Post date: Jan 9, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Homemade Hummus

  • 15 ounces canned garbanzo beans, drained
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds paste (aka: tahini)
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • fresh parsley
  • whole black olives
  1. Process beans in food processor. Gradually add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth...

Post date: Jan 6, 2015

The patellofemoral joint (PFJ), or the knee cap joint, is often referred to as the "forgotten joint" of the kneeespecially as it relates to a patient's "awareness" of the joint in everyday life.

Where is it?
When we talk about “knee joint”, we refer to the femoral-tibial joint. As the name indicates, it is the joint formed by femur and tibia which are the two long bones in our thigh and leg...

Post date: Jan 6, 2015

Let 2015 be the year of change. Starting January 12th, we are starting a new campaign to jump start your new year! Check out what's happening at Mettler Center that is free to members and non-members alike!

No Joining Fee
Join during the month of January and we'll waive the joining fee (a $75 value).

Tasty Tuesdays

Sample snacks as our experts discuss common conditions that affect your health. Meets Tuesdays from 9–9:30 a.m. in Mettler...

Post date: Dec 2, 2014

Struggling with what to get that "hard-to-shop-for" person on your list? Purchase one of "Mettler's Favorite Things" and finish your holiday shopping early this year!

  1. Gift Card
  2. Massage Punch Card
  3. Personal Training Package
  4. Alexander Technique Lessons
  5. Muay Thai Training
  6. Hot Yoga Punch Card
  7. Semi-Private Training
  8. Group Fitness Punch Card
  9. Power Plate® Package
  10. Massage Package
Post date: Dec 2, 2014

On December 15th, 2014, Mettler Center will be converting to new software to improve operating efficiencies and deliver better services to our valued customers.

In 2015, members and guests will be able to:

  • Check attendance records
  • Update account information
  • Make payments on account
  • Register for classes/programs
  • Purchase session packages
  • Schedule appointments

But we need your assistance…


Post date: Nov 25, 2014

Michaela Kruse, RD LDNMettler is pleased to announce the addition of Michaela Kruse, RD, LDN, as our new Registered Dietitian.

Michaela hails from Indiana and earned both Bachelor and Master degrees from Ball State University in Muncie and has nine years experience as a Registered Dietitian....

Post date: Oct 24, 2014

Backaches, headaches, sore necks and shoulders…what causes the pains of life?

According to the late F. M. Alexander, it is life-long patterns of misuse of our bodies which lead these problems. We slouch and slump, compressing the spine and constricting breathing, digestion and circulation. Over time, we accept these bad habits as “normal,” unaware of the extent to which we are contributing to our own physical pain, stress and dysfunction.

Alexander proposed...

Post date: Oct 23, 2014

Many of us suffer from neck and head pain, making life difficult or even unbearable at times. The possible causes are numerous: muscle tightness, muscle weakness, spinal misalignment, poor posture, injury, jaw dysfunction, overuse, etc. In many instances, therapeutic massage can help relieve or prevent pain and restore tissues to their proper function by elongating muscles and releasing tense areas in the soft tissues.

Looking at the images below may give you a better understand...

Post date: Sep 29, 2014

Join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month this October.

Tasty Tuesdays

Sample snacks as our physical therapists discuss common conditions that affect your health. Meets Tuesdays from 9–9:30 a.m.

How to Care for Your Back
October 7 with Peggy Hau, PT, MSc PT
Learn simple anatomy, proper posture, and spinal mechanics to prevent future injuries.

Why Can’t I Reach That Anymore?

Post date: Sep 29, 2014

The North American Spine Institute (NASS) has created a public education campaign to help individuals prevent back pain before it starts.

The list of nine, "back-to-basics" ways to keep backs healthy was created from a survey of of NASS members. Watch the compilation video below. The individual video tips are accessible at  or you can...