The Mettler Release
We Value Our Members
Greetings! 

If you're a part of the Mettler community, we appreciate you, and not only because it's Member Appreciation Month.

We take pride in providing a friendly atmosphere where people can achieve their health-goals and are pleased you've chosen Mettler as your destination for Whole Life Fitness.

As a thank you, we're making February a special month for our members. Watch for details on offers and giveaways as well as a Member Appreciation Party. It's just one small way we would like to show our gratitude for your patronage and dedication.

Join us this month in learning how to live a happier, healthier life.

Paul Mettler
Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
Owner/CEO
Set Goals to Make This Year Your Best
Five Simple Heart-Healthy Strategies
Each February, the American Heart Association promotes heart-healthy behaviors through American Heart Month. Many of the association's tips and tricks cure a myriad of ills -- like boosting your energy levels.

Here, the AHA provides tips to increase your energy through five simple lifestyle changes.

Exercise. It seems counterintuitive for physical activity to boost your energy, but it works! Waking up early to work out or running at the end of a busy day boosts energy and heart health. If you're not active now, work up to 30-minutes of brisk activity five days a week.

Choose Foods Carefully. Fruit and vegetables will keep you charged throughout the day, thanks to their calcium and potassium. Try to avoid eating big meals and heavy, fatty foods that can leave you groggy. Eating smaller meals keeps your blood sugar up, too, which will keep you from suffering from those 4pm crashes.

Sleep Enough. Each person is different, but most adults need about seven house of sleep. You need quality sleep, too. Falling asleep with a light (or TV) on isn't going to cut it. If your partner snores enough to disrupt your sleep, consider asking him or her to see a doctor.

Shed a Few Pounds. Carrying around extra weight saps energy, creating extra work for your heart and raising your blood pressure.

Stress Less. Managing stress will keep you from feeling drained. Adapt a positive outlook and healthy lifestyle. Try meditation or get in a quick workout to up the level of endorphins in your body.

If you're still unsure about how to boost your energy through food and exercises, set up a meeting with our registered dietitians and personal trainers.
Help Out: Follow the Locker Room Rules    
We love our members and want everyone to feel comfortable using our facilities. By following some simple rules, all members will be able to enjoy their workouts.

Use one locker. Please bring only enough stuff to fill one locker. And avoid bringing valuables which could easily get lost or stolen.

Take a quick shower. Members who visit the gym before the work day often have a limited amount of time to shower and get to their offices. Those who work out after work may have children to pick up or evening activities to get to.

Turn off your phone. Phones should be off or on silent so that alarms don't go off while you're working out.

Go easy on the sprays and lotions. Anything with a scent could effect others' allergies and asthma. Try to use unscented lotions.

Use the fewest amount of towels possible. We're trying to protect the environment, but we still have to wash each towel that you use. Try to only use as many as you need.

Stop gossiping. Most people would like to chat with you for a bit, but long conversations should be held over coffee in the lounge.

Follow the rules. Any rules that are posted should be followed. They're there for your safety.

Keep your things together. Remember it's a shared space, not your personal bathroom or bedroom.

Use flip flops. The floors look clean, but you should always wear shoes and try not to slip and fall.

Cover up. Some people are comfortable with nakedness. Others aren't, so please cover up when you can.

If you have any questions, please contact member services.
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Nutrition Tip
of the Month

Have you been feeling more worn out than usual? Make sure you're drinking enough water. Dehydration can slow your metabolism and make you feel sluggish and irritable. As a bonus: cold water boosts your metabolism. More nutrition 

Upcoming Events
2/2      Groundhog Day
2/12    Lincoln's Birthday
2/14    Valentine's Day
2/20    President's Day
2/25    Pilates Fundamentals
3/2      Member Party 
 
View our online calendars for the most current information.
February Member Appreciation Days
Mettler Center wouldn't be the same without our wonderful members (like you!).

We're showing our gratitude in the form of snacks, specials and giveaways throughout the month. Enter to win these weekly prizes (including massage, personal training, member dues) with each visit.

Join us March 2nd from 6-8pm for an evening of catered appetizers and catch up with your favorite staff members. Enter to win various prizes, including one-year of membership dues. (Must be present to win.)
Join the Mettler Running Group
Join Our Golf Clinic
If you're not already out on the greens, you will be soon. That's why now is the perfect time to work on your golf game in our six-week golf program, Drive for Distance.

During the program, you will work with a coach who will lead you through specific stretches to increase mobility and range of motion. You'll also develop a solid base through your core that will help you drive the ball farther without stressing your body.

You'll also have your swing analyzed using our state-of-the-art Dartfish software!

If you have questions, please contact member services.

Try Suspension Training at Mettler
This month, we will offer suspension training. Using no resistance other than body weight, members will get a full-body workout using suspension straps in this small group personal training class.

 

A certified strength coach and personal trainer will lead you through this 30-minute training that features progressive strength and plyometric movements. This allows each class member to work at his or her own pace while building strength, speed, and agility. 

 

For more information, please contact member services.

Bridal Bootcamp
at Mettler
Need a little tough love to be whipped into shape? Bridal Bootcamp is a weight loss program geared toward brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride (but also grooms and groomsmen) who are trying to look and feel their best for that special day.

Train twice per week with a personal trainer and meet once per week with a registered dietitian for weight loss and muscle toning in a fun and challenging small group setting.

Program begins March 5th. See Member Services for questions or to enlist.
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