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A Special Thank You to the Scanellis for “Making an Impact”

We dedicate this newsletter to Hillarie and Mike Scannelli, as they embark on their new adventure in South Carolina this summer, after 12 years as the owners of !mpact Training.  We sat down with Hillarie, !MPACT’s founder to get some insight on her experiences and some parting words.

What was your favorite thing about owning !MPACT Training?

One of the best parts was the “impact” we could make on the community.  I knew I could use !mpact as a platform to do good for others, whether it was a local client or family in need or through the charity Steps Together. This business was truly a blessing for us and so many community members.

Do you have a favorite memory to share?

“One of my favorite things about running !mpact was the laughs we had with morning bootcampers. Over the years we made up all these ridiculous jokes and have funny memories about each and every person. We decided to take that “show on the road” and had an !mpact Pub Crawl through Somerville one night (pre-COVID). We all tried to Uber home but there were no Ubers available.  So, one of our bootcampers, Niles, was on medication and couldn’t drink so he make 6 trips back and forth to Uber everyone home safely. It was the funniest night ever, and we nicknamed him Niles “Uber” Johnson.”

What are you going to miss most about !MPACT?

“Michael and I will be getting jobs down in South Carolina and I still will continue my virtual fitness business with personal training and coaching people through weight loss virtually.  Honestly, I think what I will miss most are the clients … so many have become our friends, like family. It’s hard to think about not seeing them weekly. I’m depending on keeping in touch and having visitors to our new home in Summerville, South Carolina!”

What is the best advice you can give to the !MPACT Family?

“The best advice I can give to our team of trainers is to never lose sight of staying focused on serving others. When we could we sponsored local sports teams or donated to charity events … it’s who we are and the way it worked, our community loved us back and always came to us for our expertise in training and fitness.  I feel so good about leaving this business to the team of trainers we have here and most of all, Sean Fagan. He’s a good guy, comes from a good family, is passionate about training, and he has the desire to continue our legacy and even take !mpact to the next level.  What more could we ask for?”

Thanks Hillarie and Mike for all you have done for your clients and the community, and we wish you only the best in your new adventure. We know you will make as much of an “impact” there as you have done here.

!MPACT Recipe Share – Black Bean Burgers

Summer is the perfect time for barbeques and cookouts.  Looking for a healthier, high protein option to keep you within your nutrition goals?  How about trying this recipe for a veggie burger using black beans?  Black beans are high in protein and fiber and contain important nutrients as part of a healthy diet.  Give them a try!

Ingredients:

2 (14 ounce) cans black beans, drained, rinsed, and patted dry

1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

3/4 cup finely chopped bell pepper (1/2 of a pepper)

1 cup finely chopped yellow onion (1/2 of a large onion)

garlic cloves, minced (about 1 Tablespoon)

1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 cup bread crumbs or oat flour

1/2 cup feta cheese (skip if vegan)

2 large eggs (see note for vegan substitution)

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (see note for vegan & vegetarian version)

2 Tablespoons ketchup, mayo, or BBQ sauce

pinch salt + pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (163°C). Spread beans evenly onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until slightly dried out.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté olive oil, chopped pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until peppers and onions are soft, about 5-6 minutes. Gently blot some of the moisture out. Place in a large bowl or in a food processor with the remaining ingredients (cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, worcestershire, ketchup, salt, and pepper). Stir or pulse everything together, then add the black beans. Mash with a fork or pulse the mixture, leaving some larger chunks of beans.
  3. Form into patties– about 1/3 cup of mixture in each.
  4. To bake: Place patties on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 375°F (191°C) for 10 minutes on each side, 20 minutes total. To grill: Place patties on greased aluminum foil and grill 8 minutes on each side. Heat temperature is personal preference as all grills differ. Generally, black bean burgers should grill on medium-high heat about 350°F (177°C) – 400°F (204°C).
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

To make the recipe vegan or vegetarian: Worcestershire sauce is not vegan or vegetarian. For vegetarian burgers, leave it out or replace with your favorite vegetarian condiment such as BBQ sauce. For vegan burgers, make the following 3 changes: (1) leave out the Worcestershire sauce or replace with your favorite vegan condiment such as BBQ sauce, (2) leave out the cheese, and (3) replace the eggs with 1/3 cup mashed sweet potato.

Recipe from sallysbakingaddiction.com.  For the full recipe and visit this site.

Tips for Staying “On Track” this Summer

Summer is something we can all look forward to because of the longer days, warmer weather and lots of fun outdoor opportunities.  After a very tough 2020, we can definitely look forward to gatherings of families and friends, trips to the beach and vacations.  Summer brings with it some “healthy eating traps” such as delicious boardwalk, fair and festival foods, the ice cream truck you hear every night, and barbeques and family reunions with all our favorite dishes.  Below are some tips to help you navigate your way through the summer in a healthy way, but enjoy it at the same time.

  • Have a plan before you go on vacation or to parties.  Allow yourself to enjoy but in moderation.
  • Don’t arrive to a party or event hungry.  You are more prone to make unhealthy choices that way.  Have a small snack before you leave so you can make good choices. 
  • Don’t drink your calories but DO drink a lot of water.
  • Don’t punish yourself for one bad day, just get back on track the next day.
  • Stay away from “fad” diets … all carbs and fats  are not created equally.  Don’t totally avoid them.
  • Take advantage of the fresh fruits and produce of the summer.  Visit a farmers market and load up on healthy options that will keep you full!

If you want to be able to track your progress, be sure to schedule an appointment to try an InBody Measurement (FREE for all !MPACT members). Your health is more than just your weight and this piece of equipment measures your body composition (lean muscle, body fat, hydration and more). If you are interested in setting up an appointment, please give Sean a call:  908-240-5560. 

Welcome to our !MPACT Intern Kevin!

Join us in welcoming our new intern Kevin Park! Kevin is a rising senior at Gettysburg College, majoring in Health Sciences, Cinema and Media Studies.  He is a member of the Gettysburg Football team.  As an athlete, he believes that everyone has the ability to achieve more than they think they are capable of. He is looking forward to working under Coach Glenn this summer with all of the athletes and other !mpact clients.  Be sure to welcome Kevin when you see him!

Check Out our Instagram Page

Be sure to visit our !mpact Instagram page for spotlights on athletes, trainer tips, and lots of interesting facts about our training programs and our facility.  You can even get some great at home workout ideas! Click here to view the page or search for impact_training on Instagram.  

Current Specials and Updates

COLLEGE SPECIAL:  College students can train with us through August 31st for only $199!!!  Our Small Group Training pricing is $275 per month, but for our clients that are home from college,, the small group training is discounted at $199 per month.

REFERRAL BONUS:  For our current clients who refer a new client who purchases any monthly training package and completes two full months of training, YOU will receive a $50 credit towards your own training! So spread the word and save on training. Our goal is to help as many community members as we can to get healthy and FIT!!

!MPACT Training Membership Options

SPORTS TEAM and ATHLETE TRAINING:  We are proud to be the go-to training facility for many athletes and  local sports teams. Whether your athlete is looking for a private training session to work on strength, speed and agility or you would like to schedule a group training, give us a call at 908-240-5560. We will customize a program just for them! For more information on our athlete programs, click here.

TRY OUR BOOTCAMPS:  Bootcamps are great for everyone, regardless of your age or fitness level.  They are available for adults and teens (age 13 and over) and offer a variety of exercises.  Boot camps range from body weight, dumbbell and other exercises in your own “station” or rotating from station to station with different exercises.  They are led by trainers who demonstrate the exercises and provide variations for those who need it. Click here for more information including pricing and times for our bootcamps.

SMALL GROUP TRAINING:  Small group trainings offer specific workouts designed by one of our trainers and are great for building lean muscle and fat-burning. Our Personal Trainers will challenge you but guide you safely through each of the workouts.  Click here for training times and costs or for more information, contact Sean at 908-240-5660.

PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS: Person training sessions are available for 30 or 50 minutes and can be customized by your trainer to meet your personal fitness goals.  We also offer the option of partner training so you can train with a friend!  For more information and pricing visit this page  or contact Sean at 908-240-5560. You can pay as you come or purchase a discounted 10-Pack or 20-pack of 30-Minute or 50-Minute Sessions.  No excuses . . . you can do it now! 

Make this the Best Summer Ever

Be sure to reach out to us to discuss how we can help you with your fitness goals to make this the best summer ever!  Have a healthy, fun and safe month of July!

– Hillarie and Michael Scanelli, Sean Fagan and the !MPACT Training Team (Glenn, Christian, Patti, Bruce, Payton & Kevin .. and of course Nico and Roscoe included)

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