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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.

Restorative Workshop with Keel Sebastian, RYT

October 9 @ 5:30 p.m.

Keel Sebastian is a 200 hour R.Y.T. certified yoga instructor from Montana trained in Hatha yoga, which focuses primarily on alignment. Keel started her yoga practice as a means of dealing with several sports related injuries due to her passion for ski mountaineering and kitesurfing. What began as a physical practice for strength and flexibility quickly became a lifestyle. She believes in the nurturing properties of yoga to help heal mind, body, and spirit. She is excited to offer a Restorative workshop focusing on the transition of seasons. As we say goodbye to summer heat and outward Pita energy, we have a chance to refocus our energy inward and renew ourselves again before the holiday season of sharing. 90-100 min. $25 walk-in or use two classes off your current regular class package.  (Current class package holders can log-in and sign up online)

1st Sunday Community Yoga with Carla

October 5 @ 2 p.m.

This COMMUNITY yoga class meets on the first Sunday of every month, is 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. 60-75 min. This month's Cause is the Operation Finally Home, a non-profit organization specializing in building homes for injured soldiers returning from military service overseas.

Beginner Pilates Starts Tues, October 7 @ 5:30 p.m.

Get to Know Joe Pilates! Join us for a 6-week course that builds your knowledge of the Pilates Method from the ground up. Students will learn basic body awareness fundamentals (pre-Pilates), proper breathing techniques, the basic 5 Pilates core building exercises, the powerful Stomach Series, safe and effective back strengtheners, as well as a series of classical Pilates mat exercises for upper and lower body strength and flexibility. Each class builds upon the previous week's lesson. 7 to 8 hours of total programming. Once you complete the class, you will be armed with the knowledge to embark on your own personal practice and attend Pilates classes at Synergy! Advance sign-up is required. $99.

*Experienced Synergy students that have attended the Beginner Pilates Series in the past may also attend for technique review; each week would count as one class off your regular class package. Advance sign-up is required for each class. Cancellation policy applies.

Not a Beginner, but still need an Evening Pilates Class?

Wednesdays @ 5:30 p.m., Starting October 8
Pilates Mat Mix with Jan and Emily

Six Weeks Only! Flow through the classical matwork sequences of Joseph Pilates. Begin with fundamentals, and then move through the exercises with vigor and zest! Pilates Principles are emphasized during your session: Concentration, Control, Centering, Breath, Flow and Precision. Tools may be incorporated for challenge or support (balls, circles, bands, rollers). 50-60 min.

Other Schedule Changes:


NEW! Morning Cup of Joe (Pilates) with Emily

Tuesdays @ 8:30 a.m., Starting October 14

Get your day started the right way with a morning dose of stretch and strength, the Pilates way! Begin class with deep cleansing breathing and centering. Work through the classical exercises of Joseph Pilates' matwork with vigor and zest! Get the blood pumping through your veins as you pump the hundreds, roll your spine, and scoop your belly. Finish energized and ready for your day, and walk out the door an inch taller! 50-60 min. Pilates experience is a plus, but certainly not necessary.

Coming Up October 25:

MFR (Myo-Fascial Release) Toolbox for Self-Treatment

with Sheri Brimm, P.T. - FOUR sessions, Saturdays @ 9:00 a.m at Synergy: October 25th, November 1, November 15 and November 22. Each session will feature a different focus. Sheri will be teaching John Barnes MFR techniques using 4" balls, foam rollers, self-unwinding, body scanning/awareness, and prolonged stretching techniques. Attend all 4 sessions for $50, or walk-in to the sessions you choose for $15 each.

Sheri Brimm graduated from University of Kentucky with a BHS in Physical Therapy in 1993. She has over 20 years experience as a PT. She is an Advanced Therapist, trained in John F Barnes Myofascial Release Techniques. Sheri worked as Director of Physical Therapy at Cookeville Regional Medical Center from 1997 until 2004. She currently works with pediatric clients at Center of Development, and has her own practice at 207 Reagan Street, Cookeville TN, called NEW BEGINNINGS MYOFASCIAL THERAPY LLC.

Yin/Yang Synergy Baby Shower

October 26 @ 3:30

Come and celebrate not one, but TWO new baby yogis, who will soon enter the world! Synergy Yoga instructors Laura Burgin and Carla Hurt are both due in early December! Laura will have a baby boy, and Carla will have a baby girl! Don your favorite black and white outfit for this Yin/Yang themed Baby Shower—in Studio A at Synergy.

Synergy hosts the ART Prowl 2014!

Friday, November 7 from Noon to 8 p.m
& Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Synergy will be a host gallery for the Art Prowl this year, and we will feature the artists of Cookeville High School. Plans are already the works for this year’s event—we are SO excited! Art Prowl is Cookeville, TN's annual 2 day, free, mostly walkable art tour. Meet 30+ artists in studios, galleries and other locations in Historic WestSide and downtown. Featuring the best art in the Upper Cumberland area, plus demonstrations, kids' activities, and ART Prowl specials at local shops, cafes and pubs. Media: Clay, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Painting/Drawing, Print making, Sculpture and Wood. ART Prowl supports local artists, businesses and art education, and integrates art into our community. Support your local artists - join us!

NEW! Synergy Fashion Long Sleeve Tees!

The new Synergy long sleeve tee features a fitted fashion cut, a solid bodice featuring the Synergy logo, and burnout sleeves with extra-long knit cuffs. Black with light gray logo OR Chocolate Brown with tan logo. Sizes: S, M, L, XL; $26 + tax.

SALE! Synergy Flowy Racerback Tanks

This flowy tank top is made of buttery soft breathable fabric, with a slightly longer cut (to the hip), and features the Synergy logo. Gray heather with black logo OR Black Heather with white logo. Sizes: L, XL; Now only $20 + tax!

Studio Etiquette Tip #2: Be on time

For classes, please be on your mat with the necessary props prior to the class start time. If extenuating extenuating circumstances cause you to be late, please come down the long hallway and enter the classroom through the back door, gathering your props quietly, so as not to disrupt class. If you observe the class is engaged in a breathing or meditation exercise, please wait outside the door until it is finished. If you are more than 10 minutes late, please forego the class until next time. All classes will begin promptly on the half-hour. For more Studio Etiquette Tips, visit the About section of our web site.

Now Enrolling for Pilates Equipment Semi-Private

For our more experienced clients, we are planning to introduce Pilates Equipment SEMI-PRIVATE SESSIONS in the coming months. These sessions will be at set times, will use two sessions off your regular class package (so there is no need to make a separate purchase), will be limited to 4 people, and will offer challenging workouts on the chairs and low barrels. Prerequisite: Prior experience on chair and low barrel is a MUST, due to the smaller size of the piece, and the strong springs used. If you have been taking Pilates classes, but have not had experience specifically on the chairs/barrels, please call or e-mail the studio to schedule a private Low Chair/Low Barrel prep session(s). As these small groups are forming, please continue to support our wide variety of Pilates mat classes. Thank you!

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.

See you on the Mat!

The Synergy Staff

Petti, Chris, Emily, Dawn, Laura, Carla, Travis, Jan, Jenny, Nicole & Allison