Meet Our Parkour Instructor!

Meet our popular Parkour Instructor, Joneil! He attends Bucks County Community College where he is majoring in both Cinematography & Business. He enjoys traveling, producing videos, and staying active, where he one day hopes to become a director and film Parkour!

What exactly is Parkour?

There are so many ways to describe it! The simplest version of what Parkour means is the art of motion. It takes aspects from martial arts and allows the person to express themselves in a very creative and unique way.

How long have you been doing Parkour?

I have been practicing Parkour for the last 5 years!

How long have you worked at the NAC?

I have worked at the NAC for the last 3 years and I absolutely love it.

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What is the most rewarding part of being a Parkour Instructor?

The most rewarding part is being able to do what I love everyday. I was able to connect with the kids over the last 3 years, get to know their families and watch them succeed the more they learn the skills.

What do you love most about Parkour?

There are too many things to name! I love that you are able to make it your own. You can express yourself in anyway you want. There are no rules, it is all about free movement, being carefree and being able to do something I am so passionate about.

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We love having Joneil at the NAC!

For more information about youth programs, head to our website!

Click here to view our Youth Programs schedule!

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Synergy Chiropractic is for Muscles and Joints , too

Why Chiropractic Is For More Than Just Your Back Pain:

How Synergy Can Help with Muscle and Joint Pain.

Many people hear the word Chiropractor and think, “I don’t need my back cracked or I don’t have any back pain!” Chiropractors offer so much more than spinal adjustments; in fact, adjustments are just a small part of what we do. The doctors at Synergy treat a wide array of injuries including knee, ankle, wrist and shoulder pain. Dr. Jamie Oatman and Dr. David Lyons are full body certified in Active Release Technique (ART). This technique is used across all major sports to help athletes recover from muscle strains, tendonitis and general pain. We utilize this technique to help our patients recover from muscle soreness and joint pain due to exercising or from overuse injuries.

This week we would like to discuss common knee injuries and how chiropractic can help. Knee pain is a common injury that many people deal with on a daily basis.  However, not many people are aware that they can receive beneficial treatment through chiropractic care. The doctors at Synergy treat many different types of knee problems ranging from post-surgical pain relief to treating the common sprain/strain. Knees are a major shock absorber in your body and deal with a lot of downward pressure throughout the day. This constant force applied to your knees causes micro-trauma to occur and scar tissue to develop. We help break down scar tissues within the joint capsule as well as any muscle adhesions located in the surrounding muscles. Our many different techniques and modalities are great for helping with ACL tears, meniscus problems and any other knee soreness/stiffness.

For more information, visit our website at www.synergychironewtown.com

Call and book your appointment today! 215-944-8586

 

National Wear Red Day | Friday, Feb. 5

National Wear Red Day is this, Friday, February 5!

Wear RED to the NAC on Friday & receive 10% off all NACafe & Urban Allure retail purchases!

YOUNG AT HEART?

Your heart may be older than you are. Americans value being young at heart, but most have hearts that are years older than their actual age, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

The average American man’s heart is right years older than his chronological age, and the average U.S. woman’s hear is five years old. Click here to calculate your heart “age.”

HOW TO PREVENT HEART DISEASE

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Heart Health Recipe- Skillet Ham Hash

From the American Heart Association- Go Red For Women

Skillet Ham Hash

Ingredients
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 cup diced lower-sodium, low-fat ham (about 4 ounces), all visible fat discarded
3 cups frozen fat-free southern-style diced hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/2 teaspoon salt-free Cajun or Creole seasoning blend
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Facts
Calories 205
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 421 mg
Carbohydrates 36 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 9 g

Dietary Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat

Preparation

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the bell peppers and onion for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and the bell pepper is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the ham. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the hash browns and seasoning blend. Cook without stirring for 4 minutes, or until the bottom is golden brown. Stir (the golden-brown pieces will be redistributed). Cook without stirring for 4 minutes, or until the bottom is golden brown and the mixture is heated through.
  3. Stir in the parsley, salt, and pepper.

© American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes like this from our Go Red For Women magazine cookbooks published by Publications International, Ltd. (PIL) at ShopHeart.org.

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Synergy Chiropractic | Find out why they are a new Community Partner!

Hi! We are Dr. David Lyons and Dr. Jamie Oatman; we are two chiropractors that are new to the area. We are very excited to announce our partnership with the NAC and introduce ourselves to all of the members. We are passionate about what we do and believe that we offer cutting edge techniques that help our patients recover quickly and efficiently so they are able to get back into the gym and go about their lives pain free. We provide more than just chiropractic care to our patients and tailor our treatment methods specifically to each patient’s problem. This is not a “one size fits all” chiropractic facility and you will quickly realize that within your first couple of visits that you are experiencing less pain and you are able to move freely throughout your day. We both graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida and are excited to be joining the community. We are located conveniently across the street from the NAC at 105 Terry Dr. Suite #114.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

A.R.T
We are both proud to be a select few doctors in the area that are full body certified in Active Release Technique (A.R.T) This patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue movement based massage technique treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. This technique is great for anybody who has tweaked a muscle while working out or have ever sprained a ligament and is suffering from scar tissue buildup.

Graston
This is an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables the doctor to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function. The technique is also being used across all professional sports.

Decompression Therapy
Non-surgical solution for herniated discs in the neck and low back; also effective for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Laser Therapy
This therapy has been used by professional sports teams for years to dramatically speed up healing time and promote healthy cell growth.

Along with all of the aforementioned techniques we also offer traditional chiropractic manipulation and other soft tissue modalities like, ultrasound, muscle stim, and trigger point therapy.

Visit our website for more information: www.SynergyChiroNewtown.com

Call and schedule your appointment today! 215-944-8586

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Understanding Food Labels, 90 Day Commit To Get Fit Program

When you look on a food label or ingredient list for one of your favorite snacks or meals.. do you know what all those words mean? I sure don’t!

Our wellness coaches had each of us bring in a food label and then helped us to breakdown the ingredient list. I brought Nature Valley bars- I like them because they’re sweet and they’re super easy to just grab in the morning when I’m running out the door! Tip: The first three ingredients are what to consider most! 

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During week 6 of Genavix we learned that there are 100+ names to identify sugar and sugar alcohols. Our wellness coaches, Kelly Jones and Paul Rushin, gave us a list. We learned which which sugars are a better choice when selecting foods and products- but not “good for us.” For example, I had not heard of Coconut Sugar- adding it to the list!

Also during week 6, we did a spin class with guest instructor, Lynne Plotnick (NAC personal trainer and certified spin instructor). We started off the class learning on how to adjust the seat to your specific height, length, etc. Then progressed onto how to adjust the resistance. Lynne took us through a 45 minute workout and gave us the knowledge to jump into a spin class comfortably from here on out.

The program and support from both the group and wellness coaches has been tremendous. I am looking forward to week 7 of Genavix!


All about Genavix here!

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