A workout with LifeFitness Synrgy360

[Disclosure: Life Fitness provided me with a free workout and some fitness swag. As always, I only write about the products and the classes that I love.]

Life Fitness pulled together some ladies from across the city to  work out with one of Life Fitness’s Personal Trainer to watch Melissa Dileonardo. Melissa took us through a circuit training workout on the Life Fitness Synrgy 360 – we used the XM size, which is the version that allows trainers like Melissa to use 8 training stations at once. Wowza.

This machine has everything you ever wished for in a gym in one compact space. If I were to start a gym … this machine could be the centerpiece. Just to give you a glimpse, it has battle ropes, TRX, kettle bells, a platform with adjustable height for step-ups or box jumps, chin-up bar, boxing bag and a cable station. We used all of those features and there was still more to explore.


I got to work out with Melissa, and meet some fab ladies from across the city who love fitness  – like Katy who writes Naneraday.com (and was on my team for Nike’s Winter Fit event) and my friend-league (combo of friend and colleague) Christiana.

Not only were we able to get in a tough workout in a compact space, we killed it for 90 minutes and I felt it the next day. That all could have been courtesy of Melissa, who had us going from kettle bell swings to dips to wood-choppers with a med-ball throw against a trampoline (not for jumping, for rebounding) all with high-intensity cardio in between .

Life Fitness Synrgy360

As if things couldn’t get better, Christiana and I did a double-header workout a few weeks later with Melissa at Cheetah Gym in Edgewater: spinning + yoga = a perfect Friday night combination.

To bring the full body workout to even smaller space, LifeFitness sent the Body Shape Plus Kit, which is a dream for at-home fitness and Fiance already has his eyes on it.

Life Fitness Body Shape Kit

The contents of the box were gasp-worthy. Just look at all of that stuff: resistance bands, a mad ball, a stability ball, weights, a mat, a foam roller and more! Big news. No, huge. If you check back on Thursday, you will have the chance to win your own Body Shape Plus Kit ($399 value).

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About Jeana Anderson Cohen

Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of asweatlife.com a premiere wellness media destination that creates content and community to help womxn live better lives and achieve their goals. Before founding health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison - and fresh out of college she worked on the '08 Obama campaign in Michigan. From there, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience in building community and her passion for wellness. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, trying to join a book club, and walking her dog Maverick.

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