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Mel Hall – The New Year often brings with it resolutions and hopes for change.

And the goal of a local fitness center is to help you reach your goals, no matter how long it may take.

Nancy Hackenberg, owner of Be One Health Fitness Center in Mill Hall, believes that a person’s health extends far beyond physical health.

“My philosophy is that health is 80 percent mentality, 15 percent is what you eat and 5 percent is exercise,” Hackenberg said.

Hackenberg, a certified coach and life coach, has been helping her clients since Be One first opened in April 2018.

LAURA JAMESON / THE EXPRESS Be One Healthy Fitness owner Nancy Hackenberg uses gym weights for her workout.

Hackenberg said the name Be One came from the loss of her best friend.

The trainer said her friend died at the age of 42 from a brain aneurysm. Every year since then, on her birthday, Hackenberg has distributed roses to the people who have influenced her life. “I always say in order to have a true friend, you have to be one,” She said.

Thus, the Be One Health Fitness Center was established.

In July 2020, it moved to its current location at 247 Main St. In Mill Hall.

Although the space is not large, and includes a spacious open area for fitness classes and various pieces of exercise equipment, Hackenberg said it is ideal for her clients’ needs.

LAURA JAMESON / THE EXPRESS Be One Healthy Fitness owner Nancy Hackenberg uses a punching bag at the gym.

“Our group fitness has an individual feel with small class sizes,” Hackenberg said.

If a class gets to 20 people — the number that can safely train in space — she said she’ll look to start more classes to make up.

She said Hackenberg currently serves 40 clients and is growing.

For Hackenberg, what sets her apart from other fitness centers is the mindful approach that she and her coaches take in the classroom.

“Vigilance is very important with the world as it is,” She said.

To that end, Hackenberg and her instructors end each semester they teach on a positive note. For Hackenberg, lessons often end with a moment of reflection. And each category always ends with a chant of a category “Be good, be strong, be one” To bring them all together.

Hackenberg also began holding guided meditation classes.

Be One offers a large variety of classes, taught by Hackenberg and about 10 instructors. They include: Strength and Stretching, Barre, Kickboxing, HIIT, MMA HIIT, Mindful Yoga, Circuits, and TABATA. Hackenberg and its coaches have also created their own training.

Among them is the Sit2BFit class, which meets twice a week.

These classes can help those who can’t stand for long periods, Hackenberg said, and still get a workout. To date, it has had clients ranging in age from 60 to 79 years old.

“One customer just said that because we were separated two days a week she could carry her vacuum cleaner up the stairs, something she hadn’t done before,” Hackenberg said. She noted that this client is 79 years old and has been attending class for about two and a half months.

Be One also holds Sterling lessons with certified Sterling Instructors and General Pound lessons for kids.

In addition to classes only, Hackenberg offers open training where customers can make an appointment at the center to use exercise equipment or work out on their own or in a group.

Although it is Hackenberg’s business, she couldn’t say enough about her coaching staff. She noted that they all volunteer their time.

“Fitness doesn’t come first, it’s their hearts that come with them.” Hackenberg said. “Anyone can learn appropriately. They have the courage to inspire and motivate.”

Hackenberg said she and her coaches understand what it means to not feel confident in yourself and not be healthy physically, emotionally, or spiritually. She said this experience helps them want the best out of clients.

It is this heart and care that is the driving force behind Hackenberg’s philosophy at Be One. This is also why she does not believe in using the term “New Year’s Resolution.”

“It’s not about decisions. They don’t stick. Commitments,” She said. With this mindset, Hackenberg will meet with each of her clients to discuss their commitments.

“I have clients say”I want more confidence“or”I want to feel strong when I walk into a room“or even more commonly”I want to look good“” She said. “In general, it’s mostly”What can I earn.“”

From there, Hackenberg and the other coaches at Be One work to help clients continue their commitments, whether short- or long-term.

Hackenberg stressed that commitments are not something you can usually achieve in a few weeks. They take constant work and leadership.

“A long-term example is a client who has been purging since he was in the 10th grade. She is now purging free for 9 months,” She said. “It’s the trip of a lifetime, you can’t have a quick fix.”

Building relationships with its clients and helping them reach their commitment goals is very important to Hackenberg.

“It’s when they can trust us and open up and it can take years,” She said.

Hackenberg said the key to her gym’s success so far has been her and her coaches’ ability to connect with clients.

“We are not perfect either, but we are still in the pursuit of it. We do not give up. We are real life and real life is ups and downs. We take on others and will challenge anyone to be the best,” Hackenberg said.

Be One offers a few options for membership including: $50 for Standard Membership, $25 for Seniors, and $45 for Veterans, Military, and First Responders. It also provides a gym “Perforated Card” and options. Anyone can buy a 10 or 20 hole card as well.

Anyone wishing to learn more about Be One can contact Nancy via mobile at 570-660-1718; At her office 570-726-8130 or via social media on the Be One Healthy Fitness Facebook page.

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