The Mettler Release
Making the Most of Summer

Summer is officially here, and we want to make sure you make the most of the season! Below we share some superfoods to incorporate into your diet during the summer months. Also, while you are enjoying vacation, we suggest several ways you can maintain your fitness without completely throwing out your nutritional integrity.


Most importantly, we want to support you as you have a fun and healthy summer! If chronic pain or discomfort is holding you back, now is a good time take advantage of our complimentary injury screening offered by our physical therapy department.


Finally, the newest addition to our monthly newsletter is a food review by our registered dietitian, Melissa Smith. She will be evaluating a new food product each month. If you would like her professional opinion on a favorite food item, please send us an e-mail and it may be featured in next month's issue.
Paul Mettler
Paul Mettler, PT, DPT

7 Summer Superfoods
7 Summer Superfoods 
Summer is in full swing bringing with it new, vibrant super-fruits and veggies each week. What makes a "superfood?" While the term lacks an exact legal definition, superfoods generally confer foods low in calories and high in nutrients and/or phytochemicals. Look for these seven at grocery stores and farmer's markets near you.
  1. Strawberries
    Just one cup of these delicious berries will satisfy your daily requirement of vitamin C.

  2. Kiwi
    More potassium than the same amount of sliced bananas but with less sugar and calories!

  3. Spinach
    Loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and vitamins. Make a salad or a great dip for everyone to enjoy!

  4. Blueberries
    These superstar berries have cancer-fighting compounds and are filled with fiber and vitamin C.

  5. Kale
    Mix in with another lettuce of your choice. It's a fantastic source of fiber, calcium, and iron.

  6. Watermelon
    This refreshing, low-calorie snack is low in sugar but high in vitamins A and C.

  7. Asparagus
    Simply cook with a little olive oil and salt to gain the extra antioxidants, and vitamin K which is important for strong bones and blood clotting.
Tips for a Happy & Fit Summer Vacation

Tips for a Happy & Fit Summer Vacation

July has arrived along with summer vacations, but that doesn't have to mean a vacation from your healthy habits. Make your getaway truly terrific by following these practical tips.


Scope out the neighborhood

Maybe you book accommodations near a yoga studio or local gym you would like to try out.


Pack snacks

When you are out and about, plan ahead and take snacks with you. This will keep more money in your pocket, and you will make healthier choices.


Eat before the airport

Enjoy a big meal before you arrive at the airport. This way you can avoid the fast food temptation.


Don't skip exercise

Allow yourself to rest; however, try to stay physically active even when on vacation. Body weight exercises, can be done anywhere and opt for an active outing like a walking tour or a trail run.


Visit food markets

You can't beat fresh fruits and vegetables. This is also a great way to support local business.


Embrace the outdoors

Whether you are having a stay-cation or heading to a tropical retreat, make sure to take a long walk and enjoy the outdoors.


Be safe in the sun

Always apply sunscreen, and don't forget to re-apply throughout the day.


Check the temperature

Exercising in high heat and humidity intensifies how hard the body needs to work to maintain normal function. Hydrate well and do shorter workouts at lower intensities to stay safe.

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Quest Bar
Product Review:
Quest Bars

Quest Bars can be a tasty addition to a low-carb diet, especially when convenience is a factor. The gluten free protein bars are sweetened mostly with natural ingredients, with a very small amount of sucralose (some bar flavors have zero sucralose). There is no rise in blood glucose after eating them. The only real downside is that the chicory root fiber or inulin can be a gastric irritant for some people.


If you are seeking a protein bar, reach for the Quest Bar.  


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 Melissa Smith, 

 Registered Dietitian 
Upcoming Events
7/4   Independence Day
7/7   Qi Gong
7/8   Hot Yoga
7/10 Tai Chi Beginner
7/17 Friends Day
View our online calendars for the most current information.
Holiday Hours
This Thursday, July 4th, we are open from 7am until 1pm. There will be no childcare or regularly scheduled classes.

We are holding one special cycle class at 10am with Cathy Murphy. Please reserve a spot at Member Services to start your holiday off right!
Free Injury Screening
Injury Screenings

Did you know Mettler Center offers complimentary injury screenings through our physical therapy department?  


Don't let nagging pain or injury slow you down. Schedule a screening by calling 398-9800.

Yoga Fundamentals  

Interested in yoga but unsure where to begin? Come out for our Yoga Fundamentals class.

Instructor: Don Briskin 

Date: July 20th 

Time: 9-11:00 a.m.

Cost: Free M / $10 NM


RSVP at Member Services or call 356-6543.

Freshen Up Your
Fitness Routine

Stuck in the same ol' workout? Summer is a great time to refresh your workout routine! Let trainer Rhonda Ile show you the proper way to use:

  • BOSU
  • Stability Ball
  • Resistance Tubes  

Join Rhonda July 16th from 12-12:45pm at no charge.

New Trainer Kaci Lierman
New Trainer
Kaci Lierman
Mettler Center is pleased to announce Kaci Lierman as our newest addition to the personal training staff. Kaci will be accepting new clients during evenings and weekends. Call 356-6543 to schedule an appointment. 
New Website 
We are excited to announce a website redesign is underway and on schedule to launch at the end of summer! Be on the lookout for this new change!
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