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August Member Spotlight — Frank Canapino

This month’s Member Spotlight is on Frank Canapino. Frank typically trains in the evening (4 or 5:30) and has been CrossFtting for about a year and a half now and continues to push himself and make gains. Recently he completed a cycle with the The Cynergistic Life Nutrition Program and showed great progress. (Read his success story!) Congrats Frank and keep up the good work!

What do you do for work?

I work at Rapid7 a data security company as a Systems Administrator.

What would you like us to know about you and your family?

Jackie and I just built a house in Halifax about a mile from the gym and live with our two dogs Gracie, Harley, and our cat Selina.

What is one thing that we may not know about you.

I’m a huge gamer. Half of our basement is a gaming room devoted to video games, board games, and miniatures.

How long have you been CrossFitting?

I started in February 2016. My first real week after doing foundations in Quincy was 16.1.

What time do you typically train?

I try to make it to the 4PM Class M-F.

What is your favorite lift and why?

Probably Cleans.

What is your favorite WOD and why?

I enjoy doing comp WODs or WODs for things like the open. I feel like I push myself more doing those.

What are your current CF goals?

I would like to be able to chain together muscle-ups and actually do full handstand pushups.

What are your current life goals?

Enjoy my new house. Spend as much time as I can with my family. Lose more body fat %.

What is your most memorable time as a CrossFitter?

Most recently it would be getting my first muscle-up. It was super exciting to get up there.

How has CF impacted your life outside of the box?

I have always worked out but since I joined CF I have been going more consistently and working harder. I have more energy in my off time and just generally feel better all of the time.

How would you best describe Cynergy to others?

Cynergy is a great gym in a good space and with an amazing group of family and friends. Everyone always manage to have fun while pushing hard at the workouts.

By | 2017-08-07T12:02:33+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: athlete of the month, Community|0 Comments

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story Update: Dennis Baker

Congratulations to Dennis for a fantastic update at week 24!
Continuing to make improvements across the board not only physically but athletically!  Well done Dennis!
Down a total of 35 pounds
Lost 12% Body Fat
Gained 6.5% Muscle
Lost 17 years of his Body Age and
Down 6 points on his Visceral Fat
A shining example of improving your health while overcoming an injury.  It can be done!
Continued success on Maintenance Dennis!


For more information, check out TCL Personalized Nutrition. And take our Free Health Assessment to see if this is right for you!

By | 2017-08-02T11:41:53+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Kelly Gumpright

Congratulations to Kelly for a fantastic 24 weeks!  She had a few setbacks along the way but never used them as an excuse.  She was always willing to do what ever she could to keep moving forward.  She made some pretty remarkable accomplishments along the way too.  She embodies confidence and strength!  Super proud of her efforts!  Well done Kelly…I loved working with you!  Continued success to you!

Physical Changes:
Lost 30 pounds
Lost 7.4% body fat
Gained 3.2% muscle
Lost 11 years in body age
Lost 6 inches – waist
Lost 7 inches – hips
Lost 5 inches – chest

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?

I had really surprised myself with what I could achieve during the first 12 weeks. Prior to starting my second 12 week programing I was really not sure what to expect. I had already lost a lot of weight and I wasn’t sure if I was going to loose more. I was still recovering from a shoulder injury so I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make any gains in strength. I had hoped I would continue to loose weight even if getting back to the gym was going to be slow.
Despite not really having any expectations I was blown away with the end results. I am almost back to my weight from collage! I never thought I would see those numbers again. Losing the extra weight has made it easy to get back to the gym. My shoulder is almost at 100% again and despite the injury, I was still able to make a muscle % gain. I said it last time and I’ll say it again, the results have left me inspired and motivated for more.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?

You can have your cake and eat it too… well maybe only a little bit. I learned I can still have those indulging times of pizza, burgers, and ice cream and not break the bank. Everything just needs to be in moderation.
More importantly, I also learned that every day will not always be a great day. There will be hard days where you loose motivation and can’t stand to count another macro. The bigger take away I learned is even when you can’t resist, it is easier to recover from one bad meal than one big bad day. Don’t let all your hard work go to waste. You worked too hard to get where you are!

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I’d like to say my biggest accomplishment would have to be getting under #165. What I didn’t realize was that also meant dropping from a size 14 to a size 6. It is such a great sensation when you put on the smaller size clothing and you realize not only does it fit but you are comfortable. You start to understand that it is not the smaller clothing that makes you feel great… it’s the boost of confidence that leaves you feeling empowered! My greatest accomplishment is how comfortable and confident I have become with myself as I go through this journey.


For more information, check out TCL Personalized Nutrition. And take our Free Health Assessment to see if this is right for you!

By | 2017-07-28T12:26:01+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|Comments Off on TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Kelly Gumpright

TCL Personalized Nutrition Success Story: Cynthia Marie

Congratulations to Cynthia Marie on her completion of 24-weeks on TCL!  The challenges were there, but the desire was stronger than any obstacle!  Love your story Cynthia!  Thank you!!

What was your expectation prior to starting the program?
Let’s call it an Awakening.
The adventure to Peru with a group of very powerful women including, Coach Cindy sparked & ignited a Change in me. Her consistent model of healthy Nutrition & Fitness Balance was an inspiration. Living the extreme sport & outdoor thrill seeking lifestyle in Colorado has been a crazy Life-Choice for over 36 years. At the age of 56, general concern of overall health & wellness into the next phase of this journey was a mystery that I was ready to unravel. Not knowing where this extra weight, dragging energy was going, I was ready to Learn & Implement Lifestyle Choice Change. With an open mind, dedicated time was spent each day to develop the new Body that was carrying around my creativ, adventure seeking self.

During the initial 12 weeks that it took to understand the chemistry of this change & to get very close to the goal, was a full-time job, frustrating & exhausting yet exciting {because I could feel & see the Change!}. ‘Believing’ in the ‘Process’ was not exactly easy but guidance & cheering from Coach CB was the encouragement required. The knowledge base that Cynergistic Life has as a resource for their clients is invaluable. Getting right to business & tackling the issues with support from each other within our group has been truly helpful.

Adding another 12 weeks- total of 24- was critical to inclusively complete the body fat reduction, shifting & growing body muscle mass and to experiment with the ‘Maintenance Plan’.

What are some of the most powerful lessons you are walking away with?
Committing to a Renewed Daily Ritual of meditation, yoga, fine tuned nutrition & fitness + sleep {yes, 10 hours each night!} has aligned the body, mind & spirit! 

Understanding FOOD and the extreme importance of knowing what it DOES to the body– never dreamed I could eat so much! Learning about the Paleo Lifestyle food choice model has been fun to experiment with. Now, onto researching what food does to your brain is very interesting & concerning- the spices that can change moods, etc. I find fascinating!

What is your greatest accomplishment?
While goals are great fun setting, reaching them is the not-so-easy prize! The ‘InBody230’ report with the detailed analysis of body composition illustrated with graphs and with numbers, were the tangible results I needed to confirm the progress. This was exciting to see that in 24 weeks I was able to reach & exceed my goal into a normal ‘strong type’ model.

Finding my ‘Ritual’ to Maintain the hard work that was realized is my greatest accomplishment & the most important lesson.

For more information, check out TCL Personalized Nutrition. And take our Free Health Assessment to see if this is right for you!

By | 2017-07-26T18:45:07+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Categories: Nutrition, The Cynergistic Life|1 Comment