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SFM Personal Training

Boston's Best Personal Training

SFM personal training uses the science of Macro-Muscle Synergy® to spot reduce your trouble areas and bring your body in to balance and the best shape of your life. Learn about your personal Synergy! Learn the Synergistics Fitness Method® and spend less time in the gym every week and finally get the results that you have been looking for! No more beating yourself up hoping for results! Instead of learning a workout, learn YOUR workout!

SFM Classes


The Synergistics Fitness Method®, previously only in personal training now is available in classes!!! Finally a fun workout that gives real results! Instead of hoping your body will change, watch the transformation occur. Learn how to create a true mind/body connection that will transform your shape and make you LOVE coming to the gym! The advantages of a top personal training workout in the convenience of a class!


Helena Collins - the Hottmaker

Three Ways to learn!

New Client Class Special - Unlimited classes for $100 for one month

New Client Personal Training Special 4 sessions $199

Nutritional Alignment - Helena's Best selling book, learn to eat, not diet


Helena Collins’ multi award-winning

Synergistics Fitness Method®



SFM Spot Reduce!

The Synergistics Fitness Method® uses the science of Macro-Muscle Synergy® to give you more results in less time. Are you looking to lean out your thighs, lift your butt, trim your calves, flatten your stomach, maybe thin your upper arms? SFM allows you to target specific muscle groups, and work only those muscles and with the extra guidance of our certified SFM one-on-one session which are included in every complete package you will learn about your trouble spots and how to fix them even faster! The result? Improvement in the areas that matter most to you.

Learn to Eat Not Diet.

Lose the weight you want for good from 10 pounds to 100 with the Hottmaker’s (Helena Collins) best selling book, Nutritional Alignment®. You will learn to change your “set point” to your ideal weight and never have to diet again! Yes, without ever having to give up your favorite foods. No starvation, no pills, powders or bars. Real life, real food – of course this includes your favorite cocktail or pizza. Your tailored plan, designed specifically for you as part of your membership will enable you to finally be the weight that you have always wanted.

Work Smart Not Hard.

Endless hours in the gym on cardio equipment or hours spent pounding the pavement leaves you hungry, tired and with bulky muscles you do not want! Gain time in your life and health in your body. Strategically designed SFM workouts not only reshape your body, they stimulate your overall metabolism and increase your muscles’ ability to burn carbs more effectively and store less fat. You will learn how to achieve ultimate health without ever beating yourself up again all while seeing the body you have always dreamed of emerge in the mirror; all hott, no sweat!

Learn to Be In Control

The biggest obstacle to true achievement often lies within ourselves, in our personality type. Learn if you are a Thinker, a Decorator or a Commuter and how you may be sabotaging your workouts, your nutrition, your health and your goals. Your one-on-one sessions, included in your membership, can also be booked for lifestyle coaching sessions to help you create the ultimate path to your success. Success for all of our members is the #1 priority here at Life in Synergy.
Boston's Best Fitness Classes

Not just a workout, a Synergistics Lifestyle®

  • To all Smart Women and Brilliant Men (our proven demographic here at LIS :-) looking for a great body and a great life!
  • Are you sick of working  hard and NEVER getting the body that you want or being able to enjoy the foods that you love?
  • Are you tired of having to spend hours doing workouts that leave you in pain with bulky muscles and starvation diets that leave you feeling hungry and deprived?
  • STOP beating yourself up, hoping that what you are doing will work and finally learn how to communicate with your body with the Synergistics Fitness Method and create the body and the LIFE of your dreams!
  • At Life in Synergy, you don’t just learn a workout, you learn how to bring your body in to synergy and how to live a lifestyle that includes your favorite foods that will leave you looking hott for your entire LIFE.  Correct imbalances created by other workouts, reduce bulky muscles for good, learn to be in control of your body and your life!
  • Stop working Hard and Learn how to WORK SMART instead! Start NOW!!!!!!!  
What’s better than that?

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About Helena Collins

I am you…the everyday woman who needed a way to change and reshape my body and my life. I started out with genetics that would predispose me to be overweight (most of my family is overweight and even obese), a body type that blessed me with “thunder thighs”, and a fitness and athletic training background that left me with bulky muscles and frustration, coupled with chronic back, neck and knee pain. There is absolutely nothing worse then working REALLY hard and still hating your body!!!!!

Over the past 30 years, I have studied everything from Pilates, weight training, stretching and resistance training, to chi-gong, Chinese medical theory, tai chi, martial arts, yoga, various meditation disciplines, and cardio vascular methods. Being the uber-geek that I am, each time I studied a new discipline I would guinea pig it on my body to see what changes would occur. Nothing ever gave me the body and the LIFE I was looking for, all I ever got was more workouts and more frustration.

I knew that there had to be a better way, a smarter way. A workout that would change the shape of my body, but not leave me feeling beaten up. A lifestyle that didn’t require me to be a professional dancer to feel elegant, or a Zen Master to be centered. I wanted a way to be the weight that I desired and also be able enjoy cocktails and pizza! I knew there had to be a way to simplify all of the confusion, the feelings of good days vs. bad days, the endless roller coaster of emotions that fitness and health bring! I wanted a way to have fun, to love myself and love my body (not need to settle or accept my thunder thighs:-), to be in control and to help everyone I know get in great shape, not just a select few.

After over 30 years of research and study I finally have the answers! My body looks better now, at almost 50, than it did when I was 25  and killing myself to be in shape. Instead of beating myself up I have learned the science behind the mind-body connection. Which means I now have to work out a lot less, I strengthen the weak parts of my body and stretch the tight parts according to my synergy. By knowing about myself I am able to cut my workout times in half and get twice the results all while ENJOYING my workout time!!!!!! YES, I AM YELLING THIS OUT!!! Aren’t you ready to finally enjoy your body and your workouts??? Imagine what your body will achieve!

It is time to say goodbye to squats and lunges that leave you with sore knees, it is time to leave the endless hours of cardio and starvation diets and begin to live. To live with your best body ever!

Life in Synergy is for all of you who want to look hot on the outside and feel hot on the inside! I cannot wait to see you succeed!!!


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“I feel as though the trainers are invested  in YOU as a person and its nice to attend a facility where people know your name.”
Kim G,
“You can have the body you want! It’s not an urban legend! My shoulders aren’t hunched over, my butt is at least six inches higher and I can see my ab muscles!”
Kristen W,


Cool as a Cucumber SOUP

Cucumbers are low in Saturated Fat Cholesterol and Sodium.

High in Vitamin A, Phosphorus and Manganese, Pantothenic Acid and Magnesium. Cucumbers are also a very good source of V itamin K, Potassium and Vitamin C.

A great cool as a cucumber soup recipe:

1 med. onion ( chopped) 1 med. cucumber 3/4 c. chicken broth 1 c. greek yogurt (plain) 1.c coconut milk 6 dashes sambal ulek 1/8 tsp. celery salt salt and pepper to taste

mix in blender till smooth,

float 3-4 cherry tomatoes on soup, a creamy, slightly spiced summer soup awaits..


Get Back on YOUR Path…

I had a very interesting day yesterday. It seemed as though everybody just wanted to come in and complain, or whine, or be rude. By the time I got to my last class I just wanted to have fun and work out. But the pattern of annoyance was already playing and I had ventured out of my center and my true self. I had allowed the world to supercede my state of being happy, pleasant and awesome. So, mid class when a client interupted to ask me to turn down my music what I said came out in a rude tone (even though I meant to be funny). That is not who I am and of course I quickly apologized after class. I was in reaction instead of being myself. Throughout the day, I had allowed myself to be pulled off course and then I was vulnerable to react instead of be. This is true in all aspects of our health. Mental, physical, emotional. The real question is, what do I do today? I could stay in reaction, build up the annoyance of yesterday. Or I can get back on my path. I put this in the Nutrition blog because I see these kinds of patterns most often play out in eating. We fall out of who we want to be and then the tidal wave of frustration comes pounding in. Let it go, get back on your path. Live your life not anyone else’s and claim your Life in Synergy!!!!!


Walnuts are a great source of protein, they help you detox because they are high in fiber, they help prevent heart disease because they are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, they help  fight inflammation in your body because they are high in antioxidants and they contain Vitamin E, Vitamin B and Magnesium!!! All in one NUT!! All of this goodness comes with a high caloric price, so put your walnuts on top of things (salad, yogurt, oatmeal) not in your hands!


Lately I have noticed Arugula popping up all over my diet, in salads, ravioli, even on my pizza! So I thought that it might be time to share some facts about this amazing green!

High in vitamins, like A,K, B and C, loaded with Fiber, filled with minerals like potassium and magnesium and low in calories it is understandable why this green leafy can be called rocket salad :-) It is easy to grow and has a peppery taste great for stimulating your neglected taste buds (learn more about your taste buds in Nutritional Alignment)! Oh, did I mention that it is great for your blood and may help prevent some cancers! All that with a little shaved parmesan, cracked pepper and olive oil……who wouldn’t be able to conquer their world!

Melon Adventures!

One of my favorite things to do is try new foods. Sometimes that means trying one of those bizarre sodas in the Goya aisle, sometimes a new fruit. This week it was a Juan Canary Melon. It had a milder taste than cantaloupe or honeydew, was less sweet with a little bit firmer texture. High in fiber, Vitamin A and Vitamin C, it was also good for me. Having had it, I think it would be amazing in a spinach salad as it had a little hint of pear in the taste. Yum! Trying something new, stimulates your taste buds and opens your brain to the possibilities of change, growth and learning.