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Trusted Saskatoon Team Brags About Synergy Strength and Conditioning, Trusted Saskatoon Gym & Fitness Experts

The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to welcome our newest Trusted Saskatoon partner Synergy Strength and Conditioning in the Saskatoon Fitness, Gyms & Equipment Category

Synergy Strength is Your Trusted Saskatoon CrossFit and Sports Therapy Gym.

Have you thought about getting healthier? Have you thought about making a change to your fitness routine? Did you know that Synergy Strength and Conditioning is the largest CrossFit facility in Saskatchewan and they offer numerous classes, including weightlifting, gymnastics, speed and agility, strongman, sport yoga and more! This local, family-owned fitness facility has locations in both Saskatoon and Warman and they have been providing all of this plus exceptional sports therapy services since 2008!


Meet Chad 

COMMUNITY. FAMILY. SERVICE. WORK.

These are Chad Benko’s keys to success


If you've ever met Chad, the owner and founder of Synergy, your first impression would probably be that he's a BIG strong guy. However, we can share that there is much more than meets the eye and he has a huge heart! Chad truly cares about his members and their personal health and fitness goals. He is so passionate and you are definitely not ' just a number' when you join. At Synergy you are a member of a community of like-minded friends and coaches...you are like family. In Chad's office there is a sign that has one word on it ...SERVE. That word sums up his life and what he stands for as a driven entrepreneur. Chad's door is always open, and if there is ever an issue or a problem, big or small, he will be the first to address it, find a solution and make it right. This makes him a wonderful fit for the Trusted Saskatoon Community, as it's ' how we all roll!'. Chad is passionate about making a difference in our community and in the lives of his clients and team, he is also a committed and proud family man he has a beautiful young family which recently grew to four children with the arrival of twin boys, little brothers to his adorable 2 daughters.  


If you think that CrossFit is just for young athletes, think again!


Synergy has members of all ages and sizes, from men and women in their mid 70’s to junior programs with kids as young as 4! There’s a class or classes for everyone, no matter your fitness goals, fitness level or previous gym experience.



Their philosophy at Synergy Strength and Conditioning is “We build better athletes and we build better people”.


When we were speaking to some of Synergy’s members, as part of the Unique Trusted verification process, we consistently heard amazing things. Read some of the real personal testimonials from current members below.  

 

“I am a grateful long-time member at Synergy. Not only do they take my fitness seriously by offering top level programs and coaches, but they also truly care about everyone’s personal development and goals. Synergy offers a large spectrum of programs and work to create a supportive community about overall wellness.” - G.R., Saskatoon


“The community that Chad has created has been a positive one to be a part of. It’s an inclusive and supportive one. Chad has done so much for me as an athlete.” - Jil R., Saskatoon 

  

“Training with Synergy has allowed me to push myself not only physically but mentally. The programs available offer a variety of different training methods and are inclusive to everyone. Synergy is not just a gym, it’s a family and as soon as you walk into those doors you know you are a part of something spectacular.” - Eden Rakochy, Saskatoon



We encourage you to visit the Synergy website to see all their offerings and services, or simply visit the facility closest to you on Quebec Avenue in Saskatoon or on Industrial Road in Warman, and talk to Chad in person about your fitness goals. There is no better time than now to start your fitness journey or continue on your path to health and strength. Choose a fitness pro you can trust, check out Synergy Strength and Conditioning. Their programs are second to none and their coaches are some of the best in the province!

“Working Hard Together!”  

You can read more glowing client testimonials and see all programs and services they offer by checking out the Synergy Strength and Conditioning listing by clicking here.

Synergy Strength and Conditioning are Trusted Saskatoon CrossFit, Strength & Fitness Pros!

The Trusted Saskatoon Explains Cold Laser Treatment!


How Does Cold Laser Treatment Change Your Healing Process and Promote Recovery??

When you initially have an injury, there is an inflammatory process that the body takes time to deal with – this is the red, hot, swollen time. You can’t start to exercise, stretch or even use the body when it is reacting to injury like this.  Hard for you to know where to start, right?

So here is what we do!  Start a series Laser treatment early on in the injury!  The Laser uses natural wavelengths of light to supercharge the cells (the actual injured ones!) with light energy that is easily absorbed and heals at triple the normal rate, resulting in weeks less of the overall recovery.


This treatment creates an optimal environment to begin to load the injury to restore strength, endurance and heal the area completely following the injury.  Less time inflamed means a quicker response to exercise and overall quicker recovery.


Exercise is our medicine, and our physiotherapists are masters at properly and progressively re-loading the injured area with creative, area-specific exercise to regain your previous form.  We set goals that are YOUR GOALS, and get you there again safely and strongly.


The right things at the right time – that is the key, get the cold laser treatment that can quickly guide you back to optimal health and peak performance!

Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Experts at Saskatoon Pilates Center Now Offers Core Dynamics Teacher Training.

Saskatoon Pilates Centre is Saskatchewan’s premier Pilates Centre– the largest and most fully-equipped Pilates studio in the province. Saskatoon Pilates Centre is your Trusted Saskatoon pilates studio. 

Saskatoon Pilates Now Offers Core Dynamics Pilates Teacher Training Program


Kathy Bond, award winning founder of Saskatoon Pilates, shares information in their latest article about the Pilates Teacher training offered by Saskatoon Pilates,  and specifically why she has chosen to work with Core Dynamics.


Core Dynamics Pilates Teacher Training program places its focus on developing trainees to embody the Pilates method, understand human movement as well to teach the Pilates method correctly to a wide variety of clientele versus just teaching the exercises of leading classes. Core Dynamics offers a unique ‘boutique’ program based on historical Pilates, with small class sizes, individual attention, mentorship experiences and a select group of highly qualified educators and affiliates. Core Dynamics is the approach to Pilates teaching that was created by Eve Gentry and developed by Michele Larsson.


"I have now been teaching Pilates for 20 years and have worked with several “elders” in the Pilates world. Ron Fletcher, Kathy Grant, Mary Bowen, Lolita San Miguel and several of their protegees, plus second-generation teachers like Dianne Miller, Alan Herdman, Gillian Hessel, and Elizabeth Larkham. I did not personally work with Eve Gentry but was introduced to her work through Michele Larsson and this is the one that resonated most with me.
Eve was a professional dancer who worked with Joseph Pilates and with his guidance was able to fully recover from a radical mastectomy.
When Eve moved to Santa Fe, she started working with compromised bodies that were not able to do a full Pilates program and thus began the Fundamentals that we use as the basis for all of our clients and programs. I did try other teacher training programs, which were good, but none of them gave the same in-depth training that Core Dynamics gave."   Kathy Bond, Owner Saskatoon Pilates 

A History Of Excellence

In 2005 Saskatoon Pilates became a mentoring studio for Core Dynamics and trained 8 comprehensive teachers as an affiliate Since becoming the Canadian trainer, I have trained 4 comprehensive and 1 mat teacher, with 2 teachers ready to finalize their comprehensive certification. With the new Pilates designation of Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT) through the Pilates Method Alliance, it becomes imperative that the quality of teacher training programs has national recognition. Core Dynamics has that! The team at Saskatoon Pilates are responsible for keeping our clients safe and that we are recognized as professional movement educators. 

Let Saskatoon Pilates Centre Trusted Saskatoon Pilates experts help you find that “zest and pleasure”!

Saskatoon Pilates Centre your Trusted Saskatoon Pilates studio compares Yoga and Pilates

Saskatchewan’s premiere Pilates Centre– the largest and most fully-equipped Pilates studio in the province. Saskatoon Pilates Centre continues to provide top quality classes with the most experienced and dedicated teachers helping you to experience the integrity of the Pilates exercises integrating body and mind for everyday living. Sounds great, doesn’t it?  In our latest tip, they share an article that compares Pilates to Yoga.  


Saskatoon Pilates are your Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Studio 

Trust The Experience! 


"Pilates? That's Like Yoga, Right?" 

Author: Jo Ann Graser, PMA®-CPT, PMA Board of Directors.  


As a business owner who offers both Pilates and yoga at my studio, I run into this question on a regular basis.  My answer can be detailed or basic, depending on my audience.  Here are some comparison points about the two disciplines based on my personal experience with both. For the purposes of this discussion, I am comparing yoga to Pilates on the apparatus.  

Origins 

Yoga was developed over 5,000 years ago in India with the purpose of connecting individual consciousness to a universal consciousness creating spiritual enlightenment.  Poses or “asanas” combined with breath control and meditation improve the physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health of the practitioner.  

Joseph Pilates began development of his regimen (historically called “Corrective Exercise” and then “Contrology”) approximately 100 years ago.  The underlying theme of Pilates is a systematic and disciplined approach to physical movement through focus and clarity of the mind.  Joseph Pilates created apparatuses which could support the body in order to correct dysfunction and improve movement.  


Equipment      

Yoga utilizes mats and small props to aid or support the practitioner.  

Pilates has an extensive array of machines, or “apparatuses,” designed to assist the individual in improving alignment, strength and coordination.  

Movement

In my experience, yoga poses are typically held for extended time periods to release muscle tension. In some styles of yoga, a long series of poses are repeated sequentially, with the purpose of warming the body to allow for increased range of motion.  

Pilates movements are often guided by the apparatus, which can be configured by the teacher to provide assistance or resistance for the client. The focus in a Pilates session is often on a relatively short piece of choreography emphasizing control and precision. A movement is focused on and repeated for a few repetitions before moving onto the next exercise.  

Mind-Body Connection 

In many types of yoga, the session starts with the setting of an intention for the practice and ends with a guided meditation and relaxation or “savasana.”  Goals are to clear the mind and surrender to the movement.  

In Pilates, there is constant attention on posture, alignment and movement mechanics.  The practitioner is encouraged to focus on each movement, staying present and intentional.  The theme of controlling the body with the mind is ever-present.  

Breath 

Yoga teaches breathing in and out through the nose or a “warming breath.” This type of breathing is designed to relax the body and calm the mind. The focus in yoga is on “belly breathing.” The classes I take often use the breath as a mechanism to time each pose for example: "Hold this pose for another 4 breaths.”  

Pilates teaches breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. This type of breath is considered “diaphragmatic” and is meant to energize and prepare the body for strong engagement. The practitioner is encouraged to “move with the tempo of the breath,” coordinating the two.  

Intention 

Yoga emphasizes the mind-body and spiritual connection, quieting the mind by focusing on mastery through introspection.  Flexibility and strength are improved through repetition of the asanas.  

Pilates follows a systematic approach, focusing on individual movements as they integrate with the whole.  The intended outcome from Pilates is improved posture and creating a strong, balanced and stable base from which to move.


“You only have one body and you deserve the best.” Kathy Bond 

Saskatoon Pilates Classes Include:

  • Mat Work
  • Equipment Work
  • Structural Integration Work
  • Group Classes
  • Open Gym
  • Personal Fitness Programs

Saskatoon Pilates are your Trusted Saskatoon Pilates Studio


Trusted Sara's Trusted Saskatoon 2018 Fitness Focus Challenge -Week Four -Nothing to see here

Trusted Saskatoon owner and founder Sara Wheelwright recently accepted a fitness challenge from the excellent team at Trusted Saskatoon gym Fitness Focus. Over the next few months, you can follow along on her fitness journey as she blogs and video journals her motivations, successes, failures, frustration and her pain as she struggles to get fit and fabulous in her forties!  


Fitness Focus Challenge -Week Four- Sara Fell Off The Fitness Wagon...HARD.



Well, it happened ....what happened? 

LIFE, Life happened.

The biggest barrier to me starting this fitness challenge before now, was my life is so hectic and often it sabotages my plans to prioritize myself. This has been the case so far in June. My last work out with Denise was May 31st and every time I have tried to go to the gym since then something has wrecked my plans. 

I was on a cancellation list for the periodontist - and 2 appointments in 1 day came available so I had to take them, an unplanned business road trip to Manitoba robbed me of another 2 days, Trusted 7th-anniversary event, a family event in Regina, my son's school city track meet- one thing after another conspired to stop me moving. Then the events - with wine and food. Essentially taking 2 hours to go to the gym would have meant missing client deadlines or important family moments - and I wasn't getting to bed till at least 11 pm every night ( sometimes not getting in from work stuff till then). 

Activity? What activity?


See my Fitbit for visual representation! I dropped from averaging over 75,000 steps a week to my ' old habits ' of just over 40,000. I did go paddleboarding and walking at the lake this weekend, fit in a bike ride with my kids last Sunday night and tried to walk the stairs ...but as you can see it wasn't enough. 

Weigh-In

This, of course, means I didn't lose any weight, in fact, I put 1lb back on and I feel like 2 big steps back as my energy levels have dropped off. 

I can't express to you how much I am disappointed in myself, as I should have cut back / modified my food ( and drink ) intake to accommodate my crazy schedules impact - but I also failed miserably at that too. 

So I failed - this is when people normally quit ( and when I have before to be honest ), but I am not going to let this happen. 
It happened, its done - now time to start over again! 

I have booked 6 more Denise sessions, my first is on Wednesday- I am going to go to the gym at least 5 days this week and will be sticking to salads and shakes for the foreseeable future. 


ROUNDUP

Postive of week 3-4 

  • I ONLY gained 1.LB back. 
  • I was able to be there all day  to see my son compete at track and field ( he was awesome) 
  • Trusted had an amazing 7th-anniversary event-  my clients are amazing and all the extra work / long hours has resulted in lots of new contracts/work for the team.  
Negatives from week 1

  • Too many to mention.  
Week 3 goals

1. Eat salads and drink less ( I see a theme here )
2. Take the 5 flights of stairs to the office instead of the elevator.
3. Increase Cardio on all days - I need to speed up the fat burn. 
4. Go to bed earlier!   

 Wish me luck. 


 

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