Cyntergy: Love it!

cyntergyI love finding new exercise classes that rock my world. Thanks to a tip from my son’s 14 year old buddy, I’ve found Cyntergy. (Hey, G, if you’re reading this, thanks–both for reading, because that’s a good thing, and for finding me this class!)

I showed up at Sun Oaks Tennis Club one day last week a few minutes before class to a sign that read, “class full.” That rarely happens where I live so I was both sad and excited. Why, you ask? Sad, that I’d driven 30 miles to reach the gym and was not going to take the Cyntergy class and happy that I’d found a class that was obviously so well-liked it was maxed out.

Instructor Kama, noting my boo-boo lip through the clear glass pane in the door, came over and said, “You can come up on stage with me.” Got to love small town kindness. I don’t think she was prepared for my answer.

“Okay. I just want to take the class. But I’ve never done it.”

Kama rethought her invitation. “Really?”What she meant was, “Oh crap!” She scanned the room quickly to see if anybody else, with perhaps at least a class or two under their belt, would be a more appropriate assistant Cyntergizer than New Girl.

She spots Michelle in the far corner. “Hey, Michelle, you’ve been wanting to sub a class right?”

Michelle reluctantly takes her yoga mat out from the awesome spot she’d staked out in the far corner. She’d probably got there 30 minutes early and in my town you don’t need to get anywhere 30 minutes early for anything–in city time that’s like three hours! Michelle positions herself bravely on stage. I snag her space in the corner. (Thanks, Michelle.)

The class started and I noticed it was heating up–like hot yoga heat. Movement combining yoga poses, Pilates exercises, and a sort of contemporary dance feel were paired with a variety of music, including songs by Journey and R Kelley. Not only was this a clear strength training combo, but it also worked traditional yoga ideas–balance, flexibility, meditative flow. But it’s not your everyday Namaste kind of yoga. There’s a centering energy (Cyntergy?) that is activated, leaving you sweaty, calm, and rejuvenated all at the same time. More like a Hatha Yoga fast flow…but different.

It’s really something to try. I love it, and I’ll be back. Forsooth, I may become a regular. If you like exploring new things like me, give it a try. Just remember one thing: get there early!

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About jamieweilhealthcoach

I'm on a mind-body-spirit journey. At first, I thought health was about the physical body, but I'm discovering it's so much more than that. I've learned that it's more about serving and connecting with others than anything else. It's about being in the world in a blissful way. Before I blog, I meditate on what my readers need to hear--what will inspire them. Then, I write it. (www.getstrongblog.com)
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4 Responses to Cyntergy: Love it!

  1. K says:

    Thanks for the tip! I love yoga and dance…so this might be a newfound love for me! Merci!!!

  2. Sweet, K! You’re most welcome. Let me know if you like it!

  3. Janet says:

    Sounds like a great exercise/workout! I enjoy reading about your small town experiences in northern CA, they don’t happen here is southern CA!

  4. Ha! Might go something like this. “Well, I would have got here early if I could find a place to park.” “Too bad–so sad. Get here earlier next time.” Slam. (That’s the door.):) We may not have a Nordstrom, but the people are almost always uber friendly. Thanks for reading, Janet!

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