JANUARY 2018 Newsletter

New! ZONE TRAINING @ IMPACT:  We want to help our clients SET and REACH their fitness goals.  For those who are interested in using the latest technology, our trainers are prepared to turn ALL of your workouts into ZONE Training – whether you are coming for personal training, bootcamps, strength training or Elite Athlete Training!  This will help you burn fat and build lean muscle so you are fit and energized! This new Zone training method involves using a special heart-rate monitor (chest strap) that not only connects to your cell phone app, but the minute you walk into IMPACT Training, your device connects via Bluetooth – so your name appears in a box on our giant-screen TV.  With this technology, you can simply glance at the display to see the zone you are training in during your workout.  This cutting-edge technology is completely optional for our clients, but so far everyone seems to want IN!  This new system not only displays the percentage of your max heart rate during your entire workout, but it is color-coded so you can easily see whether you are in fat-burning mode or high intensity/conditioning mode.  Your heart rate is a great way to define and monitor training zones.  For example, the low intensity zone or “fat burning zone” is usually defined as 60-70% of maximum heart rate, and the “threshold zone” is said to be 80‑90% of maximum heart rate.  And continuing to toggle back and forth between zones is a great way to burn fat and get the most results from your workout.  Lastly, this technology emails you right after your workout to tell you exactly how many calories you burned during your workout – and it also tells you how much time you spent in each zone.  You are awarded Effort Points for reaching your personalized zones, and prizes are awarded!  You can also take this new heart-rate monitor out with you when you train on your own – just put the strap on, and log in via your phone app . . . It will add your morning run or home workout to your IMPACT workouts so you can track your progress for the week.  This equipment is so helpful whether your goal is weight-loss –or building stamina/endurance for a fitness race or event.  Just speak to Michael at the front desk and he can order your strap – DO NOT ORDER ON-LINE, as we get them for our clients at a discount!  We literally get them for 50% off, and we want to pass that savings onto our clients.  Once you receive it, you register it on-line with all your personal data – and you will automatically be connected to our facility as soon as you walk in!  How cool is this?!!!


NEW” SPECIAL: GET FOCUSED AND LEAN IN ‘18 . . . This includes 4 services!

1– Unlimited Group Training (for January & February)

2– A 30-Minute Personal Training Session

3– A 30-Minute Nutrition Session to get you on track for success

4– Zone Training Heart Rate Monitor:  This is a specialty monitor that tracks your progress and immediately connects you to our facility. You will receive emails that outline exactly how many calories you burned, what fitness zones you were training in, and MORE!  So with this special, you get two months of training plus a 30-minute one-on-one session, a nutrition session to get you on track, and the special heart rate monitor as a package for only:  $375 (You SAVE over $80 and this will completely set you up for success as you SET and REACH your fitness goals in 2018!


3 Personal Training Sessions (55 minutes each) + 1-Hour Nutrition Session = $175 (YOU SAVE $119)

5 Personal Training Sessions (30 minutes each) + 1-Hour Nutrition Session = $199 (YOU SAVE $75)

Unlimited Group Training (come every day!) + 30-Minute Nutrition Session = $89 (YOU SAVE $110)

JANUARY ONE-MONTH WEIGHT-LOSS CHALLENGE:  Every Year we run a weight-loss challenge, since most people have outdone themselves over the holidays LOL –and are not only wanting to look better, but they are looking for improved energy levels and overall better health.  It all starts with eating cleaner, watching total calories – and carbs, exercising regularly, and drinking more water.  So we would love to give you that extra push and motivation.  AND THERE ARE PRIZES! . . . So let us know if you would like to weigh-in on January 3rd, 4th or 5th . . . Weigh-ins must be done with a staff member so we can record your weight, so please arrange the day and time with one of our trainers.  The contest ends on February 4th – so all weigh-ins must take place with a trainer or staff member on either February 5th or 6th. The client who loses the highest percentage of body-weight will be our winner.  WE WILL CHOOSE ONE MALE AND ONE FEMALE WINNER.  And we will post the prizes at the front desk!  We plan to offer a different challenge for February – because sometimes when trying to lose weight, we are more successful when we do it month to month so we stay focused, and we don’t feel overwhelmed . . . Keeping our eye on the prize!

IMPACT Training unites with GYMBOREE of Hillsborough to get mommies moving with their babies! These sessions will be held at the Gymboree on Wednesday’s at 12:30 p.m. — located on Route 206 in Hillsborough (same shopping plaza as Caffe Piazza and the former Stop & Shop). GET FIT TOGETHER is a mommy & me exercise class designed by Hillarie Scannelli of IMPACT Training.  This class will get mom exercising and will help to increase strength, flexibility and overall wellness while bonding with your baby. (ages 3 months to 12 months).  During this class, you will use your baby’s natural weight, in addition to some fun exercise equipment Hillarie will provide.  Hillarie will also provide helpful handouts about nutrition so you can couple this mommy & me exercise session with clean eating to help you reach your fitness goals and to keep your body energized.  We will whittle away the inches while increasing muscle tone and decreasing body-fat.  It’s fun, it’s social and it’s good for you . . . And what a great example you are setting for your baby by showing him or her how important it is to take good care of your body.  Come join the fun and get fit together.

SLIM & Slender Semi-Private Training is HERE AGAIN in JANUARY:  You do not need to be a present !MPACT client to participate in this training.  It’s open to clients and newcomers and is a separate service – not part of our regular Group Training Schedule.  This is a non-aerobic semi-private training session for ladies (max of 5), dedicated to developing long, lean muscles through moderate to slow movements.  The session will be a great combination of Pilates-type exercises and floor work designed to stretch, strengthen and lengthen your muscles – with additional focus on flexibility and all-over muscle tone.  This session is for beginners, intermediate or advanced fitness enthusiasts, as everyone works at their own pace based on their abilities.  This is held on Wednesday’s at 4:00 p.m. –REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE – and 24-hour’s notice is required for cancellations.  As of right now, the 4 p.m. on Wednesday session is full.  Please email us if you are interested in having us offer another session during the week, along with a time that works for you!  We are happy to add more sessions like this!


JANUARY GROUP TRAINING SCHEDULE (CLICK HERE):  Why is our Group Training different than a big box gym where you can take classes or work out on your own? You are ALWAYS led by a Certified or Degreed Personal Trainer – not just a fitness coach who was certified by the gym where they work.  Great trainers are hard to find . . . but we take our time and we choose high-level trainers who are ready to motivate you and guide you, every single session!  We are a training facility that offers personal training, multi-level bootcamps, elite athlete training, weight training sessions, weight-loss programs, nutrition and more!  Please check out our schedule as we offer programs for adults, teens and kids.  Questions?  Give us a call:  (908) 428-7978!  #investinyou

WE ARE OPEN MOST SUNDAYS FOR BLACKBOARD WORKOUTS & OPEN GYM!  Our Certified Personal Trainers will post the workout for the day on our HUGE blackboard so you have the option of following the posted workout or getting your own workout done.  All participants need to complete their workout between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the Sunday’s designated by management.  These workouts happen on most Sundays (unless we have a conflict) – but if you would like to know the December dates, please contact Michael (908) 403-7605.

Coming this Spring! !MPACT RUNNING PROGRAM AND 5K PREP:  This program is a perfect way to train if you want to run a 5K (or longer).  Christine Murphy, our certified personal trainer and avid runner will lead this group by teaching some healthy fitness habits and mapping out a plan for success.  You do NOT need to be an !MPACT Training client to join this group.  The training will consist of 3 days per week – including a progressive plan with warm-ups, walking/jogging/running intervals – and there will be some strength training added – since that greatly helps with muscle endurance and building core strength.  There will also be a 1-mile test as you get further into the training – as well as a 1.5 mile test and a mock 5K!  Some of this training will take place at !MPACT, while the rest of it will be out on the road!  Right now we are making a list of interested participants, along with their email address and cell number so we can keep them abreast of more details as the spring grows closer.  SO IF YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM, Please email:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

HEALTHY RECIPECrispy Quinoa Cakes

Crispy quinoa cakes are packed with vegetables like kale, sweet potato, sun-dried tomatoes, and more! Enjoy these as part of breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They are great as a side-dish, on top of a salad, or enjoyed all by itself as a snack.


SUPPLEMENT UPDATE:  My Latest Discovery:  MATCHA TEA POWDER . . .  Super Food!

I started adding a ½ teaspoon to my breakfast shake.  I read many articles on the benefits of Matcha Tea Powder – and here is some super helpful info – which is one of the reasons I started incorporating it:  Antioxidants are the body’s defense agents. They are natural/chemical compounds that prevent aging and chronic diseases. Put simply, the more you have, the better equipped your body is in the fight against infections and disease.  Every day, countless people throw away valuable antioxidants and minerals. While seemingly unimaginable, that’s exactly what happens when you brew a cup of green tea because water can only extract a fraction of green teas benefits. The majority actually remains unused, trapped in the tea leaves. In reality, the only way to truly take advantage of green teas full potential is to consume the entire leaf. But that doesn’t mean you need to start eating tea leaves. The simplest solution is to just enjoy a bowl of matcha. Because matcha is straight, stoneground tea leaves, matcha provides you with green teas powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids in a way no other green tea can.

Amongst its many health benefits, Matcha Tea Powder…

  • Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg

  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories

  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally

  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body

  • Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins

  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration

  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium

  • Aids in preventing disease

  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

(Source: Matchasource.com)


MARK YOUR CALENDAR – KIDS & KIDDIE BOOTCAMP FUNDRAISER – JANUARY 27THThis event will be held on Saturday, January 27th and donations will be going to Steps Together beneficiaries – which are ALL local families who are in medical/financial crisis. The first bootcamp will be from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and is for ages 4-6.  They will participate in fun little obstacle course exercises and games – and will learn a little bit about healthy eating.  Then from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., there will be a fund kids’ exercise circuit for ages 7 through 12.  All participants (for either session) will pay $20 or more  — cash or checks made payable to “Steps Together”.  If you would like your child/children to participate in this event, please email us with their name and age:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

CHRISTMAS DINNERS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED & WISH LIST ITEMS FROM AMAZON FOR STEPS TOGETHER BENEFICIARIES:  Many thanks to our !MPACT clients who greatly contributed to the wish lists for our Steps Together beneficiaries on Amazon.  And we are also so blessed that we connected with other small businesses to bring Christmas joy to two families in need.  We put a collection bowl at !MPACT to collect money to buy dinner for two Steps Together families who live in Hillsborough and unfortunately, are home-bound for Christmas since they have a sick child and are unable to spend Christmas with their families. When we reached out to Antonio Ruffa, owner of Caffe Piazza on Rt. 206 in Hillsborough, to ask him to prepare these special meals for these two families, he told me to purchase VISA gift cards for the two families with the money we collected – because he wanted to donate their meals.  You just can’t get better than this community.  Thank you so much to our !MPACT clients who donated towards the VISA cards we will be giving to the families– and to Antonio for his generous heart.  Merry Christmas to the Biviano Koll families, and please know we continue to keep Billy and Chris in in our prayers.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Annual Charity Fashion Show in the Spring!:  We already have the date from Renaissance Salon!  The annual “Renaissance Runs the Runway” fashion show to benefit Steps Together (local charity supporting families in financial/medical crisis) – will be on Friday, April 20th, 2018.  It will be held again at the elegant Bridgewater Manor.  The best part about this event is that there are so many amazing things going on . . . Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, basket auction and door prizes, dinner, fashion show, DJ & dancing.  It doesn’t get much better than this!  We will let you know when tickets go on sale, as we will have some at !MPACT Training.  #renaissancerunstherunway


A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TRAINER, STEVEN STROUP, who is unfortunately leaving us – but is ready to start his journey as a gym teacher in Charleston, South CarolinaWe are so proud of you, Steven . . . You are going to be an amazing gym teacher.  Thank you for the years you have given to IMPACT.  You are an incredible person in addition to being great at what you do.  All the best.  Ya’ll come back now, ya here!  We have some awesome, highly qualified CERTIFIED or DEGREED Personal Trainers coming on board in January to carry on with Steven’s clients.  Welcome Erika Meling, Matthew Thoresen, and Julie Caliman!  SEE IMPACT STAFF WITH STEVEN IN PHOTO ABOVE (Left to right:  Christine Kelderman, Mike Kelderman, Steven Stroup, Hillarie Scannelli, Michael Scannelli/front).

A BIG CONGRATS TO ANDREA LEWIS (photos above), who has been training with us since we opened in 2012 and has not only gotten stronger and improved energy levels, but recently submitted her before and after photos and I couldn’t be happier to share them.  You never know who you might inspire!  Thanks for sharing your pics Andrea, and congrats!  The second picture you will see is a picture of Andrea in a victory stance with her foot on Michael Scannelli’s chest LOL . . . Andrea and my husband, Michael, had a bet going to see who could lose the highest percentage of body weight during the month of November.  Michael did an awesome job, but Andrea’s weight-loss was at a slightly higher percentage – and this is the second time she beat him!   So now we have to hang their picture at !MPACT – stating that she beat him twice — haha!  Congrats again, Andrea!

CONGRATS TO Missy, who is on my nutritional cleansing team – BIG RESULTS ON THE SCALE, as she is down 92 pounds!  This lady is super inspiring — Her goal is 100 pounds before she leaves for Paris – and she is almost there.  Now she will definitely need some new clothes for this trip!  So happy for you, Missy!  See her AMAZING before and after photos ABOVE.


THINKING ABOUT DOING THE 30-DAY NUTRITIONAL CLEANSE/REBALANCING?  I provide free coaching!  This program is for any man or woman who is interested in decreasing bodyfat/losing weight, improving energy levels, increasing lean muscle and improving overall balance and health!  I would love to hear about your goals to see if this program would be a good fit for you.  Call me so we can set up a free 15-minute phone consult.  Thirty days can change your life!  And you can take the weight off and KEEP it off, as there is a solid maintenance plan to follow!  Hillarie (908) 403-7620.

ANYBODY INTERESTED IN JOINING MY TEAM OF NUTRITIONAL CLEANSING COACHES?  You don’t have to be an expert for this program . . . just someone who wants to get healthier and then help others do the same! I’m looking for a handful of folks to join my team.  This is going to be the most motivating job you have ever had.  The personal development you will receive, in addition to making a great income is very much worth your consideration.   First, you need to find products that you absolutely LOVE and use yourself – so that you can be passionate about what you are doing.  Next, you have to outline your WHY . . . Why you want to make an extra income – whether it be to remodel your bathroom, take a family vacation or to put towards a college education.  Once you’ve established your WHY, we can get you going so you SUCCEED!  Please contact me if you want to find out more about Nutritional Cleansing or how to become part of MY TEAM of nutritional cleansing coaches. My team of coaches consists of regular people – just like you . . . Office Administrators, Teachers, Event Planners, Accountants, Fitness Instructors, and even Window Salesmen . . . all who are living the life they deserve – and it all started with putting the right nutrition into their bodies!  Training is provided so each coach is set to succeed!  Email me if you want to join my team . . . you won’t regret it:  hillarie.scannelli@verizon.net


We offer a special discounted rate for POLICE OFFICERS, EMS WORKERS AND FIREFIGHTERS.  E-mail us if you want more info:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

 DO YOU HAVE AN ATHLETE THAT NEEDS TO PREPARE FOR HIS OR HER SPORT OF CHOICE?  Let us help you get faster, stronger and learn proper running form, along with learning a little about Sports Nutrition so they fuel their bodies for optimal performance.  E-mail us if you want more info:  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.  E-mail us if you want more info:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE A REFERRAL PROGRAM – JUST 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

NOTE FROM HILLARIE – Month of January:  Here we go again – another New Year . . . We don’t intentionally set up goals for the new year knowing we won’t be sticking to a healthy program . . . It’s just that “LIFE” happens and gets in the way.  Why do you think we let that happen?  Why do we feel our own health and fitness should be put on a back burner?  Remember when we are healthier and at our goal weight, we not only feel more energetic and look better . . . But we are actually a better mom or dad, a better co-worker, a better daughter or son, a better friend.  When we are truly happy with ourselves, other things just fall into place.  So let’s work this year on REALISTIC life style changes that work.  Make a commitment to yourself.  We are so quick to commit to others – Let’s make this OUR year.  So think about coming to see us for training (whether it be with personal training, semi-private training or group training), and we will provide you with clean eating guidelines – and we also stress the importance of dedicating more time for sleep, time for prayer, and time for getting organized so you are productive and happy.  Leave the training, nutrition and positive mindset to us!  Our certified/degreed trainers will help you reach your goals.  You can totally do this.  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 – Happy to help: 908-428-7978 –Hillarie


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 – to acupuncture!  We’ve got it all!  I always prefer to use a business that I was referred to – word of mouth is the best form of advertisement.  And I love supporting other local small businesses since we are also one!

The Preferred Client Group, LLC.   Jamie Moore is a great client of ours, and he is on this team of financial professionals that act as Your Personal Financial Concierge, helping you make efficient business and personal economic decisions. We will become the single source to facilitate your comprehensive financial affairs.  They provide a comprehensive educational process that includes the strategies, solutions, and resources necessary to make wise financial decisions. Through our holistic planning process, they will efficiently and cost effectively help build and protect your wealth.  Their team of financial professionals can help you address: Investing principles and strategies, Retirement investing and distribution strategies, Estate conservation issues, Risk management.  FOR MORE INFO OR A CONSULTATION, CONTACT JAMIE @:  908-272-3722

MB HOME IMPROVEMENTS (Mauricio Barajas) is an independent contractor founded by Mauricio Barajas.  They handle all renovations and remodels . . . kitchen, bathroom, basements, and more!  They also provide painting and custom woodwork services.  I’ve seen some of his before and after photos of their jobs, and they are outstanding.  They are also professional and reliable.  You can reach Mauricio at 908-500-0148

SCRAP U & ARTISTRY TOO HAS A NEW STUDIO!  – Located At: 2 Clerico Lane, Suite 201, Hillsborough.  Tina Rear, Founder/Owner, started this business and did it out of her home.  We wish her luck as she branches out in a new place!  Our new craft studio features two classrooms!  Perfect for birthday parties, special events & more! We have a brand new line up of events for children & adults coming for 2017!  Who is Scrap U & Artistry Too and what do we do?  We Are A Full Service Crafting Studio! – Kids & adults can attend one of our pre-set classes at our studio OR create your own class/workshop with a few friends in our studio or have we come to you!  We provide full/half day camps during school closings; create centerpieces & decorations for ALL your special celebrations; tween room makeovers; create custom mixed media/scrapbook albums and personalize special gifts for all occasions.  Contact Tina at:  Tina@scrapunj.com

TAYLOR’S CREATIONS:  Taylor Wyatt is a senior at Hillsborough High School, and she makes the most amazing custom concrete garden art.  Taylor was one of the vendors at !MPACT Training’s recent holiday boutique, and I was blown away with her talent and professionalism.  If you would like to see some of her work or consult with her about creating the perfect art for your garden, please contact her at:  taylorscreationsnj@gmail.com

A Source for Wellness – Acupuncture:  (908) 392-3468 — Michael Gonzales,  is located at 67 Mountain Blvd., Warren, NJ.  Michael sees himself as a partner in a person’s healing journey, assisting them in taking responsibility for their health through acupuncture and wellness.  And I had the pleasure of getting a complimentary acupuncture session to relieve stress . . . It was amazing!  Such an interesting way to treat patients for a variety of reasons, and it has been around for centuries!

ALL ABOUT ME DESIGNS — Custom T-Shirts & Apparel (908) 2928992 – email: allaboutmedesigns2@gmail.com:  The gals who started this company are absolutely amazing . . . Cindy Caramico and Amy Smith came in to !MPACT Training to bring their kids for personal training – and we found out they are working moms who also started a part-time business making gorgeous customized t-shirts.  We had them make several for !MPACT and we really LOVE them!  They have many different types of shirts (t-shirts, muscle tanks, sweatshirts/hoodies – for both ladies and men).  So if you need a special t-shirt made for yourself, for your family reunion, for a team sport, or any other event, these gals are the people to see . . . I had !MPACT ones made with a glitter font!! YAHOO!

DRX DUCT CLEANING:  Call George:  (908) 755-2950 . . . THANK YOU to George Ghanime, owner of DRX Duct Cleaning, who learned that the Koll family was in need of having their air-ducts and AC/heating vents cleaned so they could bring their son, Chris Koll home from the hospital.  Since Chris is undergoing chemotherapy, it is essential they do all they can to help his compromised immune system, so cleaning out all the duct work was first on the list to reduce the chances of mold, etc.  I told George about the Koll family, and he immediately reached out to them to provide them with service, and he picked up the tab.  George knew that Chris is one of the Steps Together beneficiaries, and he wanted to give back.  Thank you so much, George!  Visit their website: www.NJAirDuct.com

PURE POWER, Electrical Services, LLC:  For all your electrical services, reach out to owner and licensed electrician, Richard Dietrich 908-829-4252 – email: purepowernj@gmail.com

ACTIVCORE — ONE-ON-ONE PHYSICAL THERAPY — CONTINUUM HEALTH CLINICS:  Adrienne Jensen and Activcore offer physical therapy services that are one-on-one for the entire session utilizing suspension equipment (Redcord) to maximize treatment times in a pain-free environment so people can achieve their goals faster.  They assess the whole person from head to toe to find out the cause and not just treat the pain.  Adrienne also offers golf-specific assessments!  908-625-625-9688  They are located not far off Route 206 — just down the road in Princeton (800 Bunn Drive, Princeton, NJ) . . .  AMAZING facility!

NORZ HILL FARM:  I LOVE Norz Hill Farm in the summer when I am dying for their Jersey tomatoes, fresh produce — 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

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!

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR RENOVATION & BUILDER CO.:  Pro Builders Plus, Hillsborough – Walt Wengryn handles everything from roofing and siding, to interior renovations, and additions, etc. – He and his teams provide quality work at competitive prices:  Walt has done work for everyone in my neighborhood! Call Walt at 908-369-7562 (references are available!).

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 –: 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 moreinfo:  www.drzuklie.com

REVIVAL BARBER SHOP!:  Congrats to Jen Korab – owner of Renaissance Hair Salon, as they expanded and opened another shop last year 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).  They are amazing and do some fun/trendy razor cuts too!

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.

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

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

RWJ 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: Another GREAT physical therapy facility in town . . . 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:  Fine Italian dining and catering by owner, Antonio Ruffa (a great friend and former client).  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

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

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).

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