Paterson’s Sync Health Serving to Athletes Be Greatest Selves By way of Bodybuilding


PATERSON, NJ – Paterson’s Sync Fitness, a veteran-owned training facility, celebrates the accomplishments of four of their athletes who each scored high in the Organization of Competitive Bodies’ Natural Bodybuilding (OCB) competition over the weekend. The Atlantic City OCB competition was the first to have live stage performances and an audience since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

It wasn’t easy to take their place on stage and it was even harder to get the results of all four athletes, said Naji Mitchel, owner of Sync Fitness. “It took 12 weeks of preparation, hard work, and discipline.”

“I was inspired to get into bodybuilding because I wanted to challenge myself physically and mentally by doing something new,” said Malaysia Morrison, 25, of Newburgh, New York. “This experience changed my life and I not only gained a new passion, but also a new family.”

Morrison took 2nd place in the beginner class C.

For Stephanie Langlais, 26, training has always been her therapy. “However, bodybuilding gives me the opportunity to push myself to my limits and become the best version of myself in many ways,” explained Langlais with first place in her beginner class and second place in open class C. “Sync Health Fitness gave me the opportunity to be part of their team / family and I will be forever grateful for them. “

Amber Tenkate, 24, who took 1st place as a beginner and took home the total price for beginners and 2nd grade in her bikini class, wants people to understand that “Genetics don’t matter to us Well-being plays “.

“It is our mindset and movement that determine our health,” said Tenkate, who also works as a personal trainer at Sync and a fitness nutrition specialist. “If we actively lead a healthy lifestyle, we can reach our full potential internally and externally.”

For Martha Castillo, 28, the runner-up in the beginner class B as well as in the open class, it was the quarantine itself that inspired her to take control of her fitness. “I took a good look at my legs when I was in bed eating french fries,” said Castillo. “I wrote to Sync Fitness and over time I discovered my love for bodybuilding and never looked back.”

Mitchel hailed the victories as monumental for the first-time contestants, as well as for the gym he owns and manages. “Our ladies came in with an agenda and carried out the plan,” he said. “These ladies are an inspiration, each of them has an amazing story and they represented our studio with class and grace.”

Although the four athletes, three of whom call Paterson at home, were new to the competition, they faced a total of 30 women with the moral and physical support of Tiffany Ensmann, assistant coach and a seasoned OCB professional who also trains at Sync to “I can’t even explain how proud I am of these girls, they set a goal and achieved it,” Ensmann said. “It is amazing to see how someone can change physically, but also mentally.”

They proudly represented Sync Fitness by following what we always say: “Be the best version of yourself, win or lose.”

While Mitchel and the athletes will long enjoy their victories, they are not ready to rest just yet.

We look forward to the next competition in the near future, ”said Mitchel. “Among our coaches and coaches, whether it’s bodybuilding or weight loss, we want to hire the next people who are ready to make this big change.”

Sync Fitness is located at 245 Buffalo Avenue in Paterson.

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