The Mettler Release
Find Relief Through Alexander Technique

Thank you to all members for your participation in Physical Therapy Month! We hope you gained insight from the excellent resources we have in our physical therapy department.

Moving forward into November, we are very excited to announce a great addition to our services--Alexander Technique. We understand this may be new to many of you, which is why we are offering you the chance to try it free. If you can't schedule a time during our Demo Days, please ask for a free, 30-minute introductory lesson. You won't be disappointed.


Finally, mark your calendar for December 3rd which will be Mettler Center's annual "Holiday Bar." There will be plenty of homemade goodies from our staff, and the announcement of "Mettler's Favorite Things," our exclusive holiday gift specials for our members!

Paul Mettler, PT, DPT

Alexander Technique: Pain Management

We are excited to have Laura Chiaramonte, AmSat-certified Alexander Technique teacher, join our team! A dancer, choreographer, and long-time student of Alexander Technique, Laura's knowledge of the body and its movement make her an ideal teacher of this 100+ year old method. She completed the intensive training program under Joan and Alex Murray of Urbana in June of 2013.

The technique is sought out for many reasons, but the most common is for pain relief. Every human body develops habits and patterns in movement; some of them are harmless, but some will lead to pain, tension and stiffness. The longer a person maintains these faulty habits, the more severe the pain can become, and other areas of the body may begin to be affected.

In learning Alexander Technique, a student becomes aware of their own body habits and how to start making changes to improve posture, increase mobility, and best of all--relieve pain

We encourage you to book your first free 30 minute session with Laura, and find out how Alexander Technique can help you improve your quality of life, as it has for thousands of others.

Alexander Technique Demo Days!

Free mini-sessions! Experience a taste of Alexander Technique in a 15-minute, personalized session with Laura Chiaramonte, AmSat- certified Alexander Technique teacher. 


This educational method teaches you how to:

  1. Improve posture
  2. Change faulty body habits
  3. Gain mobility
  4. Increase body awareness
Don't miss this chance to experience first-hand what Alexander Technique is all about.
  • Monday, November 17, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Studio C)
  • Thursday, November 20, 1 - 3 p.m. (Lobby) 

Reserve your spot today at Member Services.

Kids Home for the Holidays?

Be sure to purchase a "Home for the Holidays" punch card.


This card allows members to purchase a punch card to allow visiting family or friends to participate in classes at the Mettler Center or use the facility.

Cards are good for 10 classes/visits from November 22nd through January 18th and cost $60. There are no refunds for unused punches.
Offer expires: 11/30/14
$10 off
$10 off Alexander Technique Lesson. One-time use.


Upcoming Events 
11/6    Foodie Forum
11/20  Alexander Demos 
12/3    Holiday Bar

View our class schedule for the most current information.
Thanksgiving Hours

We will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, with no tot spot and 12:10 p.m. Fusion as our last regular class. However, we will have two special Thanksgiving classes (see below). We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, and will open Friday, November 28th at 7 a.m. The first class will be Strength Coach at 8:10 a.m.

Thanksgiving  Classes
Gratitude Yoga & Meditation

Start the week right with a night of gentle yoga and meditation. This class, led by Kristin McCoy, Sunday, November 23rd from 6-8 p.m., will be designed to cultivate gratitude toward ourselves, our bodies, and our community. All levels welcome. Pre-register with members services.


Pre-Thanksgiving Cycle
Get in one last workout before enjoying your Thanksgiving Day feast. This high-energy cycle ride with Cathy Murphy will be Wednesday, November 26th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Studio B. Pre-register required. Please see member services. 

Tasty Tuesdays

Refresh your mind before getting your sweat on! Attend Tasty Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and learn something health and wellness related that your future self will thank you for!


Nov. 11th - The Art of Self Massage, Jami Taylor

Learn the benefits of massage and expand your practice of self-care as licensed massage therapist, Jami Taylor, guides you through a sequence of health-promoting, massage.

Yoga Fundamentals

Learn the basics through one of our Yoga Fundamentals classes this month and discover how yoga can benefit you. We'll explore the basic yoga breathing and poses with an emphasis on safe movement and proper alignment.


Join us November 8th from 9:30-11 a.m. or November 23rd from 1-2:30 p.m.

25% Off Massage
with Erin Elliott

Have you been wanting to try massage therapy? We've got the perfect incentive for you!

First-time massage clients who schedule a massage with Erin Elliott for November 10-15 will receive 25% off the non-member massage price. Don't wait, book today! 

Holiday Bar

Join us Wednesday, December 3rd as we kick off for our annual holiday bar. Enjoy festive beverages and an assortment of treats. We'll also reveal our favorite holiday gift specials. 

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