Get To Know Synergetic Fitness Studio Located in LebanonApr 08, 2022 01:11PM ● By Rose Terami
Janet working out with client. Photography by Lars Blackmore.
Janet Wetzel-Greger, a Lebanon resident and wellness connoisseur, opened Synergetic Fitness during the pandemic because she wanted to share her passion for health and fitness with others. Greger offers her services by appointment only, and every service is catered to meet the needs and goals of her clients. Inquiries can be made by calling or texting Greger at (603) 667 5563. The studio is located at 22 Shaw St. Lebanon, NH 03766 and is open Monday-Thursday from 5 am – 5:30 pam, Fridays from 5 am – 3:30 pm, Saturdays from 7 am – 12:00 pm, and closed Sundays. Here are some things we learned by asking Greger some questions about her studio.
Question: Where did the idea for Synergetic Fitness come from? How did it start?
Answer: I was an employee at the River Valley Club for 22 ½ years. When the River Valley Club shut down in March of 2020, I started offering free group workout classes on my street, knowing that the pandemic was very challenging for people--being in isolation and having their lives altered, working from home, their children's schools being closed. I had a home gym, so I had a lot of weights and kettlebells and all these different things. I asked people to RSVP so I could plan accordingly…I would have anywhere from four people to twenty-five people. I offered those classes from March 2020 to August 2020. How Synergetic Fitness started was when some of my participants told me that I should open my own business, which got the gears going. I wanted to offer a different kind of workout experience. Whether it be personal training, group workouts, or partner training, I wanted to provide my community with a different training experience.
Q: What do you mean by a "different kind of training experience?"
A: When I work with an individual or in partner training, I look at the individuals I'm working with, so I look at everything from their professional life, their personal life, their stress levels, their sleep patterns, their eating lifestyle, to their social activities. I look at the total person, not just the person's physical aspect. I have a very strong science background, so I can look at various medical conditions and understand their medications and what needs to be done to bring them to optimal health. Health means their state of health at that given time. Wellness is what you do every day to ensure good health.
Q: What is it like running a fitness studio every day?
A: It's rewarding, and it's fulfilling. My goals when I opened Synergetic Fitness were to make personal training and fitness and health and wellness available to everybody, so I make training affordable, and I make it so that people of all different ages, genders, and experience levels can participate. It's very fulfilling and rewarding to have my clients achieve their goals. We do a lot of goal setting: we make sure that the goals are achievable, that they're realistic, and that they're measurable, so that they can see their progress and they know that their hard work and their efforts are rewarding them with positive outcomes and positive results.
Q: Do you see health and wellness as a type of therapy and/or healing?
A: Correct. One of the things that we also work on is stress management: creating balance in one's life and then also addressing self-care. Through the pandemic, we saw an increase in self-care in some people who had more time and more flexibility, but then we also have part of our community where self-care was put on the back burner during that time. I work with all clientele to establish a level of balance in all aspects of their lives to achieve good health.
Q: What services do you offer?
A: I offer group workouts, personal training, and partner training (that could be a husband and a wife, it could be friends, it could be coworkers, neighbors). I offer small group training, which is no more than three people (that could be maybe three athletes that are on the same lacrosse team, or it could be 3 coworkers that work together, etc.). I also offer an open studio, which is for self-motivated people, and they want to come in and work out in the evenings at the end of their day or maybe even on the weekends. With all of that also comes healthy eating guidance and stress management guidance. In between the times they train with me, I give my clients programs that I would like them to do when they're not with me.
Q: How much do your services cost?
A: Open studio is $40 a month. Group workouts are $150 for a punch card with ten punches on it (that's ten workouts). Each group workout lasts anywhere from an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes. People can purchase a group workout punch card or open studio on our website. If someone would like to train with me, they would contact me directly. For personal training, I have different package sizes. A single session costs $85. A six-session package is $83 a session. A twelve-session package is $81 a session. A twenty-four-session package is $79 a session. Each session lasts sixty minutes.
Q: Where are you located?
A: I'm located on Shaw Street in Lebanon. We converted my home garage into a training facility. We've got double doors out front, so when it's nice outside, we open the doors for fresh air. There's great airflow.
This Q & A transcript has been edited for length and clarity.