MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

Let the Countdown Begin till Memorial Day Weekend . . .YAHOO!

MONTH OF MAY:  MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS Mental health issues are REAL . . . whether there is a chemical imbalance creating anxiety and depression, or it is circumstantial depression due to the loss of a loved one or another tragic event, it should never go untreated.  And that doesn’t always mean prescription drugs.  Sometimes herbal remedies, essential oils, acupuncture, and counseling with a therapist/psychologist is a great way to deal with stress, anxiety, fear or even anger.  You could be a teenager stressed about academics, social media or family . . . Or you are a new mom suffering from post-partum depression . . . or a guy who is stressed to the max — working two jobs to try to keep a roof over his family’s heads.  Or you could be someone who just suffers from anxiety and depression — and mood swings where you may benefit from speaking to a professional who might suggest a prescription medicine to bring you back into balance – so you feel happy and alive.  So let’s treat mental health like the true illness it really is.  And if you are the one who is suffering, please don’t suffer alone because you think it is weak or coward-like to get help.   Also, let’s be that listening ear to a friend or co-worker, neighbor or family member who might be calling out for help.  For more info on how to get help or help someone else:  http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/self-help-tools

ATTENTION ALL WALKERS OR RUNNERS – Don’t miss the “100 LAPS OF HEALING” event on May 6TH @ Hillsborough High School!  This is an awesome event for your entire family!  !MPACT Training will be there doing some mini-bootcamps – so feel free to stop by when you are done doing your.  You can walk it or run it – all ages welcome . . . all money collected by Bill Mather for running 100 laps goes to Steps Together (our favorite charity that helps local families in medical/financial crisis).  You can log in a few laps for FREE, and you can also be a volunteer.  It starts at 7:00 a.m. at the Hillsborough High School Track and ends at noon.  There will be so many fun activities to do besides doing laps or doing a mini-bootcamp with !MPACT.  Even our friends from the Circus Place will be there – so stop by to try out some cool tricks.  Bill Mather, Steps Together Board Member and avid marathon runner started this event a few years ago, and it keeps growing and bringing out more participants every year!  Please join us!  For more info:  https://steps-together.org/100laps/

FREE CINCO DE MAYO WORKOUT & MAYBE SOME BREAKFAST TREATS! To celebrate Cinco de Mayo . . . Impact Training will offer a FREE workout to any spouse of our clients – or any newcomer!  This FREE sessions will be offered on Saturday, May 5th with either our 6:00 a.m. or our 7:30 a.m. Bootcamp.  And maybe we can talk some of our clients into making some Mexican treats!  Mauricio Barajas, we are counting on you for some ideas!  In case you have no idea what Cinco De Mayo is . . . It’s a day that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.  And although many think Cinco De Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, it is really a way to remember how many times Mexico has been invaded by other countries – and their victory in 1862.  As American’s we totally want to take advantage of this holiday – celebrating with fun foods and spirits!  PLEASE COME FOR A FREE WORKOUT ON MAY 5TH! All fitness levels are welcome (adults&teens ages 15+).

COLLEGE SPECIAL . . . Most college students are back home by the 2nd or 3rd week of May . . . And return to school in mid-August (or earlier if they play a sport).  We always offer a student special rate of $99 per month . . . but for college kids who are home for the summer, we are offering our “College Special” for $199 . . . and this special includes UNLIMITED TRAINING from May 12th through August 31stThese college students can train for up to 15 weeks (Unlimited Training) for $199.  Even if you can only train a portion of that time frame, it still winds up being further discounted than our normal student rate.  Head back to college in the best shape ever! So just call Michael and let him know you are interested in taking advantage of our College Special (908) 403-7605.

BOD SQUAD CHALLENGE:  Let’s make a team of clients who want to join the Bod Squad!  Let’s get serious and run a contest from May 1st through May 25th . . . Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend!  We will be ready for summer . . . and prepping to wear shorts and bathing-suits!  If you want to participate in the BOD SQUAD CHALLENGE, all you have to do is:  1) Schedule your weigh-in with one of our trainers on April 30th or May 1st — and 2) Schedule your last weigh-in on either May 23rd, 24th or 25th . . . The client who loses the highest percentage of body-weight (one male winner and one female winner) will win ONE MONTH OF UNLIMITED TRAINING at !MPACT. This is a short contest, but that means that we need to be serious for up to 25 days leading up to Memorial Day Weekend – minimal cheating!! LOL.  We’d love to take a picture of our participants at the end of the challenge to represent the !MPACT Bod Squad . . . YAHOO! To make this contest more exciting and to get better results for our participants, the winner needs to lose a minimum of 4% bodyweight in order to be eligible for prize. For example, if you weigh 160 pounds, you would need to lose 6.4 pounds in a little over 3 weeks.  Remember, 3500 calories equals a pound . . . so to lose 2 pounds per week (safely), you would need to decrease your daily caloric intake by 1,000 calories.  This doesn’t mean starving yourself at all . . . but it would be super helpful if you exercised, drank lots of water, and ate more lean proteins and lots of fiber and vegetables/salads vs. starches like pasta, bread, rice, potatoes, cereals, etc.  Have your starches earlier in the day for breakfast and lunch (with a protein source) – and then no starch after 1:30 p.m.  For dinner it would be protein and veggies.  Women should NOT fall below 1,000 calories . . . a good range for this kind of weight loss would be 1200-1600 calories (with exercise).  And for men, a good range would be 1400-1800 calories (with exercise).

MYZONE CONTEST:  This is an optional contest for anyone who is using their MyZone band at !MPACT Training.  There will be ONE winner for this contest . . . for the male OR female who has the most MyZone Effort Points (MEPs) between May 1st and May 31st, they will be able to design their very own !MPACT Training T-shirt from our favorite design team, Amy Smith and Cindy Caramico (All About Me Designs).  They will put our logo on the back of the shirt, and you can be creative with your words or hashtag on the front . . . #hardworkpaysoff #TEAMIMPACT #believe . . . or whatever inspirational words you want – like “Why Be Next When you Can Be First?! (inside joke with our clients) … Oh and keep it clean Impact folks – LOL!!!!  Please let Michael know at the front desk if you want to be included in the contest so he can add your name to the list or call him at (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?!!!

NEW CLIENT SPECIAL:  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!  THIS MAKES A GREAT MOTHER’S DAY PRESENT AND WE HAVE GIFT CERTIFICATES!

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL + GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!:  Whether your mom, wife or special lady is an advanced fitness enthusiast or just starting out, a gift certificate from !MPACT Training is a great way to show your love and appreciation.  Take advantage of our Mother’s Day Special which consists of a 30-Minute Nutrition Session to set up a healthy game plan for success, along with FIVE Personal Training sessions (55-minutes each) for $275.  THIS IS A $99 SAVINGS!  And we offer gift certificates too – for ANY of our services – not just this special!  Each session is personalized to help her meet her fitness goals while taking into account her fitness level. So just give us a call and we can take your order over the phone or you can stop in to see us.  We accept cash, checks, VISA/MC/Discover/Amex.  Call Michael at 908-403-7605.

NO BLACKBOARD TRAINING ON SUNDAYS DURING MAY:  May is a busy month as we are working a charity event at the High School on Sunday, May 6th – then Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13th — Our son, Joey’s Confirmation is on Sunday, May 20th — and Memorial Day Weekend is on May 26th & 27th . . . So we will not be hosting our Sunday workouts.  PLEASE COME AND GET A WORKOUT WITH US ON SUNDAY, MAY 6TH AT THE HIGH SCHOOL!  We are running mini-bootcamps for Steps Together and you can run a few laps for FREE as part of the 100 Laps of Healing fundraising event!

ONE-ON-ONE SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINING:  Whether you are a college athlete, high school athlete or even a middle-school athlete, training in the spring and summer for your sport of choice can pay off big time!  Maybe you have a teenage or college athlete who 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).  Our Degreed/ Certified Personal Trainers will help you outline specific goals to help improve speed, agility, strength, quickness, flexibility, and most of all confidence.  During your first session we note your strengths and weaknesses so we can work to enhance your performance with each private session.  We always provide Sports Nutrition info for our new clients too, since that can have a major effect on their success.  We offer discount packages for one-on-one training or for partner training (so you can train with a friend or team mate and split the cost).  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.  If you are interested in getting onto our busy summer calendar, call us today to reserve your place.  Michael:  908-403-7605.

FREE TRAINING WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF A 30-DAY NUTRITIONAL CLEANSE . . . SUMMER IS COMING? . . . We are offering FREE training at !MPACT for anyone who has never done a 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 while getting ready for the beach! #summer2018

FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS BACK IN JUNE SO CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE!  This is a special program for football athletes (those entering 8th grade in September – plus freshman through seniors in HS).  These sessions will take place on Friday nights from 5:30-7:00 p.m. (June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th).  CLICK HERE to see our FLYER with more details and pricing for this amazing program.  Don’t miss out on registration . . . We are limiting the number of athletes so they gain the most from EACH session, so call TODAY (908) 428-7978.

KIDS TRAINING WILL BE BACK IN THE FALL:   For the month of May and the summer months, there will no longer be KIDS Training on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.  Our KIDS Training program is such a great success, and we LOVE working with children ages 7-12.  However, once the nice weather comes along and spring & summer sports have started, getting kids into !MPACT on a Saturday morning is tough for parents.  So no worries, we will start it up again in the fall . . . Stay tuned to our Newsletters for the start date.  In the meantime, think about signing your kids up for FIT & FUN Camp the week of July 9th.  There are only a few spots left!  Call Michael at 908-403-7605.

FITNESS FORTITUDE:

Athlete’s Corner:  Do you need more calories to gain weight for a specific sport?  Whether you are a pro athlete or a teenager looking to gain some weight for a particular sport, you can do it by adding “quality calories” to your daily diet.  Did you know that you need to intake at least 5-6 meals per day (with a total of 3,000-6,000 calories per day – depending on your weight gain goals)?  This is not an easy task – although eating that many calories sure sounds fun.  The problem is that you have to eat the right balance of proteins and carbs – with just the right amount of healthy fats too.  You can’t simply eat a pile of potatoes or fast food to help you reach your weight-gain goals.  If you eat nothing but carbs, fats and fun foods, you won’t be very successful at gaining lean muscle mass.  Instead, you will gain nothing but a spare tire (body fat) around your mid-section – and we all know that will have a negative effect on your speed and agility skills.  I’ve worked with several athletes presently playing in the NFL or MLB, and they had great success following my advice. A simple way to increase your daily calories is by adding an 8 oz. glass of low-fat or skim milk to each of your meals.  That will give you balanced calories with proteins and carbs – and it will add about 110-120 calories to EACH meal.  Another great way to increase quality calories is to include at least two protein drinks per day.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the IsaLean Pro Shakes from Isagenix to use as snacks when trying to increase quality calories (see where to purchase below).  While some people would use these shakes as meal replacements when trying to decrease body fat to lose weight, we would include them as snacks to help our athletes GAIN muscle/weight.   If you want to make your own shake with different ingredients, here is a great recipe using “quality calories” added to the IsaPro Whey Protein powder (see where to purchase below).  Mix all these ingredients in a blender:

  • 1½ cups of Skim Plus Milk (this brand has added protein and calcium) = 165 calories

  • Chopped ice (optional)

  • 1 scoop of IsaPro Whey Protein Powder (choc. or vanilla) = 100 calories

  • 8 oz. of low-fat Plain Greek Yogurt = about 80 calories

  • 1/3 cup dry oatmeal = 150 calories

  • Banana = about 110 calories

  • 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter = 100 calories

  • TOTAL FOR THIS SHAKE = 705 quality calories

To purchase IsaLean Meal Replacement Shakes for weight loss or weight gain:  https://hillariescannelli.isagenix.com/

To purchase IsaPro Whey Protein Powder (chocolate or vanilla) to add to your home-made smoothies:  https://hillariescannelli.isagenix.com/

CLICK HERE to Download/Print this Recipe

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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.  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

SPEED, AGILITY, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING – ELITE ATHLETE GROUP 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:  Michael@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

MAY 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

PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR AMAZING SUPPLEMENTS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS:  And did I mention I provide FREE coaching on how to use ALL these products 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: https://hillariescannelli.isagenix.com/   — 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!  Again, my coaching is complimentary for any of the programs we offer, not just weight-loss.  Maybe you are interested in our Sports Performance Package or our Healthy Aging Package . . . I’m happy to help!

NEED EXTRA INCOME 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:  hill@ImpactTraining-NJ.com

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER

CONGRATS TO SHEILA! Talk about an amazing transformation – thanks for sharing your before and after pics, Sheila! (CLICK HERE to view them in FULL Newsletter).  I love her story in her words too – because you never know who might relate to what she is saying . . . and who might feel hopeless – like they feel like they’ve tried everything.  Well here is her story:  “No matter how far you have to go, it all starts with saying yes to yourself. You are worthy of feeling your best. You CAN get there. It just takes more forward steps than backwards ones. I’ve been on this journey for 14.5 months now. I maintained all summer long (last summer) and only recently got back into being strict enough to start losing again. Maintaining was such a huge victory for me, now I know when I get to goal I can stay there. I’m no longer in a rush to get to the finish line, because there is no finish line for me, it is simply the way I live now. Today I finished my 4th Isabody Challenge and I will immediately jump into my 5th one. My goal is to be the best me I can be. Where will your dreams take you?” For more info about this program, call me:  Hillarie 908-403-7620.

!MPACT — PAYING-IT-FORWARD:  The annual “Renaissance Runs the Runway” fashion show raised OVER $40,000 ON Friday, April 20th, 2018.  All of this money goes directly to benefit Steps Together beneficiaries (local charity that supports families in financial/medical crisis).  Can’t wait to get the date for next year!  It was such a fun night of cocktails, an amazing fashion show, dinner, and DJ/Dancing.  I will post pics soon!  Thank you Jen Korab (owner of Renaissance Salon and fellow Steps Together Board Member) and thanks to your team of make-up and hair stylists!  They did an amazing job!

 

NOTE FROM HILLARIE – Month of May: OK let’s just remember that if you don’t feel “ready” for spring/summer, there is still time . . . We have the whole month of May before Memorial Day – plus the month of June.  Most of us don’t start vacationing until July.  So LET’S GET BUSY!  And we can help you at IMPACT.  Once the summer hits, it is VERY difficult to stay disciplined on our diet plan . . . There’s so much fun . . . food & spirits!  So now more than ever, we need to put a solid plan in place.  Please give us a call to get a free consultation.  We would love to hear about your goals and set you up with a plan.  Leave the training, nutrition and positive mindset to us!  Our certified/degreed trainers will help you reach your goals, and our nutritional programs are just what you need.  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

LOCAL BUSINESS PLUGS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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