November 2012 Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort
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29th aniiversary special
Your experience begins only 90 miles south of Chicago!
Mindfulness & Giving Thanks

Sherry GossettHere at the Heartland we often speak of mindfulness. The simplest definition of mindfulness is "awareness", but for many of us it encompasses much more and becomes part of our daily practice of meditation, fitness, nutrition, and personal well-being.

A wonderful feature of mindfulness is that no equipment is required. In this season of Thanksgiving we have much to be mindful of. On a morning walk in the country we can stop to listen to the wind, breathe in the cool air and explore the color and smells of the changing season. A moment's reflection is all we need to refresh our awareness of good friends and family.

In the spirit of mindfulness and Thanksgiving, the staff, management and owners of the Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort wish to thank all of our guests over the past 29 years for allowing us to serve you. 

Sherry Gossett
Executive Director
The Heartland Spa & Fitness Resort, established 1983

Pamper Yourself, Pamper Your Wallet

Introducing the Heartland Pampering Camp - for 7 nights and 8 days focus on pampering yourself with $550 of spa services, great spa cuisine, health focused discussions, and fitness classes. Do as much or as little as you like. To make things even better, we're adding a $500 transportation credit.
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Help for a Sabotaged Metabolism!

By: Kim Onnen, MS, ACSM Health & Fitness Specialist
Many times we get to a point in our life when we think one more time, that in order to lose weight we must simply cut calories, so we do, and nothing happens. We might lose a pound or so, but then wind up extremely frustrated that the weight "is just not coming off like it used to." This is when reality sets in that we have quite possibly sabotaged our metabolism. If this is where you are, and you're thinking right now "yes that is what I just said earlier" then don't panic! We can "fix" our metabolism!
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Last Two Months to Travel in Style!
Complimentary Chauffeur Service Extended Through December

Considering a 2, 3, 5 or 7-night getaway to The Heartland before the end of the year? How about traveling in style? ...Click for Special Offer

Recipe Corner - Sweet Potato Salad

Chef Barb asked us to share one of her special recipes with you. If you've got a recipe to share, please email our Executive Director at and place the word RECIPE in the subject line. We look forward to sharing more recipes from our guests in future issues of this newsletter.
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Upcoming Guest Speakers

The Heartland Spa takes great pride in its guest speaker presentations and strives to present topics that are current, interesting, educational, and unique.  The following speakers will be with us in November. If you or someone you know would like to become one of our guest speakers, we’d love to hear from you!  Please email us at and include the words GUEST SPEAKER in the subject.
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An Energy Meditation For You

Elizabeth, one of the Heartland's Reiki Masters, offers an Energy Meditation for you.
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