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Commitment to Whole Life Fitness

As the seasons are changing we hope you are pursuing a healthy lifestyle; however, if you need extra inspiration to fall into fitness, this is the issue for you! If you are just getting started with an exercise program, read about the common pitfalls to avoid and principles to make your plan stick. We've also included three pointers for improving your workouts and odds for success.


Finally, plan on joining us for Mettlerfest on Friday, September 13th! This will be a special event for Mettler members and those visiting for the first time. Come join the fun and don't forget to bring a friend!

Paul Mettler

Paul Mettler, PT, DPT

Top 3 Pitfalls of Beginning Exercisers
Top 3 Pitfalls of Beginning Exercisers    

Whether it is a "diet" or a new exercise routine, the most effective plans are lifestyle changes which are sustainable. Many well-intentioned gym-goers burn out quickly because they do not build their plan on a solid foundation. Learn the key principles for building a safe and effective exercise routine that will last a lifetime.


Pitfall #1: You only set short-term goals.


It's a matter of perspective: The goal is not to lose 10 pounds before your trip to Cabo, but to be the person who never misses a work out. By changing your mindset to one of long-term goals, you will inadvertently reap rewards in the short-term. For example, instead of sacrificing everything to training for next month's 5k race, make it your focus to be faster next year than you are today, and faster two years from now than you will be next year


Key Principle: See fitness as long-term.


Pitfall #2: You hit the ground running, but fade out quickly.


When you first commit to exercising, your zeal can fool you into biting off more than you can chew. This will lead to discouragement and/or injury. When beginning an exercise regimen, it is best to start slowly to build a foundation of strength before you start pushing your limits. The first few weeks may seem too easy; however, you need to build this base-level of fitness so when you do push yourself, you can handle the added intensity.


Key Principle: Train for volume before intensity.


Pitfall #3: You don't mix up your workouts.


Workout boredom and plateau have signaled the end of a great many exercise routines. By constantly challenging yourself and changing your workouts (even if it's just slightly) you'll create an environment to maintain constant progression. To see different results, you have to do something different: maybe add a few pounds to the barbell you're curling, do planks instead of crunches, or try a cycle class instead of running on the treadmill.


Key Principle: Aim for slow progress and small changes each week.

3 Tips for Training Success
3 Tips for Training Success
  1. Set a schedule for your training.
    I wonder when I'll have time to work out this week? Will I feel like going to the gym tomorrow?
    Leaving your exercise routine subject to convenient circumstances or your feelings is a sure way to "plan to fail." Most people train when they feel motivated or inspired. Here is a better idea: Make your workouts non-negotiable, just like your child's soccer game or showing up for work. Plan your workouts in advance and treat them with the same commitment as you would a doctor's appointment. When you have a schedule for your training, you have a way to pull yourself back on track even if you compromise one day.
  2. Find movement that you enjoy.
    Will power and self-discipline can only go so far; by finding an exercise program that you enjoy you are setting yourself up to succeed. The best way to see results is by having your workout be a highlight of your day. If you despise running, your cardiovascular exercise days probably shouldn't be on the treadmill. In the beginning, have an open mind and try a variety of activities to see what you enjoy. Maybe you've never taken a group exercise class, but you give it a try.
  3. Record your exercise routine, and your progress.
    What gets measured, gets managed. If you can't tell someone how many reps and sets you do at a particular weight; how will you ever know if you're getting stronger? Tracking your training can keep you motivated because you can specifically see how you've progressed over time. Maybe instead of just jogging until you're tired and then walking; you keep track of your distance and time so you can see how your stamina increases over time.
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You're Invited: Mettlerfest
We invite you, your friends, and family to join us for Mettlerfest

When: Friday Sept. 13th
Time: 4:00-7:00 p.m. 
Where: Mettler Center

  • Mix 94.5 broadcast
  • Food & drink
  • Giveaways
  • Membership specials
  • Membership giveaway
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Health screenings
  • Chair massages
Upcoming Events
9/13  Metterfest
9/17  Boot Camp
9/18  Hot Yoga (Wednesdays)
9/22  Hot Yoga (Sundays)
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Fall Hot Yoga
Hot Yoga is now offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday night! Sign up for one of these 6 week session before they fill up!

Mondays, 8-9p
      (Starting 9/16)
Wednesdays, 7-8p
      (Starting 9/18)
Sundays, 6-7p
       (Starting 9/22) 
Call 356-6543 or see Members Services
Discover Yoga

Discover Yoga

Join us for a full day of meditation, relaxation, and education at the Mettler Center.


Discover Yoga 

Saturday, October 12th, 

8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.


This event includes classes for all levels. Space is limited.


To secure a spot, advance payment is encouraged.

Pre-register in person or call (217) 356-6543. Schedule to be released soon.

New Class:
Boot Camp

Want to take your training to the next level? Join Erin Miller for six weeks of challenging Boot Camp! Rain or shine, this class will take place outdoors. Come prepared to sweat and expect to be pushed. Sign up with Member Services.


Date/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:45 - 6:30a
Session: Sept. 17-Oct. 24
Price: Free for members, $48 for non-members


Demo this class at Mettlerfest! 

Discover Yoga
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