Month: June 2016

Molly Gentilucci

Lost 40 Lbs

I had worked with personal trainers (one-on-one), joined big box gyms, and tried working out on my own – none of which worked for me. So, when a friend told me about how much they loved Synergy’s small group training, I was excited to give it a try (considering this was probably the only type of gym I hadn’t tried).

The entire process was quite easy. I first had a phone conversation with Brad, the owner, who was more than helpful in answering all of my big and small questions. Next, I came in for a meeting with Jackie, Membership Service Manager, who gave me a tour of the gym, went through the easy-to-use online scheduling system, set me up with the Six-Week Jump Start program, and led me through some initial fitness tests.

I have been with Synergy for four months now and have lost 40 lbs. and dropped 10% in body fat. Since my initial fitness test, I have doubled the time in which I can hold a wall sit, I have over tripled the time in which I can hold a plank, and quadrupled the amount of push-ups I can complete.

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Betsy Kimball

Its Not Just About Weight Loss

This past weekend, I finished the 3 day, 180 mile bicycle Trek Across Maine for the fourth time. While a challenge, as it should be, it was not grueling due to this past year’s training at Synergy. And my improved level of fitness made the challenge enjoyable.

I’ve been a member of Synergy for over 2 years, and each year the 3 day hill-filled Trek – an excellent measure of endurance, strength and cardio fitness – has gotten easier to accomplish – and consequently, much more enjoyable to do. Improved cardio fitness has given me confidence to take on road biking challenges which once seemed close to impossible. I’m looking forward to doing a one day Boston-P’town ride this weekend, and a ride across NY State this summer, thanks to the whole body workouts at Synergy. The focus on core strength and cardio improvement – geared to my personal level of fitness – has allowed challenges which seemed insurmountable to be within reach – and enjoyable.

Synergy can help you as an athlete improve your own personal level of fitness and give you confidence to go for goals which once seemed out of reach.

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Krista Marroquin

ON TOP OF THE WORLD

I am so happy! I have to buy new clothes because everything feels so loose! It is the best feeling ever! Losing the baby fat after pregnancy was a big accomplishment for me. I am experiencing amazing results! I could not have done it without Synergy! Sean motivates me and pushes me to do my best during training sessions. And with Jimmy by my side counting my pushups it only makes me work harder at my goals. I feel stronger than ever before! Down 21 lbs., and a decrease of 6.3% body fat and down 2 sizes. I feel like I am on top of the world!

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Maryann Bonanno

DID 6 WEEK JUMP START

My results are proof both of the great work, encouragement and guidance of the staff at Synergy as well as motivation and hard work for me! In 6 weeks I lost 7.4% body fat, 7.2 lbs. and I have learned that I am stonger than I thought and look forward to becoming even stronger!!!

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Adam Gold

I AM NEVER BORED

Since starting at Synergy a month and a half ago with workouts three times a week, I have already noticed a huge difference in my energy level and in my appearance. My body fat is down 6% and I have lost 7 pounds. Synergy’s trainers are enthusiastic, encouraging and helpful. They are happy to take the time to assist a beginner to focus on proper technique in the gym and also offer nutritional guidance for use while at home. The hour long workouts are great; alternating back and forth between cardio and varying strength training exercises. I am never bored and feel motivated to adopt a healthier lifestyle along with my friends at Synergy!

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4 Week Summer Slim Down Challenge

Nutrition Checklist

Are you conscious of calorie intake?

It’s scientifically proven that the only way to gain or lose weight is calories taken in vs. calories burned. In order to lose weight you need to burn more calories thru metabolism and exercise than you consume.

Are you reading nutrition labels?

It is important to make sure that you understand all of the ingredients that you eat. The shorter the list of ingredients and the more familiar they are to you the more nutritious the food is for you. In a perfect world you will consume foods that do not have nutrition labels such as fruit, vegetables and lean protein.

Are you eating a balance of lean protein, fruits, veggies, whole grains, and healthy fats?

You need healthy carbohydrates for energy such as fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Protein is the building block for muscle and also helps you feel full for a longer period of time.

 

Are you avoiding simple sugars and artificial sweeteners?

The American Heart Association recommends that men do not exceed 35g and women do not exceed 28g a day.

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