Let !MPACT Training Help You Get in the Best Shape of Your Life!

LIVE INSPIRED . . . TWO MARCH CONTESTS!  Sometimes a little friendly competition is all we need to stay on track.  So we are running TWO contests in March for all adult clients (age 18+) . . . 1) We are rewarding those who clock-in the most training sessions (group, privates or combination of both).  The winner will receive one 55-minute personal training session + one month of UNLIMITED TRAINING = SUPER VALUE! 2) We are also having another contest for those who are using our ZONE training/technology with their special MyZone band.   The male client and female client who have the highest amount of Effort Points for the month of March will receive a super cool MyZone T-shirt (see pic below – comes in men’s style and ladies fit).  YOU MUST SIGN UP TO BE IN BOTH CONTESTS.  PLEASE SEE ONE OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS TO REGISTER FOR EITHER CONTEST.

QUATERLY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS ARE PROVING TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE. This will help you stay on track – and we can help!  If any of you set annual New Year’s weight-loss resolutions — and started off like gang-busters, let me ask you . . . Are you feeling “on track” or did you lose steam?  Don’t fall off the wagon yet!  Sometimes it is the smallest “life-style” changes that will really help make a huge impact on the outcome – and easier to do if you set goals in 3-month intervals.  Start by incorporating these five simple hints:

  1. SET A DATE: Again, we are keeping the goals small . . . so let’s start with a quarterly goal for weight-loss (and then break it down by month).  So if you wanted to lose 25-30 pounds in the next 3 months, set a goal for each month – let’s start with March . . . Maybe we can shoot high and aim to lose 8-10 pounds during March.  That is possible – you just need to really pay attention to numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5 below:

  2. DRINK WATER: Do you have any idea how much weight you can lose just by drinking ½ your body-weight in ounces?  DO IT!  It is the simplest thing to do – but you have to work at it since most of us do not drink anywhere near that much.  Since I weigh 138 pounds, I drink 69 oz. of water per day and more during exercise.

  3. DON’T SKIP BREAKFAST: Stop skipping breakfast because you don’t feel hungry or you are in a hurry . . . This slows down your metabolism and puts you in a fat-storing state once you go to grab lunch – and you break the “fast”.  Instead, have a quick meal replacement shake – that will regulate blood-sugar levels which is so important to do in the morning.  To order the ones I highly recommend that are extremely nutrient dense (with NO artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners):

  4. EXERCISE MORE: A recent study showed that people who exercised for 50 minutes 4-5 days per week were not only able to shed unwanted bodyfat, but they were able to KEEP IT OFF years later!  Let’s do this!  Re-prioritize . . . I know it’s hard – but let’s MAKE time.

  5. EAT 46 SMALLER MEALS/SNACKS THROUGHOUT THE DAY – AND ONE CHEAT MEAL PER WEEK!!: Put your metabolism into fast gear by having a snack that is high in fiber, low in calorie and low in sugar & starch – and have these snacks in between your breakfast and lunch – and again in between lunch and dinner (fruits and vegetables make a great choice since they are low in calorie too – or maybe a small handful of nuts – or ½ of a protein bar.  You don’t need to eat the whole thing!).

WE ARE OFFERING ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS IN MARCH TOO!  !MPACT’s 6-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – 2018:  Can you believe !MPACT Training has been open for 6 years already?!!!  We continue to push through any struggles as small business owners – keeping our focus on being the best training facility in the community.  We pride ourselves as being “ahead of the curve” with regards to offering current/cutting-edge training programs all done with degreed and certified Trainers helping our clients set and reach their health and fitness goals.  And we continue to use our facility as a platform for “doing good” . . . charity events, programs for kids and teens, and helping our community get healthier and fit.  THANK YOU to all our clients and amazing supporters.  Here is our Anniversary Special:

ALL ABOUT “YOU” IN 2018 – This SPECIAL includes 4 Services/Products:

1- ONE Month – Unlimited Group Training

2- A 30-Minute Personal Training Session

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

4- Zone Training Heart Rate Monitor:  This is a specialty monitor that tracks your progress and immediately connects you to our facility. You will receive emails that outline exactly how many calories you burned, what fitness zones you were training in, and MORE!  So with this special, you get two months of training plus a 30-minute one-on-one session, a nutrition session to get you on track, and the special heart rate monitor as a package for only:  $225 (You SAVE over $80 and this will completely set you up for success as you SET and REACH your fitness goals in 2018!  Specials are for new clients only.


Dan Wolen (Hillsborough, NJ – pictured above):  I initially came to !MPACT about a year and a half ago to sign my son Ben up for off season training with the Jr Raiders. When I first walked in and met with Mike Scannelli, I was impressed with the time he took to explain exactly what the team at !MPACT would do to train Ben while also making it age appropriate (so he would get faster and stronger, but they wouldn’t let him over do it or go beyond his limits). Shortly after signing Ben up I decided to try a complimentary bootcamp myself. For years prior I was a pretty good athlete through running, swimming and biking in preparation for various races but wanted something more. I worked out, but not much outside of running and biking.

Just like was promised for my son, the bootcamp was created with all ability levels in mind. There were beginners, intermediates and advanced athletes but all stations were designed to be adaptable to all ability levels. After that trial class, I immediately signed up for myself because I knew this was a training facility I wanted to be a part of. We weren’t just customers but we were extended family. Mike and Hillarie are local residents of Hillsborough and genuinely care about all their clients. What other gym knows everyone’s names, their family and their goals without a cheat sheet? During the past year and a half I have gotten faster, stronger and in the best conditioning of my life. The bootcamps are fun but challenging. In addition to the trainers, we hold each other accountable and celebrate each other’s success. Many of us “bootcampers” met at !MPACT but have started socializing outside of !MPACT and have developed lasting friendships. In fact, as I write this, a group of us are joint training and will participate together in the April Spartan Beast (14 miles) in Mountain Creek. We are proud to represent as “Team !MPACT.”

Since that first group session, I began attending other classes that are offered at !MPACT like Strength Training, HIIT and 5+1. Like bootcamp, they are always different and push everyone to higher levels no matter what our previous physical backgrounds or current goals. I wake up every morning excited to get to the gym, see my !MPACT family and get a good sweat. Some nights I even come back to !MPACT to end my day on a good note as well.

That same year and a half later, my son still comes with the Jr Raiders and constantly says “I want to keep working out hard like you dad”. I’m grateful that Mike, Hillarie and all the trainers have become a part of my family and allowed me to set a positive role model for my son of what hard work and dedication can achieve.


NEW REFERRAL PROGRAM – CONTEST:  We already offer a special bonus/discount for any present client who brings a friend who signs up with us.   But in March, we wanted to turn it into a contest . . . FOR THE CLIENT WHO BRINGS IN THE MOST REFERRALS DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH, YOU WILL RECEIVE 2 FREE 55-MINUTE PERSONAL TRAINING SESSIONS ($130 value!) – IN ADDITION TO YOUR BONUS/DISCOUNT.  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:

FOR THOSE WHO ARE WONDERING ABOUT OUR NEW 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?!!!

PLEASE VISIT MY NEW WEBSITE FOR AMAZING SUPPLEMENTS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS:  These products can help you:  Improve energy levels, lose weight, enhance performance during your workouts, build lean muscle, cleanse your body for optimal health, and help you age gracefully!  I want ALL of this, don’t you?!!  So feel free to browse my site – but if you have questions on which products would be best for you (based on your personal goals), I would be happy to provide a complimentary phone consultation.  Also, this site offers you the ability to receive discounts (just like an annual Costco or Sam’s Club membership).  You will save 25% on EVERY order – every product.  So here is the link, and drop me a line if you have questions . . . especially if you are interested in weight-loss – as I would help you so you know what to order and I also provide complimentary coaching throughout that weight-loss journey:   — And if you need to call me for assistance, my direct number is:  908-403-7620. Let me help you set AND reach your goals this year!

Back by popular demand . . .

FIT & FUN CAMP (for children ages 7-13):  They will have a blast participating in a fun fitness circuit, having relay races, playing kickball, dodgeball and more!  Kids are broken up into age appropriate groups for training.  THIS YEAR CAMP WILL BE THE WEEK OF JULY 9TH — Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  Space is limited and every year we sell out fast.  So reserve your place now!  The only way to reserve your place is to fill out the 2018 registration form and waiver, along with providing payment. Camp is only $145 per child/per week – AND if you register by March 31st YOU CAN GET IN ON THE EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL @ only $135!   We also offer a $10 discount for siblings.  CLICK HERE for the REGISTRATION FORM – AND CLICK HERE for the WAIVER FORM.  Questions?  Call Michael at 908-428-7978

MOMMY & ME CLASSES ARE HERE!  These sessions will be held HERE at !MPACT Training every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:15.  For an optimal workout, it is probably best to bring your child who is between the ages of 3months and 12 months, but I am open to trying with babies a little bit older – please give me a call.  This workout will provide a little ME time for mommy – squeezing in some exercise to help tighten and tone her body – and your baby will be used for fun exercises like squats and other natural movements holding your baby for additional weight.  Hillarie will also provide helpful handouts about nutrition so you can couple this mommy & me exercise session with clean eating to help you reach your fitness goals and to keep your body energized.  It’s fun, it’s social and it’s good for you . . . And what a great example you are setting for your baby by showing him or her how important it is to take good care of your body.  Come join the fun – while getting fit!  Give me a call if you would like to register or if you need pricing or further info (Hillarie 908-403-7620).  And stay tuned . . . I plan to coordinate a session with Elizabeth (owner of our Hillsborough Gymboree), as she will be having a baby drop-off play session at Gymboree this summer – and !MPACT will have a training session offered for those moms and dads who would like to get a great workout done while their baby is playing at Gymboree.  We are only a few blocks away from Gymboree so it will work out great.

DO YOU HAVE A TEENAGE ATHLETE WHO WANTS TO GET STRONGER FOR A VARSITY SPORT?:  Maybe your teenager is already going to a local gym to work out with friends – or the weight room at school . . . But are they working hard enough? Are they using proper form when weight training to reduce injury?  We have helped numerous high school athletes to get stronger – and also to meet the requirements for varsity sports (i.e. varsity lacrosse requires the athlete be able to bench half their bodyweight).  Over the last 6 years since we opened, we have also helped numerous high school athletes prepare for Division 1, 2 and 3 college sports – which also has requirements for each athlete.  Let our degreed/certified trainers help your athlete set and meet their goals in the weight room.  Now is the time to start thinking about prepping in the off season.  We’ve already had students reaching out who want to be stronger for football by July & August . . . I love that they realize they need to put in the time now – and not ask us to help them get stronger during June.  Their growing bodies need time and consistency with weight training.  Call us for a consultation, pricing and availability for personal training for your athlete:  908-428-7978.

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.  This is a discounted Unlimited Training Program just for athletes.  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:

KIDS TRAINING IS HERE ON SATURDAYS at 10:00 a.m.!:  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.

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

WE ARE OPEN SUNDAYS FOR BLACKBOARD WORKOUTS & OPEN GYM!  Our Certified Personal Trainers will post the workout for the day on our HUGE blackboard so you have the option of following the posted workout or getting your own workout done.  All participants need to complete their workout between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the Sunday’s designated by management.  These workouts happen on most Sundays (unless we have a conflict)—so we would post the dates when we are not open.   These sessions are a FREE bonus for !MPACT clients only.

Don’t forget to ask us about:  !MPACT BIRTHDAY PARTIES (ages 6+):  If you are looking for an awesome (AND different) way to celebrate your child’s birthday, WE have the answer. CLICK HERE to learn more about our BIRTHDAY PARTIES.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A PART-TIME JOB I will train you – and you don’t have to be an expert for this program . . . just someone who wants to get healthier and then help others do the same! 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 – and YOU CAN WORK FROM HOME!  The personal development you will receive, in addition to making a great income is very much worth your consideration.  You will absolutely LOVE these health products – which makes it so much easier to be passionate about sharing it with others.  Email OR call me if you want to join my team . . . you won’t regret it: 908-403-7620 or email:


CONGRATS TO ANDREA LEWIS, who is one of our amazing !MPACT clients who just keeps getting better every month!  With our help Andrea made a decision to get healthier – so in addition to her training at !MPACT, she really started honing in on her diet and nutrition . . . Andrea lost 33 pounds over the last 6 months!!!!  We are so proud of you, Andrea . . . You look amazing and probably feel even better.  Enjoy your vacation to Jamaica!


STEPS TOGETHER LUNCHEON HOSTED BY IMPACT TRAINING:  On Sunday, February 25th, !MPACT hosted a lovely luncheon with all the Steps Together board members, large donors and many of the beneficiaries & their families.  It was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to officially “meet & eat” instead of through email or Facebook correspondence.  The Steps Together Board Members made this all happen – setting up our training facility to look like a beautiful restaurant with tables, chairs, linens and fresh flowers – and donating food, dinnerware/utensils, beverages and MORE.  We had some local establishments who donated trays of food so that we could keep the cost down – remembering the money we collect for Steps Together needs to go to the families – the beneficiaries.  Many THANKS to Catered Affair, Tender Lovin Grill, Super Sundaes, and Jersey Mike’s for their generous donations of food . . . AND our amazing IMPACT Training clients who donated so many delicious desserts.  We would also like to thank the establishments who offered us food or services at a discount:  Alfonso’s and United Rental.  I just love the way this community came together – once again – to help those in need. And !MPACT Training was honored to have a 4800 square foot facility that we could donate for the day!!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR – Annual Charity Fashion Show in the Spring!:  We already have the date from Renaissance Salon!  The annual “Renaissance Runs the Runway” fashion show to benefit Steps Together (local charity supporting families in financial/medical crisis) – will be on Friday, April 20th, 2018.  It will be held again at the elegant Bridgewater Manor.  The best part about this event is that there are so many amazing things going on . . . Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, basket auction and door prizes, dinner, fashion show, DJ & dancing.  It doesn’t get much better than this!  WE HAVE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT IMPACT TRAINING so just give us a call 908-428-7978. 

NOTE FROM HILLARIE – Month of March: Can you believe spring will be here this month?!!!!  Even though we were blessed with a mild winter – so far – it’s always so inspiring for me (mentally, physically and emotionally) to see the sun shining and flowers blooming.  The winter can bring on depression for so many people – so I’m excited about SPRING COMING!  So as we mentioned earlier in our newsletter, it definitely helps to set health and fitness goals on a quarterly basis.  It’s less intimidating and we feel a greater sense of achievement.  So let us help you! Please give us a call to get a free consultation.   Leave the training, nutrition and positive mindset to us!  Our certified/degreed trainers will help you reach your goals.  You can totally do this.  Remember, the only way to fail is to quit.  We will have no quitters here.  You CAN do this!   If you ever feel like you need a quick conversation or phone call to help you set some goals, just give me a call – Happy to help: 908-428-7978 –Hillarie


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

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

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

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

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:

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:  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:

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

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!

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.

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:

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:

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:

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

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:

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

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:

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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