JUNE 2016 Newsletter


MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HOURS!  Friday, May 27th We will have our regular 5:45 a.m. bootcamp, 9:30 a.m. Five + One Training Session, along with morning clients.  In observance of the holiday weekend, we will NOT be holding our afternoon/evening group training sessions.  Please confirm any personal training sessions you have booked with our trainers.  Saturday, May 28th:  We will have our regular bootcamps at 6:00 and 7:30 a.m., along with our Power & Strength Session at 9:00 a.m.  Please confirm any morning personal training appointments you have for this day.  Sunday, May 29th:  CLOSED.     Monday, May 30th There will NOT be a 5:45 a.m. bootcamp on Monday — nor will there be evening sessions.  There WILL, however, be personal training clients in the morning (please confirm with your trainer), along with our 9:30 a.m. Group Training Session (We are making it a Bootcamp instead of !MPACT Strength to accommodate more people who might be off that morning).  Please come and get a great workout before you start barbecuing!

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL . . . STARTS JUNE 3rd for high school athletes and those entering 8th grade in September.  You can’t wait until August training camp to start working on your 40 yd. dash to improve your time . . . and you also have to train heavy and hard in the weight room long before the start of the season.  So every Friday starting on June 3rd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. we will be offering a special training program that will include: Strength Training workouts to develop upper-body strength, lower-body strength, CORE strength and explosiveness; Speed & Agility, along with running form and first –step quickness; Plyometrics to help improve vertical jump and explosiveness –using our new Vertimax Trainer!!  This will be everything your athlete needs to feel confident heading onto the field this fall.  And we will also provide each athlete with helpful sports nutrition info so they can meet their weight-gain or weight-loss goals for their position.  Registration is required.  Please call Michael for pricing & info:  908-403-7605.    P.S.  There will be ONE “make-up” session for anyone who misses a session during the month of June – and for any of the 8th graders who will be away on the annual trip to Hershey on Friday, June 10th.  The make-up session will take place on an alternate date in June (to be determined).

!MPACT Training would like to welcome the VERTIMAX TRAINER (photos below)!!!  If you are not familiar with this piece of equipment, let me just tell you the POWER it is going to give to our athletes.  This patented, jump-training technology is specifically designed to power in all phases of a vertical jump – which is great for every sport.  By simultaneously targeting explosive leg power and arm swing velocity, athletes can now maximize their vertical lift component and get unmatched vertical gains. Vertimax is the only equipment that applies resistance to the glutes, quads, calves, and hip-flexors, at the SAME TIME while sprinting.  The result is off-the-chart acceleration and top-end gains for any athlete. This equipment is used by professional athletes in the NFL, NBA and more . . . And at !MPACT, we will be using this new equipment on our personal training clients, as well as semi-private sessions and our brand new Friday Night Football Program starting June 3rd.  We are so excited to invest more in our athletes and introduce the new Vertimax Trainer!  We offer 55-Minute personal training and semi-private sessions, as well as 30-minute sessions.  Please call for pricing and availability.  CLICK HERE to view video that shows athletes of all different sports demonstrating its use and effectiveness:    https://youtu.be/CNrCY2lru54

Two of the MANY ways to use the Vertimax Trainer:  

TEEN FUNDRAISING BOOTCAMP . . . WE GOT YOUR BACK CHRIS KOLL!:  As many of you may know, Chris Koll, is an 8th grade Hillsborough resident and athlete who was recently diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, which is a rare form of cancer of the blood).  We know the Koll family all too well because of their constant support of our favorite charity, Steps Together.  So at this time, we would like to honor and support Chris and his family by holding a special bootcamp just for teens (ages 12-18) on Sunday, June 12th, at 10:00 a.m.  Each participant will bring a donation of $20 or more (cash or checks payable to Esther Koll).  They will need all of our support as they head into 3 years of treatment for Chris . . . Let’s show our love and support for this amazing family who has always been there for everyone else. We’ve gotten numerous requests from Chris’s team mates, friends and peers that they want to do something to help – which is amazing! If you have any questions about this event, please email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

COLLEGE SPECIAL!  If you are home from college for the summer, we’d love to offer you discount training!  Our Unlimited Group Training is normally $150 per month – but we are offering you the months of June, July and August (until you head back to school) for only  $99.  Go back to school in late August or September in the best shape ever!  We specialize in athlete training too, so let us help you take your training up a notch to help you improve your overall performance.

FREE FATHER’S DAY TRAINING SESSION:  If you are a dad, please come for a complimentary group training session on either Friday, June 17th or Saturday, June 18th.  All you will need to do is fill out a short registration/waiver form, so please check out our JUNE GROUP TRAINING CALENDAR to see which session you would like to attend.  Happy Father’s Day!

GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR FATHER’S DAY:  Do you have a man in your life who is looking to get stronger, leaner and healthier?  Our personal training or our bootcamps and other group training offers an amazing way to burn fat and build muscle.  Give the gift of health and inspiration.  We offer gift certificates for all our services, so please visit our website or call Michael at:  908-403-7605.

Hill and Todd (San Diego Mentorship 2011 — Pre-!MPACT Training)

Todd (featured on NBC Strong series — May 2016)

NBC STRONG:  My mentor and friend, Todd Durkin (pictured above) is featured as one of the trainers on this amazing show!  I’m not sure if any of you have been watching the show on Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. on channel 4 . . . It is called STRONG . . . Executive Producer is Sylvester Stallone, and the show matches up 10 talented and somewhat famous male trainers with 10 women from all different parts of the U.S. who are in need of losing some weight and building muscle to get lean and STRONG.  And many of these ladies are going through some tough times at home, so they need to get mentally STRONG as well.  Last week was an amazing episode where Todd Durkin and his female client, Brittany, broke a record in making it though the elimination tower (which is like a combination of Ninja Warrior exercises mixed with strength – super challenging!).  They earned their spot to continue on the show – and they are now down to the final 3 teams.  LOVE watching my friend helping to inspire and change lives (on and off the show)!    Pictured below is Todd from the show, along with a picture of Todd and me when I traveled to San Diego for his mentorship program.  His program is what inspired “!MPACT Training” so I am forever grateful to him!  He made such an IMPACT on me that it helped me to quickly come up with the name for our training facility.  Thank you, Todd!

VIRTUAL COACHING:  This is the latest way people are setting and reaching their fitness goals – especially if they don’t live close to !MPACT.  The first 1-hour session via phone with Hillarie is a great way for the client to outline his/her fitness goals . . . whether it be weight-loss; improved energy levels; building muscle while decreasing bodyfat to get leaner and stronger; receiving workout programs (via email) to do on your own so you get the results you are looking for — or maybe you just need that motivation, knowing you are being held accountable to an expert in this field.  Your program can also be a combination of nutritional & dietary guidance along with exercise counseling.  And you will actually small have homework assignments depending on your goals.  As part of the initial session, you will also be emailed some nutritional info and general fitness handouts that you will go over with Hillarie so you have a good idea of what is expected of you in the weeks ahead.  If you are interested in weight-loss, you will be emailed a food log and exercise log that will be emailed back to Hillarie on a weekly basis (prior to your scheduled call).  After the initial 1-hour session, the next 5 weeks will be 30-minute sessions (via phone) to go over your food log — to talk about any obstacles or barriers you may have incurred — to talk about your exercise log — and to get inspired for the week ahead.  It’s really hard to do it alone, especially when your life is busy with so many other things . . . So working with Hillarie for 6 weeks is a great way to change your mindset, and become more focused on your fitness, your health, and your overall wellness, and to gain the knowledge about proper nutrition and exercise based on your goals.   *If you wish to continue for an additional 5 weeks, that can also be arranged.  For pricing, please email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com


SHREDDED BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD:  Are you sick of all the mayonnaise-based salads at your typical Memorial Day Weekend Party?  Maybe you wish there was a healthier alternative.  Well you are gonna LOVE this recipe that is loaded with lots of different nutrients from the ingredients, and adds plenty of fiber and healthy/natural fats – and it is DELISH!  CLICK HERE to download and print the recipe!

MONTHLY GROUP TRAINING CALENDAR:  Do you know why !MPACT Training is different than any other gym or training facility?  We offer all different types of workouts for every fitness level, and they are ALWAYS guided by a certified/degreed Personal Trainer.  We can talk to you about your goals, specifically, to help guide you through your journey, AND we are offering some great nutritional advice to help you reach your goals.  Please click here to take a look at our JUNE GROUP TRAINING CALENDAR for adults, teens and kids.  We have such a wide variety of group training sessions ranging from strength & resistance training to multi-level bootcamps or cardio-style workouts . . . We have just what you need!  We also offer one-on-one personal training, partner training or semi-private training and those are scheduled separately based on the time that is best for you to train.  So please call us to let us know your availability and we will get you onto our trainer’s calendar (908) 428-7978!

FIT & FUN CAMP!:  Our Camp is presently FULL for the week of July 11th.  If you would like to be on our waiting list, please email: Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com Also, as July grows closer, we “may” add another week so we will keep you posted – so be sure to let us know your level of interest for another week.


GREAT UPDATE ON FRANK AND RENEE DELCORE!  Just a little over two weeks into their program and they had both lost several pounds.  Drum roll please . . .  Frank lost a total of 18 pounds and Renee lost 16 pounds (which was 1 pound higher than her goal to try to lose 15 pounds in 30 days).  So proud of the mindset and commitment from both of them, and it’s awesome when couples do the program together.  Not everyone who cleanses with this program is a training client of ours at !MPACT – but we are so happy to say Frank and Renee are awesome clients and friends of ours.  Congrats guys xoxo

CONGRATULATIONS GINNY BLANKE!!  So Ginny also finished her 30-Day Program and she is also one of our favorite bootcampers!!  Congrats Ginny on losing 15 pounds with your 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse.  Love your dedication to the program, and you look amazing!!!!

YOU ROCKED IT BARBARA PUEBLA . . . Ok so we mentioned Barb in our last newsletter as she was sailing through the first two weeks of her 30-Day Program.  Well Barb lost 17.8 pounds in ONE MONTH!  And Barb will be having foot surgery soon so she was restricted from working out during her program.  Just goes to show you that if your mind is set to lose, you can still get GREAT results.  Way to go girl, and I know you are excited to start another month to reach your goals!!

LOVE GETTING EMAIL LIKE THIS ONE FROM CLEANSER, SUSAN KOSBY who wanted to lose some weight – she wasn’t sure of how much.  Susan just wanted to take her time with weight loss to get healthier.  Well here was her email that just made my day!!!  Dear Hillarie:  OK so I started Nutritional Cleansing on Oct. 1, 2015 …. I lost 31 lbs. in total and HAVE NOT GAINED ANY WEIGHT BACK.  For me, this program totally works – The “key to success,”  for me … is very simple.  I stay on plan, have my two shakes, eat good food snacks, veggies, hard boiled eggs, etc.  And I eat a good meal 1X daily. I try and eat organic as much as possible so I don’t consume the added hormones that throw everything off.  I eat good food, I don’t live on supplements.  But I use the Isa-snacks when traveling or for those isolated times only when replacing a meal.  But the key is … I still enjoy that special meal – dining out, party etc.  I choose wisely.   Maybe I have the pasta and a little bread but no dessert. Or those 2 glasses of wine and a special appetizer.  But the next day I am right back! And the following week, I do a day or two of “cleansing”.  Hillarie – the cleanse is essential.  It pulls out all the toxins that are critical to losing weight…. I can feel the difference. The cleanse balances everything out, balances my weight, energizes me, makes me feel so good that I don’t gain any weight and rids the toxins.  I can’t thank you and all for your help because as I approach the end of my 8th month, I look and feel great.

LOOK AT JASON FOX ROCKING THIS PROGRAM . . . WAS DOWN 8 POUNDS BY DAY 8!  He asked if this was average . . . and I told him that every person is different.  Sometimes people lose quickly in the beginning and then it levels out and then picks back up again.  For others it is slow and steady the whole month.  I’m just thrilled that he is feeling energetic and rocking this program!  Keep me posted Jason!  Can’t wait to see your results by day 30!

YAY for SHARON CURRY who feels ready for summer!  Sharon only had a few stubborn pounds to lose, and was mostly looking for the energy and health benefits of nutritional cleansing.  Sharon lost 8 pounds and is feeling great!  Remember, losing 8 pounds means a whole size smaller so someone needs to go shopping . . . YAHOO!!




CONGRATS TO MY TEAM MATES ANDREW, CHAD AND FELICIA (see photos above)!  Thank you for sharing your before and after photos with the hope you might inspire others.  It’s hard sharing that BEFORE picture when we are not feeling our best . . .  But the true reward is in the AFTER photo, knowing you DID it!  Congrats!  Andrew released 60 pounds through Nutritional Cleansing . . . Chad is only 15 years old, and was tired of being the kid who was overweight with no energy – LOVE a kid that takes charge and learns to be disciplined and goal oriented.  And Felicia ROCKED her program after she decided to stop putting it off.  There will never be a perfect time to start any program.  But this program is super structured, easy to follow and your get FREE coaching from ME!!

WANT TO JOIN MY TEAM OF COACHES?  YOU WILL GET IN THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE, MAKE YOUR OWN HOURS, LIVE INSPIRED — AND CAN SET REALISTIC INCOME GOALS – I WILL HELP!   So I am looking for 5 team mates to join my team of nutritional cleansing coaches?   You don’t have to be a fitness professional – I will provide training! . . . All you need is the right mindset, the desire to live a healthy lifestyle, and have a passion for helping others succeed. The nutritional cleansing company I’ve partnered with not only offers a great compensation plan – but lots of motivation and self-development to those who join this group.  I absolutely LOVE being part of this group – so inspiring!  My team of coaches consists of regular people – just like you . . . Office Administrators, Engineers, 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! Email me if you want to join my team . . . you won’t regret it, and you can devote as little or as much time to this small business as you like:  hillarie.scannelli@verizon.net


TEEN BOOTCAMP FOR CHRIS:  Please see info about this fundraising bootcamp for teens on June 12th, listed under “Highlights” at the beginning of this newsletter.

START YOUR TRAINING FOR . . . STEEPLECHASE RUN, Sunday, September 25th.  This is one of Steps Together’s biggest fundraisers.  There is a 10K, a 5K, a 2-Mile Walk, and a Sprinter’s Race for the little ones.  Registration will be open soon, so start your training now that the weather is finally resembling spring!!  There are also great opportunities for sponsors . . . so CLICK HERE so you can stay tuned for more updated info as it becomes available:  http://www.steps-together.org/teamdetails

FREE RUNNING PROGRAM ON SUNDAY MORNINGS:  Bill Mather (Marathon runner and Steps Together Board Member) started a running group that meets on Sunday mornings in Hillsborough (locations may vary).  If you are interested in meeting up with them, just email Bill so he can keep you in the loop on the time and place:  wjmather@aol.com . . . This is a great way to stay in shape – and also a great way to prepare for upcoming 5K’s or half/full marathons.  And don’t forget, it is also a perfect way to start preparing for the Steeplechase Run that takes place in Hillsborough every September.  Stay tuned for more info!


My siblings and I are really excited to continue my parent’s legacy of providing affordable rentals for families each summer at McGovern’s Sandcastle.  This is a beautiful two-family home in Surf City, NJ (see pictures BELOW).  If you are interested in a great rental, here are some more details about the house:  It is the 4th house from the beach!  Each floor of this 2-family house has a great balcony and/or front porch with dining tables.  The location is great for families – with restaurants, produce store, ice cream parlors, convenience stores and little shops in walking distance.  EACH floor sleeps a total of 8 (Each floor has two private bedrooms, a sofa bed, and a porch with pull-out beds).  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 shower.  Six Seasonal Beach Badges are included for your use during your stay.  Very affordable at only $2,200 per week (one floor) — payments made in installments.  Interested?  Email:  Hillarie.Scannelli@verizon.net


!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!  These are also great for athletes! Call us for more info:  908-403-7605 or email:  Michael@impactTraining-NJ.com

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, elite 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: Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

WE DO TURF RENTALS!:  We are starting to get quite a few requests from teams to rent our spacious indoor turf field . . . It’s the perfect space for athletes and sports teams to do their indoor training.  In our 4800 sq. ft. facility we offer a 20 x 18 yard turf area that has a state-of-the-art plyometric cushioning beneath the turf, in addition to high ceilings — so we are able to offer athletes & teams a safe and spacious area to train or practice.  This is also perfect for teams who need to do an indoor “walk-thru” practice or any other kind of team-building event or get-together (i.e. end-of-season parties).  Rates are extremely reasonable.  Please call or email us to find out our availability for the days/times you are interested in reserving for your team (908) 428-7978 or email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

BRING A FRIEND AND SAVE!:  If you are already a client at !MPACT and bring a friend, this could save you big money!  It’s 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!  Email Mike if you’d like to bring someone in for a free trial:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

!MPACT COMMERCIAL @ HILLSBOROUGH CINEMA!:  We are working on a new commercial!! YAHOO!!  But if you haven’t seen the one we presently have playing at the Hillsborough Cinema, just click on the link.  It gives you a sneak peak of just what goes on at !MPACT Training:  http://youtu.be/-J3AGHJUVeQ

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:  Michael@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


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!

MAILBOXES BUSINESS CENTER:  Our favorite place in town for all of our copy and stationary needs.  Matt Schorr, owner of Mailboxes Business Center is also a great guy . . . always giving back to the community.  Stop in to see Matt and his staff at Mailboxes business Center — for everything from copies, to mailing packages — to making business cards.  Matt does it all:  908-874-6200 (located in the Shop-Rite shopping center on Rt. 206 in Hillsborough).

FARLEY LAWN SERVICES:  Marshall Farley, owner/proprietor, is also one of the amazing firefighters from the Flagtown Fire & Rescue that trained with us.  Farley Lawn Services (residential & commercial) offers lawn maintenance (spring/fall), tree pruning & removal, pavers, retaining walls, mulch & stone.  908-872-2451.  Quality, dependable serving!

REALTOR – Specializing in Fine Homes . . . Marie DeCicco unites world-class service and leading edge technology, to provide the perfect balance for each one of her clients. She not only specializes in Fine Homes but is also certified to assist corporate Relocation Buyers and Sellers. Licensed since 1997, Marie has a BS in Business from Elmhurst College in Illinois, and a previous 16 year career with AT&T in sales and marketing. Her numerous accomplishments and impressive testimonials add assurance that Marie and her team can support you with all your Real Estate needs.  Marie DeCicco – Realtor — RE/MAX InStyle Realtywww.mycountryclassics.com  www.TeamDeCicco.com  cell: 908-872-4199  MarieDeCicco@comcast.net

REVIVAL BARBER SHOP!:  Congrats to Jen Korab – owner of Renaissance Hair Salon, as they expanded and opened another shop called Revival!  This BARBER SHOP  specializes 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).

RODAN & FIELDS Dermatology:  “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 ceschwarz7@verizon.net to chat about what products would be best for you.

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 atwww.helpyoupayforcollege.com .

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!

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

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 

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.

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

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 their specials . . . their regular menu and their !MPACT Menu so you 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 in Somerset County facing a medical crisis.  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

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).

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

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


June:  Well Summer is almost here.  Memorial Day Weekend is like the “kick-off” to the summer, but the real summer months are still a few weeks away.  So let’s use the next few weeks to get our minds right.  Mindset is everything.  If we “think” we can accomplish a goal, then by all means, we CAN!  But if we doubt ourselves, compare ourselves to others or worry about doing it wrong, we are just setting ourselves up for another failure.  Maybe failing is something you have grown comfortable with when it comes to fitness and nutrition.  Maybe you have this nagging 15 pounds that you’ve put on over the last year that you keep saying you want to get serious about taking it off.  So you start out with great intentions and a great game plan with meal planning and exercise . . . and then it happens . . . life gets in the way . . . your kids need you . . . or a sick or aging parent needs you . . . or your job is super hectic.  So instead of staying focused on our goal, we look for an excuse – a real excuse for kicking back and enjoying extra calories or “spirits”.  It’s called “stress eating and drinking”.   Some people may be able to relate to this.  I have to catch myself, and I am always grateful for my sense of awareness.  We all deserve to kick back a little, but when you set a goal for yourself, I’m sure in your mind you really want to reach it.  So why do you keep starting over every Monday?  Why?  Because that is what so many of us do . . . We worry too much about everyone else instead of caring about ourselves, carving out time for ourselves and making our own health and fitness a priority.  So please, let this be a gentle reminder that you need to take some time for yourself.  Here are two of my favorite quotes . . .

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. ~Anonymous

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. ~Anonymous

Remember, the only way to fail is to quit.  We will have no quitters here.  You CAN do this!   If you ever feel like you need a quick conversation or phone call to help you set some goals, just give me a call 908-428-7978.


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