As we wrap up the year here at Koko FitClub, we have so much to be thankful for. In 2011 we grew to 60 clubs in 26 states, and we were recently ranked for the first time in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. But, it isn’t about growth for growth’s sake. We are thankful for this year’s growth because it represents one thing: more lives changed.
In the spirit of celebrating growth and lives changed, I’d like to share a handful of member stories from among the many that helped inspire the Koko team this year. In other words, I’d like to celebrate YOU!
“I am an athlete. I ran track for years, skied, golfed and ran road races. In Nov 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and in 2009 went through 6 months of chemo and radiation which left my body totally depleted and without muscle tone. In comes Koko FitClub. I joined in Dec. 2009, the first member of the newly opened Needham franchise. Adam, Paul and Sara could not have been nicer or more supportive. Paul day after day patiently showed me how to use the machine and I started at the lowest weights. It’s now a year and a half later…. I have improved 100%, have muscle tone, run, ski and golf again. I couldn’t be happier with the program and love the atmosphere and people. Thank you Koko FitClub!” -Sharon G
“In September 2010 I got a virus. Adult Still’s disease! I was in bed and not moving for 3 months… weight went on and [I was] feeling bad. I knew I had to do something quick. At 54 years old I was starting to feel like 80… Then, I was in back of Corrine Murphy’s car and saw the Koko sign. I followed her car [to Koko FitClub]…Oh! It felt perfect, quiet and very Zen like…love it. I have been at Koko almost every day since joining. My joints don’t hurt when I exercise. In fact, I feel great….I hope this explains how important Koko is to me and my husband. We look better and feel better. Thank you”- Suzanne U
“Love Koko! … I’m the strongest 61 year old I know and I’ve kept osteoporosis from creeping in….I just had a bone density test and I have REVERSED my osteoporosis! I’ve been coming to Koko for 4 years and that did it. I am even off Fosomax! I’m one happy customer!”– Nancy C
“3 months with Koko and it has been the perfect complement to my Weight Watchers eating regimen! I have lost that pesky 14.8 lbs., my triglycerides have dropped from 194 to 57 and I am even sleeping better. I have been exercising all my life and was frankly bored with the whole process. Koko takes the guess work out, keeps me on track and lets me look back on my progress. I don’t have to think about anything, I just have to do it! I love the learning portion I get from Michael Wood and can hear his voice in my ear repeating his tips throughout my daily life. I love the different paths you can choose from and know of no other trainers that have that variety. The future of personal training is here and it is Koko. I feel honored to be a part of its ongoing development. I am definitely a Koko Nut!” – Michele S
These stories are just the tip of the iceberg, but a great example of the amazing, inspiring people we have the privilege of hearing from on a daily basis.
YOU are amazing and inspiring! Thank you.
Keep up the great work and keep your stories coming. And, here’s to an even happier, healthier 2012!