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Welcome to Synergy

Hello and welcome to Synergy, where our goal is helping you chart your personal path to wellness. Synergy is the first studio of its kind in the Cookeville area. Our focus is on the so-called "mind & body" disciplines, or exercise techniques that clear our busy minds by asking us to focus on our breath, pay attention, and carefully control our bodies. This mindfulness, focus and precision inevitably bring marked results in our physique. They also bring myriad holistic results, including improvements in concentration, agility, balance, posture, stamina, and mental/physical endurance, just to name a few. 

Joseph Pilates once said, "physical fitness is the first requisite to happiness." Although it may be debatable whether physical fitness itself is in fact the FIRST requisite to happiness, it is undeniable that reaching our optimum level of health, wellness and vitality adds to our enjoyment of everyday life, and it provides a practical ability to function productively within our bodies. 

Whether you are a seasoned athlete, or someone who is beginning a fitness regimen for the very first time, Synergy will work, together with you, to develop the right fitness approach for you personally. Fitness disciplines vary, as do personalities, and at Synergy we pledge to bring any and all of our resources to bear on finding the ideal program for you - one that not only suits your personality, but one that takes your individual needs into consideration, and fits appropriately into your lifestyle; one that you look forward to, rather than dread. One that is powerful enough to show physical results, but calm enough to bring rest and stillness when needed.

Special Earth Week Events @ Synergy:

Featuring Eco-tude & Laughing Bodies!

Earth Day Pilates with Emily, April 22 @ 5:30 p.m.

Earth Day Yoga with Laura, April 22 @ 6:30 p.m.

Attend these donation-based COMMUNITY classes and and your donation will help create the Synergy CommUNITY Garden! Plans are in the works to design and build a beautiful and functional herb and vegetable garden behind the buiding, created and maintained entirely by Synergy volunteers and students! Kristy Sullins, owner of Eco-tude Recycling and member of the Clean Commission, will open both classes by sharing information about environmentalist projects in the Upper Cumberland region,and how you can get involved. She'll also share tips for "being green" in your own home. All proceeds from these special all-level classes will be designated for this exciting new project! Bring your friends!

Special 2-hour Vinyasa with Rebecca Dennis, ERYT-500 @ 5:30 p.m.

Use two classes from your current class package to attend, or pay with cash or check, $25. Don't miss your opportunity to practice with Rebecca Dennis, founder of Laughing Bodies Yoga! Laughing Bodies is a yoga practice suitable for any age, body type, of level of physical condition. This method combines traditional techniques with insights from the arts to offer a practical, effective discipline. Improved strength, flexibility, relaxation, and mental focus are the results. Laughing Bodies is rooted in ancient, time-tested yoga traditions that energize the body and reduce stress. Most importantly, they focus the mind on the present moment, bringing greater access to the joy that lives within all of us. Space is limited, please sign up in advance.

*If you are interested in working with Rebecca privately, she will be offering a limited number of private & duet sessions on April 24 at Synergy ($75/$100). Please call the studio to book. This is an excellent way to fine-tune specifics of your practice. Do you already have a strong practice, but feel particularly challenged in arm balancing, inversions, or back-bends? Do you have a particular physical or emotional challenge, or are you recovering from illness or injury? A private session with Rebecca will give you the opportunity to expand your personal repertoire in ways you never thought possible! Rebecca is also offering a Mula Bandha Workshop at Mountain View Studio (formerly Laughing Bodies Studio) in Crossville on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Friday Night Block Party - April 25 @ 8:00 p.m.!

Come and celebrate Earth Week with us! Join Laura for a wild, crazy, fun, once-a-month high-energy block party--complete with the ambiance of a spinning disco ball! Receive your glow-in the dark bracelets when you sign in! The session features flow yoga with the creative use of yoga blocks from start to finish (get it? "BLOCK party")! Groove to the hottest club tunes while you flex and flow through this vinyasa in a party atmosphere! (At the same time, you'll be learning how a versatile and inexpensive yoga prop can create comfort and ease in some postures, yet provide challenge in others.) Ease into a more mellow mood as you move to the floor postures, then finish with a meditative shavasana. All levels welcome. Bring your friends! Yoga experience is a plus, but certainly not necessary! Advance sign-up is recommended. Afterward, stroll downtown for a late dinner at Father Tom's (they will offer a discount on food to those who are sporting their neon-bright glow bracelets)!

Synergy Welcomes Jan Thorne...

...the newest addition to the Synergy Staff! Jan, a lifelong exercise-fan, has been a devoted Synergy student for the past seven years. During that time, she has healed from chronic back pain due to an automobile accident, and has officially "grown" a half an inch! As she watched Synergy grow and expand, she knew the time was right to make the jump from PIlates student to teacher, and enrolled in the Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Program with Balanced Body University. She received her certification in mat Pilates level I & II in March 2014, under the direction of Jennifer McNamara and David Gensheimer. You can join Jan at the studio for the Pilates Basics class at 4 p.m. on Mondays. Jan is available for a limited number of private sessions, and will be offering a discounted rate until she graduates from her teacher training program in the fall of 2014. You can learn more about Jan by viewing her full bio in the instructor's drop down menu (above).

NEW classes on the Regular Schedule:

Reformer on the Mat, Wednesdays at Noon

Starting April 2, you can get a mid-day dose of the reformer repertoire, creatively interpreted for the mat using foam rollers, weights and miniballs. Experience the amazing body changing effects of Joseph Pilates Universal Reformer, right on the mat! A powerful flowing workout designed to develop core strength and the long lean Pilates physique. For all fitness levels. Prior Pilates experience recommended but not required. Taught by Petti Groth, PMA-CPT. This class is being test marketed for the month of April. If it gets good attendance we will leave it on the schedule indefinitely. So come on out and support this new Pilates class!

Pilates Basics, Mondays at 4:00 p.m.

This user-friendly Pilates class is designed to meet you wherever you are in your body. Flow through the fundamentals of Pilates with rhythm, grace and precision. Learn how to organize your body with techniques for proper abdominal engagement to support the spine. Stabilize shoulders and hips, so that your limbs move freely and lightly. Move through some of the classical exercises of the Pilates mat repertoire, working at your own level. Modifications will be given. This class is suitable for all levels, and is a great starting point for beginners. Taught by Jan Thorne.

Renew Any Package, Get $5 OFF a Synergy Tank!

Our new racerback flow T's have a slightly longer line (to the hip), are soft as butter, and available in black heather with a white logo, or white heather with a black logo. Sizes S-XL. In the month of April get your tee for $25 (plus tax), with any package renwal. :-) Regular price $30 (plus tax).

Beginner Belly Dance resumes April 16

Due to the busyness of spring, the Beginning Belly Dance classes, Saturdays 10:00-11:15 and Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 will be on hold until Wednesday, April 16, at which time all will resume, and we will dance our way on into the warm weather!

See you on the Mat!