May 2011 Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort e-Newsletter

Spring is here! The birds are chirping, the flowers are in full bloom, and our grounds look absolutely spectacular. We know how much our guests enjoy connecting with nature, so we do everything possible to ensure that your visit to The Heartland Spa is all you hope it will be (and more!). Take in the sights, sounds and smells of spring as you join other guests for a rise and shine walk, a leisurely stroll around the lake, a bike ride, or simply relaxing outdoors with your favorite book. The fresh country air is sure to do you good! I look forward to welcoming you home to The Heartland.

Yours in health,
Harold Lebovic, President
Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort

Recipe Corner

Are you hosting a Memorial Day barbecue? If so, your friends and family members are sure to love Chef Barb's Couscous…it's a Heartland favorite! If it's one of your favorites, too, let us know by posting a comment on our Facebook page. We want to hear from you!

PS: Some of you will be joining us for Memorial Day. Thank you for being part of our SOLD OUT weekend! We are looking forward to having you with us.


1 cup carrot, finely diced
1 cup celery, brunoise (that's French for fine dice)
Couscous1 cup red onion, finely diced
9 cups vegetable stock, boiling
1 ounce olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt and white pepper
6 cups couscous

1. Bring the vegetable stock to a boil.
2. Put the dry couscous into a hotel pan.
3. Add the diced vegetables, oil, and salt and white pepper to the stock.
4. Pour the stock onto the couscous. Stir.
5. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Yield: 32 serving
Per serving (excluding unknown items):
180 calories; 2 g Fat (11.1 % calories from fat); 6g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 477mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain (starch); 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat.

Living With, Through & Beyond Cancer - Limited Space Still Available  

The Heartland Celebrates Survivors
Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5
$550 per person/double occupancy

This very special weekend includes overnight accommodations, all meals and snacks, a 40-minute full-body massage, health and fitness classes, and all presentations; which are being led by world-renowned doctors and healthy lifestyle experts.
For more information click here.

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4th of July Special - 2 for 1 Pricing!

4th of JulyFriday, July 1 – Sunday, July 3 

Are you looking for a relaxing way to spend your 4th of July weekend? If so, you'll want to take advantage of our special 2 for 1 pricing! Simply pay the single occupancy weekend rate and bring a friend or family member for FREE! Both you and your guest receive all Heartland amenities including snacks, meals, fitness classes, use of our work-out room, a 40-minute full body massage, guest lectures, work-out clothing and more!

Reservations are coming in quickly, so if you are interested, please call The Heartland today at 1-815-683-2182. Our customer care representatives are available to assist you.
May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month!
National Physical Fitness & Sports MonthIt's time to get outside and enjoy the weather! Kim Onnen, Assistant Director of The Heartland Spa, as well as its Health & Fitness Specialist/Manager, suggests that you make time for some outdoor activities this month like a bike ride, a brisk walk around the block, or a game of tennis. But before you do anything, be sure to warm-up with 5-10 minutes of gentle movements and stretching to get the blood pumping, the oxygen flowing and the muscles ready for your exercise! Share your favorite outdoor activities on our Facebook page. We'd love to hear from you!
Guest Speakers at The Heartland

Guest SpeakersWe've got some wonderful guest speakers lined up at The Heartland Spa in the weeks and months ahead. On June 2nd, Beth Rubin offers insight and solutions to combating job stress. On June 10th, we welcome mystery writer Sharon Fiffer, and on June 17th, we've got another author, Lucia Blinn, who will be sharing her poems and stories. Susan Mackey visits with us on June 24th to discuss how using anger can facilitate life changes, and on July 8th, Carol Moss will teach us how EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) will make you happy with your body.

For more information about these and other guest speakers at The Heartland, please call 815-683-2182.
Look for us in OPRAH Magazine!

Oprah Gets The CallThe Heartland Spa will be included in a destination spa getaway section of Oprah magazine this month. The Heartland and Oprah go way back! She was visiting with us when she received a call from Steven Spielberg that she had gotten the part in The Color Purple.

Next time you visit The Heartland, ask about staying in the Oprah guest room!

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