FREE WEEK TRIAL!  Yes, you heard that right!  Maybe you’ve been thinking about joining us – or maybe you are already a member and are trying to get a friend to come and join in on the fun.  Come and try out our Unlimited Training program for one week during the month of August, as we offer 25+ sessions PER WEEK for adults and teens 15+.  We also offer 7 sessions each week specifically for teens, ages 13-18.   If you are interested in obtaining a FREE WEEK PASS, just click here – print it out, and bring it with you All fitness levels are welcome, and we always offer a variety of exercises to welcome a beginner or to challenge a veteran.

Bring a friend in and SAVE!:  If you are already a client at !MPACT and bring a friend, this could save you big money!  We are continuing our referral program, which means that if you and a friend sign up for Unlimited Group Training or purchases a discount package for Personal Training, you will save $25 on your next payment for training!  Our way of saying THANKS for bringing us more people like YOU!!  People who are caring and genuine . . . who want to get healthier and FIT!

AUGUST GROUP TRAINING CALENDAR:  Click HERE to view our August Monthly Training Calendar for adults, teens and kids.  PLEASE NOTE:  This calendar is only for our GROUP sessions.  One-on-One appointments as well as Semi-Private Sessions with a group of friends or teammates can be arranged by calling us to get an appointment time that works for you.  And YAY . . . We are continuing with our 4:30 p.m. PILATES class on Wednesdays (ALTHOUGH DUE TO VACATIONS, THERE WILL BE NO PILATES ON AUGUST 5TH OR AUGUST 19TH) and it is noted accordingly on the Monthly Training Calendar.  If you click on our August Training Calendar link (above), you can also see a second page that includes descriptions of our bootcamps and each training session for all ages.

KIDS’ TRAINING IS BACK ON OUR WEEKLY SCHEDULE!  Our Kids’ Training Program (ages 7-12) will continue in August on Tuesday’s at 4:30 p.m.  This 45-minute training session is offered at only $15 to drop-in or at the discounted rate of $55 per month (for 5 Tuesdays) or $70 (if there are 5 Tuesday’s that month).  Also, if you have children, ages 7-12 who are interested in getting a small group of their friends together to train privately, give us a call and we will get you onto our training calendar with a time that works for you – and the kids just split the cost of a semi-private session.  Working out with a small group is a great way to get personal training specific for your needs – at a time that works for you.

PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME A NEW TRAINER TO OUR TEAM!  Annemarie Ovares (PICTURED BELOW) of Dunellen, New Jersey joined our team last month, and we are really excited to have her on board.  You may remember Annemarie if you ever attended our yoga sessions that we offered on a few Sundays as a treat over the winter.  Annemarie is not only certified in Personal Training but is also a certified yoga instructor.  This gives her such an appreciation for the benefits of exercise and stretching – improving health, reducing aches and pains, reducing stress, and keeping sickness at bay.  We not only love her enthusiasm, but her passion for helping others is such a breath of fresh air!  Welcome aboard, Annemarie

PERSONAL TRAINING SPECIAL – SAVE$$$$$:  As a way to welcome Annmarie Ovares to our staff, we are offering and awesome discount on personal training sessions with her (for a limited time only — and for new clients only).  You can purchase 5 Personal Training sessions with Annemarie for only $199 . . . Email Mike if you are interested in taking advantage of this special or to find out the hours she is available:

MAKING AN “IMPACT” ON OUR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES:  I’m excited I was invited to give a sports nutrition lecture to the entire Hillsborough High School football team on Monday, July 27th . . . and to the Girls’ and Boys’ Track Teams on August 18th.  Teaching these teen athletes how to fuel for optimal performance is a gift that will take them through their entire life.  Learning to understand what your body needs is so important, whether it is proteins to build muscle, carbohydrates to provide energy, healthy fats to cushion their joints and provide mental focus, or water to properly hydrate their muscles and organs.  I’m excited to share my 12 years of experience with them, as well as some great stories about the professional athletes I’ve worked with who really took their nutrition seriously.  Some athletes need to gain weight/muscle for their position – while others need to lean out a bit so they are faster and more agile.  I’m going to help them take the guess work out of their nutrition, and I couldn’t be happier their coaches invited me!!


Great Recipe from: — Makes: 4 servings — Serving Size: 1 burger — Active Time: 30 minutes — Total Time: 30 minutes — Equipment: Grill basket


  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 10 ounces 93%-lean ground turkey

  • 2 links sweet or hot turkey sausage, casings removed

  • 1/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 4 slices provolone cheese

  • 4 small whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted


  1. Place a grill basket on one side of grill. Preheat to medium-high.

  2. Toss onion, bell pepper, oil, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning and pepper in a large bowl. Transfer to the preheated grill basket. Cook, stirring a few times, until the vegetables are soft, 12 to 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine ground turkey, sausage, breadcrumbs, fennel seeds, garlic powder and the remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning in a medium bowl. Shape into four 4-inch patties. Oil the grill rack (see Tip), place the burgers on it and cook for 4 minutes. Turn them over, top with the grilled vegetables and cheese; continue grilling until the burgers are cooked through and the cheese is melted, 4 to 6 minutes more. Serve on buns.

Tips & Notes:  Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition:  Per serving: 409 calories; 18 g fat (6 g sat, 6 g mono); 85 mg cholesterol; 32 g carbohydrates; 4 g added sugars; 6 g total sugars; 31 g protein; 5 g fiber; 724 mg sodium; 548 mg potassium.



An Athlete’s Pack is now available . . . We are providing FREE coaching through a nutrition program that will help you gain that competitive edge for sports.  This is offered for teen athletes (or adults who are preparing for mud races & marathons, etc.).  If you are an athlete who would like to INCREASE LEAN MUSCLE AND DECREASE BODYFAT TO GET LEAN, STRONG AND FAST, then please contact us immediately!  Maybe there are some of you who need to gain weight for your sports position . . . Or lose a few pounds to improve your times.  This program can help with that as well!  The Athlete’s Pak involves using cutting-edge supplements (along with a healthy eating plan that is outlined).  The products are safe and effective – and best of all, there are NO artificial sweeteners, flavors and colors.  And these products are also soy free – which is perfect for athletes of all ages!  Your program also includes products that will keep you fully hydrated, and completely energized!  Email us if you are interested in starting this program.  The supplements would get shipped directly to your home, and we would be coaching you through your program via phone, text and email.  You do not have to be a present !MPACT client training with us to take part in this program.  So let’s become accountable and GET RESULTS!  Interested athletes should email us at:

ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR SUMMER A LITTE TOO MUCH?  LOL!  As we move into August we can look a few weeks ahead into September.  The fall can be a really hectic time for those who are parents – between back to school shopping, fall sports starting up, and of course the routine of getting your kids out the door every morning for school.  To be honest, I really LOVE the summer and thoroughly enjoy myself (amongst a lot of hours spent working at !MPACT).  But once September rolls around, I’m actually craving a little more structure and organization to my daily routine as well as my daily diet plan.  So if you are looking to really make a change . . . think about a 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse.  It can change your life . . . It did for me!  This program will help you RESET your body’s metabolism, boost energy, release toxins and excess bodyfat.  Not only will you decrease bodyfat and lose weight —  but you will also lose inches 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 healthy 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.  Program includes healthy eating plan along with meal replacement shakes and cleansing supplements, and they get shipped directly to your home. I would also 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 . . . Most of my cleansers are coached virtually (email, cell phone & text messages).  Come one . . . Come all!  The before and after photos on this program are amazing!  And you can take the weight off and KEEP it off! BELOW ARE SOME AWESOME BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS OF SOME CLEANSERS ON MY TEAM!!! If you are interested in learning more about just drop me an email with your cell number, and I will give you a call:



ANYBODY LOOKING FOR PART-TIME WORK?  Contact me if you want to find out more about Nutritional Cleansing or how to become part of MY TEAM of nutritional cleansing coaches.  You DO NOT to be a fitness professional . . . you only need to fall in love with the products and have a passion for helping others succeed.  Great compensation plan, and lots of motivation and self-development to those who join this group.  My team of coaches consists of regular people – just like you . . . Office Administrators, Teachers, Event Planners, Accountants, Fitness Instructors, and Window Salesmen . . . all who are living the life they deserve!  Training provided so each coach is set to succeed!  There are even amazing personal development events to attend so you are constantly LIFTED UP!  Email me if you want to join my team . . . you won’t regret it:

!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!

PERSONAL TRAINING IS FOR  ATHLETES TOO!:  If you have a young athlete (ages 7-18) who needs to set sports specific goals, let our trainers help you reach them with our one-on-one training sessions.  Whether your child/teen needs to work on running form to improve their 40-Yard Dash – or needs to work on speed & agility — needs to increase stamina, strength, or their 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, 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.  Just call us to let us know the time frame your child or teen would like to train, and we’ll match that up with our trainer availability.  Email Mike at:


Rich Princiotta (above)

Carolina Seamon (above)

Carole Zydiak (pictured above, jumping over the fire pit at the end!)


John Kosydar, Carolina Seamon, Rich Princiotta, Martin Nielsen and Carole Zydiak

!MPACT SPARTANS STRIKE AGAIN!!  Congratulations to Martin Nielsen, Rich Princiotta, Caroline Seamon, Carole Zydiak, John Kosydar.  Yet another Spartan Race for these !MPACT clients who were up for the challenge.  This event was held at Blue Mountain Ski Area, PA.  It was called the “Spartan Super” consisting of 8+ miles and 25+ obstacles.  For Martin, Carolina, Rich, and John it was extra special because it marked their Spartan Trifecta.  This means they did all three Spartan races in one calendar year – The Spartan Sprint (3+ miles and obstacles), The Spartan Beast (13+ miles and obstacles), and this race.  We are so proud of all of you!!!  Thank you for your dedication to BEING FIT!

NICE JOB, CYNDIE FORD-FEARON!!  OK, I mentioned in my last newsletter that Cyndie is an old friend of mine who got on board with a 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse.  We worked together back at Prudential in the 90’s.  She really didn’t have a lot of weight to lose . . . she was hoping to drop a few pounds and maybe even a dress size.  Most of all, she wanted to improve her energy levels, as she has a very busy career.  Nutritional Cleansing is about getting healthier, and it all starts in our digestive system.  Happy to report, Cyndie lost a total of 9 pounds AND lost 16.5 inches!  Safe to say she has to go shopping for new clothes!! YAHOO, friend!!

EXCELLENT JOB WENDY AND HENRY EBERLE!  This couple did an amazing job on their 30-day program . . . Wendy lost 17 pounds in 30 days, and Henry lost 30 pounds!!!  This program is a great way to get healthier by reducing “visceral fat” . . . that is the dangerous fat that is in our bellies – surrounding our organs.  It is great you were able to support each other, Wendy & Henry . . . Great job!  And so happy you are continuing on maintenance!  This is NOT a fad, but rather a lifestyle that makes it so easy for you to enjoy food and maintain a healthy weight.

WAY TO GO STACY ANTONELLE . . . 25 POUNDS!  I mentioned Stacy in my last newsletter too because she had already lost 17 pounds as of Day 15 . . . Well she finished off her 30-day program and released 25 pounds AND 16.5 inches!!  She is getting married in August so she is going to be looking her best!  So happy for you, Stace!  And also super psyched you reported your cravings were non-existent on this plan!! So glad my sister, Kathy’s weight-loss on this plan motivated you to take charge and do it yourself!  YIPEE!!!

CONGRATS  MEREDITH RAMSEY!  She finished her 30-Day program and released 12 pounds and 23 inches!  I was so happy to see her at pick-up at the basketball camp our boys went to the other day . . . You look amazing Meredith!   Your results are fantastic!!! Good for you!

YOU ROCK, STEVE MAZZARESE:  So pleased Andrea Mazzarese had great results with her 30-Day program – and she got her husband, Steve, on board.  Steve is down over 20 pounds – and this was a guy who loved to unwind at the end of a long day with some ice cream.  So glad to have you part of my team of cleansing coaches, Andrea!  Not only do you look great, but now you are sharing the products with people you care about, and earning free products and extra cash!!  YAHOO!

OUTSTANDING JOB FRED VERSACI!!  Here is a guy who is married with a busy career, in addition to being very active with his boys (including coaching baseball).  There were no excuses – no complaining . . . He followed the structure of the plan and lost 15 pounds in 30 Days.  He looks great and loves he has a solid maintenance plan so he can still enjoy life but maintain his weight loss!  CONGRATS, Fred!




Meet Mackenzie Kiernan (pictured above) . . . or MACK as we know her at !MPACT.  Mackenzie will be starting her sophomore year at Hillsborough High School in September, and she has been training with us for about a year, to gain strength and confidence on the field, as well as learn proper form for lifting weights.  Not only was Mack captain of the freshman field hockey team, but she won the coach’s award for good character.  And she also made the JV girls’ lacrosse team as a freshman.  We can’t even begin to tell you how much we love this kid!  Mackenzie is serious about her training, and was brought to !MPACT by her Mom, Stacey Kiernan . . . who is not only a great client, but also exemplifies strength and discipline through her training at !MPACT and her recent power-lifting competition.  To watch Mackenzie improve her form and increase her lifts is just an incredible gift to us.  Right now she is working on her squat max and her bench max, as it is her hope to make the Varsity team this coming season, and in looking ahead, Mackenzie aspires to play field hockey in college.  She would love to be a teacher and a coach when she gets older – maybe even an athletic trainer.  Whatever she becomes, she will be amazing . . . we are definitely sure of that.  I’m sure her parents, Dennis & Stacey – as well as her younger brother, Casey and little sister, Delaney are super proud of her.  Way to go, Mackenzie!  Looking forward to BIG things from you this season on the field!


“PLAY” IT FORWARD Please consider this awesome family outing on Sunday, August 9th, at 5:05 p.m. my favorite charity, Steps Together.  This is a SPECIAL NIGHT FOR THE BENEFICIARY FAMILIES at the Somerset Patriots Stadium!! Tickets are on sale now to attend this game against the Sugar Land Skeeters. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit Steps Together. If we can sell 500 tickets @ $10 each, the Somerset Patriots will provide an on field experience for the beneficiaries & families assisted by our organization. Can you imagine seeing them out on the field forgetting about all their worries for a moment?  For tickets please contact the event coordinators via email.  So please get your tickets now so we can give these families an amazing experience.
Dora Szep @
Kristin Wishnow @
Mary Beth Versaci @

CHARITY RACE – REGISTER NOW FOR THIS YEAR’S STEEPLECHASE DISTANCE WALK & RUN:  Steps Together will again be participating in The Steeplechase Distance Walk and Run on Sunday, September 27th, 2015, in Hillsborough offering a 5K, 10K, 2-mile walk and sprints for kids.  This is Step’s Together’s biggest fundraiser!  In addition to event registration, all Steps Together team members receive guided training via email, invitations to group training sessions, fundraising advice and a team shirt. ALL LEVELS of fitness are encouraged to join. YES, ALL LEVELS! TO REGISTER FOR THIS RACE: . . . And in the meantime . . . William Mather (board member of Steps Together and avid runner) will be coordinating a FREE WALK-RUN program to start your training.  Here is the info below:

FREE WALK-RUN PROGRAMTo start prepping for the walk/run/race season, there will be two separate 1-hour sessions: 8:00 am – 9:00 am and again from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Sunday mornings, starting June 14th along the D&R Canal.  Runners/walkers will meet at the Millstone (Rt. 514) entrance … The separate sessions are for convenience; if you can’t make the early session you can show up at the later one or vice verse.  The concept is that everybody will do 1/2 hour out, 1/2 hour back session max … the faster paced people will obviously go farther than the walkers or slower paced, but everybody will still be back within the 1 hour session. All levels are welcome. If you are interested in taking part in this free program, please contact William Mather at: or 908-432-3710


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.  Email Mike if you would like more info about how to get started:

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:

!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!

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


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!  Please notice a newer one from Get F.E.D. . . . it is a healthy, fresh and organic food delivery service to help you stay on track for success!   Jaimie Ramos (Owner @ Get F.E.D. recently fed out Saturday bootcampers some amazing treats — thank you!

Get FED:  This is an unbelievable service I just started using.  I met the owner, Jaimie Ramos, a few years ago when she was interning for the company I work for every year when handling the sports nutrition for the NFL Combine athletes.  Since graduation, she has started her own healthy meals delivery service, and they are amazing!!!  Here is some more info on Get F.E.D.:

Get F.E.D., Food for Every Day, is a food company that specializes in designing and preparing healthy, delicious meals that are made for YOU and YOUR needs – AND THEY DELIVER DIRECTLY TO YOUR DOOR. They realize not every person’s body works the same and do not believe in “one-size-fits” all when it comes to your meals and the food you eat. Their meals are well balanced and made with the freshest, local, and organic ingredients. They only use organic produce, hormone-free meats, and wild-caught seafood when creating our meals. They are always fresh, never frozen, and do not contain preservatives. All meals are designed and prepared by Jaimie Ramos, owner and operator.  She is a self taught chef who graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors degree in Nutritional Science in 2012 and became a Dietetic Technician, Registered in 2013. She has a great passion for food and how our bodies use food as fuel.

REVIVAL BARBER SHOP!:  Congrats to Jen Korab – owner of Renaissance Hair Salon, as they expanded and opened 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 NOW OPEN!!!  Congrats on the expansion of your salon, Jen!!!  We will keep you posted on the opening date.

Rodan & Fields Dermatologists:  “You exercise to improve/maintain your body. Why not use awesome skincare to improve/maintain  your skin too!”  One of our clients, Colleen Schwarz, is so excited to launch her new business as an independent skincare consultant with Rodan and Fields Dermatologists  (of ProActive fame). Rodan and Fields has all skin types covered. Please feel free to call Colleen at 908 392 3144 or email her at to chat about what products would be best for you.

NEED A TUTOR THIS SUMMER:  Consider hiring Rose Cavaliere for your children, grades K-6.  Rose presently works at Auten Road Elementary School as a Special Education Resource Teacher, and is so amazing with kids.  For more info, you can reach her at:  or 908-217-5060

SUMMERTIME TUTORING – ALL GRADE LEVELS (math, literacy, study skills):  Kelly is also a teacher at Auten Road Elementary School – Awesome lady . . . Great teacher:    Kelly Villano 908-448-6300

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 .

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!

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: or email me the owner at: 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:

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!  Or email:  Brian Martin at: 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: 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 last year 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:

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.

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:

!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

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.  If you are looking for a great charity to get involved with, check out their website:  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

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:

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 –

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 @:

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:   and

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

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:

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!:  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:

A TOUCH OF HEALING, LLC:  Meg Shelton, LMT, 485 Amwell Road,(Cornerstone Dental Building), Hillsborough . . . BY APPOINTMENT ONLY . . . 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


We are moving into the last segment of summer . . . August is a great time for vacations and lazy days – and then towards the end we move into panic mode (if you are a parent) because we start our running around with back-to-school shopping and getting the kids geared up for the structure of a school day.  And this year, the kids go back BEFORE Labor Day – HELP!  haha!  So I know you are busy . . . but you really can’t be too busy to take care of yourself.  Whether it is your kids or a busy career that is keeping you from your workouts or dedicating time to better nutrition, it is important to give some thought for how you will CHANGE in the fall.  Most of us need a bit of a change.  We actually crave structure – even though we might never admit it.  So if you’ve kept up with your workouts over the summer – then that’s awesome.  Maybe it’s just the food aspect you feel you need to clean up.  But if you put exercise on hold over the summer due to a hectic schedule with kids home, then start thinking about HOW you are going to fit it back in come September.  We all need a plan.  Enjoy the rest of your summer, and start giving some thought to September.  What goals would you like to “personally” accomplish?  If you ever feel like you just need some direction with your fitness and nutrition, drop me an email and maybe we can set up an appointment to get you on track for success:

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


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