I joined Synergy in October 2015 at the beginning of my senior year of college, after spending my spring semester traveling throughout Europe and my summer in Las Vegas. Upon returning to school, I was at the heaviest I had ever been in my life. I was overweight, out of shape and nothing about my lifestyle was healthy. I knew I needed something more than just a big box gym since that, and working out on my own, had not worked in the past. I needed a trainer, someone with the knowledge of different exercises and equipment, someone to motivate me and someone to challenge me. It was then that I found Synergy after a Google search and saw that they offered small group personal training. After a free assessment (what college kid doesn’t appreciate free stuff?), I signed up, knowing from the moment I walked in, that this place would change my life.

Brad, Jackie and the other trainers are incredibly friendly and committed to helping you achieve your fitness goals. They are extremely motivating and I was challenged and pushed in every workout. I loved the various opportunities there were for competition, such as the Biggest Loser challenge; as an athlete, I am always inspired by competition. There is such a great atmosphere at Synergy; it was a place I looked forward to going to get a great workout, to see familiar faces and to hear about the successes of my fellow workout buddies.

After graduating from Bentley University in May and moving back home to NY, I was no longer able to attend classes at Synergy (that would have been some commute). However, a year later, after many ups and downs, I am happy to say I am down 30 lbs., putting me under 200 lbs. for the first time since my freshman year of college and am down 1-2 sizes in all my clothes. The numbers are a huge part of any weight loss journey but it’s what I have gained that I value most: confidence, a renewed dedication to myself, and determination to continue this journey. The trainers at Synergy gave me the stepping stones to build on to continue my fitness journey here at home and that has made all the difference.

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