Synergy Fitness to hold open house July 4th

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The old Arvest Bank building on Woodsdale Drive will be the site of the new Holiday Island Wellness Studio, which will house Synergy Fitness. An open house is scheduled for this Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kathryn Lucariello / Carroll County News

HOLIDAY ISLAND -- Holiday Island may have lost its fitness center in the Park Shopping Center, but it will gain a more expanded facility in the original business district, if everything goes as planned.

Cathy Jackson has announced she will reopen a fitness center under her prior Eureka Springs' center's name, "Synergy Fitness," with an open house to be held Friday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the old Arvest Bank building at 37 Woodsdale Drive.

In addition, Shelly LaFree, who bought the building last November, said she will be opening a wellness center in the same location.

"It's our mission not to just have a fitness center," said Jackson. "We want to have a whole health and wellness center. We want to take more of holistic approach to health and wellness and try to make everything as eco-friendly as we can."

"We're putting together a good description of all the things we plan on doing in the building," LaFree said. "Our plan will be, besides Synergy, to have a massage therapist and possibly also an acupuncturist or a chiropractor, but we don't have everybody lined up yet."

The entire complex will be called the "Holiday Island Wellness Studio."

Jackson said Lynn Going, whom most people know from the hardware store, is coming on as fitness center business manager. Synergy will have treadmills, elliptical machines, rowing machines, recumbent bikes, a universal machine, free weights and more.

"We'll offer strength training and cardio classes and will apply as a new program for Silver Sneakers," she said. "I'm hoping that will be expedited, since there was already a center that provided Silver Sneakers."

Services will include personal training, health coaching, healthy cooking classes, grocery store tours and health assessments such as blood pressure, body mass index and a weight loss plan.

LaFree said, "We'll also have a retail side, selling essential oils, candles, light snacks, fitness accessories, vitamins and nutritional supplements."

She said additional classes will be planned, "depending on the membership and what folks ask for," such as seminars and retreats.

"We've got such a large space, and there's so much we can do with it if we focus it around wellness and nutrition," LaFree added. "We'll be partnering with the resort rentals about having the ability to give day and week passes for those who visit. There's no place for those people to go work out unless they drive into town."

All of this will unfold gradually, she added.

"The Fourth of July will be the perfect day to introduce our new site, let people know what kind of services we're going to offer and give out information," Jackson said. She added there will be light refreshments and a Kangen alkaline water demonstration.

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  • Should be a great place. Great group of women running the place. How can it go wrong?

    -- Posted by recdoctor on Wed, Jul 2, 2014, at 3:56 PM
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