Celebrating 10 years of Kristin Gaynor

I cannot believe it’s been 10 years since a friend of mine suggested signing up for boot camp at Cynergy Training! Finding myself stuck in a mental and physical rut after my colligate basketball career came to an end, I was in need of a challenging team atmosphere that would get my competitive juices flowing. Although I was nervous to jump into something new, it turns out that contacting Cindy was one of the luckiest decisions I’ve made.

It is impossible to describe the immeasurable impact Cynergy has had on me, but a word that best summarizes my experience over the past 10 years is commitment.

Cindy, and the entire staff at Cynergy, has committed to creating an atmosphere and community that works. Whether focusing on setting goals (and sticking with them), nutrition, programming, competition or charity, Cynergy has proven its commitment to assist our special community with getting stronger and becoming healthier – in every sense of the words.

I cannot thank Cindy enough for her commitment over the past 10 years and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next 10 years!

Congratulations!

Gaynor

By | 2017-10-16T09:56:52+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Community|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Celebrating 10 years of Deb Pierce at Cynergy

Well as you know I’m never lost for words.. but when there is so much to say I don’t know where to begin about my 10 years with Cynergy… but I do know that I have enjoyed walking into the gym 6 days a week knowing that either someone is gonna either yell at me or make me laugh!  I have met the greatest people some of which I call very good friends.  I can’t thank  you and the Cynergy community enough for all the fun and crazy things I have endured during the past 10 years.  Never in my right mind would I have done these workouts/competitions on my own without the support of the community.  But throughout it all I have laughed and at times cried knowing that the community was there by my side cheering me on!  I can’t imagine life without it!

Thank you so much Cindy, and for all the coaches that have had to deal with me the past 10 years.  I hope I can keep it up for another 10.

Debbie Pierce

By | 2017-10-02T20:44:39+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Community|0 Comments

Celebrating 10 years of Maureen “Mel” Pachucki at Cynergy

It is hard to believe that 10 years ago when I started at Cynergy, I had no idea what CrossFit actually was! With much trepidation, I signed up to do Bootcamp, thinking it would be a 30 day commitment and kickstart my fitness, not ever imagining that 10 years later I would still be there. My training at Cynergy has given me the ability and confidence to do some pretty amazing things these past 10 years, like climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, run 2 marathons, and participate in many road races and triathlons. Most importantly, my time at Cynergy has introduced me to an amazing community of people. I have met many fantastic friends at Cynergy and even met my husband there! So thank you Cynergy and Cheers to another 10 years of continued success!

By | 2017-10-02T20:45:12+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: Community|0 Comments

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