We all have different needs when it comes to exercise and those needs continue to change as we age. When was the last time you really thought about your exercise routine, and more importantly, are you experiencing gains with your current program? Maybe what worked once at an earlier age for whatever reasons does not seem to work now.
When it comes to living a happy, healthy and fit lifestyle, what you eat is as important as how you exercise. Do one without the other, and you may never truly succeed on your body transformation goals..
A proper nutrition plan, comprised of nourishing, whole foods, should provide the right balance of macro- and micro-nutrients needed to properly fuel your workouts. Whether fat-burning or muscle-building, optimum nutrition will improve the quality of your workout — and the results.
The following infographic outlines the key pillars of our nutrition philosophy at Koko FitClub, and can help you create some good eating habits to fuel your workouts, too.
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COO & Master FitCoach, Koko FitClub
As you age, it becomes increasingly more difficult to execute certain motions, such as touching your toes, lifting objects, or raising your arms above your head. Mobility is a vital factor of your workout that most people leave out of their routines.
Even with Maureen’s history of athleticism, she discovered how Koko was the perfect system for maintaining and improving mobility. It helped her stay in shape for rowing, even after undergoing a few surgeries.
During my teens and early twenties I was not involved in organized athletics or committed to fitness. When I went to grad school many of my friends were engaged in fitness activities so I joined in with them.
Since that point I became more consistently invested in an active lifestyle, especially after starting to row in my early 30’s. I enjoyed the sport so much that for a number of years I was training and competing as a Master’s athlete.
The past ten years have been a little more difficult to maintain that level of commitment, as competing priorities and major health issues became [a concern].
A couple of years ago I realized that it was time to refocus on my health and Koko has been important to me returning to a stronger and healthier me. Yes, there have been some injuries/surgeries/travel that have caused some lapses in my consistency with Koko, but I always return.
The system is very user-friendly and I love the feedback. It is such an efficient program that it makes it easier to fit it into a busy lifestyle. Thank you Koko!
Staying active is a great way to keep weight down, maintain strength and increasing cardiovascular health.
Sports are the prime example of why training for mobility the way to stay limber, prepare your body for anything, which helps keep injuries at bay and allows you to play your best.
Stay Koko Strong!
Michael Wood, CSCS
Chief Fitness Officer, Koko FitClub
About Michael Wood, Chief Fitness Officer
Michael Wood, CSCS, is Chief Fitness Officer at Koko FitClub, driving the development of integrated strength and cardio training and nutrition programs for Koko members nationwide. A nationally acclaimed fitness expert, Michael has conducted research as a Senior Exercise Physiologist at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and has lectured at Boston University and the University of Connecticut. He has been named Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” Personal Trainer, and made the Men’s Journal “Dream Team” list of the nine best trainers in the U.S. Michael and his family live in North Attleboro, MA.
When you hear the word ‘joints’ it is typically used to refer to pain or stiffness. However, even though we idly comment on the state of a singular body part, it is important to remember that all parts of our body are one.