The hustle and bustle has begun! Don't get me wrong, Christmas is my favorite holiday and my favorite time of year, but it's so easy to be consumed with the busyness and the to-do lists that we forget to live intentionally. And with a growing little family and a slow transition back to work, I need to be more intentional with my time than ever before.

May you and your families have a blessed holiday season ahead! Take in all the traditions, the music, the gratitude and the time off you can! May you set aside time to reflect on all the lessons that you have learned in 2017. And most importantly, may you cherish the gift of health more than ever before and all that it has allowed you to do and accomplish this past year. Stay active and stay committed. Exercise can help you build resiliency against stress, improve your happiness and create MORE energy for you to sustain the hustle and bustle ahead. Don't hit pause this month...fitness changes EVERYTHING!

* When we feel better about ourselves, we treat others better.
* When we have more confidence, we give more.
* When we learn to love our bodies, we love life more.
* When we feel stronger physically, we are tougher mentally.
* When we live with less pain, we live with more joy.

Happy Holidays from Allegro,
Coach Kendra

STUDIO HAPPENINGS

Visualize  a Healthier You! 

How much time do you spend guessing what's right for your body?  How challenging has it been for you to get a complete wellness picture?

In the New Year, Allegro Coaching advances your wellness experience with another west Michigan first: the Fit3D Proscanner.   The Fit3D Proscanner is designed to provide the most comprehensive wellness assessment there is on the market. As health and fitness becomes a crucial component within the healthcare continuum, the ability to track your information long term is vital. We are excited to introduce this incredibly sophisticated, state of the art experience to Allegro Coaching and Grand Rapids!

The Fit3D is:
  • 40 sec. one stop wellness assessment tool
  • The most powerful 3D body scanner and reporting engine
We want you to experience this revolutionary instrument, so be sure to watch for your exclusive scan invite soon. We are ready to empower you with better data and expert coaching!

Allegro Coaching - Leading Grand Rapids in Exercise Science and Technology 

Contact Coach Scott to get started with Personal Training:

SATISFY YOUR TASTEBUDS
Peppermint Patty Smoothie

Get ready to jingle your jangle and jangle your jingles with this minty frozen concoction of nutritious holiday cheer! 

Baby, we know it's cold outside, but this peppermint smoothie will be sure to satisfy your holiday sweet tooth!  Need more jingle?  Try adding 2-4 ounces of cold brew coffee and you'll be dashing and dancing all over town getting that holiday shopping done! 

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • ½ scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • ½ tsp. pure peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp. shaved dark chocolate
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish; optional
Instructions:
  1. Place almond milk, ice, Shakeology, and extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
  2. Garnish with chocolate and mint leaves (if desired).
Nutrition Facts:
Peppermint Patty Shakeology
Amount Per Serving (1 smoothie)
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 360mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 18g 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Jamie Smith


1. Do you have any nicknames? 
I actually don't! My family calls me sis, but that's it.

2. Where are you from? 
Muskegon

3. How long have you been working out at Allegro? 
Two years

4. What brought you to Allegro? 
I wanted to start trying new classes and improve my eating habits and overall health. I love the various challenges that are offered and the nutrition advice.

5. What type of training do you do at Allegro? 
Currently I'm doing personal training with Scott..which I love! Outside of PT, BODYCOMBAT and spinning are my favorite classes.

6. What is something about yourself we might not know? 
I have a twin brother that's looks nothing like me.

7. What is your greatest achievement on your fitness journey thus far? 
Honestly, my greatest achievement has simply been committing and showing up. I realized I needed to think less about the changes I wanted to see and just put in the work.

8. What motivates and inspires you?
My friends and family motivate me to improve my fitness level. My sister recently lost 70lbs and inspires me to stick to my plan. I currently have a pull up challenge with a good friend of mine. Whoever can do a pull up first is taking the other for a pedicure! It's fun to work towards something together and push each other.

9. What's your best tip to a new gym-goer? Enlist someone to hold you accountable until you get into a routine and actually don't want to miss a session at the gym. It will happen!

10. Anything else you'd like to add? 
I'm excited to continue to challenge myself and enjoy everything Allegro has to offer!

VIP CONSULTATIONS


Would you like a little more direction on how to reach your goals? Let us help you!

Did you know we offer a FREE 30-minute VIP Consultation for anyone who is interested in learning more about what Allegro has to offer? From class selection to nutritional tips and goal setting; you'll be sure to feel like you're on the track to success as you walk out the door.

If you or someone you know is ready to take advantage of this valuable consultation, click >>here<< and fill out our quick and easy questionnaire  and Coach Alyssa will be in touch as soon as possible!

WE WOULD LOVE YOUR HELP! 
Do you love Allegro? Tell the world! Well, the world wide web, that is. 

We would  absolutely  love your honest review of our business on any of these sites. 

Google (simply type in "Allegro Coaching", there will be a "write a review" button on the right side). 

THANK YOU, from all of us at Allegro Coaching. 
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FITNESS
Pa rum pum pum pum ...it's our
6th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Fitness!
 
Join us on social media December 13 - 24 as we give you 12 days of workouts (for when you can't join us in-studio) and 12 days of awesome giveaways, goodies and deals.  

All of the 12 Days of Christmas Fitness activity will be done on Facebook, so be sure to 1) Like our business page and 2) Request to join our private group, the Allegro Connection, if you're a current client of Allegro! 

Stay in the know and win cool stuff! 

OPERATION HOLIDAY GIVEBACK

This year we've teamed up with Arbor Circle to give back to our community and brighten a family's holiday! 

Arbor Circle's Adopt a Family program is a wonderful way to transform gift-giving at any time of year, while bringing joy to people who really need help.

90% of Arbor Circle's client families earn less than $25,000 per year. These families have to make hard choices, such as buying food vs. making a rent payment. They need groceries, clothing, and household essentials throughout the year, not just during the holidays.

As a team, we've decided that we want to make an impact in the community this holiday season and we would love for you to join us!  

The local family that we are supporting is a single parent family with 3 dependents ages 18, 13 and 7 months.  Some of the items that you can expect to see on our family's list are:
  • Clothing
  • Sheets
  • Hats & gloves
  • Diapers
  • Food (we'll provide suggestions/list)
  • Toiletries
  • Meijer Gift cards
  • Slippers
Please keep an eye on the front lobby for more details and gift tags so that you can pull and shop!  Together we can bring joy to a family in need during the holidays!  

HOLIDAY HOURS

Sunday, December 24th:  FREE classes, please check Mindbody for availability

Monday, December 25th: CLOSED

Sunday, December 31st: FREE classes, please check Mindbody for availability

Monday, January 1st: CLOSED

ENDURANCE CYCLING PROGRAM
Are you looking to take your outdoor cycling to the next level?  Are you interested in simply increasing your cardiorespiratory endurance and overall fitness level? Join Coach Jean for a 2-hour ride every Sunday beginning Sunday, December 17th from 8:30 - 10:30 AM. 

There are 2 types of registration options to choose from: spin bike or trainer (if you plan on brining in your own bike & trainer).  

Spots are going fast, so be sure to s ign up on Mindbody under " Specialty Programs " to get registered ASAP!  

GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING
Already setting your New Year goal?  Need a little more one-on-one attention during your workouts? Need more accountability in your training? Group Personal Training could be the perfect solution for you.  
Sign-up by December 15th for January 2018 enrollments!

Space is limited (group max size is 6), so call 451-900 or sign up on Mindbody here!  

Questions about Group Personal Training?  Email Coach Scott today!
2018 PRICE INCREASE 
As we near the end of 2017, we wanted to take the time to thank you for your business so far this year. We truly appreciate the opportunity to serve you and offer you the best programs in the health and fitness industry. We do our best to offer you:
  • The highest quality staff, classes, training sessions and customer service
  • A healthy, positive and motivating atmosphere
  • The latest programs, products (like the Fit3D coming soon), exercises and wellness information
Effective January 2, 2018, we will be increasing our rates for single Personal Training and Massage Therapy sessions. This increase is necessary in order to:
  • Keep up with the rising costs of business (rent, utilities, supplies, advertising, etc.)
  • Keep staff certified and licensed through nationally accredited organizations 
  • Provide continuing education support for our staff
  • Purchase new equipment and supplies
After an in-depth market analysis, we found that Allegro's rates are very competitive with or lower than the competitors in our market offering the same/similar services. It is our sincere desire to continue to offer you exceptional value, extraordinary workouts, world-class staff and unbeatable personal customer service! 

While the prices of our single sessions are increasing, we will be adding MORE value to our multi-session packages.  In 2018, it's our pleasure to introduce the addition of the Loyalty session.  A Loyalty session is a complimentary session and it's our way of showing you that we appreciate you for continuing to choose Allegro Coaching for your personal wellness needs.  

Our new single sessions rates are as follows: 
  • 30-minute Personal Training or Massage Therapy session: $39
  • 60-minute Personal Training or Massage Therapy session: $69
This year we re-strategized our Personal Training package offerings to more accurately reflect the industry standard of client training protocol.  We are excited and pleased to roll out these new packages with you and your training goals in mind!

30-minute Personal Training session packages:
  • (12) 30-minute sessions: $468 + 1 Loyalty session
  • (24) 30-minute sessions: $936 + 2 Loyalty sessions
  • (36) 30-minute sessions: $1,404 + 5 Loyalty sessions + complimentary MYZONE® belt + complimentary 30-minute massage
60-minute Personal Training session packages:
  • (12) 60-minute sessions: $816 + 1 Loyalty session
  • (24) 60-minute sessions: $1,632 + 3 Loyalty sessions + complimentary MYZONE® belt
  • (36) 60-minute sessions: $2,340 + 5 Loyalty sessions + complimentary MYZONE® belt + complimentary 60-minute massage
We understand that you have a choice where you do business and we truly appreciate you giving us the opportunity to work with you. We thank you for your business and look forward to continue helping you achieve your health and fitness goals in 2018.  

Questions about getting started with Personal Training?  Email Coach Scott today!
CORPORATE WELLENSS HAPPENINGS

The Clean Eating Challenge...Onsite & Online!

We all know eating clean and wholesome is a huge part of reaching our fitness goals by having optimal energy and vitality. But what does it really mean to eat "clean"? Join Allegro as we teach you and your coworkers what it means to eat clean, organic and natural foods, plus where to find these foods and how to incorporate them into everyday meals. 

This 30-day virtual challenge highlights a weekly superfood challenge with healthy selfies, weekly Allegro swag and an onsite cooking workshop with our dietician to teach everyone first hand how to make 10 simple, yet delicious everyday meals. Simple, practical and full of expert coaching! Each person receives a comprehensive clean eating guide and recipe book!

A minimum of 10 employees required to purchase this program; cost is just $35/person! 

To schedule your company or department's wellness challenge, please contact kendra@allegrocoaching.com.