JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

SUMMER BODIES ARE MADE IN THE WINTER . . .

LET’S PREPARE THIS YEAR!

WEIGH-INS FOR OUR 60-DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGEYou can weigh in any day this week with one of our trainers:  January 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6th.  Don’t forget to schedule your weigh-in time, and if you are new to !MPACT, give us a call and we will give you a FREE consult and schedule your weigh-in.  The start of your transformation is just a few days away!!!

KETO DIETATKINS DIETWEIGHT WATCHERSSOUTH BEACH DIETWHOLE FOODS DIETNUTRITIONAL CLEANSINGGLUTEN-FREE DIETJUICE CLEANSES  — CLEAN EATINGLOW-CARB/LOW-CALORIE DIET . . . WHICH ONE IS BEST FOR YOU?!  It can be so confusing!

Let us teach you why diet plans work and which ones are sustainable and a LIFESTYLE!

Don’t forget the Nutrition Workshop on January 6th at 11:30 a.mFREE for present clients . . . pricing info below for new clients, as it is part of our Mission Slim-Possible Program.  You will learn about the latest diet trends like the Keto Diet, the South-Beach Diet, Weight-Watchers, and Nutritional Cleansing.  It’s so important to know how each program works, what foods you can eat and what you shouldn’t eat in order to get results, and lastly it is important to stay on top of these trends to pick one that works for your LIFESTYLE rather than a crazy fad.  You will leave this workshop with sample diet plans to follow, food shopping lists, and more!  AND we are serving FREE healthy smoothies!!!!

MISSION SLIM-POSSIBLE PROGRAM –How about taking the next 60 days to work towards a healthier YOU!  It takes more than 15 or 30 days to break bad habits & create consistency, and this program has everything you need to make that transformation!  This program starts January 2nd, and you will receive TWO MONTHS of Unlimited Training, along with a Nutrition Workshop, Sample Diet Plans & Grocery Lists, and plenty of motivation (via text, email or through our Private Facebook page).  There will be prizes too!  And to make this contest more successful and to get better results for our participants, the winner needs to lose a minimum of 4% body-weight in order to be eligible for prize. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you would need to lose 12.8 pounds in 2 months (60-Day Challenge). We are offering a discounted price for NEW clients at only $199. There is no additional cost for clients who are already enrolled in a Personal Training (10-Pack or 20-Pack) and also FREE for all of our monthly Unlimited Training clients. . . For more info, please call Michael for your FREE consult:  908-403-7605.  CLICK HERE to view our flyer about this event.

NEXT GROUP CLEANSE STARTS JANUARY 14TH !!!!  WHO IS READY FOR A 30-DAY NUTRITIONAL CLEANSE?  We will have a group cleanse starting on Monday, January 14th….Picture above describes the process.  In order to be able to start your program on the 2nd, we need to order your program by January 7th or 8th the latest (allowing for delivery to your home).  This program incorporates clean eating – which is all outlined for your, along with some nutritious shakes and cleanse products.  All of this gets shipped directly to your home.  You text me when your box arrives and we set up a private coaching call to go through the program.  And then you will become part of the group cleanse – which will also have a private Facebook page for additional support throughout your program.  Give yourself this amazing gift.  Once and for all!! Summer bodies are made in the winter!  Interested in enrolling or need more info?  Call me (Hillarie 908-403-7620).

IF YOU HAVE A CHILD (AGES 7-12) WHO WANTS TO GET STRONGER AND FASTER, THEN YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUR  KIDS TRAINING ON SATURDAY’S AT 10:00 A.M. Let’s keep your young athletes on track with their training.  This program is always a hit for ages 7-12 . . . During this 45-minute workout, we focus on speed, agility, strength & conditioning through our athlete bootcamp using fun equipment like ladders, hurdles, rebounder, medicine balls, slide boards, plyo-boxes, and more!  If you have a 12 year old that you would like us to evaluate, we would be happy to see if their athletic abilities would be better utilized in our Elite Athlete Program for kids 13+.  KIDS Training drop-ins are only $15, or the discounted rate for the month/4 sessions is $55.  Call Michael if you need more detail or want to enroll your child:  908-403-7605

SPEED, AGILITY, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING – ELITE ATHLETE TRAINING (AGES 13-17):  Let us help your athlete get faster, stronger and learn proper running form, along with learning about Sports Nutrition so they fuel their bodies for optimal performance. These 55-minute sessions will build core strength, increase speed & quickness, and condition their bodies to improve overall performance.  This program is a combination of weights and speed/endurance training, so it’s perfect for any athlete.  Most of all, our trainers will help build CONFIDENCE in your kids/teensThe Elite Athlete Program are discounted group sessions – and they will receive “Unlimited Training” for teens 13-17.  We also offer one-on-one sessions or partner sessions for those who want to work with a trainer on a more specific goal.  We can help them address their weaknesses so they are ready for their next season.  Call us at 908-403-7605 or email: Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

WE ARE OPEN 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)—so we would post the dates when we are not open.   These sessions are a FREE bonus for !MPACT clients only.  GET READY FOR JANUARY BLACKBOARD WORKOUTS STARTING JANUARY 6TH!

OUR IMPACT COMMERCIAL IS THE FIRST VIDEO THAT PLAYS BEFORE EVERY MOVIE

AT HILLSBOROUGH CINEMA!  YAHOO . . . SEE LINK BELOW TO SEE OUR COMMERCIAL!

OUR LATEST IMPACT TRAINING COMMERCIAL!:  We are so excited to share the new commercial that plays before EVERY movie at the Hillsborough Cinema.  Check it out here, and FEEL our energy, knowledge and passion for what we do:  https://youtu.be/aDMtOHiv4FQ

JANUARY GROUP TRAINING SCHEDULE (CLICK HERE):  PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR THAT IS CHOCK-FULL OF AMAZING TRAINING SESSIONS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS.  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 (so all fitness levels are welcome), 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

IMPACT’S FAVORITE LIVE-RIGHT RECIPES

Spinach-Stuffed Flounder

Ingredients:

2 tsp. Olive Oil

3 shallots, finely chopped (½ cup)

1 (10 oz.) box of frozen spinach – thaw and squeezed dry

¼ cup organic chicken broth –– low-sodium (optional)

¼ cup Pecorino Romano Cheese (or parmesan)

Sprinkle of black pepper and garlic powder

Paprika to sprinkle on top of fish (right before it goes in the oven)

Breadcrumbs (optional to also sprinkle on top of fish right before it goes in the oven)

1 lemon

6 (4 oz.) flounder filets (you can also use any white wild-caught fish – no Tilapia)

Directions:

  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

  • Lightly coat a baking dish with a smear of olive oil or grapeseed oil

  • For the stuffing: In a medium-size frying pan, heat oil over medium heat and add shallots – cook for 3 minutes or so (don’t burn)

  • Add spinach, chicken broth, black pepper and garlic powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally.  Let stand for 10 minutes.

  • Add the Romano Cheese and mix well.

  • Squeeze the juice from lemon onto fish filets and season both sides of fish with pepper and garlic powder.

  • Place rounded Tablespoon of stuffing/spinach mixture in the center of each filet and fold the ends of the filet around, securing with a toothpick.

  • Place filet rolls “seam-side” down on the baking dish and cook for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

  • Sprinkle the top of filets with Paprika (breadcrumbs are optional)

  • THIS MAKES 6 SERVINGS – and is nicely paired with diced/roasted sweet potatoes (¾ cup) and a side salad with olive oil & vinegar.

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CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER . . .

Now I always congratulate any of my team mates who reach their weight-loss goal or reach some other type of fitness goal . . . But I want to give a HUGE shout out to my team mate Kenya who lost 400 pounds – yes 400 pounds (safely) with a healthy lifestyle that included nutritional cleansing.  YES, this was a process.  She started with a 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse and was hooked by the results and how amazing she felt – so she just kept going . . . here is her amazing story AND her BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS (see photos above):  “Before being introduced to this nutritional program, I was more than just physically ill. My whole life was broken, I can remember begging for death, and when death came knocking, I submitted. At 592 pounds, life wasn’t about living, it was all about dying. I lived for 4 years like I was dying. That’s no way to live. I have now lost over 400 lbs with this nutritional cleansing program! These products have given me a life worth living, a desire to inspire, and the ability to heal my body from the inside out.”   . . . SO, if Kenya can say Yes to change and no more suffering, so can YOU! She did it! Over 400 lbs lost! That’s amazing and inspiring!  CONGRATS GIRL!  See you in Phoenix at the Isagenix conference!

CONGRATS TO ANTHONY!  Thank you for sharing your story AND your BEFORE and AFTER photos (see photos above)!  Anthony had always been an athlete.  He never had a weight problem when he was younger . . . I’m sure this sounds familiar to some of us.  With age also comes a slower metabolism and the bodyfat settling in our mid-section (which is the most unhealthy place to put it – surrounding our organs).  Anthony lost 20 pounds and 30 inches . . . ALL IN THE RIGHT PLACE!  You look awesome Ant!  Thanks for sharing your pics! #nutritionalcleansing

MEET AND CONGRATULATE B.J. RICE!  Here is a gal who not only wanted to lose weight, but she was tired all the time and everything hurt.  Just carrying a load of laundry up the stairs was exhausting for her and her joints were aching.  Well B.J. said YES to nutritional cleansing and you just can’t believe how many inches she lost around her mid-section.  I see abs!!  CONGRATS, girl! (PICTURED ABOVE)

FOR THOSE WHO ARE WONDERING ABOUT OUR “ZONE” TRAINING:  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.  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?!!!

SHORE HOUSE RENTAL:  As many of you know, my brothers and sisters own a shore house in LBI, and we all look so forward to taking our vacations there every summer (SEE PICTURES OF SHORE HOUSE IN OUR FULL NEWSLETTER).  We also rent out weeks as well – and many of the renters return every year to vacation at The McGovern’s Sandcastle, as they did when my parents owned the house.  It is the 4th house from the beach!  The location is great for families – with restaurants, produce store, convenience stores and little shops in walking distance. It is a two-family house with a great balcony on the top floor, with relaxing front porch on the first floor — both with a dining area and couches/chairs.  Each floor is a separate rental, and each floor sleeps a total of 8 (two private bedrooms and a private porch renovated into a 3rd bedroom with a trundle/day-bed, dresser & TV).  The living room also has a comfortable couch with a full-size pull-out bed.  This beautiful beach house has central air-conditioning – and renters have use of a great backyard with picnic tables, BBQ grill, ice hut & laundry room, and an awesome private shower.  Very affordable at only $2,250 per week/per floor (payments made in 2 installments).  Interested?  Call me (Hillarie) at 908-403-7620 or Email:  Hillarie.Scannelli@verizon.net

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 are controlled and affordable.  Call or e-mail Michael to hear about our great family discount packages for group training:  908-428-7978 or Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

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

MAYBE IN THE NEW YEAR YOU ARE THINKING OF MAKING A CHANGE – AND WOULD YOU LOVE FLEXIBLE HOURS WORKING FROM HOME . . .  I have a great opportunity to share with you, and I’d love to have you on my team.  I will train you – and 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! Call me (Hill) if you want more info: 908-403-7620.

 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: Let’s not use the words “New Year’s Resolution” in 2019 . . . instead let’s just talk about self-care.  Of course, we want to look our best, but how about “feeling” our best – and getting a good report on our annual physical & bloodwork.  It’s so easy to fall into bad habits of skipping exercise and eating out a lot . . . especially after the holidays when we may have fallen off the wagon.  It’s sometimes hard to get back ON!  But we just need to focus on having a “plan” . . . Like planning your weekly workouts and put them on your calendar.  Planning your meals, and spending a little time in the kitchen on a Sunday doing some prep for the week . . . Planning to set goals of drinking 32-64 oz. of water by 1:00 p.m. and another 32-64 oz. of water in the afternoon/early evening.  And even planning time to set aside for prayer or journaling – maybe some things that you know would make you feel more organized and peaceful.  So let’s get busy! If you are looking for guidance with regards to the best type of training or nutrition for your specific needs, we would love the opportunity to give you a FREE consultation to talk about your health and fitness goals and how we can help you achieve them.   Remember, the only way to fail is to quit.  We will have no quitters here.  Let’s do this!  Please call me if you’d like some help: 908-403-7620 –Hillarie

 LOCAL BUSINESS PLUGS:

These are all businesses we have used and would highly recommend . . . everything from financial planning — to decorative cookie platters for a special occasion — to real estate — to plumbing – 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.

Prime My Body Help Oil Meghan Hayes . . . client, fitness enthusiast, wife, and mother of three young athletes has started her own business (working from home), and it was all because she fell in love with an amazing hemp product that she feels changed her lives, along with the people she loves.  This CBD/Hemp Oil formulated by Dr. Chris Shad.  The oil gives us a proprietary delivery system providing rapid uptake and 99% bioavailability and absorption.  It’s non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, and supports, mood, focus, sleep, bone health, blood sugar, immune neurological-function and physical discomfort – with research showing it assists with over 250 conditions.  Visit Megan’s website to learn more:  mkhayes.primemybody.com or call/text her at:  908-256-0239.

The Game & Party Place is New Jersey’s newest gaming venue with all the latest gaming systems as well as arcade games.  This is a brand new business located at 27 South Street in Manville.  It is owned and operated by Hillsborough residents, Melissa and Anthony D’Aniello so let’s show this local business some support while showing our kids a great time!  Kids can go there to play their favorite arcade and video games with an hourly pass or daily pass – and they host parties too!  I was pleasantly surprised to see how affordable the parties are – and they include everything for an amazing party!  These days we can spend a small fortune on birthday parties . . . their pricing is awesome. To read an article with lots of info about this new business, click here:  http://www.manvillenj.org/DocumentCenter/View/3273/Manvilles-News—August-2018  For more info, you can call them at:  (908) 393-9006     https://www.thegameandparty.com/

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

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

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

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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