Can you smell it in the air, Koko Nation? Spring is almost here! That means a fresh batch of Spring Cardio is arriving next Wednesday (3.14) to your Koko FitClub with new “outdoor” fitness challenges and the most programs I have ever created.
Not only are we springing ahead this weekend, we are also in the midst of a gorgeous stretch of weather here in Boston that’s nudging the thermometer up into the 60′s and the exercisers outside in shorts and t shirts. Many of you are lucky enough to live in a climate where you can get outside in nice weather for much of the year, but emerging from winter in a northern climate is a euphoric feeling. I can’t wait to get outside. I’ve worked to capture that desire in the latest batch of Spring Cardio, (because spring weather is temperamental and we can’t always BE outside,) with even more outdoor and landmark inspired workouts.
I think you are going to have a lot of fun with these. Fueled by great ideas from you, our members and Koko owners, for programs inspired by favorite hikes in your communities, I’ve already heard enthusiastic praise for these new programs from the team of Koko HQ testers.
Here’s a taste of what’s coming next week:
Mt. Diablo, CA (Moderate Intensity) Based on an actual hiking trail near our Danville, CA club with elevation of 3,849 ft, imagine breathtaking views from the summit!
Camel Back Mt., AZ (High Intensity) Come with me to Scottsdale, AZ for a hike that will push you to speeds of 4.0 mph with 12‐15% incline, replicating the 2,700 ft Summit Trail on iconic Camel Back Mountain. Phew! We don’t want to do this hike in the summer!
Boston “Pru” Climb (High Intensity) And we’re back to Boston! Start on Boylston Street downtown and get set for this 1100‐step climb up the 50+ stories of Boston’s’ famous Prudential Building.
Bunker Hill Stair Run (High Intensity) “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.” Dash up the almost 300 stairs of the Revolutionary War landmark, Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, MA. You’ll swear that you’re actually at the top of this historical monument when you finish – can you see Boston Garden?
Have fun with this latest round of cardio. And if you have any great ideas for future locations we should hike together, send them my way.
Michael Wood, CSCS
Chief Fitness Officer
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