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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.

Happy Birthday Synergy!

We are proud to be celebrating our EIGHT YEAR ANNIVERSARY, and we say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our loyal clients and students. We appreciate beyond words your dedication to our work and to our studio. We know that you have choices in how you spend your time, and your money, and we are humbled and honored that you continue to spend them with us. We are privileged to have served you for the last 8 years, and we plan to serve you for many more! Thank you for your support, and for helping us to evolve! 2014 was a year of major growth as our team exploded to 11 people! We pledge to continue to serve you, with the same loyalty and dedication you have shown us! 2015 already promises to be an exciting year, with many wonderful projects already in the works. We can’t wait to share them with you—stay tuned!

February Duet Pilates Special

Thinking about duets, but not sure you can commit to a package of six? During the month of February you can get 3 duet sessions for $75! It’s always great to have the accountability of a partner for your workout! So grab your friend, spouse, or co-worker, and head to the studio for some Pilates! Your duets may be used for Pilates on the mat, on the equipment, or both. Are you considering mat classes at Synergy, but have never done Pilates before? This is a great opportunity to be introduced to the matwork, so you can walk into class with more confidence. Are you contemplating joining the semi-private Pilates sessions in the future? If so, you could use these three sessions to prep for the tower, chair or barrel classes. Prices are per-person. Please call or e-mail the studio to book.

Yoga 101: The Foundations of Practice

Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m.; Six sessions, starting February 11

Join Petti Groth, ERYT-500, for this six week intensive. Come and learn why yoga has been a popular fitness discipline for body and mind for over 5000 years! Beginners and experienced practitioners alike will learn about the history and origin of yoga, as well as the fundamentals of a beginning hatha yoga practice, including pranayama (breath control), foundational asana (poses), and vinyasa (breath-connected flow). Each week will build upon the previous week's lesson, and you will be given reference handouts as well as "homework" to do. By the end of the course, you should feel comfortable attending Synergy yoga classes, and will be armed with enough information to embark on a personal yoga practice. Whether you are a complete beginner, or just wanting a refresher course, this class will have something for you! $99.
*A certain number of slots are reserved for Synergy private clients and those who have taken this course before. If this is the case, you may use your class package to attend, but advance registration is required. Cancellation policy applies.

Prenatal Yoga Workshop, Saturday, Feb 28 @ 10 a.m.

with Laura Burgin, RYT-200, RPYT

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 am 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.

Your teacher and guide for this special session will be our own Laura Burgin, who has recently completed the Om Grown Mama teacher training program--an 85 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training under the direction of Jessalynn Hakanson, ERYT-500, RPYT, LMT.

Pilates Semi-Private Equipment Sessions!

These sessions are limited in size, and meet at set times, like our mat classes. Designed for our more experienced Pilates students, these sessions feature challenging workouts on the equipment. Prior experience on the equipment is a MUST. Prerequisite: A minimum of 3 private sessions with a Synergy trainer, and specific experience on the pieces of equipment used in the class (Tower/Chair/Spine Corrector). Space is VERY limited. Pay in advance and get 5 for $100, or pay as you go for $25 per session. OR, you can even use your current mat class package (which is now interchangeable)—each equipment class uses TWO off your regular class package. If you have a current class package, you can reserve your slots online, or sign-up using the Mind/Body Connect app on your mobile device. Advanced sign-up is required. Cancellation policy applies. Enrollment is open up to 30 days in advance for each of these classes:

Spring Equinox Practice: 108 Sun Salutes

Friday, March 20 @ 5:30 p.m.

As the spring equinox approaches, so comes rebirth and renewal, both in nature and within ourselves. Join us for a special practice of 108 sun salutations to celebrate this change of seasons by tapping into the changing times within ourselves. This vigorous practice is a challenge to the mind and body, which will provide spiritual and physical cleansing. In addition, the 108 practice is a unique and deeply inward meditation of movement that will provide opportunity for setting intention for the months to come. All levels are welcome - rest in still poses when needed. 2 hours. $25 or use 2 classes off your package.

Privates, Duets, Trios, Oh My!

Do you already have a package of private or duet sessions? Bring a friend with you to your session for only $20! The “Bring A Friend” rate is available for any current private or duet client with an active package, allowing you to upgrade your session to a duet or trio. (Limit: 1X per package) Help introduce a friend to Pilates or Yoga this month!

2-Hour Restorative Yoga Practice

Sunday, March 29 @ 2 p.m.

A deeply nurturing practice including deep cleansing breaths, affirming thought patterns, and a classical sequence of restorative poses. This sequence allows for complete rest, relaxation and restoration of the body & mind. 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. This is the perfect opportunity to show lovingkindness to yourself. Leave feeling open, balanced and serene. $25 or use 2 classes off your current class package to attend.

NEW Lunch Hour Classes

Can't make daytime classes because you work from 9 to 5? NEW on the regular schedule--We are test marketing two 40-minute condensed class formats, designed for your lunch hour: Pilates Lunch Crunch on Mondays and Mid-Day Meditation on Thursdays. Classes meet at 12:10 p.m. and finish at 12:50. $12 walk-in, or use your class package to attend. Get the same great benefits, with commute time built in!

Community Classes, Sunday, March 1st

Join us for these give-what-you-can, donation-based classes to benefit local charity. This month's Cause is the Heart of the City Playground, 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, be included, and grow through the gift of play.

New Classes on the Regular Schedule!

Pilates for Everybody starts Monday, March 3 @ 5 p.m.

5:00 p.m. Mondays - Join Jenny for this new class on the regular schedule. This class is for everyone who would like to experience the joy of Pilates! Modifications are included for each and every exercise, so anyone from newbie to the most experienced can participate on a level where they are comfortable, yet challenged. 50 min.

Prenatal Yoga starts Friday, March 13 @ 10:45 a.m.

This class will embrace a sequence of postures, breathwork, meditation, and information on the growing prenatal body. 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. 60 min.

Mommy & Me Yoga starts Tuesday, March 17 @ 11 a.m.

(For infants up to 6 months only, please) Nurture your baby while caring for yourself. Mommy and Me Yoga invites babies and their caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, nannies) to bond through loving touch, sight, sound, and movement. Baby will be included in the yoga practice physically, mentally, and spiritually, building a strong bond of trust and security— the foundation of self-confidence for baby. If Mom is feeling comfortable, she can start 6 weeks postpartum (If you delivered via Cesarean, check with your medical provider first, usually at 8 weeks post postpartum). Yoga experience is optional, but baby required :) Please bring anything that baby may want/need; carrier, loveys, blanket, paci's, etc. 50 min.

Coming Soon...

A Yoga Transitions Workshop, Meditation for Beginners: A Six Week Course, A 2-hour Restorative Session, Foam Roller Pilates Class, More Semi-Private Pilates options--stay tuned for details!

Studio Etiquette Tip: Honor Cancellation Policies

There are cancellation policies for private, duet, special enrollment classes, and workshops. Our business is dependent upon the commitments of our clients, therefore we must enforce these policies. Please be aware of these policies (which are listed in the Important Policies section of our web site) and honor your teacher/trainer by giving them as much advance notice as possible if you must cancel.

Synergy To Go! (on your Mobile Device)

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… Remember 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.