Christian Burzycki ~ Athlete of the Month!

Congratulations to Christian for being recognized as CCF Athlete of the Month!

Christian began at Cynergy in 2014 when he was in 8th grade.  Since then he has been a regular member of the 5 a.m. group during his off-seasons of soccer and baseball.  Coaches and friends who workout alongside him would agree that Christian is one of a kind.  Words that come to mind when thinking of him are:  dedication, integrity, amicable, mature, hard-working, positive, leader, athletic, and humble…  He is an excellent baseball player, an honor roll student, and works hard in every aspect of his life.  Although he is a little bit younger than his fellow athletes (one being his dad) at 5 a.m., he fits right in and has a clever sense of humor about him, even at 5 a.m.!

Getting to know Christian…
What do you do for work?
I am currently a senior in high school at Rising Tide Charter School in Plymouth getting ready to graduate in June. I work as a deckhand on the Captain John Boats in Plymouth. I work from late spring, through the summer, and into the early fall on whale watch boats, fishing boats, and Provincetown passenger ferries. Throughout the summer I work about 60 hours a week, limiting my time in the box.

 

What would you like us to know about you and your family?
My family consists of my mom, dad, and older brother; we are all pretty tight. We all enjoy being on the water together and some of my best memories are of the bareboat sailing trips we have taken together in the Virgin Islands.

 

What is the one thing that we may not know about you?
In my younger baseball days, I was a power hitter with more than 20 home runs before I was 12. Now, I’m more of a contact hitter and bat first or second in the lineup. My job is to get on base and score runs!

 

How long have you been CrossFitting?
I have been CrossFitting on and off since the 8th grade. Because I play soccer and baseball in school, for the last couple of years, I have been CrossFitting in the fall as soccer ends, through the winter until baseball begins in the spring.

 

What time do you typically train?
I only train at 5am. I go with my Dad and the rest of the gang. They are all like family.

 

What is your favorite lift and why?
My favorite lift is a full squat snatch. It’s very challenging and has taken me a while to get it mostly right. I also like it because it’s hard work and seems to work your whole body. You need to earn it. I also believe it is also one of my best lifts in terms of technique and weight. It is a lift I had trouble with, but now have learned to do it correctly and can move the weight efficiently while working shoulders and legs.

 

What is your favorite WOD and why?
I don’t really have a favorite WOD. I really enjoy partner and team WODs, Death-By WODs, and any WOD where you work for fixed duration of time at a high effort. I enjoy the partner WODs because it allows you to push each other and everyone is held accountable to work their hardest to get the best score.

 

What are your current CF goals?
Ring muscle ups and double unders!!

 

What are your current life goals?
My current goal is to pursue a career in the Maritime Industry. I have already been accepted to the Marine Engineering program at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, but I am hoping to earn an appointment to the United States Coast Guard Academy where I would study mechanical engineering. Still waiting to hear back, but it has been my most important goal for a while now.

 

What is your most memorable time as a CrossFitter?
Getting my first bar muscle up. Foundations with my brother and Jen Tully!

 

How has CF impacted your life outside of the box?
I feel that CrossFit has made me stronger, faster, and better prepared to compete in high school sports. I also think that doing CrossFit has made me tougher mentally, which has definitely come in handy and will serve me well in the future. CrossFit has also made my relationship with my Dad much stronger. Each morning he wakes me up to go to Cynergy and we ride together and work out next to each other and are always partners in WODs when we can be. It has really brought us together in and out of the box in a positive way because we are much closer and have a different kind of bond that other Father/Son duos may not have.

 

How would you best describe Cynergy to others?
Cynergy is a gym, but it’s also a place with a great sense of community. I have made a lot of friends since I started going on a regular basis. I am the youngest one at class every single day and ever since I started coming, everyone, athletes and coaches, have all been supportive. I love that we all help each other; some days I’m pushing others and some days others are pushing me. With that, I would say Cynergy is a very intense gym with a common drive and determination in all athletes to get better and push themselves and others everyday.
By | 2018-02-12T07:43:23+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: athlete of the month, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Member Spotlight: Brian Lundstedt

Congratulations Brian, Cynergy’s Member Spotlight for January 2018!

What do you do for work?  Landscaping/snow removal.
What would you like us to know about you and your family?  My family is a Jeep family
What is one thing that we may not know about you.  I can lick my elbow!
How long have you been CrossFitting?  On and off for 2ish years
What time do you typically train?  4pm or 5:30pm
What is your favorite lift and why?  Squat Cleans becausse they were the first lift I learned and my cleanest lift
What is your favorite WOD and why?  Don’t have a favorite WOD, I just do whatever is on the board
What are your current CF goals?  To learn double unders
What are your current life goals?  To finish school and start a career
What is your most memorable time as a CrossFitter? Being Sean’s replacement and giving Mark someone to yell at
How has CF impacted your life outside of the box?  I feel like I’ve got better stamina and I’m in shape
How would you best describe Cynergy to others?  A CrossFit gym that’s got a lot of coaches, good ones, and has good workouts.

By | 2018-01-09T07:13:05+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Categories: athlete of the month|Comments Off on Member Spotlight: Brian Lundstedt

Member Spotlight: Kelly Woerdeman

Congratulations to Kelly Woerdeman, Cynergy CrossFit’s Spotlight Member!

What do you do for work?
I am an independent financial planner and Army Reserve Instructor. I love both of these jobs and look forward doing them each day.

What would you like us to know about you and your family?
My wife Michelle and I live in Hanson with our Daughter, Elizabeth (7) Son, Jack (4), our Dog, Patton and Cat, Joey

What is one thing that we may not know about you.
This is my rookie year at Cynergy so there are lots of things. Let’s go with I’ve been in the Army for over 19 years, 2 activations, 1 Iraq deployment, and I am very close to retirement.

How long have you been CrossFitting?
I am 3 months in now.

What time do you typically train?
All over the map…5am, 6am, 9am 4pm

What is your favorite lift and why?
Thrusters…It seems to me like everything is working at once with that lift.

What is your favorite WOD and why?
Anything involving running….I have a distance running background.

What are your current CF goals?
I am struggling with double unders and HSPU’s. I am working to fix that currently. Also I am looking forward to the “Murph” I would like to perform well during that WOD.

What are your current life goals?
So much going on here… Continue spending as much time as possible with my wife and kids. Looking forward to retiring from the military and would love to start coaching my kids in their sports. Would like to teach some college courses in basic finance.

What is your most memorable time as a CrossFitter?
I would say my first few days at Cynergy was the most memorable. Everyone was very welcoming and awesome
and I knew I made a great decision to join up.

How has CF impacted your life outside of the box?
My energy level has gone through roof!

How would you best describe Cynergy to others?
The members are awesome. You show up, the workouts are pre-planned so you don’t have to think about it. You don’t need to wait for gym equipment to get freed up. You end up pushing yourself beyond what you would do on your own at the gym. It is also very close to my military training as far as instructor led group training.

Any additional comments:
Instead of making excuses on why I can’t go to the gym, I now have the discipline and motivation to make it in as many days as possible. I have a lot to learn and a long way to go but I am certain I found the place to do it. Thank you to all the coaches and members for everything so far. Let’s get some!

By | 2017-11-28T07:14:13+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: athlete of the month, Community|Comments Off on Member Spotlight: Kelly Woerdeman

Member Spotlight: Jackie Canapino

Cynergy CrossFit’s Member Spotlight for October is Jackie Canapino

What do you do for work?
I am an interior designer. I work for a commercial furniture dealer (Creative Office Pavilion). I spend my days working in AutoCAD to draw plans and specify products for offices. I am lucky enough to work from home full time helping to support our NYC team.

What would you like us to know about you and your family?
My husband, Frank, and I have been married for three years. Back in December we moved to Halifax (my hometown) where we built our house across the street from my family. We have two adorable dogs and one cat.

What is one thing that we may not know about you.
I hate to cook. Frank does all the cooking in our house. I bake, but cooking is not for me!

How long have you been CrossFitting?
It’s been just over two years since I started at QCCF, and I have been at Cynergy since December.

What time do you typically train?
5:30pm (Very much not a morning person and when I do drag myself in on the weekends, it’s not pretty)

What is your favorite lift and why?
Deadlifts and Cleans. These are the movements I feel most comfortable with.

What is your favorite WOD and why?
I don’t have a particular favorite, basically as long as there are no burpees, I’m good 🙂

What are your current CF goals?
Kipping is something that continues to elude me, I would really like to get kipping pull-ups. Double unders too 🙂

What are your current life goals?
Right now it’s getting everything wrapped up with the new house so that we can settle in and be done with construction for…I don’t know…forever?

What is your most memorable time as a CrossFitter?
I would have to say doing Murph for the first time, 2 years ago I would never have imagined ever being able to come close to completing it, let alone doing it RX.

How has CF impacted your life outside of the box?
Between doing CF and the TCL program I have gotten in the best shape of my life. I feel strong and confident which is amazing!

How would you best describe Cynergy to others?
The very best thing about Cynergy is it’s members. Everyone is so supportive and willing to cheer you on. Makes it so much easier to workout when you are surrounded by friendly faces that want you to succeed as much as you do 🙂

Any additional comments:
I have never considered myself athletic. I never was good at sticking to a workout routine. I have had countless under-used gym memberships. CrossFit is the only thing I have managed to stick with, and most of that is due to the amazing coaches at both QCCF and Cynergy (thanks for putting up with me! :)). For anyone that thinks they can’t do CrossFit, you should have met me before I started, I never thought I could either. I have come such a long way since I started, and I know that I have MANY things to improve on, but I love feeling proud of myself when I hit a new PR or when I complete a workout!

By | 2017-10-12T14:18:52+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: athlete of the month, Community|Comments Off on Member Spotlight: Jackie Canapino

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|Comments Off on August Member Spotlight — Frank Canapino