Newsletter Autumn 2014



Yoga Class: The Yoga class takes place on Thursday morning from 11:00 to 12:30. All abilities welcome. Call to reserve your place.

Boxing Fitness Class: A high intensity workout for everyone. Class day to change next month based on attendance requests. Time is from 19:30 to 20:00.

Turbo Training: Starting Monday, the 6th of October, Turbo Sessions will be held in the gym to work on winter training. Get there early to set up your turbo and secure your place. Session starts at 20:00.

Running Group: Meets at 08:30 am in front of the gym/centre. All abilities welcome! We run between three and five miles. See our website for more information. Our email address is [email protected].


Our New Logo!

Well, Cynergy Personal Trainers has been in existence for five years now, so we thought our logo needed a little freshening up. We wanted a logo that was easy to replicate onto clothing and products as we plan to expand our reach. What do you think? The logo will be used for Cynergy Personal Trainers, Cynergy Aventura, and Cynergy BeSpoke. Read on to find out more.


Cynergy Aventura

Speaking of reach, we would like to introduce a new Cynergy venture. It is called Cynergy Aventura. Gareth Batson and Richie Barnes are heading up this new leg of the business. We are very pleased to have found a like-minded business partner in Richie and we look forward to growing the business with him.

This part of the business will focus on adventures abroad as well as local cycling club runs. We wanted to create an all-inclusive cycling club that will educate members how to ride their bikes in a group safely as well as improve their cycling abilities.

Cynergy Aventura has its own website at, but you can also reach the link from our CynergyPT website and vice-versa. Here you will find out more information on some of our up and coming adventures:

  • Kilimanjaro Trek – August 2015. Fancy trekking up Killi? Cynergy staff will be on hand to help you reach the summit as well as encourage you along the way.
  • Majorca Cycling Training Camp – February 2015. Geared towards the beginner to intermediate level cyclists. It is a week-long training camp cycling in the beautiful island of Majorca, with it’s varied terrain, helping to build confidence ,technique as well as cycling strength.
  • The Fred Whitton Cycling Challenge – Takes place in the Lake District. Strong cyclists, daring to take part, will be fully supported by Cynergy staff to help finish the challenge. Already fully subscribed. Maybe try next year?
  • Saturday Afternoon Club Rides – Rides set off at 12 midday. These first few rides will be focused on beginner to intermediate level riders to help them with riding in a bunch as well as road etiquette.

Watch this space for… Cycling Paris to Roubaix, a one day classic cobbled route, and Alpine cycling adventures planned for next year.

Go to the Aventura website for detailed information on any or all of the above.


Cynergy BeSpoke

So under the Cynergy brand we have personal training (orange logo), adventures with an emphasis on cycling (yellow logo), and now a bike shop (red logo). Cynergy BeSpoke will be fully operational for any cycling equipment needs, repairs, and or advice at the start of the new year. Currently they can do bike repairs and bike sourcing for our clients.

Richie Barnes owns and manages this leg of the brand. You can find a link to his website from Cynergy Personal Trainers website or go directly to


What We Are Up To

Cat is still recovering from injury and sadly has had to defer her place in the Marine Corps Marathon which is to be held in Washington D.C. on the 26th of October 2014. She will focus on recovering properly and run the event next year.

In the meantime, Cat is enjoying her time on the bike and doing the low mileage runs she is permitted to do to keep her sanity. She is also looking forward to the Majorca Training Camp in February.

Gareth’s Cyclo-Cross Races start next weekend! He is looking forward to the change in training and to his first race of the season. Gareth’s full winter training program will also include the Turbo training sessions mentioned under the Class heading.

Finally, Gareth will be gearing up to lead some of the rides on the Majorca Training Camp in February. He and Richie Barnes, will be group leaders on the camp.

The new season of Canine Cross Country has begun and soon the bears will be dragging Cat and Gareth through the woods at various locations. Their agility training continues on, but we are pretty clear that Jens just goes through the motions to appease his people, while Heidi has a real zest for haring around the courses.


Core Fitness

As the race season winds down and Christmas draws near, most people start to back off of their training regime. Usually this is because the days get shorter and it gets harder to motivate yourself in the cold, dark months.

This is understandable, but it is important to remember that at a minimum, core fitness should be maintained during this time.

Whether you are a runner, a cyclist, or even a gardener, you are more prone to injury if your core is weak. Many of you will know this fact already, but it is easy to let things go in the coming months because of hectic lives, travel plans, or sheer lack of motivation due to the onset of the cold, dark days.

So get yourself a mini core workout plan and stick to it! If that sounds a chore, contact Cat or Gareth and they will sort one out for you. No excuses.


Contact Details:

Owners: Cat and Gareth Batson
Phone: 01491-877378
E-mail: [email protected]

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 16:00 to 20:00
Tuesday-Thursday: 07:30- 20:00
Friday: 07:30 to18:00
Saturday: 08:00 to 13:30

Personal Training Sessions are by appointment only. Please call or email for details.