Celebrating 10 Years of Jen Tully

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 whole years since I first stepped into the Cynergy parking lot for my first Boot Camp; to think that my kids were just 1 1/2, 4, and 6! While on one hand these past 10 years have flown by, on the other hand I can’t imagine my life without Cynergy.

I often think back to the day that I called Cindy to inquire about the program. I was just calling to get info, not necessarily to join! I had every excuse in the book as to why I could never fit it into my busy schedule… but for every excuse, Cindy had an answer. She had quite the ability to motivate me even before I started. It just so happened that they had a class starting the following day, at 5:00 a.m. What could I possibly have for an excuse at that time? That was the beginning of my fitness journey.

After a few months of Boot Camp, although hesitant to join CrossFit, I made the move “inside.” If it wasn’t for Keith’s belief in me and his driving force, I wouldn’t have believed in myself and I most likely would have gone back to joining a global gym and just not showing up, as nobody would notice or check in.

From there, I joined the 5 a.m. CrossFit group which now consists of some of my best friends (one being my husband!). Over the last ten years, I can say that for the most part, I have trained consistently with the same group of people. I can say that if a day or two goes by that I am not there, I’ll be sure to get concerning texts and/or phone calls checking in to see why I wasn’t there and making sure I’ll be in tomorrow. The atmosphere is what always kept me coming back and will always keep me there.

Looking back over the last ten years, it really is amazing to think about how much I’ve accomplished. I’m a totally different person than I was in 2007. I’ve run half marathons, competed in numerous sprint triathlons (even with a phobia of swimming), and participated in many CrossFit competitions. The thought of me competing in ANYTHING before Cynergy would be unfathomable and crazy. Ten years ago, I would literally twist my ankle just running down my driveway.

Aside from my progress with fitness over the last decade, I have also accomplished attainment of my Level 1 CrossFit Certification and CrossFit Kids Certification. Again, thinking back to ten years ago, I would never imagine myself to be where I am today, being on the other end, the motivator. I find myself so fortunate to be in this role. I take great pride in coaching some pretty amazing kids and I can’t imagine not having this opportunity. I also love being on the other end of the Boot Camp spectrum, coaching people who are starting where I once was just ten short years ago!

Congratulations to Cindy and Keith for 10 years STRONG! Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. I am forever grateful! <3 🙂

By | 2017-12-03T19:43:14+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Categories: Community|0 Comments

Celebrating 10 Years of Dianne Shanahan

Cynergy CrossFit has been my home away from home for the last 10 years and I can’t imagine my life without it.

When I think of Cynergy and what it means to me the first word that comes to my mind is family. If you know me, you know family is one of my most important values and this extended family that Cindy and Keith have created is truly amazing. I think back through the years of all the people who have walked through Cynergy’s doors – some who still remain and some whom I often wonder about – the numbers are staggering. The relationships that have formed from this family are many and to witness those relationships grow through marriages and now babies is what makes Cynergy what it is. It always impresses me when I’m either coaching or participating in a wod at the amount of families working out together – husband and wife, sisters, brothers, partners, mothers and fathers alongside their kids. It always leaves me with a warm, fuzzy feeling.

I am so fortunate to have met Cindy almost 20 years ago. Thank you for letting me be a part of your family and watch your children grow, and allowing me to spend the last 10 years watching you and Cynergy CrossFit transform the lives of so many.

Looking forward to the next 10!

By | 2017-11-22T22:57:11+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Community|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Celebrating 10 Years of Jennie T

Right before my 30th birthday I received an email about a boot camp in Hanson. That’s all I wanted for my birthday! Getting somewhere at 6 am seemed like a pipe dream with little babies at home. I found a babysitter who would come at 5:45every morning and I signed up! I spent 600 dollars total on that 4 week boot camp just in childcare! I had the time of my life! The feeling of accomplishment that I discovered during those 4 weeks was exactly what I needed. I cried at the end of the 4 weeks, thinking it was over. Well, it wasn’t over! It has been TEN YEARS and boot camp in a parking lot has turned into CrossFit in a huge BOX. I am so honored to have been able to watch Cindy turn this idea into a beautiful community over the years!
I turned 40 this year and celebrated by spending the day competing in a Crossfit competition with my amazing Cynergyfamily! I spend my 30’s doing Crossfit and I intend to make my 40’s even better! Hitting my goals and pushing myself to improve my fitness every day! So many times I almost let go, it is so easy to let less important things become priorities. Cynergy got me into my best shape of my life when I was 31-35, I lost that and I am working hard to surpass that now in my 40’s!
Over the past decade Cynergy CrossFit has provided me with the strength and confidence to face life head on! The level of dedication and inspiration that Cindy and the entire Cynergy coaching team bring to this community is amazing! I can’t wait to celebrate 20 years with Cynergy, we will get there together as one fit family ONE PR at a time!

By | 2017-11-22T22:58:02+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Categories: Community|0 Comments

Celebrating 10 years of John and Suzie Llewellyn

A 10 year re cap ….. WOW? This means I am 10 years older 😉

It all started in 2006, I was three years fresh out of the police academy. I was on patrol on Beech Street and noticed a sign sticking out of the ground that read “Get Fit Quick” – Boot Camp. It had a phone number on it and I jotted it down on my ticket book. Mind you, it was several weeks before I picked up the phone and called.

I went home and spoke with John about this crazy idea I had about joining “boot camp”. Knowing he was an ARMY guy, he had to agree. He agreed & I made the call – Not the next day but several days later. (The biggest step you take is your first)!!!

I made an apt to meet Cindy in her first box in Whitman. John & I did a wellness form and had a Start date! It was with Coach Keith in the parking lot. It was So hard but very empowering. We loved it! I met so many new friends. The beginning of my many adventures with Maureen Lane (MEL)

Like most boot-campers we did a few months then jumped into Crossfit. I made John do three months in boot camp because I said “I could NEVER do those weights” Looking in the box at training bar with 10# weights on it! It looked like 100# to me! I had never joined a gym as I was always in high school & college sports. No bar bells or kettle bells!

Since joining CCF I feel in love with the sport. I have taken several training courses in the past 10 years & started coaching classes.

10 years later – so many life achievements and goals have been accomplished since my training at Cynergy.

The following things I never could have dreamed about were accomplished. Without Cindy’s professional & knowledgeable training these would all still be dreams.

5K runs

10K runs

Boston Marathon

My Kilimanjaro – Africa 19,340ft

Triathlons

1/2 marathons

Crossfit competitions

Appalachian trail (500 miles+)

Spartan BEAST

TCL Nutrition

Start by doing what’s necessary; then what’s possible; and suddenly doing the impossible <3

Without Cindy – I never could have done any of this – I’m forever grateful.

ALL of the Cynergy members are a family. It’s nice to be part of this amazing community and I look forward to my future as well as every single member of CCF. #GAINZ

Thank you Cindy & Keith Brown for giving us a second family and making our lives better.

Those who want to WILL, Those who don’t will find an excuse is still my favorite quote!

– you can’t pay someone to do your push ups !

Keep up the amazing work Cynergy Athletes

Thank you Cindy & Keith and our staff!!

Suzie

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It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since Suzie coerced me into going to “Boot Camp.” At 50 years old, I had no desire to repeat boot camp. In hindsight, it is one of the best decisions of my life. Cindy and Keith Brown a/k/a Cynergy have had a positive impact on my life in so many ways. The two most important things I take from my experiences at Cynergy is that is it “Fun” and “Functional.” Fun in that I have met many people who have become lifelong friends. We have attended a number of weddings and have hosted many gatherings at our home. In fact we have traveled to Africa, the Caribbean and many US States with friends we have met at Cynergy. Functional Fitness is a concept that gets thrown around a lot. However, I believe that it is often misunderstood. I believe that Functional Fitness allows us to tackle whatever physical challenge we choose. Cynergy CrossFit’s programming is second to none. By attending classes and trusting in Cindy’s programming it has afforded me the opportunity to: climb Mt. Kilimanjaro – the tallest freestanding mountain in the world; hike over 500 miles on the Appalachian Trail; run 3 Boston Marathons; run over 20 half marathons; compete in numerous CrossFit competitions, and on my 60th birthday, to complete a Spartan Beast Race on Killington mountain in Vermont. The functional part of Cynergy’s programming is what has prepared me to tackle these physical events. I truly believe that if you attend Cynergy on a regular basis – you will be prepared, physically and mentally, to take on whatever challenge you choose. Thank you Cindy for having such a positive impact on my life, in so many ways. Cheers to another 10 years !!

-John

By | 2017-10-31T22:59:58+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Categories: Community|Comments Off on Celebrating 10 years of John and Suzie Llewellyn