The Mettler Release
Celebrating Women of Strength

Women balance a lot, whether it is working full-time, caring for children/grandchildren, or serving in the community. In coordination with Women's Health Month, we're focusing on the ways that we can all encourage the women in our lives to live a healthy lifestyle.

This month, we highlight several women who share their stories of staying active, explore an often overlooked topic (strength training and women's health), and finally, we're offering a special coupon for $5 off a massage of any length. Our hope is that you will treat yourself or share this special offer with a woman who inspires you.

Just a reminder to check out the Mettler University calendar. We are offering a special program on May 23
from 10:30-11am called "Sleep...Eat...Be Better!" which focuses on how your diet, fitness regime, and sleep habits are all essential in you feeling your best.

  Paul Mettler
Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
Inspirational Women Among Us

Inspirational Women Among Us   

Jackie Schweighart, Personal Trainer


What keeps you motivated to stay active?

My eight beautiful grandchildren. I have always said how we live at 25 will affect us at 50. How we live at 50 will affect us at 75. I want to be one of those people that can enjoy life!


Who was an inspirational woman in your life and why?

I have had several...a dear friend diagnosed with breast cancer, and her struggles to survive. She is now 52 years old, and getting her PhD. My two daughters and how successful they have become in their lives as young women, mothers, and professionals.


What advice would you give to other women?

Eat right and stay active. Most importantly get moving. A body in motion tends to stay in motion. Eat well, move well and enjoy life!


June Cullum, Mettler Center Member

What keeps you motivated to stay active?

I want to be as healthy and fit as possible as I grow older. Being active is also good for my brain and general well being. It lifts my spirits and I know I look better standing up straight!


Who was an inspirational woman in your life and why?

Lisa Mettler. She was my first instructor in Strength Coach class. She made strength training fun. The class became a huge part of my life and I am still addicted to it!


What advice would you give to other women?

Stay active, eat healthy, pray, walk, join a strength class and have a positive attitude!


Casie Cleary, Zumba Instructor


What keeps you motivated to stay active?

When I move I feel's really that simple. Honestly, I just have a ton of fun.


Who was an inspirational woman in your life and why?

My mom. She is the strongest person I know and her unconditional love has always been so important to me. From watching her I learned what it was to love Jesus, to care for your family, and to appreciate every little gift, taking nothing for granted.


What advice would you give to other women?

It's not about a number on a scale or comparing ourselves to others, it's about feeling strong and challenging ourselves. Always remember how good it feels after you work out.

Strength Training to the Rescue!

Whether your goal is weight loss, preventing osteoporosis, running faster, eliminating low back pain, or playing a better game of tennis, strength training may be your secret to success. 

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that healthy adults perform strength exercises at least twice weekly for 20 minutes. Consult with your doctor before beginning a new exercise.

Women often dismiss strength training because common misbeliefs. Learn how resistance training will positively impact your health.

Benefits of Strength Training

  • Muscle & Bone Health: As people age, muscle mass and bone density decrease; however, strength training slows these changes.
  • Increased Metabolism: The greater an individual's muscle mass, the more efficiently they are burning calories, even in a state of rest.
  • Managing Chronic Conditions: Strength training has been proven to reduce the signs of heart disease, arthritis, back pain, and diabetes.
  • Boost your endurance: An individual who is stronger will not fatigue as easily.

Common Misconceptions for Women 

  • Becoming Bulky? Women do not produce the level of testosterone as men and therefore do not gain muscle in the same manner.
  • Only for body-builders? Strength training is not synonymous with body-building. Healthy resistance training takes many forms using machines, free-weights, body weight, or resistance bands. Each are effective and have tremendous positive effects on a woman's health.
  • Decreased flexibility? Maintaining correct technique and full range of motion while training is important. Stretching and myofascial release techniques will relieve muscle tension and encourage flexibility.
Offer expires: 5/31/13
$5 off 
Save $5 off a massage of any length. One time use only. 
Nutrition Tip
of the Month
Make breakfast easy by preparing it the night before. By planning ahead you'll have one less excuse to skip this important meal, which is essential to maintaining your metabolism and energy levels. More nutrition
Upcoming Events
5/12   Mother's Day
5/27   Memorial Day
View our online calendars for the most current information.
Summer Hot Yoga 
Get ready for two months of Hot Yoga featuring all three of our hot yoga instructors!

This 9-week summer session takes place Mondays, 8-9pm from June 3 through July 29. Sign up today!
Welcome Miranda  

We are excited to welcome Miranda Czerwonka as our new Membership Coordinator! Please be sure to stop in and introduce yourself. Miranda is jumping right into her responsibilities and is excited to get to know the members!


Sarah Wiese's last day was last Thursday, as she was placed on bed rest for the duration of her pregnancy. Sarah is doing well. She will be greatly missed, but we are overjoyed for her as she begins this new season of life!

Mettler Mania 2013
Thank You

Thanks to all of our wonderful members who joined us for this special event! We had lots of fun and hope to see you for Mettler Mania 2014!


And congratulations to Phyllis Bannon-Nilles, the winner of a one-year membership!


View photos of Mettler Mania.

 Body N' Sole Coupon Reminder

If you received a $20 coupon from Body N' Sole at Mettler Mania you'll need to use it by the end of this month!


By discussing your needs and observing your foot type and strike pattern, an expert at Body N' Sole will find the correct shoe for you. Correct fit is essential to enjoying your exercise as well as reducing your chance of injury.


Visit Body N' Sole online.

Thank You Race Volunteers
Thank You
Race Volunteers
A big 'thank you' to all who helped volunteer for the 2013 Illinois Marathon, and specifically those who joined us at at Mile 23.

The weekend's events could not have happened without you.
Your dedication to serving our community is greatly appreciated! 
Be Better! 
You hear often of the critical importance of nutrition, sleep and exercise in healthy living. Join us Thursday, May 23, 10:30-11am for Eat...Sleep...Be Better! and learn more how the three are interconnected.

We'll also practice stretching and relaxation techniques to help soothe the body and quiet the mind to get better sleep.
 Memorial Day Hours 

Mettler Center hours for Memorial Day (Monday, May 27th) will be 7am-1pm. There will be no group fitness classes or child care.

New Saturday Hours
(Summer Only) 
Summer is just around the corner which means longer days and so many great activities. It also means slow Saturday nights at Mettler.

Beginning June 1 (through August 31) we will close at 6pm on Saturdays. 
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