlimited Training for only $99 per month – which is our student rate.  Come and let us help you set some fitness goals AND reach them!  Email Mike if you would like more info about how to get started:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS . . . FREE CONSULTATION  As many of you already know, I do my best to research supplements to ensure safety along with positive results for clients who are training with us.  Whether it is an elite athlete at the high school who needs healthy choices for snacks and quality protein powder to mix into their post-workout shakes — or a woman who just had a baby and is looking to get back to her “pre-baby” weight, I need to find solutions to help my clients reach their goals.  I always choose supplement lines that are banned-substance free — and I also found a super healthy supplement line that is gluten-free, soy free and is also FREE of artificial sweeteners.  So no matter what your body needs, I can help you find just the right supplements to compliment your daily nutritional plan.  If you would like a free consultation to discuss which supplements might be right for you, email me.  I would be happy to help you . . . whether you need to lose weight, increase lean muscle mass, or just get healthy!  We can set up some time to chat.  Email me at:  Hill@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

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 for group training:  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.

LOCAL BUSINESS PLUGS

Click here to see our full newsletter with local business plugs.  These are all businesses we have used and would highly recommend . . . everything from financial planning — to decorative cookie platters for a special occasion — to real estate — to plumbing!  We’ve got it all!

REVIVAL:  Congrats to Jen Korab – owner of Renaissance Hair Salon, as they are expanding and opening another shop called Revival!  This new BARBER SHOP will specialize in men’s haircuts and hot shaves, and will be located in the same strip mall as Renaissance Salon (411 Route 206 in Hillsborough – New Amwell is the cross street).  Revival is set to open in about 6 weeks.  Congrats on the expansion of your salon, Jen!!!  We will keep you posted on the opening date.

PREMIER COLLEGE FUNDING:  Getting into a college is only half the battle.  Figuring out how to pay for it is the other.  With ever rising college costs, affordability is on the minds of most parents and college-bound students today.  Are you concerned with how you will pay for your child’s college education?  Certified College Planning Specialist, Martin Nielsen, 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 908-788-3799 or visit our website at www.helpyoupayforcollege.com .

A TOUCH OF HEALING, LLC:  Meg Shelton, LMT, 485 Amwell Road,(Cornerstone Dental Building), Hillsborough . . . BY APPOINTMENT ONLY  www.atouchofhealingnj.com . . . Meg is also a Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils . . . Feel the benefits of regular massages — discount packages available.  Come to A Touch of Healing with a group of friends and your favorite party snacks and beverages.  Each person gets a massage in our treatment room while the rest of the group hangs out and relaxes in the lobby. For an additional fee we can add a workshop on Young Living Essential Oils).   Please call for more details!201-424-1409

NORZ HILL FARM:  I LOVE Norz Hill Farm in the summer when I am dying for their Jersey tomatoes and delicious corn, and look so forward to pumpkin picking in the fall.  And their fresh baked pies are amazing!  Now you have got to try their meats:  steaks, burgers, ham, bacon and more!  Visit their website for farm hours and activites/events . . . LOVE the owners (Debbie & Rich Norz) and LOVE that farm!  www.norzhillfarm.com

CIRCUS PLACE in Hillsborough has LOTS of new classes on their calendar! Something fun and different to do for your kids or YOU!  Check out their website:  www.thecircusplace.com or email me the owner at:   sharyn@thecircusplace.com for more information!

SWEET PERFECTION by Maria:  If you need beautiful, customized cookies (as well as cupcakes and other special treats) for a special occasion, then you need to contact my friend, Maria Ryan.  She is so ridiculously talented . . . her cookies looks so pretty you hate to eat them . . . but you should be cause they are buttery and delicious!  She can design cookies for any occasion . . . birthday, baby shower, get-well, corporate events, anniversary, etc.  Contact Maria at:  reregarman@gmail.com

METRO EXHIBITS:  This is !MPAPCT Training’s preferred partner for banners or trade show exhibits . . . We personally know the management and would highly recommend for banners for sports teams, fat heads of family, t-shirts or promo items all the way up to trade show exhibits.  Top notch and extremely professional.  They take all the guess work out of it for you! www.Metroexhibits.com  Or email:  Brian Martin at:  Bmartin@MetroExhibits.com and tell him Hillarie sent you!

CAbi Clothing:  Kaya Townsend, of Hillsborough, NJ, can be your personal shopping expert!   CAbi clothing is beloved by women of many ages and lifestyles.  Whether you need classic staples or freshen-up fashion pieces, you’ll be sure to get flattering fit, quality fabrics and designer detailing.  As your Independent CAbi Consultant, Kaya will help you get what you truly want because she doesn’t believe in clothes hanging in your closet with the tags still on!  You can make a private or small group appointment with Kaya at her home, or host a party to get friends together and even receive great discounts on merchandise.  Call Kaya today!  Her CAbi clothing line recently graced the runway in the fashion show at the Bridgewater manor. Email: kayabt@gmail.com or call:  908-507-1126

BRONZE AMBITION:  Best spray tan I ever had . . . hands down!  Rebecca Veronika not only knows how to apply an amazingly even and golden spray tan, but she is friendly and professional, and I would HIGHLY recommend her.  I’ve gotten LOTS of spray tans over the years when I was competing in Fitness & Figure competitions.  Those tans looked o.k. on stage, but when you got up close, they were streaky and very “orange”.  Bronze Ambition will come to you!  She comes fully equipped.  To contact Rebecca:  732-580-2747

MAKE-UP ARTIST:  The young lady who did my make-up for the Renaissance Fashion show at the Bridgewater Manor in May did an AMAZING job . . . contact Jaclyn Cuppari for your next fancy affair or event! Contact info:  201-919-2518 or email:  Jaclynannhmua@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHER:  One-Eyed Photo . . . Brian Cunningham did a beautiful job taking professional pictures at the Renaissance Runs the Runway Fashion Show on May 1st . . . call him for your next party or special event:  908-310-9376 or email:  Brian@oneeyedphoto.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

ARBONNE: Christine Murphy, a dedicated client at !MPACT Training just launched her 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 her at:  christine.m.murphy22@gmail.com

!MPACT MENU AT TENDER LOVIN GRILL (TLG):  If any of you haven’t made your way into the restaurant that is located 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 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!  Lots of their regular menu items as well as their “Specials for the Week” are also super healthy and delicious.

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

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.

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.  Come and meet the wonderful doctors in this group, like 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

VIDEO PRODUCTION — KBARBELLA:  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

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

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

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

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.

PLUMBER:  J. Johnson Plumbing & Heating, LLC.  Licensed and Insured (We’ve used him!  Great guy – very reasonable – and reliable).  Call “J” at 908-874-6619

Check out this great website to see what’g going on for kids in the area!:  http://hillsborough.macaronikid.com/  This website lists all upcoming events and happenings for kids in our communities throughout New Jersey.  Log on to see the fun local happenings.

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

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

NOTE FROM HILLARIE:

Even though it is still cold during March, it is a time of change . . . Spring sports start their training, fitness enthusiasts start planning outdoor runs and races, and we ALL think about being in better shape for the spring and summer.  So let’s make the most of March.  Don’t put off your fitness plan any longer and don’t keep saying you will start your healthy eating plan next week.  Make it this week!  Drink more water, get enough sleep, nourish your body with clean foods, and squeeze in that workout – even if it is only 30 minutes.  Lastly, be good to your body – you only get ONE.  And if you need any help or would like to talk about setting goals, please drop me an email . . . I would be happy to point you in the right direction and motivate you!:  Hill@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

Have a great day and a healthy month!  God Bless.

Hillarie

 

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