Tomorrow kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, all across the country, people are wearing pink, remembering and honoring our strong survivors and loved ones who have been touched by this terrible disease.
In honor of breast cancer survivors everywhere, during the month of October, select Koko FitClub locations are offering a free 30-day program of strength conditioning, cardio training and coaching to any breast cancer survivor who signs up by October 31, 2016. This 30-day program of complete fitness includes a strength assessment and body composition screening, coaching by a certified fitness professional, and safe, progressive, strength and cardio workouts completely customized through Koko FitClub’s state-of-the-art Smartraining™ fitness technology and equipment.
Select Koko FitClubs will serve as official American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer donation centers, collecting donations from members and the community. For the month of October, these Koko FitClubs are offering non-members a chance to make a $30 donation to American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and, in return, receive a 30-day Koko FitClub trial membership as a special “thank you”.
Through its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks and related fundraising efforts, the American Cancer Society is currently investing over $86 million in breast cancer research, helping everyone in every community who is touched by breast cancer. This includes those who are currently dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, those who may face a diagnosis in the future, and those who may avoid a diagnosis altogether thanks to education and risk reduction. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Koko FitClub and the American Cancer Society are partnering to honor breast cancer survivors and help raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, prevention and recovery.
For years, Koko FitClubs nationwide have partnered with the American Cancer Society in a shared mission to raise awareness of the important role fitness and nutrition play in the prevention and recovery of various cancers, including breast cancer.
Research shows that, after surviving breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, regular exercise and moderate, progressive strength training plays an important role in recovery. Koko FitClub has developed a year-long Healthtracks Breast Cancer Recovery training program to assist breast cancer survivors on their journey back to reclaiming their strength and their lives.
With our specialty Breast Cancer Recovery program and other progressive strength conditioning programs, Koko has helped thousands of members improve their health and change their lives, including breast cancer survivor, Sherri Menslage. “I have always been very intimated by gyms. I just always felt so defeated and never wanted to go back. But, I told myself that I needed to do this to keep my body healthy. I had heard about Koko FitClub and stopped in to see what all was about. Let me just tell you right now, IT’S AWESOME! It’s so motivating, I enjoy my workout every time I’m in there. I have not missed a day. I’m feeling stronger, less tired, and great about myself… I would like, from the bottom of my heart, to thank Koko FitClub. It has changed my life.”
To learn more about Koko FitClub’s 30 Days of Fitness to Fight Cancer programs, find a Koko FitClub location near you at kokofitclub.com/locations.
About Koko FitClub:
Koko FitClub is a digital gym, a revolutionary training gym combining expert coaching, “smart” fitness technology, and the latest in strength training, functional fitness and high intensity interval cardio training methodologies to give members nationwide the most effective and efficient workout experience possible, precisely customized to the needs of the individual. Koko FitClub removes the obstacles that stand in the way of being happy, healthy and fit. Koko FitClub of [Town] is locally owned and operated and is conveniently located at [address]. To learn more about Koko FitClub, contact [XXX-555-1234] or visit [town.kokofitclub.com]
About the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the US during the past two decades, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. As the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we’re finding cures and ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, visit cancer.org or call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345.
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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.