September 2019 Newsletter

LABOR DAY TRAINING — Mon., Sept 2nd 9:30 a.m. Holiday Bootcamp — Only one small change for Labor Day Weekend . . . Our Friday and Saturday group training schedule remains the same.  No training on Sunday of that weekend, but on Monday (Labor Day), we will host a 9:30 a.m. Holiday Bootcamp.  This is free for our Unlimited Training clients as well as our Personal Training clients . . . and only a $20 drop-in for new clients.  All personal training clients who train on Monday’s need to confirm appointments directly with their trainer.

PRIZE FOR THE CLIENT WITH THE MOST TRAINING SESSIONS DURING SEPTEMBER!:  We put together this great prize to help our clients reach their health and fitness goals (pictured above)!  We all know that it starts with proper nutrition, and let’s face it . . . We are so busy in the fall, especially if you have kids who play a fall sport.  So doing a little food shopping for healthy ingredients and making any one of these super easy recipes in this Meal Prep cookbook will set you up for total success.  Couple this with convenient food-storage containers that help us stay on track with regards to “portion control” and it’s a recipe for success.  You must REGISTER for the contest . . . please sign up with Michael or Hillarie at your next visit!

BACK-TO-SCHOOL 14-DAY CLEANSE!  PERFECT FOR PRE OR POST-VACATION! This program combines a structured clean eating program that we provide coupled with cleansing supplements, and it is one of the quickest ways to accomplish your weight-loss goals, and helps to drastically reduce visceral fat (belly fat).  There is a clear plan to follow when you are done with the cleanse program so you continue your healthy journey to lose weight if you so desire – or maintain a healthy weight. This is NOT a fad but rather the start of your new healthy lifestyle! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN IMPACT CLIENT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS CLEANSING PROGRAM. If you wish to get on board with this amazing program, just give me a call.  The products get shipped directly to your home within just a few days — and you are coached virtually (by me!!) with plenty of hand-holding as needed.    You get one body . . . treat it “world class”.  Stop stalling!  Call Hillarie 908-403-7620 #thirtydayscanchangeyourlife #healthybodyteam #howbaddoyouwantit

SEPTEMBER SPECIAL:  Buy one, get one during September . . .This means two people would get one month of Unlimited Training for the month of September and only pay for ONE.  So two people would SPLIT the cost of month-to-month Unlimited Training @ $150 . . . which is only $75 per person for a month of Unlimited Training!  So find a friend or grab your spouse and tell them of your plans to start working on a fitness program, and SAVE BIG! Call Michael to take advantage of this amazing special: 908-403-7605 (new clients only)

FREE $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE:  Did we say FREE GIFT CERTIFICATE?  YES . . . Just CLICK HERE, print it, and bring it with you to IMPACT Training.  You can use it towards ANY of our services:  Personal Training, Group Training, Bootcamps, Elite Athlete Training, 30 or 60-Minute Nutrition Sessions, etc. (Offer good for present clients who have not previously used one of these services — or new clients – and this offer cannot be combined with any other specials/offers)


SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING SESSION FOR LADIES ONLY . . . This training session will have a max of 8 participants – and it will be an amazing 50-minute workout on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. (starting on October 7th).  This full-body training session is designed for ladies of ALL fitness levels (ages 18+).  Variations for exercises will be offered based on fitness levels and abilities . . . So come join the fun ladies!  This is a perfect way for mom to start squeezing in some exercise once the kids are off to school – and also perfect for those who work from home with flexible hours. These sessions are guided by our Certified Trainers.  The workout starts with a warm-up, followed by exercises using a mixture of weights, medicine balls, resistance bands, and more.  Short burst of cardio will be incorporated to increase heart rate and optimize fat burning.  The goal of this session is to help increase muscle tone and burn fat, while improving strength, flexibility and overall wellness.  Helpful nutrition handouts will be provided to ensure participants are coupling proper nutrition with their exercise program.  All ladies who register for this Semi-Private Training session have the option to attend one FREE Group Training session (per week) – and these sessions are listed on our Group Training Schedule. Pricing is $69 per month/4 sessions and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AS SPACE IS LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS.  Please call Michael to register:  908-403-7605.

KIDS TRAINING WILL BE BACK ON SATURDAY’S AT 10:00 a.m. IN OCTOBER!:  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.


30-Minute TABATA Workout:  Sunday, September 22nd at 8:00 a.m.  This is a 30-minute high intensity/cardio-type workout . . . so it will be a mix of cardio exercises mixed with high-energy body-weight exercises.  These exercises will be presented in a Tabata format – so you perform an exercise for 20 seconds (all out – lots of energy) with 10 seconds rest – followed by another 20 seconds (all out – lots of energy).  Then we move onto the next exercise.  It’s a lot of fun and a great way to get your cardiovascular exercise done without having to go out running.  Running is not always good for everyone . . . as it can be very hard on your joints, ligaments and tendons.  And this 30-minute workout will help you burn fat and be on your way!

YOGA We are thrilled to have Erin Chung offering Yoga on Sunday, September 15th at 8:00 a.m. sharp.  Please bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water and your positive energy!  Namaste!

SEPTEMBER 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

FREE TRAINING WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF A 30-DAY NUTRITIONAL CLEANSE . . . We are offering FREE training at !MPACT for anyone who orders 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse or a 30-Day Performance Program!  That’s right!  Once you purchase your 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse or Performance Program through me/Hillarie, you will receive 30 days of Unlimited Training at !MPACT for FREE!!!  This means you will have the perfect combination of training while boosting your metabolism and helping your body to remove excess fats and toxins! This is the PERFECT time of year to do this too!  The 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse is designed to help you decrease body-fat in a safe and effective manner, while providing your body with a plethora of health benefits.  The 30-Day Performance Program is a special package designed to help improve performance by helping to build lean muscle & decrease body fat, with weight-loss as a secondary benefit.  If you are interested in hearing more about a 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse or 30-Day Performance Program, just give me a call (Hillarie 908-403-7620).  Both programs come with complimentary coaching from me – as well as structured handouts as to what to eat on your program while incorporating these amazing products.  Here is how it works . . . I take your order, your products arrive at your home, and then we set up a coaching call to go over your handouts/diet plan and products. ALL products are CLEAN with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners.  And I don’t know about you, but that’s super important to me.  Years ago, I never paid too much attention to artificial ingredients.  Now I do because there are nothing but chemicals in so many of the foods and supplements on the market.  Let’s get healthier!


Meet Danielle Losier of Montgomery (pictured above).  This little lady is quite the powerhouse, and has been training with us for the past 3 years in her off-seasons for lacrosse.  Danielle attends Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, and has been playing varsity lacrosse since her freshman year.  We are so excited to congratulate Danielle as she received a scholarship to play lacrosse for Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  She will be majoring in Exercise Science and also has her sights set on incorporating Sports Nutrition, since she understands what it takes to be an elite athlete.  Danielle has been playing lacrosse since she was in the 3rd grade.  Her love for the game and her determination to extend her on-the-field training to include weight training, speed, agility, quickness and explosiveness is what makes her a spectacular athlete.  She’s certainly not afraid of hard work.  When Danielle came to us with a print out from Sacred Heart University outlining summer workouts she was to be working on – along with some specific athletic weight training exercises, we were thrilled she wanted us to be part of her training program.  And what I love most when I was interviewing Danielle is that she said she feels confident and prepared to play a college sport.  That goes a very LONG way.  Wishing you an amazing experience on and off the field at Sacred Heart!  Can’t wait to see you at your breaks!


“Heart Healthy” Shake Booster – Supports Healthy Cholesterol Levels

As many of you know, I partnered with a health and wellness company almost five years ago . . . and although their weight-loss and cleansing program is absolutely amazing, I’ve also fallen in love with some of their other products.  One in particular is the Heart Healthy Shake Booster.  It’s a tiny little scoop (tasteless) you can add to any kind of shake or smoothie, and it promotes healthy cholesterol levels.  I find this extremely helpful as many of us produce too much cholesterol – it’s not necessarily a dietary thing.  So any natural supplements that can assist with healthy cholesterol levels has my vote.  Although I love fitting into a certain clothing size, I am also very concerned with my overall health and wellness.  This is why I decided to highlight this product . . . If you are interested in ordering, you can just give me a call and I can help with your order:  Hillarie 908-403-7620


Best wishes for a safe and healthy season to some of our client/athletes who prepared for a fall sport and made the team!!!!:

  • CONGRATS Caitlyn Harris (South Brunswick): Freshman who will playing a mix of Varsity & JV Soccer for her high school team (Go Caitlyn!!!  All your hard work is paying off!).

  • CONGRATS to our own Tony (bones) Scannelli . . . Varsity Football starting receiver and Defensive Back. Show ‘em what you got, pal . . . Don’t follow your dreams, chase them!!!

  • CONGRATS Natalie Quick for making the Hillsborough Freshman Girls’ Volleyball Team!!! There was a lot of talent there . . . so happy you for you!! Have a great season.

  • CONGRATS Adam McCaffery of Hillsborough as you head off to your freshman year at Rutgers Prep and playing soccer this fall! Way to go!

  • CONGRATS Zanze Kuba-McCoy of Somerville who trained with us this summer in preparation for Volleyball at Gettysburg –with a scholarship!!! You’re amazing Z! Good luck in your freshman year.

  • CONGRATS to Tyler Hand-Coyle who has been playing with Hillsborough Soccer — and is now starting Freshman Soccer at Hillsborough High School.  We’ve loved having Tyler and his brother Ryan training with us — and we wish Tyler a great season — and wish Ryan a speedy recovery (as he has an injury unrelated to soccer).  You’ll be faster and stronger next year pal . . . we will make sure of it!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Hillsborough Firefighters (pictured above) held their annual air consumption testing at !MPACT Training at the end of July.  What a great experience for us as trainers . . . to see these men and women participating in a rigorous bootcamp wearing their 60+ pound gear including air tanks.  The point of this testing was to see the physical/fitness level of each firefighter to see how quickly they went through a 30-minute air/oxygen tank.  These men and women worked so hard – and we appreciate all that you do for our community.  It was a pleasure for us to provide this complimentary testing for you!

CONGRATS JENN ON YOUR TRANSFORMATION!   Jenn was tired of making excuses and tired of buying a bigger size instead of addressing her weight and her overall health . . . Jenn, thank you for being vulnerable and allowing us to share this with others who may feel the same way.  What a transformation!!!!! (See photos are featured in our FULL Newsletter – CLICK HERE).  And here’s her story – maybe some of us can relate . . .   “I am so embarrassed. I want to cry looking at this picture because I didn’t realize how bad I felt until I realized how GOOD I could feel. As a mom of 4, I always did for my kids and forgot about myself or put my needs aside. Now I feel great! I run around with my family. We play tag, manhunt, I go to Pilates, I do things I haven’t done in years. I never want to go back to that! I don’t really love ‘the scale’ but I have lost 26lbs so far. I don’t feel like it’s a life sentence, but a lifestyle. I love this program”.

CONGRATS TO MY TEAM MATE CALLIE (pictured above) . . . She already has a full-time job but was looking to make a change – and make her own hours . . . Well she’s doing it with her little side-hustle . . . Congratulations to Callie our newest DIRECTOR with our nutrition and wellness company! ⠀Callie has inspired many people to take control of their health and wellness through our nutritional cleanse program. In addition to helping others, she has created a strong network marketing business … on her terms. Way to go girl!  Anyone can do this if they want!  Please call me if you are interested in joining our team. You don’t need any experience at all . . . Just the desire to get healthier and help others do the same. We’ll train you and the only investment you need to make is to yourself! ANYONE INTERESTED IN A SUPER FUN AND INSPIRING SIDE-HUSTLE? Call Hillarie: 908-403-7620.  And Congrats again, Callie! 

SPEED, AGILITY, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING – ELITE ATHLETE TRAINING:  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. They 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.  E-mail us if you want more info or want to schedule an appt:


VERTIMAX TRAINING:  Parents: Do you have an athlete who wants to be able to jump higher and become more explosive for their sport of choice? Our Vertimax Training is just what your athlete needs.  These are 30-minute, one-on-one training sessions using our Vertimax Trainer.  This patented, jump-training technology (PICTURED ABOVE) 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. So this equipment can help your athlete run faster, jump higher and become more explosive.  Our customized plans are based on each client’s specific goals – and we identify their strengths and weaknesses . . . then we get to work!  To learn more about this training or how to get on our trainers’ calendar, call Michael:  908-403-7605.

ATTENTION ALL ATHLETESCLICK HERE TO PRINT A GREAT RECIPE FOR HOME-MADE GRANOLA BARS!  Perfect way to get energy during your fall season!  Good luck!

SENIORS DISCOUNTED RATE:  Did you know that we offer a discounted training rate for those who are 60 years or older?  YAY!  One of the perks of turning 60!  Our Unlimited Training for those 60 years or older is at the discounted rate of only $99 per month.  And during this type of training, you will ALWAYS be guided by a trainer so we take the “guess work” out of your weekly training routine!  Most of our clients are coming 3-4 times per week for training, so with this NEW discounted price for seniors, they will only paying about $6.18 per training session!  YAHOO!  We love keeping people fit at every age, and all of our sessions are multi-level, so we meet you where you are . . . Then we help you set goals AND meet them!!   We also offer a $5 discount on each Personal Training appointment for anyone who is 60 or older – along with the discounted price of only $15 for drop-ins to our group sessions.   For info on how to join !MPACT, call Michael at 908-403-7605.


STEEPLECHASE RACE for STEPS TOGETHER:  Did you register for “Team Awesome yet?”  CLICK here to register for a 5K or 10K or walk on Sunday, September 29th

SAVE THE DATE:  October 6th — UOA Charity Bootcamp, Somerset, NJ – Benefiting  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION:

 !MPACT’s Favorite Recipe Shares . . .

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers

These sweet and spicy veggie burgers are both vegan and gluten free. For best results, prepare the burger mixture in advance and let it chill in the refrigerator (you can let it chill overnight or longer if you’d like). These veggie burgers don’t have to be served as traditional burgers—the patties are good on their own with toppings like guacamole and pico de gallo or in a salad with Southwestern flavors. Try serving them with corn on the cob in the summer (they grill well, too). Recipe yields 8 patties.


  • 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes (smaller potatoes cook faster)

  • ⅓ cup uncooked millet or quinoa (or 1 cup cooked)

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (use certified gluten-free oats if you are avoiding gluten)

  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained (or 2 cups cooked black beans)

  • ½ small red onion, diced

  • ½ cup lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder or smoked hot paprika

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder (optional, to taste)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • High quality vegetable oil for cooking burgers (or coconut oil, if you don’t mind the coconut taste, olive oil may burn)

  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns (optional)

  • your favorite burger fixings (avocado or guacamole, tomato or pico de gallo, lettuce, sprouts, ketchup, hot sauce, mustard, pickles, cheese)


  1. Roast the sweet potatoes: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the sweet potatoes down the center lengthwise. Place the sweet potatoes cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast until they yield to a gentle squeeze, 30 to 40 minutes or longer. Once the sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, remove the skin (it should pull off easily) and roughly chop the insides. Set aside to cool completely.

  2. Cook the millet: In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to boil. Stir in the millet, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until tender (about 25 minutes). Drain off any remaining liquid and set aside to cool. OR cook the quinoa: Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh colander, then combine with ⅔ cup water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to boil, then cover and reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes, then remove from heat and let the quinoa steam with the lid on for 5 minutes. Then drain off any excess water and set aside to cool.

  3. Grind the oats: Use a food processor or blender to grind the oats until the flakes are broken up, but not as fine as flour.

  4. Mix the burgers: In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the cooled sweet potatoes and millet, black beans, onion, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, chipotle or paprika, cayenne (optional, add to taste for spicier burgers) and salt. Use a potato masher, big mixing spoon or the paddle attachment of your mixer to mix really well. It’s ok if the black beans get smashed in the process.

  5. Mix in the oats: Sprinkle the ground oats over the mixture and mix well with a big spoon until the mixture holds together when you shape a portion into a patty. If possible, cover and refrigerate the mixture for best results (the patties will hold together better during cooking if they are chilled first).

  6. Shape the burgers: Use a measuring cup to measure out ½ cup of the mixture. Gently shape it into a patty about 3 ½ inches in diameter. Use your hands to gently flatten the burgers and smooth out any jagged edges. Repeat the process for each patty; you should end up with 8. If you would like to toast your hamburger buns, preheat the oven to 350 degrees now.

  7. Pan fry the burgers: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat. When it’s hot, place several burgers in the pan, leaving enough room to flip them. Cook each patty until browned and heated through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet for each pan of burgers you fry.

  8. Toast the buns (optional): Place the buns on a baking sheet, cut sides up, and bake until lightly toasted, about 2 to 3 minutes.

NOTES  –Adapted from the Cafe Flora Cookbook.  IF YOU’D RATHER BAKE THE BURGERS: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush the patties liberally with extra-virgin olive oil, then place them on the baking sheet and bake until the patties are deeply golden on the outside, about 35 minutes, flipping halfway.
FREEZER STORAGE: These burgers freeze well in a sealed freezer bag. To defrost, thaw in the microwave for about 1 minutes or in a 400-degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until warmed through. RECIPE BY:  Cookie + Kate


TEAM TRAINING:  If your team is looking to get FASTER AND STRONGER, call us to learn about our discounted rates for teams.  No matter the sport, our Certified Personal Trainers will customize the team training to meet your needs.  And what a great way to build comradery among team mates.  Even if you can’t get the entire team together, training with a handful of team mates builds great comradery. We will work on strength, speed, agility, quickness, explosiveness, flexibility, core strength and stamina.  Give Michael a call to find out rates and trainer availability:  908-403-7605.

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:

!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!  Call Michael for Pricing and availability:  908-403-7605

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?!!!


I just LOVE September . . . although I might be one of the few moms that hates when her boys go back to school in September LOL, a structured routine in the fall is always welcome.  So between busy careers, kids, sports, or back-to-school nights, making time to exercise can be tough.  And knowing which kind of a workout to squeeze in can be even more confusing.  You want to make the most of your workout so let us help you by outlining all your workouts for you.  That’s what we do at !MPACT . . . you come in and we handle the rest. Let’s start thinking about how you are going to make more time for your own health and fitness in September so that you look and FEEL your best.  As long as you set yourself up with a plan to exercise regularly and eat clean (85% of the time), you can STILL GET GREAT RESULTS.  Let me help you map out a plan for success.  I would love to offer 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 to set up a FREE Consultation: 908-403-7620 –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.

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: or call/text her at:  908-256-0239.

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

ALL ABOUT ME DESIGNS — Custom T-Shirts & Apparel (908) 2928992 – email:  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!

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

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!

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!:  This website lists all upcoming events and happenings for kids in our communities throughout New Jersey.  Log on to see the fun local happenings.

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  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: or email me the owner at: for more information!

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

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.

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:

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:

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).

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:  Courtney and Mike Newman (founders of Steps Together) are wonderful people – dedicating their lives to helping others.

20% OFF if you mention this add!!!!  A&B LANDSCAPING of Central NJ: 908-240-8784.  They do everything from lawn maintenance (cutting, edging, weeding, seasonal work, etc) and they also do landscape design, patio pavers and MORE!  Increase the value of your home by improving the appearance of your lawn, shrubs and landscaping!!!  They can make your house look like something out of Better Homes and Gardens!! Call today!

DOCTOR:  Looking for a doctor you can rely on? Take good care of your body, and go for regular check-ups and blood work . . . We can’t take good health for granted.  Come and meet the wonderful doctors in this group, like Ernest J DeLaCruz, MD (Board Certified in Internal Medicine), Montgomery Internal Medicine Group, 719 Route 206, Suite 100, Hillsborough , NJ (908) 904-0920

ITALIAN CUISINE:  Caffe Piazza – DINE-IN, PICK-UP OR CATERING AVAILABLE:  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 –

WILLS:  Do you presently have a will?  It may sound like something you can put off, but wouldn’t you like to make sure your family is taken care of – just the way you want?  Tiffany Moore, Esq. can help simplify the process so you can rest easy, knowing everything is outlined properly – and she’ll make sure you don’t forget anything or anyone.  And we are not just talking about monetary issues – what about guardians for your children or your pets in the unfortunate event something happens to you?  Everyone should have a will — Don’t put it off another day . . . Gain piece of mind:  Call Tiffany @ (908) 797-3198 or email her @:

Organic Farm in Hillsborough:  Jon Knox and his wife, Kimberly, have started an organic farm at Duke Farms. Everything they grow is done following the USDA organic guidelines as part of their lease with Duke Farms and the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NJ). Please check out their website or the detailed article from the Hillsborough Patch.  Both links are attached:   and

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:

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:—August-2018  For more info, you can call them at:  (908) 393-9006

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

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!

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!

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:


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