The Mettler Release
Fall Into Fitness at Mettler

We hope that you're off to a great fall with your family and friends. Although there are many festive things to celebrate with your family and friends these next few months, we know that there are challenges in maintaining your healthy eating and fitness routines.

That's why we're providing you with new options for fitness. We're offering a new Hatha yoga class. We're also starting "Find Your Balance," a once-a-week yoga class between now and mid-November where you'll be able to test different yoga practices. In these classes, you'll learn different yoga practices so that
you can determine which one is the best for you. You'll have qualified instructors to help you through each class, too.

You'll also learn how to stave off your candy cravings with our tips and tricks. Although these are focused on Halloween, you can use the same tricks to minimize the amount of other holiday favorites that you let tempt you.

At the Mettler Center, we're dedicated to Whole Life Fitness, and we're here to help you maintain your dedication to whole life fitness throughout the upcoming months.through each class, too.
Paul Mettler
Paul Mettler, PT, DPT
Don't Let Halloween Destroy Your Diet
Don't Let Halloween Destroy Your Diet 
For many, Halloween is the first in a long list of holidays that could destroy your healthy eating plans. It doesn't have to be that way. Halloween, despite its goblins and ghouls, can be tamed so you don't have to worry about the damage the sugar is doing to your energy levels or your waistline.

Try these tips to keep the diet-destroying monsters at bay:  
  • Buy candy you don't love. It's easier to resist opening those candy bags and diving in. For most of us, that means anything but chocolate.  
  • Out of sight, out of mind. Ask co-workers to keep their candy jars and bowls inside their desks so you won't be tempted each time you see it. If you keep candy in the house, move it out of sight so you don't walk past your candy bowl on your way to a different room.  
  • Savor one piece of your favorite candy a day. Save your special treat for the one time of day that you desperately need a sweet treat. Otherwise, mark the candy as off limits.  
  • Chew gum. Sugarless gum gives your mouth a burst of sweet sensation. It also helps you relieve stress, focus, and manage hunger pangs until your next meal. 
  • Count the wrappers. It's so easy to pop fun-size candy bars, but if you keep the wrappers on your desk, it will remind you of how many you ate and hopefully inspire you to exercise moderation and stop after one or two.
  • Take a walking break. Get away from your desk for a breath of fresh air. A quick walk can invigorate you or help you get over the slumps that are often mistaken for hunger. 
  • Manage your hunger. Eat breakfast before coming to work, plan for a few healthy snacks, and plan out your lunch.
  • Sip a low-calorie beverage. Keep your hands and mouth busy by drinking a zero-calorie cup of tea or glass of water. Light hot chocolate can also satisfy your sweet tooth for just a few calories. 
If you're looking for more tips to help you stay healthy this Halloween and through the holiday season, schedule a consultation with our Registered Dietitian.
Add Challenge to Your Pilates Routine    
The foam roller is one of the most beneficial and inexpensive ways to jumpstart your mat routine without the hassles and costs of complicated equipment.

If you missed our previous offering, you have another opportunity to learn how to maximize the benefits of Pilates on a Foam Roller:
  • Challenge balance and coordination
  • Experience how the roller targets core stabilizers
  • Add intensity and variety to your Pilates matwork
  • Maintain safety and effectiveness

This three week session begins October 13th at 9am. Participants must be familiar with Pilates mat exercises. Sign up today! 

Offer expires: 10/31/12
Present this coupon for a 30-minute consultation with a Dietitian. 
Nutrition Tip
of the Month
When busy, we'll often forget to drink water, especially as the weather cools off. In this dehydrated state, we often confuse thirst for hunger. You can avoid this by making sure there's water everywhere you go. Carry a water bottle and refill it at every opportunity.
More nutrition
Upcoming Events
10/17  Friends Day
10/31  Halloween
View our online calendars for the most current information.
Join Our New
Hatha Yoga Class
Hatha yoga encourages physical and spiritual growth through three of Ashtanga yoga's "eight limbs".

The specific practice of asana (pose), pranayama (breath), and dhyana (meditation) is the core focus of this session as well as linking movement to the breath while building positive energy and enthusiasm.

Class begins October 9th. All levels are encouraged to attend. Challenge yourself in this enlightening class!

For more information contact member services.
Submit Your
Mettler Moments

Life is made up of millions of small moments and we want to take the time to recognize moments that make a difference in someone's day. 

We are inviting members and staff to recognize Mettler Center employees that make a difference.

Please send these "Mettler Moments" to Joy Sheehan
Find Balance at Mettler Center
Find Balance at Mettler Center 

Roughly 11 million Americans enjoy the benefits of yoga each year. But, for those who haven't practiced before, starting yoga can be difficult.


That's why we've introduced "Find Balance at Mettler."  


This hour-long class, which runs for six weeks, will allow you do learn more about different types of yoga.


Each week, you will study a different kind of yoga with an expert yoga instructor who focuses on that practice.


Classes begin October 10th at 7:30pm. Studio location will vary each week.


If you have questions, please contact member services.

He's Back! 

We are excited to announce the return of yoga instructor, Don Briskin. Join Don starting Wednesday 10/17, at 9am for Vinyasa Yoga.

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