Month: September 2017

The Power of Protein

High protein diets are the rage. With people following diets like the Caveman Diet, the South Beach Diet and the Atkins Diet, grocery shelves are stocked with everything from protein shakes and protein bars to protein chips and protein pancakes. Numerous studies have proven that eating a high protein diet is good for you. In fact, an article published in the National Institutes of Health’s national library of medicine suggests that protein is the “single most important nutrient for weight loss.” So, what’s so great about protein that has everyone singing its praises?

 

  • Protein keeps you feeling fuller longer. It takes your body longer to digest protein than other nutrients which means you’ll be more satisfied from eating it and less likely to overeat.  
  • Paired with carbohydrates, proteins will slow down your body’s sugar absorption. This wards off blood sugar spikes and dips which almost always lead to sugar cravings and eating more than you should.  
  • Here’s a fun fact — once you’ve eaten proteins your body burns more calories digesting them as compared to carbohydrates and fats. So, even your digestion gets supercharged when you eat protein.  
  • Protein is essential for muscle repair and growth.

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KERRY FLYNN

EXTREMELY ENCOURAGING

Group training at Synergy is exactly what I’ve been searching for- the workouts fly by, they keep me accountable and the trainers are extremely encouraging! In only 13 sessions I am down 7lbs, and 4% body fat but more importantly I feel better, my clothes fit better and I’m not constantly hiding under a sweatshirt. I had a tendency to plateau at other gyms and get discouraged- I’ve never had the same work out twice at Synergy. All the trainers are extremely accommodating and motivating. I plan on sticking with Synergy for a long time!

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LORI COTONI

NEVER BORING

Joining group training at Synergy was one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself! My overall health & fitness has improved tremendously. The accountability of having to make an appointment and keeping it is key for me. The workouts are never boring, the personal trainers always make it challenging and different. The atmosphere is motivating, never intimidating. I’ve met so many nice people along the way. The added bonus is that I have lost 17 lbs. and 7.2% body fat during this process. Knowing it is possible, I am inspired and look forward to continued success!

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Don’t Let Back to School Stress Derail Your Fitness

Nowadays, it’s not just kids who are getting the back to school jitters.  It’s parents too!  A recent survey conducted by Care.com revealed that 55 percent of parents feel more stressed during the back to school season and more than 30 percent experience significant anxiety over it.  

By September, bonfires, BBQs and beach days are just warm memories of a great summer.  For many the fall means rigid schedules, new logistics to juggle and heavier workloads.  And, with about 70 percent of kids participating in extracurricular activities according to Pew Research, family schedules can fill up so quickly that it can seem almost impossible to have time for anything else.

For anyone trying to stick to a fitness routine, back to school can be especially challenging.  It’s easy to put off working out in favor of another activity or event that may seem more important.  Of course you can’t be in two places at once and sometimes something has to give.  But skipping multiple workouts can put you on a slippery slope that’s hard to climb back up.  

Follow these guidelines keep your fitness on track:

  • Schedule your workouts:  Choose a time for your regular workouts and stick to it.  

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JAMIE GALLAGHER

FEEL GREAT ABOUT MYSELF

Synergy makes me actually look forward to working out! The personal trainers there know what they are doing and are friendly and motivating. The hour goes by SO FAST! The group training system works great – I have lost 4.5% body fat in just my 6 week trial period. I feel better about myself as my muscles strengthen and my pants aren’t so tight! Before I was very sporadic with working out and getting no results – but with the time slot commitment and the trainers guiding me on what to do – it’s so much easier to stay on track and get it done right!!

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NICHOLE GERMAIN

“FUN” WORKOUTS

Synergy has been just what I was looking for! I started group training about 4 weeks ago and I was tired, weak, and my clothes were definitely too tight. I needed a place that would hold me accountable and would have “fun” workouts. I love the fact that I have to book a class ahead of time so I know its already built into my schedule for the week. I also love how each workout is different and challenging. I was not successful on my own at a regular gym – there were always too many people and I would never feel satisfied when I left. It was also a lot easier to skip out too. At Synergy, I know I am getting a good workout with a mix of cardio and toning exercises without even thinking about it. So far I am down 3 lbs and 5% body fat and I’m feeling energetic and stronger. It’s definitely work, but I’m excited to be working towards my goal and seeing progress!

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JULIA LOWE

I SAW DRAMATIC CHANGES

I had contemplated working out for the longest time and when my my family recommended Synergy I knew I would love it the minute I walked in! Everyone there is super supportive and awesome to work with. With the group training I feel challenged and within only two months I saw dramatic changes. I lost 11 pounds and my body fat dropped 8.2%. Since I started I feel way more energized, happy, and healthy. No matter your age or size I highly recommend their sessions. I absolutely love Synergy!

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