Synergy Athletics bring workouts to your living room

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — When Synergy Athletics found out gyms would be closing due to COVID-19, they had to get a little creative with exercising at home. “Exercise is a portion of it, but community building is the most important thing to take care of right now. So we really trust to have our stuff out there, and it feels really good that the members are using it and staying healthy during this stressful time,” said Synergy Athletics President Joe Hashey. Hashey says the combination of gym equipment and workout videos will give members plenty of exercise all while staying safe indoors. The gym even took it a step further, having trainers live stream workout videos every day to give members some guidance in exercise. “We provide them with recordings if they’re not able to and they’re at work. We do it through the weekend, they can watch the videos, follow along with the exercise, and if they have any injuries, we write personal programs, video them, and send them along,” said Hashey. Before temporarily closing, the gym offered to loan equipment to members that wanted to stay active from home. From dumbbells to elliptical machines, Synergy Athletics says they want to support their community by keeping them healthy and active. “I think being busy is good medicine for a lot of us right now. Being able to do what we love, and reach people, and build community through exercise, that portion of the experience has been very positive,” said Hashey.last_img read more

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Perfect no more: UW goes 0-1

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoCHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Last season, Wisconsin fell behind Illinois early but managed a spirited second-half comeback to pull out a win at home. Playing on the road Saturday, the Badgers were unable to pull off a similar escape act, losing to the Illini 31-26.The loss snapped Wisconsin’s national-best 14-game winning streak and left a big impression on the Badgers.”After the game I was standing on the sidelines and couldn’t move for awhile because I’m not used to this,” cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu said.Wisconsin fell behind early, as Illinois drove 80 yards in only six plays — running three times for 65 yards — to take a 7-0 lead on its third drive of the game.The scoring drive was capped by a 32-yard touchdown run by Illinois running back Rashard Mendenhall.”I don’t think ever since I’ve been a head coach … when he turned the corner I said, ‘He’s gone.’ And I don’t ever think I’ve said that,” Illinois head coach Ron Zook said.That possession set the tone for the game. The Wisconsin defense was unable to stop Illinois’ spread rushing attack, which gashed the Badger defense for 289 yards.”We ran our offense and those guys, our offensive line, did a great job, Rashard (Mendenhall) did a great job and (quarterback) Juice (Williams) made good decisions with the football,” Illinois offensive coordinator Mike Locksley said.”As a team and as an offense, we had to go out and execute what we do and not beat ourselves.”Most of the damage on the ground was created by Mendenhall (160 yards) and Williams (92).”We just got out of position against guys like Juice Williams and (Rashard) Mendenhall,” Ikegwuonu said. “They’re going to make you pay and they did.”That duo, along with wide receiver Arrelious Benn give the Illini a trio of great playmakers.“They have three players on offense that can change the game on one play,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said.The Badgers’ offense looked to respond on their next possession, driving the ball 56 yards down the field before it stalled at the Illinois 21-yard line.But kicker Taylor Mehlhaff missed a 38-yard attempt — his first misfire of the season–and UW gave the ball back to the Illini.Illinois ran its lead to 17-0 before Wisconsin was able to tally a score. With Illinois committed to stopping the Wisconsin running game, the Badgers turned to the air and its tight ends.Quarterback Tyler Donovan found Garrett Graham for two catches and Travis Beckum for one long completion to move the ball into position for another 38-yard Mehlhaff field goal attempt, which was good.The amount of emphasis the Badgers placed on the air attack at the expense of pounding the ball — Donovan threw 27 times in the first half and 49 times for 392 yards in the game, while Hill ran the ball only 21 times — surprised the Illinois defense.”We thought they were going to play big boy ball more,” Illinois linebacker J Leman said. “Wisconsin’s known for running the ball, powers and leads, and it seemed like they wanted to start throwing the ball on us.”That makes a linebacker a little upset.”While Donovan was able to amass a career-high in yardage through the air, the passing game ended up being the undoing of the Badgers. After pulling to within five points at the end of the third quarter, the Badgers had two possessions to pull closer or take the lead.On the first play of the fourth quarter, Donovan dropped back and heaved a long pass to a fully-extended Beckum for a 35-yard gain. The play was reviewed, but the catch stood. Four plays later, however, Donovan fired a poor pass over the middle, which was intercepted by Kevin Mitchell.The Wisconsin defense forced Illinois to punt after a three-and-out, and on the second play of the Badgers’ ensuing possession Donovan tried to hook up with Beckum again on a similar route.Beckum was tightly covered by Vontae Davis, however, and the pass was intercepted. “Whenever we get Travis one-on-one, we’re going to take advantage of it,” Donovan said. “The DB made a good play on the ball and — I didn’t even see it — but he must have sealed Travis pretty good and made a play on the ball.”According to Leman, Davis wasn’t going to be beaten a second time.”He made a great catch down the sideline — Beckum did down the sideline — and Vontae said, ‘I’ve got something for him next time,’” Leman said.Illinois pounded the ball for a 9-play, 71-yard drive on the next possession, which extended the lead to 31-19.The Badgers made one last-ditch effort near the end of the game, scoring on a Donovan-to-Graham nine-yard touchdown pass with 1:31 to go, but the ensuing onside kick failed, and the Illini ran out the remaining time for the win.last_img read more

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Tipp Senior Hurling Championship semi-final line up complete

first_imgBorrisoleigh are into the last four in the senior hurling championship for the first time since 2013 after they beat Loughmore Castleiney in a close encounter yesterday evening.Loughmore led 0-11 to 0-10 at half time but the North champions stormed into the game hitting a purple patch late in the 2nd half in which Niall Kenny rattled the net helping Borris to a 1-18 to 0-14 lead.The Mid side hit the last 1-3 of the game but a consolation goal from Noel McGrath on full time wasn’t enough to earn a draw as Borris ran out one point winners on a 1-18 to 1-17 scorelineAfter the game Borris manager Johnny Kelly told Tipp FM Sport they knew it would be a close game.On Saturday Eire Og Annacarty and Thurles Sarsfield booked their place in the County Senior Hurling Semi Finals next weekend after wins over Mullinahone and Kilruane McDonaghs respectively.Eire Og – who were down to 13 men after two sending offs – saw off Mullinahone by the narrowest of margins 2-13 to 1-15While Kilruane forced Thurles Sarsfield into extra time after it ended all square in normal time – and despite battling bravely, two early goals in extra time from Sars Lar Corbett and Pa Bourke secured victory for Paddy McCormack’s side. Drom & Inch are through to the County Senior Hurling semi finals after they defeated West champions Clonoulty Rossmore 2-26 to 1-14 at Semple Stadium.Leading 0-12 to 1-7 at the break Drom picked up the pace in the 2nd half with two goals arriving from Joey Maher and Seamus Callanan.Speaking to Tipp FM Sport after the game Drom Inch chairman John Egan said they knew they’d need a good performance to overcome Clonoulty. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img read more

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