April Couple of the Month
Jeffery Nelson & Patti Mapes

Meet our May Couple of the Month, Jeffery & Patti! This couple crushes classes, has fun and brings the energy. One heck of a powerhouse couple. And they’re really good at saving money by taking advantage of our special Family & Couple Pricing.

Check out their answers to our fun questionnaire and get to know them!

Q: What motivates you to exercise?

Both – summer boating season!

Q: What advice would you give another couple just starting their fitness journey together? 

Find classes you both enjoy together and motivate and encourage each other’s progress no matter how small.

Q: What has been the biggest benefit of exercising regularly?

Jeff: Sleep better, clothes fit better and being stronger helps in so many outdoor activities like water skiing and mountain biking.

Patti:  The biggest benefits of exercising regularly for me are being able to do real push-ups, getting out of my comfort zone, and meeting new people.

Q: What is your favorite part about sharing a passion for fitness with your partner? 

Our favorite part of sharing our love of fitness together is that we don’t feel like we are on our fitness journey alone.  Since Jeff and I are both former “fat kids,” seeing that we can be athletic has been life-changing.

Q: What is your favorite class/activity at Allegro?

Jeff- Boxing, Patti- Eastown Dance

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment? Together and/or separate? 

Jeff – sweating through two t-shirts on a Saturday morning

Patti- not dying in boxing

Q: What are some of your other hobbies?

Jeff- wakeboarding, waterskiiing, mountain biking, snowmobiling (not this winter, though), cooking, and home improvement

Patti- DIY (we have our own home blog about our renovations!), making sweat jokes about Jeff, drinking wine with friends, and reading

Q: What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

Jeff- The most daring thing I’ve ever done is zip lining in Mexico even though I am deathly afraid of heights.

Patti- The most daring thing I’ve ever done is wakeboarding, because I have an unnatural fear of aquatic animals eating me. (That’s why you don’t show Jaws to kids at a young age.)

Q: What are three things you would take with you to a deserted island?

Jeff: ice skates, volleyball, unopened Fed Ex packages

Patti: Chapstick, matches, a knife

Q: If you could travel anyplace in the world, where would you go?

If we could travel anywhere in the whole world, Jeff would travel to Uranus, and Patti would travel to anywhere with a sunny beach and a margarita. Jeff has a lot of jokes…

Q: Would you rather win the lottery or have the perfect job? Why?

Jeff would rather win the lottery because he already has the perfect job, he works for himself.  Patti would rather have the perfect job, because the perfect job would pay as much as the lottery.  See what I did there??