Welcome to the Mettler Release!
In an effort to help the environment and keep you abreast of
Mettler Center's and Mettler Athletic's
ever-changing, constantly evolving programs and services, the Mettler Release
will now be coming to you as a monthly e-newsletter.
We'll keep your favorite sections dedicated to fitness,
nutrition, and wellness. We'll also share your success stories and include
interviews with our coaches, personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and
physical therapists so you can learn more about us.
We hope you enjoy the inaugural e-newsletter, which is
designed for you, the reader. If you have questions about nutrition and fitness
trends or services offered at either location, let us know
, and we'll try to
answer them in the next issue.
Miles Mettler, PhD
If You Build It, They Will Come
Ten years ago the Mettler family embarked on building a
reputation "For Whole Life Fitness" and physical therapy.
Adding to that success, the Mettler Foundation expanded,
creating Mettler Athletic
to further young athletes' knowledge and skills while
increasing their athleticism.
With the sports enthusiast in mind, Mettler Athletic has
become a training ground for amateur and professional athletes alike who want
to "move to the next level."
Among Mettler Athletic's accomplished clientele are:
, a Paralympic Gold Medalist in 2004 and the first woman to play in
the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA).
Right-handed pitcher Derek Hankins
, the Pittsburg Pirates 10th
Round Draft Pick in 2004.Lars Davis
the Colorado Rockies
Round Draft Pick in the 2007.Mike Rohde
Middle Infielder for the Gary Railcats in the Northern League, the
pre-eminent modern era
Each credits Mettler Athletic for their success.
"Coming off a three-year career at the University of Illinois,
I was accustomed to the best and most modern workout facilities and training
Rohde said. "Now that I am on my own, I needed a facility that goes
beyond a weight room and cardio equipment. I needed a facility that would take
my fitness and baseball skills to the next level. Mettler Athletic was the
place I was looking for and more."
As Mettler Athletic approaches our year anniversary, we are
laying the foundation for decades of excellence.
Infant Massage Soothes Infants' Cries
Infant massage uses different strokes to comfort and soothe children. Massage releases endorphins, the "feel good" chemicals released when eating chocolate or after working out, and oxytocin, a hormone that reduces fear and increases trust. The chemical response helps relieve most discomforts infants experience including teething, colic, chest congestion, and stress. Parents who practice infant massage gain confidence while bonding with their child. Additionally, parents report that their children's sensory awareness improves and that the children sleep longer and more deeply.
Lisa Dalbey, the Mettler Center's certified infant massage instructor, will be offering two types of infant massage classes.
One class, offered in a group setting, teaches parents general massage techniques. The second class tailors massage generalities to match your infants' needs.
Save $5 on an infant massage at Mettler Center.
Tip of the Week
Observe the ¾ plate rule.
That's how much of the food on your dinner plate should be grains, veggies, legumes, and fruit, leaving just ¼ for meat, chicken, or fish. This will help you get a good mix of nutrients, control portion sizes, and cut down on fat. More nutrition...
Swing by Spring
Need a few extra swings to improve your golf handicap from
last year? Visit Mettler Athletic's new golf mats.Mettler Athletic
provides tees and balls, and you bring
your clubs. Call Mettler Athletic at (217) 398-9800 to reserve your mat. Each
half-hour rental is $10. Please schedule 24 hours in advance to reserve your
with a Friend
Having fitness goals doesn't mean that you have to work out
alone. Grab a friend and choose from the Mettler
Center's large selection
of group fitness classes
Want to dance? Cardio Salsa
and Indian Medley Dance
are guaranteed to lift your spirits and fitness level.
Would you like a mind-body class to relax? Lori Cuffey, a
physical therapist, teaches Pilates
Monday evenings. There are also two
classes and a Stretch and Body Alignment
evenings feature Core Yoga
If you have Type II diabetes or cancer, our Qi Gong
designed to meet your needs.
Need help finding the class that is right for you? Email Joy Sheehan
, Group Fitness Coordinator, to find out which class would be best for
Mettler now offers massage seven days a week, including Sunday. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call 356-6543.