Newsletter Summer 2015


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

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

Turbo Training: Classes are every Monday, at 8pm. Make sure to arrive early to set up. This is a winter training series to prepare you for the up and coming race season, or to just keep your fitness levels up during the dark days of winter.

Boxing Fitness Class: This is a thirty minute high intensity workout for everyone. Squeeze in one last workout before the holiday indulgences. Classes are ongoing and there is room for a couple more.  Come join in the fun!

Kettlebell Class:  The next class begins on Wednesday, 24 June, at 19:15. This is a 6 week course.  All abilities are welcome.  This is a short, 30 minute, high intensity session that will get you moving and focus your efforts on functional fitness. Call for more information and to secure your place..

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

Majorca Training Camp

Towards the end of February, Cynergy Aventura took a group of cyclists out for a training camp in Majorca.  A good time was had by all.  Although it did not come without a few scrapes and bruises.  The weather was a bit of a challenge, but everyone there was up for it.  The week started out with some sunshine and then soon came the wind and rain.  Most of the riders managed between 200 to 300 miles for the week.  All in all, it was a good camp!  Looking forward to next year already.  Bring on those mountains!


Canine Cross Country Charity Run

Sadly the first date for our charity run for Hounds First Sighthound Rescues and DogsTrust was a non-starter. We just did not have enough people sign up for it. So…we have given ourselves a longer lead time to promote the next event. That being said, please mark your calendars for the 4th of October 2015. We will endeavour to bring out a most impressive charity canine cross country run for all to join in the fun. Registration is now open. Please sign up and help us to help both Dogs Trust and Hounds First Sighthound Rescue. Both are our chosen charities for this event. If successful we hope to hold more events in the upcoming months.

Race Distance: 6K
Entry Fee: £20
Location: Peppard Common on Stoke Row Road

See our website for more details.

This area was selected for the lack of styles that you need to manoeuvre. You can run with your dog(s) or you can just run on your own. Please fit your dog(s) with a harness instead of tethered to their collar as it is more comfortable and safer for them. You can find running harnesses on the internet, or contact us for more information.


What We Are Up To

Cat has just returned from Tarifa, Spain.  While she was there Cat was checking out a retreat location for future fitness camps.  The camps will vary between one to two week long, fitness focused retreats.  Emphasis will be on outdoor fun fitness, creating healthy dietary habits, and exploring the gorgeous countryside and beaches.  The accommodations are within a beautiful, spacious house, high on the hills in Tarifa.  Rooms can be shared or single, depending upon preference.  Ideally we would like to organize our first outing in September, but we need to hear from you if this of interest to you.  So, contact us as soon as possible, IF you are at all interested as space is limited.  This is just to show us interest, this is not a commitment at this point.  For more information, please see our website or feel free to contact us for a chat.


Cat is also back in training for the Marine Corps Marathon held in Washington D.C. in October. Fingers crossed she will remain injury free and be able to log an impressive time for the event. In the meantime, she has had a great start with her first 10K of the year on the 7th of June. She managed a decent pace, but knows there is much work to do to improve. She also has an 10.7 mile hilly ridgeway relay race coming up in July so it should be interesting to see how she fares. Fingers crossed old injuries do not recur.

Gareth is currently preparing to do a 9 man Team Time Trial race at Silverstone later this month. In addition he is Time Trialling on Tuesday nights as part of the Evening League. Aside from those events, Gareth is going to be organising sponsorship of the Wallingford Festival of Cycling on behalf of Cynergy Aventura. Come out and say hello if you fancy a lovely family day out on bikes!

Bring on the Summer!

Summer will be what it will be in this country. It may not actually make an appearance, or we may have already had it back in March. Regardless, we all live in hope for a few more warm days. But in the meantime, stop putting your fitness off until the weather gets warmer. At least the days are getting longer! Take advantage of the longer days by heading off after work for an adventurous run or go for a quick spin on the bike, or even just take the dog(s) out for a bit of a power walk. Stop putting your health off for another day. Life is short enough already, do not make it shorter due to a sedentary lifestyle.

Core Strength a Must to Prevent Injury

Those of you that know us, know that we are always banging on about good core strength. No matter what sport you do or don’t do, you won’t last very long without a strong core. This is not just your abdominals we speak of, but also you obliques, your lower back and the often lazy glute muscles (or more to the point, your bum). The typical person spends much of their time sitting in a chair. This creates a lazy bum that struggles to fire properly. Unless you make a point to get your bum working for you, other muscles will take over and more often than not, an injury will occur. So start by performing some simple glute firing exercises such as clams, squats and lunges. Make sure your knees do not go beyond the front of your toes while squatting and lunging.

Contact Details:

Owners: Cat and Gareth Batson
Phone: 01491-877 378
E-mail: [email protected]

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 16:00 to 20:00
Tuesday-Thursday: 08:00 – 20:00
Friday: 08:00 to 17:00
Saturday: 08:00 to 13:30

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