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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.

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From special programming and workshops, to our extensive regular weekly class schedule, there's something for everybody at Synergy! Private sessions, duets, and semi-privates are available by appointment only. Remember our up-to-the-minute schedule is always available online, or you can read it on the go with the MindBody Connect App! You can also like our FaceBook page, to receive reminder posts about what is coming up during the month! Be sure to plan ahead to meet and work with our esteemed guest teacher, Ruth Alpert, the founder of Bod-Ease, who will be here in mid-July. See you soon!

FOUR Great Ways to work with Guest Teacher Ruth Alpert

July 12-18, 2015

1. Attend the FREE Community Day Festivities on Sunday, July 12!

Come on out for a good cause and attend the Community Classes, where all donations go to local charity! This month, our cause is the Heart of the City Playground. Then stick around for a FREE Meet & Greet session with our esteemed Guest Teacher, Ruth Alpert, learn about the TRAGER® Approach, and view the new art installation “Family Trees” in the main studio (a joint project by Cookeville High School art teacher Faye Watts, the emerging artists of CHS, & local wood artist Bill Gray).

2. Book a Private, Duet or Trio session with Ruth ($85, $50, or $40)

Currently, all of the slots on Ruth's schedule are booked. (THANK YOU clients!!!)—Please call or e-mail the studio ASAP if you are interested in being placed on the wait list. This is a great way to take your practice to the next level, or solve postural, gait, movement, or body mechanics issues! There is also a possibility that she will return for an additional day of sessions, on Monday, July 20th or 27th. If you are interested, please let us know! If you are already booked on Ruth’s schedule, we would appreciate advance payment. Special Programming Cancellation Policy applies. Thank you!

Ruth is also available for TRAGER®table work sessions. What is that? Utilizing gentle, non-intrusive, natural movements, TRAGER table work helps release deep-seated physical and mental patterns and facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity. These patterns may have developed in response to accidents, illnesses, or any kind of physical or emotional trauma, including the stress of everyday life. During the table work session the client is passive and lying on a comfortably padded table. The practitioner moves the client in ways they naturally move, and with a quality of touch and movement such that the recipient experiences the feeling of moving that effortlessly and freely on his/her own. Movements are never forced so that there is no induced pain or discomfort to the client. A perfect complement to movement sessions!

3. Attend one of Ruth’s Master Classes!

Remember, you don’t have to be a Master to attend—ALL ages, sizes, shapes, and fitness levels are welcome! Classes are 1 hour in length. Come and learn from a MASTER TEACHER! Space is limited; Cancellation policy applies. Current class package holders can sign up via our online schedule, under the Workshops tab. Please prepay to reserve your slot! ($25 or use 2 classes off your 10-class package)

4. Attend the BodEase Spine Workshop on Saturday, July 18 @ 10:30 a.m.

Muscle & Bone: An Experiential Approach to the Anatomy of our Core Structures - A large proportion of our exercise usually involves spinal movement, and yet many of us have gaps in our knowledge and experience of our spines. This workshop will fill in some missing details. We’ll go over anatomical facts with lively discussion and clear visuals, then integrate the information into movement. Guaranteed to help you work deeper, not harder! All ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels are welcome. Space is limited. Contact the studio to enroll. Special Programming Cancellation Policy applies. Cost of the workshop is $50. A $25 non-refundable down-payment is required to reserve a slot. 120 min.

“Today, most of my clients come to me looking for that feeling of deep connectedness. In our work together, they often recognize it as an ‘aha!’ of awareness that aligns body and soul. The moment of truth that echoes is your body’s release into a deep ease, as if your whole being—all of your bodies—took a deep exhale and found its poise. Movement can be a fluid path to aligning those bodies (the mind body, the emotional body, the spiritual body). I want my clients to feel good about themselves in all their bodies.”

– Ruth Alpert, Bod•ease™

THANK YOU in advance for your support! It is only through the participation of our clients that we can offer programming from sought-after mind/body professionals like Ruth. YOU make it happen, and we are very grateful! Call or e-mail the studio today to reserve your slots!

Community Day, for Heart of the City Playground

Sunday, July 12 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Synergy's COMMUNITY classes meet on the first Sunday of every month, are always 100% donation-based (give-what-you-can), and all proceeds go to the designated charity. The class style may vary slightly from month to month, depending upon the teacher. All levels welcome. No experience necessary.This month's Cause is the Heart of the City Playground, which will be built in Dogwood Park, directly across the street from our studio! Heart of the City is a community-wide volunteer effort to build the first fully inclusive and accessible playground in the Upper Cumberland. The Heart of the City Playground will be a place where all children can come together, interact, and grow through the gift of play. Representatives from Heart of the City will be with us to share about the project. Festivities start at 2:00 p.m. and go to 5:00 p.m. with a variety of activities, including yoga and meditation.

Pilates Introductory Series with Jenny Drake

Tuesdays @ 6 p.m., starting July 7

Are you anxious to experience the powerful effects of the Pilates equipment but don't know where to begin? This series of Pilates Semi-Private sessions is a simple four week introduction to Pilates on the equipment, and will help to prepare you to enter our ongoing equipment small groups.*

These semi-private sessions are limited to 3 people to ensure personal attention. Advance registration required; cancellation policy applies. Purchase a 10-class package for $100 and use 2 of your class credits per session, or pay as you go for $25 per session. Please call or email the studio to enroll.

*Additional training may be required; consult with your teacher to determine if you are ready to enter the ongoing Pilates equipment semi-private sessions on our regular weekly schedule.

Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Laura Burgin

Saturday, July 18 @ 9:00 a.m.

Make room to bloom--into motherhood... and prepare for the transformation of childbirth. Within every woman is the intuitive wisdom to create, nurture, and transform. This workshop will offer an empowering path rooted in divine feminine creative power that rises to birth and motherhood. This workshop will embrace a sequence of postures, breathwork, meditation, and information on the growing prenatal body. This will allow an expectant mother to create a source of strength and confidence in the natural process of birth, nurture a supple body while it grows to accommodate the life within, and transform into motherhood by connecting to the growing spirit of the baby inside. The postures you will learn will prepare and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, hips and legs for childbirth, improve circulation that is shared with the baby, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort in pregnancy. The breathwork and meditation will cultivate a deeper awareness of breath and consciousness to embrace during labor, delivery, and beyond! 90 minutes. No yoga experience necessary. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

4th Sunday Restorative Practice with Petti Groth

Sunday, July 26 @ 4 p.m.

Join us on the 4th Sunday of each month for this special time of R&R. A deeply nurturing practice including deep cleansing breaths, affirming thought patterns, and a classical sequence of restorative postures for releasing tension. This sequence allows for complete rest, relaxation and restoration of the body & mind. Absolutely no experience necessary. Many props are used, including blankets, blocks, straps, bolsters, yoga chairs, and eye bags. Poses will be propped to allow complete comfort and deep release. Finish with a special relaxation/guided meditation. This is the perfect opportunity to show lovingkindness to yourself. Leave feeling open, balanced and serene. Class is limited in size, so prepay to reserve your spot early. Current class package holders can use our online schedule or the MindBody Connect App to reserve. $25, or use 2 off your class package to attend. 90-100 min. Cancellation policy applies.

Coming Soon…

Mark your calendar for the Synergy Open House on August 2; Yin Yoga for Athletes with Nicole on August 22; Arm Balances & Inversions with Carla – date TBA; more semi-private options…watch our online schedule for details. And don’t forget to click on the Workshops Tab so you won’t miss anything! (Many workshops are not listed on our regular class schedule page.)

Synergy is on Facebook

Some of you may have already noticed, but Synergy now has a Facebook page! If you are a Facebook-er, check out and "Like" our page at https://www.facebook.com/SynergyCookeville. This is a great way for us to reach a more diverse audience, get the word out about our classes, workshops, and instructors—and for people to see how much is going on at the studio. Help us bring some new faces into the studio by sharing our Facebook page with your friends!

There's an App for That!

...Seeing our schedule, that is. Using your smart phone or tablet, download “MindBody Connect” from the App Store for FREE, then navigate to Synergy (specify Cookeville, TN). Look for our logo, so you can choose our studio site. Then you can access our up-to-the-minute online schedule, anytime, anywhere. Current class package holders can even pre-register for classes using the app!

If you don’t have a smart phone… you can always visit the “Current Schedule” link on our web site, to view our most current schedule. Any class cancellations or changes will be posted at least 1 hour prior to class start time. To view a full description of any class, just click the class name on the schedule page. You can also view upcoming special events under the Workshops tab.

Please Share the Word

If you are enjoying our studio, and know others who would be interested in our goings-on, please be kind enough to share your experience with them. It is through testimonials of our satisfied clients, and their willingness to recommend our studio to others, that we continue to grow. We sincerely THANK YOU!

See you on the Mat!

The Synergy Staff