Athlete of the Month

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Ryan

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Q – When did you start at Synergee?
A – October 2014.

Q – How has your fitness changed over the past few years?
A – Turning 40 next year I’ve really started to pay attention to how my body feels and the importance of mobility. Younger me would never have stepped into a yoga class or spent an hour stretching on an off day. I work out not only for physical health but more so for my mental health.

Q – What is your favorite movement?
A – Whatever movement Gina teaches that day! But honestly who doesn’t love cleans

Q – Any advice for new folks starting at Synergee?
A – life is about getting out of your comfort zone. If your nervous or scared about coming to a class….thats fine, be nervous or scared but do it anyways because I gaurantee you will feel better about yourself after. All the staff and trainers are amazing, members are great, it’s like a family!

Q – What are some of your goals for the upcoming months?
A – I’m taking it one day at a time because I don’t know when the next time I can get a workout in. I’d love to hit a 200lbs snatch, or a 300lbs clean but I know my weaknesses are my engine and running so I’ve been trying to include something once about those once a week. And also beat Jenni and any WOD!

Tim

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Q – When did you start at Synergee?
A – I started at Synergee Last May (2017).

Q – How has your fitness changed over the past few years?
A – Unfortunately my fitness hasn’t changed much over the past year because you can’t out train a bad diet!

Q – What is your favorite movement?
A – My favourite movement is the squat clean.

Q – Any advice for new folks starting at Synergee?
A – My advice for someone new at Synergee would be to get out of your comfort zone and try all the different class that Synergee has to offer.

Q – What are some of your goals for the upcoming months?
A – My goals for the next few months are to make some big changes to my diet, stay injury free and to continue working hard in the gym.

P.S. – Thanks. I’m surprised at how answering these questions have really made me take an honest look at what I have been doing to meet my fitness goals. I’m really feeling motivated to make some changes.

Marla

Marla Henderson - AOTM

Q – When did you start at Synergee?
A – Fall 2014 – when I first moved back to Thunder Bay

Q – How has your fitness changed over the past few years?
A – On top of attending the classes weekly, I have started personal training and we work on muscle groups and overall strength that will translate over to my athletics outside the gym. Alpine Ski Racing in the winter months and Running and Golf in the Summer months.

Q – What is your favorite movement?
A – (1) Box jumps (2) Plyometrics (3) Agility Ladder, I like variety in my workouts – something to keep my body and mind moving at all times

Q – Any advice for new folks starting at Synergee?
A – Try everything from classes, training and nutritional programs they have to offer and find out what works best for you.

Q – What are some of your goals for the upcoming months?
A – Continue training for the 10 Mile Road race at the end of May and complete the race with a PR (personal record) and Stay on top of my workouts and training sessions throughout the Summer months