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Apps We Love

  No, we aren’t talking about food and appetizers, but here is a tasty crock pot recipe in case you were hoping for a blog dedicated to food! Now, on to the subject of apps….for your mobile devices. It’s a new year. You’re working hard to stick to your health and wellness goals, but sometimes […]

Five fitness games to incorporate with your kids!

There never is a dull moment, especially when you are a parent. No matter the stage of your children, you are constantly preparing dinners, doing laundry, taxiing them from one event to the next, helping with homework and the list goes on. To fit exercise in on TOP of all this can feel a bit […]

Buddy Up: Does exercising with a partner help or hurt your exercise routine?

Have you ever had trouble staying motivated to exercise? More than likely you have, everyone losses a little motivation and drive at some point. Well research shows that there may be a solution. People who exercise will workout harder and even longer when they’re in a group or with a partner (That’s why Allegro Coaching […]

Two Wheel Commute

Commuting Living or working in Grand Rapids and having to commute by vehicle can be hectic at times. There is a healthy, less stressful solution to resolve this issue that is frequently overlooked. Riding your bicycle is a great way to get from point A to point B. There are several benefits and reasons for […]

Children on the Biggest Loser: Inspiration or Exploitation?

“The Biggest Loser” is back for another season of inspirational stories and remarkable body transformations coupled with the fiery coaching of none other than Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, and Dolvett Quince. This edition provides us with an additional highlight: childhood obesity. Three children will be present in various episodes throughout the season, helping with challenges […]

My holiday wish list….Pilates, massage & foam rollers, oh my!

  • Maybe your hips are tight.  • Maybe your back is locked and it’s affecting your sleep, your energy, and your mood. • Maybe you have sciatica pain down your leg and it’s affecting your activities of daily living. • Maybe your range of motion is lessened due to tightness in the rotator cuff. […]

Running…Made EASY!

Running! Everyone’s doing it, and there’s good reason why. This awesome cardiovascular exercise reduces your risk of heart disease, boosts your immunity, improves concentration, creativity, and memory, and is a fantastic way to shed unwanted pounds. Here’s the best part: it doesn’t have to be difficult, painful, or boring! Here are some tips for rocking […]

Going from Good to Great in 2012

It’s the first of the year, and PRIME time for setting New Year’s goals for better health, giving up bad habits or finally starting to save more money than we spend.  Don’t get me wrong, I am all about setting goals (ask any of my current clients or ask to see my daily, weekly and […]

TR…What? How TRX Training can benefit YOU!

This past year, after seeing this bright yellow and black suspension trainer highlighted at multiple trade shows and raved by top trainers, I finally decided to give it a try and see what all the hype was about. What is TRX? Born in the Navy SEALS, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and […]

Power of Play

I am on my way back from sunny San Diego and enjoying a lovely 4-hour flight back home.  In the midst of traveling bliss, including long lines to pass through security, unhappy workers at Starbucks, and rude business men, I found a moment of pure bliss.  This beautiful little girl, about 18 months old, getting ready to […]