Dancer fuels training with Synergy products
At 21, Synergy Team Member Harriet Rautio uprooted her life in Sweden where she had been attending dance school to move to New York City and take her dance training to a new level.
Though she moved far away from her family and home in Finland, Harriet was excited to make the Broadway Dance Center her new home. She continues to study a variety of dance styles at the Broadway Dance Center with future plans of becoming a Broadway dancer herself. She also has dreams of joining an international contemporary dance company.
After figure skating for 6 years, Harriet was ready to try something new, which is why at 11 years old she took her first dance lesson. She found right away that she was deeply passionate about dance, and in her teen years she committed up to 20 hours per week to mastering the craft. Throughout her dance career, Harriet has spent the majority of her time developing her skills in ballet, jazz, contemporary and salsa, and recently showed off those skills in the New York Dance Parade.
“I love the feeling I get when I dance,” Harriet said. “There is nothing like going into an empty studio by yourself, turning on the music that inspires you, and losing yourself in movement.”
While a life of eating, breathing and dreaming dance can be draining, to say the least, Harriet has found a way to endure through the ever-present muscle fatigue and make the most of every class or training. By taking ProArgi-9+ and e9 before these workouts, Harriet has found that even her most demanding days are manageable. Not only has her physical performance enhanced, her alertness has intensified.
“Dancing is much more physically demanding than some may think it is,” Harriet said. “I have to make sure that I don’t get injured. It’s easy to pull muscles if you don’t warm up correctly and it’s just as easy to exhaust your body by not giving it the right nutrition.”
She started using SLMsmart Meal Replacement after the product launched in October 2014 and was one of the first athletes to tell Synergy WorldWide that she used the product for athletic support. For Harriet, SLMsmart Meal Replacement is the perfect recovery drink after a day of pirouettes and plies.
“I love sharing Synergy products with those who I know can benefit from them,” Harriet said. “I know there a lot of people, including dancers, who are looking for the kinds of results that I’ve found with these products.”