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Boston’s Best Personal Training and SFM Fitness Classes

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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 Personal Training Special 4 sessions $199

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

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,



To make sure you start your day off right here is a easy breakfast makeover. Instead of reaching for that muffin or bagel with cream cheese which will run you anywhere from 450 to 600 calories try having the following,  1 cup of whole grain cereal such as shredded wheat or oatmeal with 1/2 cup low fat milk and 1/2 cup fresh berries such as blueberries or strawberries. This breakfast will be in the range of 250 to 275 calories and will also be much lower in fat and higher in fiber, vitamins and minerals.

By |September 30th, 2014|Nutrition|0 Comments

Healthy Arteries

Want healthy arteries? Try romaine lettuce. Romaine lettuce is a good source of the nutrients vitamin C and beta-carotene. Vitamin C and beta-carotene work together to help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. When cholesterol becomes oxidized it forms into a thick substance known as plaque. Plaque buildup can clog the arteries and increase the risk of stroke and heart attack. On top of helping to keep your arteries healthy romaine lettuce also contains other important nutrients such as fiber, folic acid and potassium and at only about 8 calories per cup you get a lot of bang for your buck.

By |September 29th, 2014|Nutrition|0 Comments

The Glycemic Index

What is the glycemic index?

The glycemic index is a numerical ranking of carbohydrates based upon their immediate effect on our blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates that break down quickly have the highest GI ranking because the blood sugar response is fast and high. Carbohydrates that break down slowly release glucose more gradually giving them a low GI ranking. Eating foods that have a high GI ranking can lead to elevated insulin levels. Research has shown that elevated insulin levels can lead to obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Insulin: A hormone released by the pancreas, which helps to metabolize carbohydrates and is used to manage and treat diabetes.

Starches tend to have a high Glycemic index :)

By |September 28th, 2014|Health|0 Comments


I believe that there are three aspects of nutrition. Water, choice and gender.

Lets begin with water. Water!!!!!!  I am like a broken record when I talk about water.  Now I am talking about water, not anything else.  All other beverages fall under a different category, simple carbohydrate, natural chemical or floor wax.  So the first thing I would like you to do is separate your water consumption from your other beverages in your head.  Now…….how much water did you have today? Hardly any of us ever get enough, and then, you end up dehydrated.  This is like not having enough oil in your car. You know, the experts tell me that when you experience thirst you are already dehydrated, and do you know the symptoms of dehydration?  Achy muscles and muscle cramping, feeling  tired, inability to sleep, digestive problems confusion, irritability,hunger and in the most extreme cases death!!  So let’s break these down one by one.  First, let’s talk about achy muscles.  Your body is  60% water, and your blood, the oil in your body is almost 85% water.  Just like in a car, in the beginning your oil is fine, but periodically you need a tune up and need to have the oil replenished, the same holds true for your body and because your body is infinitely more complex than a car it requires more frequent oil changes.  In order for your muscles to stay loose and pliable you need to keep them well oiled, if you don’t they seize up, just like the car engine without oil. Now think about how many times you have heard or that you yourself have complained about muscle aches, could it be fixed by something as […]

By |September 27th, 2014|Water|0 Comments

Try Some Bok Choy!

Bok Choy contains vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium.

Bok Choy also contain glucosinolates, which have been reported to have cancer fighting properties.

A simple but delicious recipe for you…

Chopped bok choy, with plum sauce and red flaked pepper.

Heat frying pan on medium high, add sesame oil stir fry and for 45 seconds, add 4 tablesppons of plum sauce, stir and remove.

Shake pepper flakes on bok choy and enjoy.

Sweet, spicy..!!!

By |September 25th, 2014|Nutrition|0 Comments