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Kendra Bylsma

Director of Wellness

Kendra is a mom, wife and fitness enthusiast!  A native to Grand Rapids, she graduated from Calvin College with a BA in Exercise Science and played 4 years of collegiate basketball. She was recently nominated as a Distinguished Alumni and provides oversight and direction to all the corporate coaching models, product development and producing “one of a kind” results as a personal trainer.   She does a variety of community presentations and corporate consulting in addition to teaching group fitness and 1-1 training’s at the studio.  She started Allegro Coaching in 2009 with a goal to help clients transform their lives and their mindset through fitness.


Christina Abraham

Corporate Wellness Coordinator

Coach Christina comes from a very well rounded background in health and wellness. Coming from a corporate career in communications, Christina went on to become a certified personal trainer and complete an MS degree in health and wellness management. She has experience teaching a number of group fitness classes including TRX, Kettlebell, strength, and circuit classes. She also completed a 200-hour yoga teaching certification with an emphasis on meditation and holistic medicine in Peru. Her approach to health coaching incorporates all aspects of holistic wellness stretching beyond the traditional facets of fitness and nutrition. Christina is passionate about encouraging people to take the first step to create sustainable change in their lives.


Michelle Dawes

Corporate Wellness Coordinator

Coach Michelle has diverse experience in health and wellness. She earned an MS in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University and has extensive experience in a range of group fitness classes including cycling, Pilates, yoga, strength, TRX, kettlebell and circuit type classes. While Michelle comes from a fitness background, she is passionate about holistic health and wellness, believing that thriving includes a healthy body, mind, and spirit, which has led to her become a Wellcoaches Certified Health Coach! As a health and wellness coach, Michelle strives to help clients develop “tools” to create sustainable behavior and/ or mindset changes by focusing on the positives, utilizing client’s strengths, helping clients discover their intrinsic motivation, and aiding clients in moving toward their wellness vision through SMART goals.


Julie Morrow


Being active has always been a part of Julie’s life. She plays tennis weekly, runs (a little), bikes, and loves to teach a high-energy HIIT class.  At 52, she knows that yoga helps to keep her strong in body and mind and supports her ability to exercise and move.   She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and completed her 200RYT with Mindful School of Yoga.  Julie is also certified with MOSSA as a Group Power instructor and a certified Silver Sneakers instructor.  She loves working with a variety of ages and experiences and strives to make class participants feel empowered and uplifted while having some fun too. When she’s not teaching she’s likely walking a dog, making jewelry, or hanging with her husband, as her last child has flown the coop to college.  Pentwater is her favorite summer spot in Michigan for kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating with her family.