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Born out of SYNERGY: A Fitness Community in Atlanta, GA, hosts discuss topics with guests on all things health, fitness, family, faith, business and other subjects that play key and valuable roles in our daily lives.
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Dr. Michael Sytsma is a licensed professional counselor, certified sex therapist, ordained minister, professor, and national speaker. With over 30 years of clinical experience and an expert leader in sex therapy, he founded Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. and co-founded Sexual Wholeness, Inc. Learn more at: intimatemarriage.org. Dr. Mike's latest book Secrets of Sex and Marriage: 8 Surprises That Make All the Difference was co-written with Shaunti Feldhahn and is available on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Find out more at: https://secretsofsexandmarriage.com/ You can follow Dr. Mike on social media: @drsytsma
Dr. Michael Sytsma is a licensed professional counselor, certified sex therapist, ordained minister, professor, and national speaker. With over 30 years of clinical experience and an expert leader in sex therapy, he founded Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. and co-founded Sexual Wholeness, Inc. Learn more at: intimatemarriage.org. Dr. Mike's latest book Secrets of Sex and Marriage: 8 Surprises That Make All the Difference was co-written with Shaunti Feldhahn and is available on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Find out more at: https://secretsofsexandmarriage.com/ You can follow Dr. Mike on social media: @drsytsma
In the episode we are joined by Synergy Nutrition Coach Boumi Johnston to discuss the ins and outs of performance nutrition, tracking, weight loss, and helpful tips around the holidays!
Brian Shadix is a former collegiate football player, and is currently a youth football and baseball coach. He also serves as the President of Sharon Springs Youth Football and Cheerleading, a local recreational park in the Forsyth County, GA. We discuss the various nuances of current youth sports culture, how its changed over time, and the various benefits and struggles kids and parents experience through participation.
In part two of our conversation with Tane Patrono from Elite Personalized Medicine we dive deeper into some of the specific conditions Functional Medicine practicioners commonly treat including hormone imbalances, brain fog, sexual health, low energy, and age-related conditions associated with menopause and thyroid function. Tane Patrono, FNP-C, is a functional medicine provider with Elite Personalized Medicine in Peachtree Corners, GA. As a special offer to our listeners, EPM is providing $100 off the cost for an comprehensive lab panel. The 1-hour follow up functional medicine visit is $300. The patients will get a personalized treatment plan at the end of their visit as well! To take advantage of this offer, visit https://epmlife.com/contact-us/ and mention this show! About Tane: Tane Patrono is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of South Alabama in 2015. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2009.  Tane has completed a 2-year residency program in functional medicine and is hormone certified by A4M. Tane’s passion for functional medicine started with her own diagnosis of celiac disease. She was misdiagnosed for years until she found a functional medicine provider. She is now living her passion of finding the root cause of disease for others. EPM Website: https://epmlife.com/
We are joined by Tane Patrono, FNP-C, a functional medicine provider with Elite Personalized Medicine in Peachtree Corners, GA. We explore the practice of functional medicine including both its differences and place alongside of traditional primary care. Topic include what the functional medicine diagnostic process looks like, and common conditions patients seek treatment for at practices like EPM including brain fog, low energy, weight gain, and joint pain. This is part one of a two part series. As a special offer to our listeners, EPM is providing $100 off the cost for an comprehensive lab panel. The 1-hour follow up functional medicine visit is $300. The patients will get a personalized treatment plan at the end of their visit as well! To take advantage of this offer, visit https://epmlife.com/contact-us/ and mention this show! About Tane: Tane Patrono is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of South Alabama in 2015. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2009.  Tane has completed a 2-year residency program in functional medicine and is hormone certified by A4M. Tane’s passion for functional medicine started with her own diagnosis of celiac disease. She was misdiagnosed for years until she found a functional medicine provider. She is now living her passion of finding the root cause of disease for others. EPM Website: https://epmlife.com/
Jason and Will discuss the utility of measuring and tracking different aspects of life as a way to create meaningful change. Topics covered include body composition, tech wearables for fitness and sleep, and a measurement system for one's emotional, spiritual, and family life dynamics.
In the weeks prior to the release of this episode, Jason's wife was terminated from Lululemon, a former brand partner of this podcast and a company that Will served as a Brand Ambassador for before recently submitting his resignation. The circumstances surrounding that event have since gained quite a bit of public attention and has been covered by several media outlets, both local and national in scope. In the episode, Jason explains his version of what happened in its totality, pieces that haven't been fully covered by the news media, and Jason and Will provide their insights on several variable that lie on the periphery of the event itself. Media Links: https://www.nbcnews.com/now/video/lululemon-workers-say-they-were-fired-for-breaking-policy-after-calling-police-on-robbery-177043525532 https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/gwinnett-county/metro-woman-says-she-was-fired-trying-stop-thieves-stealing-clothes-store/RKCM2XKT6RCQDEA34TMYYCFGD4/ https://www.11alive.com/video/news/local/lululemon-employees-say-they-were-fired-after-burglary/85-eafb3f10-1725-43a2-9927-7b8aa4eac1ff
Dr. Julie Brooks Sterling, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS joins the show to talk all things in the world of Physical Therapy!  Julie is highly skilled in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine. She has advanced training in manual therapy, strength and conditioning, dry needling, SFMA Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Golf Screenings. In addition to many years of experience as a treating clinician, Julie has had personal experience in Physical Therapy as a student athlete having several injuries requiring surgery during her collegiate career. She understands the physical, mental and emotional struggles of an injury and what it takes to get back to playing at the highest level. More about Julie's Atlanta-based practice here: https://sterlingsmpt.com/ https://instagram.com/sterlingsmpt?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Jason and Lululemon Brand Ambassador Will Hamilton join guests live onsite for the grand opening of their newest Georgia flagship location at The Forum in Peachtree Corners. Guests include Team Leader Jenn Ferguson and Store Manager Erin Mccalden - as well as Jana Dufresne, co-founder of Synergy Nutrition. 
Why We Are Leaving CrossFit

Why We Are Leaving CrossFit

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In this episode, Synergy Head Coach Matthew Kurbell joins Jason and Will as they discuss the reasons why SYNERGY: A Fitness Community is deaffiliating from CrossFit, along with suggestions that CrossFit HQ could implement to prevent future deaffiliations and provide more value to the CrossFit community.  More info on Synergy at: www.synergyjohnscreek.com FB and Instagram: @synergyjohnscreek 
Hosts Jason Ferguson and Will Hamilton look back on 2022 as they reflect on launching this podcast and the need for more authentic, transparent friendship, support, and discussion within our modern communities. Jason picks Will's brain on how he goes about programming group workouts at Synergy. And the two discuss their own histories with the ups and downs of marriage and how they hope to protect and nurture those relationships.  Instagram and FB: @synergyjohnscreek
In this episode, we have a deep and vulnerable conversation with two friends that have completely removed alcohol from their lives, but for very different reasons. Abby and Jon share their backgrounds and experiences surrounding drinking and how it effected their relationships, health, and sense of purpose.  The Huberman Labs podcast on Alcohol and it's effects on the body can be found here: https://podcastnotes.org/huberman-lab/episode-86-what-alcohol-does-to-your-body-brain-health-huberman-lab/  
Pastor Aaron Snow addresses questions asked by listeners on topics surrounding the Christian faith, scripture, Christian living. This is a follow-up from Part 1 where Aaron detailed his life and background that brought him into the Christian faith, and ultimately into full-time ministry.  Aaron is the Pastor of Purpose Church in Alpharetta, GA where he lives and serves with his wife Caity and two sons. Purpose Church: https://wearepurposechurch.com/ Instagram: @aaronsnow12 Twitter: @pastoraaronsnow Music: "Thief" by Ookay
Aaron Snow shares his story and journey from a drug-addicted youth with a life full of conflict and adversity, to a transformed man with a life dedicated to helping people discover and live out God's purpose for their lives. Aaron is the Pastor of Purpose Church in Alpharetta, GA where he lives and serves with his wife Caity and two sons. Purpose Church: https://wearepurposechurch.com/ Instagram: @aaronsnow12 Twitter: @pastoraaronsnow Music: "Thief" by Ookay
Kristy Ventre has 13 years of experience as an educator in the state of Georgia. She is also the owner of Ventre's Adventures, an adventure-travel company that takes both students and adults on trips domestic and abroad. We discuss how she balances that with all the demands of teaching, and the social pressures and fallout she experiences as a result of that.  Ventre's Adventures: www.ventresadventures.com Instagram: @ventresadventures Music: "Thief"- Ookay
Founder and owner of SYNERGY Will Hamilton answers small business questions as a part of a consulting panel for brick-and-mortar startups in the health and fitness space. Topics include how and when to dive into your business full time, what roles to outsource, finding employees, and how to address competition. 
In this episode, we discuss food quality, it’s importance, and why it isn’t the first thing we tackle in our nutrition coaching process.
Jillian Michaela continues to point out some very true things about the dangers of poor fitness coaching and programming. But she is doing a HUGE disservice to a much larger issue, and that’s a shame.
This is disappointing. Enough is enough.
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