Newsletter Summer 2016



Classes and Group Events

Email or call us to secure your place in any of our classes.

Turbo Training

Classes suspended until the Autumn.

Cynergy PT Club Runs

Club runs are completely free for club members.  We meet most Saturday mornings at 8:30am from the Cynergy Studio in Fawley.  All abilities are welcome.  We run between 3 and 5 miles at a social pace.  We run a mixture of on and off road, depending upon the weather.  Come and out and give us a try!

What We Are Up To

Cat has been battling with a persistent case of plantar fasciitis, but it looks like she may have finally turned a corner. Although her running miles are on the low side at the moment, it has not stopped her from seeing the big picture and organising her next marathon…in Rome 2017. That gives Cat enough time to fully heal and start her training from scratch. Fingers crossed this marathon is less painful than the last. In the meantime, she has signed up to the ride the Prudential Ride 100 in London at the end of July. I guess doing the last one during Hurricane Bertha was not enough to put her off completely.

Gareth Batson led the Majorca Training camp back in March. Everyone had a fabulous time riding their bikes and getting their early season training done in the lovely Majorcan weather. Sadly, Gareth picked up a cold that went to his chest, setting his training back by several weeks. As Gareth is still working to recover fully, he is hoping he will be able to do a few late season cycle races if he can get the training done in time.

Summer is here.. Finally!

The days are longer, the weather is warmer (well, sometimes anyway), and the motivation is as good as it ever will be. So, that being said…stop putting off that run, cycle ride, trip to the gym, hike in the woods, or even just power walking the dog. The older we get the harder it gets to do things to keep ourselves healthy and active. There are always plenty of excuses, but why not just get out there and get started? If you need a bit of hand holding or structure, we are here to help you. Even if you just need a bit of advice. Just stop making excuses.

Now about the food…as the weather appears to be on a warming trend, eat lighter foods. There are many types of salads you can prepare that are hearty and filling, but better for the waistline than a lot of other available choices. The longer days and better weather make us more social and often that means drinking more alcohol. Try and drink a glass of water for every glass of wine or pint of beer, or cocktail. It will minimize that hangover as well as the amount of sugar you would normally have consumed if you did not. Read on for a summer salad favourite.


New To Cynergy Personal Trainers

We have a couple of new faces to add to our Cynergy family, Gayle Shoukry and Chandra Ricks. We are very excited to welcome them both into the Cynergy PT family. Although, very different in their fields of expertise, they both bring something special to our facility and we hope they will be with us for a long time into the future. Please read on to learn a little bit more about each of them.

Gayle Shoukry

First is Gayle Shoukry, our new Personal Trainer: Gayle started her career in Public Relations and Event Management for a streaming media company before moving to the charity sector, managing the event team for the children’s charity EveryChild. This involved supporting fundraisers in sporting events as diverse as parachute jumps to the London Marathon to a 550km bike ride across Thailand.

Having three children in quick succession led her to rethink the London commute and she became a registrar and spent 9 years conducting marriages across Buckinghamshire; competing in triathlons, cycling and running events in her spare time.

Recently, Gayle returned to her original passion of health and fitness and took a job managing residential weight loss bootcamps in Marbella and Wales. Realising that she was spending more time helping train the clients than on administration, she embarked upon her Personal Training qualification alongside the camps. She is inspired by the results she has seen and is driven to help others achieve their fitness goals.

Chandra (Chani) Ricks

Our second addition to the Cynergy family is Chandra Ricks, our new Chiropractor. For those unfamiliar with the term, Chiropractors are dedicated, highly educated primary health care professionals focused on helping you to be as active and healthy as possible. Chiropractors practice a drug-free, examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Chandra’s clinical practice offers a mixture of chiropractic, massage and exercise to reduce pain and optimise mobility. Chandra uses a combination of Diversified or “traditional” chiropractic, and McTimoney. McTimoney is known for being a particularly gentle technique and does not cause the “cracking” sound commonly associated with chiropractic care.

Chandra is also fully certified in the Graston Technique®, the American “gold standard” treatment method for scarring, restriction or chronic inflammation affecting muscles, tendons and ligaments. Graston uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to help identify and treat the problem, and is both comfortable to receive and extremely effective in improving range of motion and reducing pain. Graston can be received post-injury or simply during training to improve performance. Chandra also teaches stress and pain management techniques, utilising relaxation exercises commonly employed by medical doctors to further empower and increase patient control over their own health and well-being. When not practicing in her clinic, Chandra works as a Technique Instructor and Lecturer at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon and Manchester.

Chandra works from Cynergy by appointment only, as she is spread pretty thin already.

Follow Us On Facebook!

We have finally started posting to our Facebook page regularly.  We usually post exercise tips that we think are impressive, or that put complex things more simply for everyone to understand and implement themselves.  Check us out and see if maybe we can give you a few tips you had not thought of before.