On Wednesday, my friend Michael Wood posted a great explanation of the physiologic importance of recovery days and sticking to a three day-a-week Koko Smartraining strength schedule. I’m here to tell you the most important thing about Smartraining on a three day-a-week schedule: By fitting so effortlessly into your life, it very naturally becomes a part of your lifestyle. If you have always struggled to “make time” for fitness, this is a revelation. You now have a healthy exercise plan that gets results without requiring excessive time at the gym. Three days-a-week for 30 minutes fits so easily into your crazy schedule that you can happily stick to it for life. Wow!
When my husband (and Koko Co-Founder) Mike Lannon and I became parents, it quickly hit home that we no longer had the luxury of time to spend in the gym. We had to get in and get out. I found I couldn’t do what I needed to do to get the results I wanted in the time I had. My solution? Convince Mike to come up with a strength training plan for me. (What a guy!) The process left him truly appreciative of the money people spend on personal trainers and both of us determined to come up with a better solution. A solution that gets results and fits “real-life.” Alas, the idea for the Koko Smartrainer was born not long after our son!
Mike Lannon likes to compare Koko to the successful weight management programs. Programs that work because they remove the doubt and confusion surrounding healthy eating and replaces it with a simple, easy-to-follow, liveable system that makes choosing healthy foods a no brainer. Armed with a system like that, choosing healthier foods becomes second nature and a part of your life long-term. Koko does the same thing for fitness. Koko removes the doubt and confusion surrounding fitness and replaces it with a simple, easy-to-follow, liveable system for getting leaner, stronger and staying that way. An important part of that Koko liveability is the three day-a-week schedule. It is convenient and simple to fit into the realities of life for the rest of your life.
Now, I want to make sure you aren’t misunderstanding me. I’m not advocating you “do nothing” the other four days of your week. Take that fit, healthy body out and do something active that you enjoy! I’m very active, it just happens that the only “exercise” I have time for is strength training on the Smartrainer 3 days-a-week with a quick 15 minute blast of Koko Cardio if I have a little extra time. Thankfully, it’s all I need!
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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.