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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!

Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment Store, Fitness Solutions Stocks Stationary Bikes

Fitness Solutions is a locally owned, Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment storeserving residential and commercial customers for over 30 years. They have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. They are there every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen. In our latest Trusted Saskatoon fitness article, they provide information on the different types of stationary bikes available at Fitness Solutions Saskatoon.

TYPES OF STATIONARY BIKES AT FITNESS SOLUTIONS SASKATOON

Stationary Bikes at Fitness Solutions

Stationary bikes make excellent additions to your home gym. Riding one provides an effective total body workout burning calories and body fat while also strengthening your heart, lungs, and muscles. At Fitness Solutions Saskatoon, we have a wide variety of stationary bikes available either in stock or to order for you.

Upright Bike

The upright bike is similar to a regular bicycle, with the pedals positioned under your body. It provides a great cardio workout while also strengthening your leg and core muscles. Depending on your preference, this bike can be used both standing or sitting.

One of many upright bikes we have at Fitness Solutions is the Sole Fitness B54 Upright Cycle. The SOLE B54 upright cycle's low-impact motion is one of the main benefits of exercising with an indoor cycle. Decreasing stress on knees, hips, and ankles throughout your workout while providing positive cardiovascular effects, it is suitable for anything from maintenance to high-performance exercise. The B54 is easy to use at any exercise level and takes up a relatively small amount of space, making it an ideal fitness partner for your home workout.

Recumbent Bike

Recumbent stationary bikes allow you to sit in a comfortable reclined position on a larger seat that’s positioned back from the pedals. This type of bike puts less stress on your upper body, joints, and low back. Your body is fully supported, which can make your workout less intense. You’ll also have less fatigue and muscle soreness after your workout.

Fitness Solutions has different options of recumbent bikes including the S3Ri Recumbent Bike. Featuring the Concept Health and Fitness integration which allows for countless entertainment and motivational options, the S3Ri is a full-size, walk-through recumbent featuring the latest in creature comforts for enjoyable workouts.  



Indoor Cycle Bike

The indoor cycle bike, which is the most popular option in indoor cycling classes, is similar to an upright bike. However, it has an elevated seat.

Another difference is that resistance is created with a weighted flywheel on the front, which is typically about 40 pounds. The resistance can be adjusted to simulate hills or riding into the wind.

An option for an indoor spin bike at Fitness Solutions is the Horizon Fitness IC7.9 Indoor Cycle Spin Bike. Designed to keep pace with the most popular live and on-demand streaming fitness classes, the IC7.9 indoor cycle puts your tablet and content at the centre of your experience. Pedal along with Peloton, Studio SWEAT onDemand or other popular streaming fitness apps.* Bring your favourite media or just ride — no membership fees or subscriptions are required to get the most from this high-performance bike.

Air Bike

A less common type of stationary bike is a fan or air bike. This bike doesn’t have any preprogrammed options as you create resistance by pedalling. The faster you pedal, the faster the wheel blades rotate and the more resistance you generate. 

Fitness Solutions has air bikes including the Bells of Steel Blitz Air Bike 2.0. The Blitz Air Bike is the definitive choice for your home gym. Belt-driven with an oversized fan and comes standard with wind guard, bottle and phone holder and a super comfy seat! This fan bike is well suited to even the most die-hard garage gym athletes.

 




If you are interested in adding a stationary bike to your home gym or have questions to see which stationary bike is the right fit for you, contact Fitness Solutions Saskatoon and we are happy to help you pedal toward your fitness goals.

If you need help with your fitness goals, our team at Fitness Solutions is here to help you stay fit and healthy this winter. We take the time to ask you questions and go through all the details to find the perfect equipment for you. When comparing price versus quality, Fitness Solutions Saskatoon is your trusted local place to shop for home fitness equipment.

At Fitness Solutions, we have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. Whether it's a treadmill, free weights, racks, elliptical, yoga mat, or paddleboard, we are here every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen.

'Fitness is Not A Destination It Is A Way Of Life'

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Trusted Saskatoon Gym Fitness Focus tip on how to adjust your fitness goals for winter

At Fitness Focus, the goal is to offer a fitness centre with a welcoming, fun and safe environment that all ages can enjoy. They are a forerunner in the fitness industry in Saskatoon. With the ever-changing fitness demands of new and improved classes, training; and nutrition. They are your Fitness Focus is Your TRUSTED SASKATOON Gym!  

HOW TO ADJUST YOUR FITNESS GOALS FOR FALL AND WINTER


The change of seasons can throw off your fitness routine considerably. If you're used to running around your neighbourhood after work, you may be hesitant to keep that hobby up once the sun starts going down at 5 p.m. Adjusting your fitness routine can take some effort, but your goals shouldn't disintegrate just because the seasons start to change. 

INSPIRE YOURSELF 



Baggy clothing, unhealthy snacking and pushing back your bedtime will all conspire to land you on the couch during the winter months. Instead, look for small changes you can make to give your body a very different message. Wearing a fitted cardigan is a way to let yourself see the results that you've made after all your workouts. Going to bed earlier is the best way to wake up earlier feeling rested and refreshed so you can go for that morning run. Skipping the potato chips at your mid-afternoon break and substituting whole grains can give you the energy you need to stay on track. 


SUB IN WINTER ACTIVITIES 



Ice skating, skiing and sledding are all great ways to burn calories while enjoying the new season. And while you may need to travel a few Kilometers to find a rink or trail the effort will be well worth it. Not only will you be testing and improving your physical stamina, but you'll also be learning or improving upon a skill. If you come back from the activity and your shoes are soaked through, put crushed up newspapers inside them and set them in a warm (but not hot) place. Too much heat can wear down the materials of your expensive shoes. 

Another option to keep up with your fitness plans during winter is to start using a gym. Fitness Focus provides all the tools for any person to pursue growth and empowerment through personal challenge. Working out a gym offers you consistency so you're less likely to alter your routine no matter what season it is. At Fitness focus, we offer free 2 week trials and are proud to offer an exceptional childcare service.  Contact us today and see how we can help you maintain or achieve your fall-winter goals!

Fitness focus are your TRUSTED SASKATOON GYM and they are Fitness Experts



Trusted Sara's Trusted Saskatoon 2018 Fitness Focus Challenge -Week seven -Hard work does pays off

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!  


WEEK 7 - GETTING INTO A STRIDE &  SEEING RESULTS


I am back - eating better, seeing Denise and I am starting to see ( and feel ) the results. I have more energy overall and even spent time last week organizing my closet and drawers ( If my Mother in the UK reads that she will be shaking her head in disbelief!). I am finding the cardio easier and, I must admit, I am starting to enjoy myself. 

In the last 7 weeks, I have had to navigate many many many temptations.   Mothers Day, events with girlfriends, Grad parties, my 44th Birthday, time at the lake and even multiple shows at Jazz Fest. I have spent time in hotels, on the road, eating in restaurants with clients.  May, June and the beginning of July this year has brought hot temps and it has been perfect for sipping cocktails on a deck.    I cannot hand on heart say I have not lost my way a few times and overindulged, but what I can say is for the first time I haven't let that get in the way of me moving forward. 

The team at Fitness Focus have not judged my slips, and that is why I love the gym ( Also the coffee protein shakes!! GENUIUS!)  - such a supportive, relaxed atmosphere. 

Denise is the best trainer ever, and she really does inspire me with her dedication and the passion she has for fitness. You go, girl!! She is competing this week. 


As I count down the last 3 weeks to my UK trip, I pledge to be better, to be more focused and to get fully onboard with the drinks, eats, cardio and activity. I know it is working and I look forward to the final weigh-in ( of phase 1 )  at the end of July.  


You can see some of the results in the video and pic below - the rest you will have to wait and see. 




ROUNDUP

Postive of week 6-7 

  • I have lost 5lb
  • I feel energized and I am looking forward to working out. 
  • Cardio is easier! 
Negatives from week 1

  • I am 44 now.  
Week 3 goals

1. Eat clean 
2. Increase cardio and weight load.
3. Go to bed earlier!   
4. For England to Win World Cup! 

 Wish me luck. 

Trusted Sara's Trusted Saskatoon 2018 Fitness Focus Challenge -Week Two-


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 Two- Dealing With Temptations 


Week two was very tricky to keep on track as I was so busy, I knew it was going to be challenging, so I was concerned that it would affect my results. 
 
Trusted was in the process of moving offices, so chaos was the norm! Moving day was Friday, but there were lots of things to do before and after. I had so many deadlines that needed to be met before the move and many work meetings, not to mention kids activities, dentists appointments and other family commitments.  Also, I was going out with the girls on Saturday night - dinner plans followed by dancing at Buds On Broadway...I know that EQUALS temptation!! 

In the past, this kind of week has derailed my previous fitness/ diet attempts, so I was a bit worried I'd repeat my pattern and blame being busy for failing to keep on track.  

I'll be honest...it was not a perfect week by any means! 

I saw my trainer Denise at Fitness Focus on Wednesday at 7 am and again Saturday at Noon. She took me through 2 more of my (unique to me and my goals) weight training work out sessions that are making up the final plan. 
Her goal is to have me doing this myself,  and as such, she is creating a 2 week ( 5 days a week ) program for me to follow. I do 10-15 min cardio before our session and at least 20 mins after. In addition, I  am trying to get at least 20-30m mins of cardio a day on the days I don't train with Denise- that can be jogging, walking fast, swimming, biking, group fitness, jumping on a trampoline or cardio machines etc.. whatever I can do to move!  

The conclusion of a weights session with Denise always end with 3 sets of ab exercises. On Wednesday I found my new least favourite exercise. Swiss Ball Transfers - This medieval torture training move is where you squeeze a Swiss exercise ball between your feet and switch from feet to hands while crunching- just to make it even more friggin painful, Denise likes to keep feet off the floor at all times and insisted the ball has to go all the way over your head and touch the floor behind you. So you lay almost flat with the ball above your head - transfer in the crunch back to laying flat when the ball goes down to the floor between your feet. I told Denise I'd rather sign up to run a Tough Mudder Obstacle course than do 3 more sets of those again!
 
Check out my attempts at rope pulldown crunches at the end of Saturday's gym session- OUCH 
 

When Denise did my initial assessment she said I was eating too little and too infrequently during the workday. This meant I was essentially starving myself then feasting, which is not good for the metabolism. I think LOTS of us working Mums/entrepreneurs do this to ourselves, we get busy and simply don't stop to eat.  
I eat pretty well at home as I like to cook, so I just decided to make extra portions of healthy suppers and take leftovers to work, along with fruit and nuts to snack on.  I am trying to keep away from carbs and to drink lots more water, specifically water with lemon in it. 
                                                                      
Some tasty food from last week. 

 
I have never been a huge fan of protein shakes, but I have found a great Vanilla flavoured one by Forever Living, it's so tasty!  Shakes are a must because I struggle to eat early in the morning, it is my go-to breakfast, especially before training or I'd pass out. My favourite breakfast shake is 2 scoops Vanilla, almond milk and 2 shots of espresso with ice ...It is DELIGHTFUL!




BBQ vegetables and kebab / Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps with beet slaw 

10,000 steps a day goal. 

 

I have also been trying to get in the ' recommended 10,000 steps a day' as part of my lifestyle change.  Last week I missed the mark on Monday and Thursday - with just 8400 between both days. However, on the Trusted moving day I did over 25,400 ...moving IS a workout. 

All in all, I did over 81,300 steps last week!!

Consider this, prior to this challenge, my average number of steps in a week was around the 25,000 mark!! 



ROUNDUP

Postive of week 2 

  • I  have now lost 1.5LB total. 
  • I feel lighter in my clothes.
  • I am enjoying moving more.
  • My resting heart rate has dropped from 79 to 72BPM this is very encouraging.  
  • I can see some definition starting to show! 
Negatives from week 1

  • I overindulged on Saturday night and was hungover on Sunday, so was lazy AND we had Chinese takeout ( NOT good) 
  • Stiffness and soreness STILL.
  • I feel like I should have lost more than 1.5lb by now- then I remember Saturday and Sunday. 
  • STILL Not getting enough sleep. 
  • I really look like crap when I am working out - 💪 ( see above picture for proof ) and I hate how the tight work out clothes look. 
Week 3 goals

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

 Wish me luck. 

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