BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month . . . and I’ll bet everyone reading this newsletter knows at least one person who has been affected by this widespread form of cancer.  We have a few clients at !MPACT who are breast cancer survivors or have recently been treated, and we always keep hearing that early detection is critical.  ATTN CLIENTS:  We have some nice little giveaways in honor of those fighting breast cancer – you will find them at the front desk when you come in, so please take one.  And as a reminder to all the ladies out there — please remember to do regular self-exams, along with annual visits to your OB/GYN — plus an annual mammography.  And learning to pay attention to cleaner foods can also be a huge help.  Eat plenty of vegetables and lean proteins too.   Try your best to limit or omit soy from your diet since there are conflicting reports on its link to breast and ovarian cancer.  Try to eat organic when possible, since pesticides, chemicals and artificial sweeteners & artificial ingredients have been linked to cancer.  Try to get away from using plastic . . . never using it in the microwave.  The toxic chemicals in plastic leak into your food even if you can’t “see” them.  And we should even start paying more attention to the products we use on our skin, along with our toothpaste and house cleaning supplies.  Some of the chemicals get absorbed directly into your bloodstream through your skin.  We live in very scary times . . . and this info is not made to create panic, but more awareness.  Many cancers are linked to toxic chemicals we ingest, inhale or put onto our bodies.  So in addition to exercising on a regular basis and drinking bottled water, we can also eat cleaner and be more careful with the products we use . . . Nobody is exempt from cancer.  Stage 2 Diabetes can be prevented with healthy eating and exercise, and heart disease and stroke risks can be greatly reduced through a healthy diet and regular exercise.  But cancer doesn’t discriminate . . . man, woman, child . . . thin body frame or one who needs to lose weight . . . age, doesn’t matter.  All we can do is our very best to take better care of the one body God gave us so that hopefully, we can reduce our risk of cancer.  Prayers for all of the people who are fighting cancer, along with their families.

NEW SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING FOR LADIES COMING IN NOVEMBER “SLIM & SLENDER”!:  Training:  Semi-Private (max of 5 women/participants) – held on Wednesday’s at 4:00 p.m., starting November 1st.   Description of Training:  This is a non-aerobic semi-private training session for ladies, dedicated to developing long, lean muscles through moderate to slow movements.  The session will be a great combination of Pilates-type exercises and floor work designed to stretch, strengthen and lengthen your muscles.  We will also focus on flexibility and all-over muscle tone.  Your core muscles are targeted specifically – and are also utilized as they work to stabilize your body while performing exercises for back, legs, arms, and just about everything!  You will not only build strength and improve posture, but this session will also help to build confidence.

Level:  SLIM & SLENDER sessions are for ALL levels . . . for beginners, intermediate or advanced fitness enthusiasts, as everyone works at their own pace based on their abilities.  Equipment:  The only thing participants need to bring is a yoga mat and water bottle.  All other equipment will be provided including:  physioballs (large fitness balls), resistance bands and tubing, yoga blocks, light medicine balls, foam rollers, sliders, light dumbbells., etc.   CLICK HERE TO SEE ATTACHED FLYER WITH MORE INFO

!MPACT Training’s 5th Annual Charity/Holiday Vendor Boutique . . . Thursday, November 2nd, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Here’s how it works — Vendors rent space from us, they bring their own tables to sell their goods, crafts or services — and ALL $$$$ !MPACT receives from space/rentals is donated to Steps Together.   THIS IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE FOR VENDORS — AND CONFIRMATIONS WILL BE SENT AS WE RECEIVE REGISTRATOIN FORMS WITH PAYMENT.  SPACE IS LIMITED, SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ONE OF OUR VENDORS THIS YEAR, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM and mail (or drop it off) with your check (made payable to Steps Together) – to Michael Scannelli, !MPACT Training, 126 Stryker Lane, Bldg 24, Unit 3, Hillsborough, NJ 08844.  Price is $55 for one space to fit your 6 ft. table — or $99 for two tables.  When you send in registration, please let us know if you would like a single space or double space – and also let us know if you need an electrical outlet, as these spaces are limited.  Questions, call Michael:  908-403-7620

HEALTHY RECIPE:  Chicken Burrito Bowl


  • 1 cup brown rice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (15.25-ounces) can whole kernel corn, drained (OPTIONAL)

  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo, home made or store-bought

  • Plus see ingredients listed below for chipotle cream sauce to drizzle on at the end.


  1. To make the chipotle cream sauce, whisk together Greek yogurt, chipotle pepper, garlic and lime juice; set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook rice according to package instructions; set aside.

  3. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground chicken, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, onion powder and paprika; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. Cook until chicken has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks; drain excess fat.

  5. Divide rice into meal prep containers. Top with ground chicken mixture, black beans, corn and pico de gallo, drizzled with chipotle cream sauce.



IMPACT HOLIDAY VENDOR BOUTIQUE:  See details at start of newsletter 

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

WANNA KNOW HOW MANY PARTICIPATED IN THE STEEPLECHASE RACE TO BENEFIT STEPS TOGETHER?  Well 562 registered, and there were a few more on the day of the race on Saturday, September 24th.  That brings over $14,000 to the Steps Together beneficiaries who are all Somerset county residents who are in medical/financial crisis.  Thank you so much to our valued clients and friends who participated in this event!

A BIG THANK YOU TO CHURCH & DWIGHT!  One of our clients, Lois Cahill, works for Church & Dwight, and was delighted to tell us that their Employee Giving Fund (EGF) at Church & Dwight will be providing another grant to the Steps Together Organization…This is the third consecutive year the Employee Giving Fund has supported and increased the Steps Together grant…..This year EGF of Church & Dwight has granted $6,000 to Steps Together.   Dwight & Church sent their best wishes to the families and hopes this grant helps Steps Together to continue to support families in need and raise awareness for others to help.


A BIG CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS OF OUR AUGUST WEIGHT-LOSS CHALLENGE!  Congrats to Andrea Lewis who lost 14 pounds and JoAnn Pryslak who lost 10 pounds during the month of August (pictured ABOVE).  That is super commendable – especially because it is the end of the summer where we are all trying to squeeze in one last bit of fun with food and spirits!  The contest required the winner to lose a higher percentage of body weight than my husband Michael during the month of August.  Congrats Michael since you lost 11 pounds, but the ladies had a higher percentage of body weight – and the gals won a $100 Visa Gift Card and a FREE month of Unlimited Training!

Andrea Lewis


WAY TO GO GUYS!  We were so proud of our !MPACT Trainers and clients (PICTURED BELOW) who not only participated in the Steeplechase Run on Saturday, September 24th, but they were awarded medals as follows:

Mike Kelderman came in 3rd in the Hillsborough Men’s Group (5K) – pictured below

Christine Kelderman came in 2nd in her age group for Hillsborough Females (5K) – pictured below

Dave Barker came in 1st place in his age group, 6th Overall, and 2nd overall Hillsborough Men’s Group (10K) . . . WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Dave is pictured here with William Mather (Steps Together board member) on the left — and his fiance, Robyn, on the right.

Dennis Knox came in 3rd in his age group/men’s (10K) Pictured below:

CONGRATS TO MICHAEL!  He is a member of my team (pictured below) and ROCKED his 30-Day Nutritional Cleanse.  This is probably one of the best transformation pics I’ve seen yet!  Look at his before and after photos!!!   Congratulations Michael on your fabulous results to get rid of that belly! He shares in his own words “Left 204#, right 164#. Don’t ever say this doesn’t work! At age 68, I feel better then when I was 40. Today I took a 13 mile spin up and down one of our canal bike paths and even though I had to stop for traffic about 10 times, I still did it in one hour. Heck, I used to think about exercise for an hour and then not do it. This is the second best thing that has ever happened to me!”

NEED TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SPORT OF CHOICE?  NO BETTER WAY TO DO SO THAN TO UTILIZE OUR ELITE ATHLETE TRAINING PROGRAM (ages 13-18) OR PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS TO PREPARE FOR IT!   If you are an elite athlete (or a parent of one), and you have the desire to improve your speed, agility, strength, power, quickness, or confidence, please call us . . . Please check out our OCTOBER Group Training Calendar – and in addition to our group sessions, we also offer one-on-one training private training, partner training (2 people) and semi-private training (a handful of their friends or team-mates).  We can help them address their weaknesses so they are ready for their next season.  Call us at 908-428-7978 or email: Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com


THINKING ABOUT DOING THE 30-DAY NUTRITIONAL CLEANSE?  What a great way to end the summer and bring on the fall! And this program is for any man or woman who is interested in decreasing body-fat/losing weight, improving energy levels, increasing lean muscle and improving overall balance and health!  I would love to hear about your goals to see if this program would be a good fit for you.  Call me so we can set up a free 15-minute phone consult.  Thirty days can change your life!  And this program works FAST, which is a great way to stay motivated throughout the program – and even into the Maintenance Phase.  I would be happy to provide complimentary coaching for this program so you are sure to succeed!  And you do not have to be an !MPACT client to get in on this one . . . Come one . . . Come all!  The before and after photos (FEATURED IN OUR NEWSLETTER) are amazing!  And you can take the weight off and KEEP it off!  Call Hillarie (908) 403-7620.

!MPACT OFFERS ½ HOUR PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS:  Some people are pressed for time, others juggling finances . . . but one thing for sure, many of you are making fitness a priority.  You now have the option to come for a full, 55-minute personal training session — OR come for a 30-minute personal training session!  These are great for athletes too!  Call us for more info:  908-403-7605 or email:  Michael@impactTraining-NJ.com

DID YOU KNOW WE HAVE A REFERRAL PROGRAM – JUST BRING A FRIEND AND SAVE!:  If you are already a client at !MPACT and bring a friend, this could save you big money!  It’s our way of saying THANKS for bringing us more people like YOU!!  People who are caring and genuine . . . who want to get healthier and FIT!  Email Mike if you’d like to bring someone in for a free trial:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

!MPACT TRAINING . . . WHERE PASSION & PURPOSE UNITE . . . We are NOT a gym . . .We are a training facility that offers personal training, multi-level bootcamps, elite athlete training, weight training sessions, weight-loss programs, nutrition and more!  Please click here to take a look at our OCTOBER GROUP TRAINING CALENDAR for adults, teens and kids.  We have such a wide variety of group training sessions for groups – and you are ALWAYS led by a personal trainer – every single session!  We also offer one-on-one personal training, partner training or semi-private training and those are scheduled separately based on the time that is best for you to train, matched up with our trainer availability.  So please call us to let us know your availability and we will get you onto our trainer’s calendar (908) 428-7978!  #investinyou

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB?  TIRED OF WORKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE?  HOW ABOUT A JOB WHERE YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN HOURS AND BE YOUR OWN BOSS? I’m looking for a handful of folks to join my team.  This is going to be the most motivating job you have ever had.  The personal development you will receive, in addition to making a great income is very much worth your consideration.   First, you need to find products that you absolutely LOVE and use yourself – so that you can be passionate about what you are doing.  Next, you have to outline your WHY . . . Why you want to make an extra income – whether it be to remodel your bathroom, take a family vacation or to put towards a college education.  Once you’ve established your WHY, we can get you going so you SUCCEED!  Please contact me if you want to find out more about Nutritional Cleansing or how to become part of MY TEAM of nutritional cleansing coaches. My team of coaches consists of regular people – just like you . . . Office Administrators, Teachers, Event Planners, Accountants, Fitness Instructors, and even Window Salesmen . . . all who are living the life they deserve – and it all started with putting the right nutrition into their bodies!  Training is provided so each coach is set to succeed!  Email me if you want to join my team . . . you won’t regret it:  hillarie.scannelli@verizon.net    #designyourlife


Did you know we offer a special discounted rate for POLICE OFFICERS, EMS WORKERS AND FIREFIGHTERS?:  YES, we do!  Whether you are a Hillsborough police officer, firefighter/EMS or work in a neighboring town, your discount applies.  This is just another way for us to thank you for what you do for our community.  You can have Unlimited Training for only $99 per month – which is our student rate, and you can come as often as you like – ALWAYS guided by one of our Personal Trainers who prepare ALL your workouts for you!  Come and let us help you set some fitness goals AND reach them!  Email Michael if you would like more info about how to get started:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

NOTE FROM HILLARIE – Month of October: Well we’ve all settled in by now saying good-bye to summer until next year, and we now embrace the fall.  I think fall is a great time to also embrace change.  Just like the leaves change color on the trees, we too can start gradual changes . . . necessary ones.  Don’t think about taking on too much because often times that becomes overwhelming.  But if you started with some simple changes, whether it be a cleaner diet or more “me” time to exercise or meditate/pray, then you are off to a great start.  So let’s not wait until January to make necessary changes that can improve our health and our energy levels.  Let’s map out a plan each week so we have a better chance of succeeding.  You gotta have a plan.  If you have tried to come up with a plan thus far and you don’t feel like you have been very successful, please don’t give up.  We need to re-focus . . . cleaner eating, more exercise, more time dedicated for sleep, time for prayer, and time for getting organized.  You can totally do this.  Remember, the only way to fail is to quit.  We will have no quitters here.  You CAN do this!   If you ever feel like you need a quick conversation or phone call to help you set some goals, just give me a call 908-428-7978 –Hillarie


These are all businesses we have used and would highly recommend . . . everything from financial planning — to decorative cookie platters for a special occasion — to real estate — to plumbing – to acupuncture!  We’ve got it all!  I always prefer to use a business that I was referred to – word of mouth is the best form of advertisement.  And I love supporting other local small businesses since we are also one!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NORZ HILL FARM:  I LOVE Norz Hill Farm in the summer when I am dying for their Jersey tomatoes, fresh produce — delicious corn, and look so forward to pumpkin picking in the fall.  And their fresh baked pies are amazing!   Now you have got to try their meats:  steaks, burgers, ham, bacon and more!  Visit their website for farm hours and activites/events . . . LOVE the owners (Debbie & Rich Norz) and LOVE that farm!  www.norzhillfarm.com

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

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

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

Check out this great website to see what’g going on for kids in the area!:  http://hillsborough.macaronikid.com/  This website lists all upcoming events and happenings for kids in our communities throughout New Jersey.  Log on to see the fun local happenings.

PODIATRIST:  Dr. Brandon Zuklie, LLC –: Treats any and all issues of the foot and ankle, from warts to stress fractures and all other athletic injuries.  Treats children as well as adults, and accepts most insurance plans.  Address:1161 202N Branchburg (in the same strip mall near Phil’s Pizza and Texas Liquor — by Imclone and Chubb).  Other offices in Piscataway and Monroe, NJ – for moreinfo:  www.drzuklie.com

REVIVAL BARBER SHOP!:  Congrats to Jen Korab – owner of Renaissance Hair Salon, as they expanded and opened another shop last year called Revival!  This BARBER SHOP  specializes in men’s haircuts and hot shaves, and will be located in the same strip mall as Renaissance Salon (411 Route 206 in Hillsborough – New Amwell is the cross street).  They are amazing and do some fun/trendy razor cuts too!

RODAN & FIELDS Dermatology:  “You exercise to improve/maintain your body. Why not use awesome skincare to improve/maintain  your skin too!”  One of our clients, Colleen Schwarz, is so excited to launch her new business as an independent skincare consultant with Rodan and Fields Dermatologists  (of ProActive fame). Rodan and Fields has all skin types covered. Please feel free to call Colleen at 908 392 3144 or email her at ceschwarz7@verizon.net  to chat about what products would be best for you.

CIRCUS PLACE in Hillsborough has LOTS of new classes on their calendar! Something fun and different to do for your kids or YOU!  Check out their website:  www.thecircusplace.com or email me the owner at:   sharyn@thecircusplace.com for more information!

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

BRONZE AMBITION:  Best spray tan I ever had . . . hands down!  Rebecca Veronika not only knows how to apply an amazingly even and golden spray tan, but she is friendly and professional, and I would HIGHLY recommend her.  I’ve gotten LOTS of spray tans over the years when I was competing in Fitness & Figure competitions.  Those tans looked o.k. on stage, but when you got up close, they were streaky and very “orange”.  Bronze Ambition will come to you!  She comes fully equipped.  To contact Rebecca:  732-580-2747

RENAISSANCE SALON: Renaissance Hair Salon & Spa (located in the strip mall on Rt. 26 – near Dunkin Donuts & Sal’s Cleaners – at the top of New Amwell Rd.).  They offer a relaxing and welcoming environment that is both modern and chic. Their expertly trained stylists have a passion for what they do and make every decision with the guests needs in mind. They have combined exquisite and innovative services to create an experience like no other.  Renaissance stylists are trained in the latest techniques in order to remain on the cutting edge of hair care and creativity. When creating a new look, their stylists pay close attention to detail, and great consideration is placed on adaptability and suitability. This allows us to personalize each look to the individual’s facial features, hair type, and lifestyle. They are confident you will find their team among the finest anywhere. Visit their website to view our full menu of services, including facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, and full salon services.  www.renaissancehairsalonnj.com

RWJ SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY:  This is a great place to go for any type of physical rehab – and boy, are did a great job on my lower-back pain!  They handle everything from ligament sprains to arthritic pain.  I have always had a strong core and lower back, but I guess my age (47), my strenuous training routine/6 days per week, and the long hours I spend on my feet every day as a trainer can often take a toll on my lower back.  Every now and again, it just tightens up and I am in a lot of pain.  I heavily rely on the physical therapists at Sports Physical Therapy to get me mobile and pain free again!  They have multiple locations, and one of the partners, Jeff Erickson, is a neighbor of mine – great guy!  Can’t say enough about what an awesome facility this is!  Hillsborough location:  908-359-8800, Princeton (609) 419-0455, Somerset (732) 565-5455, Flemington (908) 806-2000.

ARBONNE: Christine Murphy, a dedicated client at !MPACT Training just launched her own business with Arbonne!  Arbonne is a highly regarded, premium brand with a Swiss heritage.  Their skincare, cosmetic & nutritional products are healthy, safe, botanically-based and inspired by nature.  The Arbonne experience starts with changing your skin, then it is about changing your life.  If you are interested in purchasing products, hosting an event, or starting a business, contact her at:  christine.m.murphy22@gmail.com

TENDER LOVIN GRILL (TLG):  If any of you haven’t made your way into the restaurant that is located at the corner of Rt. 206 and Amwell Road, you are really missing out.  Not only is the food delicious, but nothing is processed or frozen . . . everything on their menu is freshly made.  So I met with the owners of TLG, Steve and Maribeth to talk about implementing an !MPACT Menu – which would be delicious foods that are also calorie-conscious.  So if you live or work locally in Hillsborough, you can stop in to check out their specials . . . their regular menu and their !MPACT Menu so you know you are staying on track with your weight-loss plan.  We will keep copies of the !MPACT Menu at our front desk so our clients can pick up lunch or dinner on days when they just don’t have time to cook a healthy meal.  And Steve & Maribeth will also have copies at their counter.  They have awesome food . . . you have to stop in to see them!  Lots of their regular menu items as well as their “Specials for the Week” are also super healthy and delicious.

BELLE MEAD PHYSICAL THERAPY: Another GREAT physical therapy facility in town . . . Are you dealing with ongoing pain?  Did you recently experience an injury?  Mark Nagel, Physical Therapist, would be happy to provide you with a FREE consultation so that you increase your range of motion and work towards being pain FREE!  Belle Mead Physical Therapy is located at 476 Amwell Road (right near the high school) in Hillsborough (908) 281-6515.

REALTOR: Are you looking to buy a new home or sell your current home? You really need someone who understands what you want and isn’t going to waste your time. Melissa is not only professional to deal with, but understands that families are the most important thing and so is the home they live in. Call Melissa Martin of Weichert Realtors – cell: 908-656-4070 or email:  melissamartin@weichert.com

MADCONNECTIONS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS -who provided a complete set-up of our new computers at !MPACT!  Jaquim also helped me out last year when my home computer had some kind of a virus eating away at it — to the point where the screen went black.  But because I still had power on this computer, Jaquim was able to salvage all my data and most of all, my MUSIC!!  He cleaned it up and put my desktops stuff back in working order (i.e., Microsoft Office) — in addition to adding protection so this type of thing doesn’t happen again.  MADCONNECTIONS is a professional, affordable and reliable computer repair company.  Call them between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. at 907-768-6534 or email:  MADCONNECTIONS@COMCAST.NET

STEPS TOGETHER:  This is a local charity dedicated to inspiring our community to paying their blessings forward and supporting families in Somerset County facing a medical crisis.  If you are looking for a great charity to get involved with, check out their website:  www.steps-together.com.  Courtney and Mike Newman (founders of Steps Together) are wonderful people – dedicating their lives to helping others.

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

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

ITALIAN CUISINE:  Caffe Piazza – DINE-IN, PICK-UP OR CATERING AVAILABLE:  Fine Italian dining and catering by owner, Antonio Ruffa (a great friend and former client).  Caffe Piazza is located on Route 206 in Hillsborough (in the same strip mall with Stop-N-Shop).  Let them cater your next affair!  (908) 359-9494

VIDEO PRODUCTION — KBARBELLA:  Kristyna Barbella – She has been doing all my video work, including our new Pay-it-Forward video!  She is so creative and professional, and you will love your finished product.  She also does web-design work.  Check out her website: www.kbarbella.com

HILLSBOROUGH PODIATRY . . . Attention Hillsborough Residents – Marc Mizrachy is a fellow fitness enthusiast and also a well-recognized Podiatrist in town.  They are open 6 days per week including Saturdays and three evenings.  Hillsborough Podiatry Group — 719 Route 206, Suite 107, Hillsborough, NJ  08844 — (908)431-5901 – www.hillsboroughpodiatry.com

WILLS:  Do you presently have a will?  It may sound like something you can put off, but wouldn’t you like to make sure your family is taken care of – just the way you want?  Tiffany Moore, Esq. can help simplify the process so you can rest easy, knowing everything is outlined properly – and she’ll make sure you don’t forget anything or anyone.  And we are not just talking about monetary issues – what about guardians for your children or your pets in the unfortunate event something happens to you?  Everyone should have a will — Don’t put it off another day . . . Gain piece of mind:  Call Tiffany @ (908) 797-3198 or email her @:  jtmoore98@msn.com

Organic Farm in Hillsborough:  Jon Knox and his wife, Kimberly, have started an organic farm at Duke Farms. Everything they grow is done following the USDA organic guidelines as part of their lease with Duke Farms and the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-NJ). Please check out their website or the detailed article from the Hillsborough Patch.  Both links are attached:  http://dogwoodfarmsnj.com/   andhttp://hillsborough.patch.com/articles/couple-s-venture-launches-new-era-in-hillsborough-farming

UPPERCASE LIVING:  Betsy Toland If you love all the inspirational quotes and pictures on the walls at !MPACT, contact Betsy.  Uppercase Living brings the incredible expressiveness of words into homes, transforming them into more wonderful places to live.  Not only does Betsy provide a professional installation, but she also makes great suggestions with regards to colors and size.  These make beautiful accents for your home!  Wanna have an Uppercase Living Party at your home to get discounts on your own purchases, drop Betsy an email:  betjentol@verizon.net

FRANKLIN MEDICAL GROUP:  Dr. Steven DelMaestro (MD, Internal Medicine) of Hillsborough, NJ was approached to head up Franklin Medical Group – a new medical practice affiliated with Somerset Medical Hospital.  Before taking on this new venture, Dr. DelMaestro had his own practice for 22 years, operating out of his offices in New Brunswick and North Brunswick (NJ).  So . . . when is the last time you had a complete physical?  Your health is so important – and so is finding a doctor who cares and actually takes the time to get to know you and your health history.  Maybe you are presently getting medical care from a practice that is so huge – with so many different doctors that you feel it lacks that personal touch.  Make your health a priority:  908-685-2526 (located @ Franklin Commons, 454 Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 210, Somerset, New Jersey).





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