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Should you work out when you’re sick?

If you only have a cough or cold, take it easy.   Give yourself permission to take a break. If you have a minor cold, it’s okay to work out. If you are used to exercise and working out regularly, people can feel better with exercise. Decrease the intensity and don’t push it. Cardio will […]

Happy muscles = happy, stronger body

You work hard all day long; going from work, to the gym, to home and maybe even chasing your kids around.  You push your body every day, sometimes to its limit.  Do you want to keep your body going strong and feeling great? Incorporating regular massage sessions into your routine is one way to ensure […]

Motivation on the days when we just aren’t feeling it

  Written by Coach Kendra.  We all have days when we just don’t feel like exercising, including myself. But we all need to exercise regularly. Exercise makes you more productive, happier, nicer, more creative, your body feels better and you can move easier. Alas, we all have days when we just don’t feel like it.  So how […]

Allegro Stocking Stuffers

Finally! The Allegro Coaching Stocking Stuffer guide is here. We have something for everyone on your list from those just needing a good massage to the gym-rats who want to track their calories burned, heart-rate and more! Allegro Coaching Gift Card Put any amount on it and your recipient can use it for massage, personal […]

#livegrateful

Written by Coach Kendra We are coming up on one of my favorite times of the year…..Thanksgiving! Why? Because THANKSGIVING is a pure American holiday, filled with traditions: family, football, feasting, parades, charity runs, feeding the less fortunate and more feasting. Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pies, oh my! Every year, I take this month to just […]

Three poses to balance the athlete in all of us

Written By: Coach Brandie Athletes of all levels can utilize the practice of yoga to help strengthen their mind and body, prevent or recover more quickly from injury and increase their breath capacity. The following is a brief discussion of three poses (or asanas) that can help increase core strength, improve flexibility and steady the […]

Squash Squash the Magical Fall Treat

Every season seems to be coordinated with certain foods and recipes. There seems to be certain foods that just go with specific seasons.  Foods that you crave during those times. During the winter we tend to eat “warm”, like casseroles, soups, stews; comfort foods.   During the spring, strawberries become a popular food because they are […]

TEMPTATIONS: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Written By Jennifer Fuller   We all try eating better and eating less, but we always seem to feel like we’re fighting a battle we will never win! You see doughnuts as soon as you walk in the office, Your spouse wants a big dinner, and friends have missed you and want to catch up […]

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 […]