The Real Test: How Michael Avoided an Injury With Core Workouts


Staying healthy is the main benefit of sticking to your fitness lifestyle. However, with a stronger body, you’ll find yourself to be more resilient and durable as the years go on.

Michael talks about his experience that (without his commitment to fitness) could have left him horribly injured…

I’ve been a Koko member for a year and a half. My focus has been core strength, which has worked out quite well in general.

However, I realized a crucial benefit that I never anticipated…

One week ago while going down stairs from my deck to my yard, a board gave out and I was airborne. I fell about 3 feed at a 45-degree angle with my lower back landing on the sharp edge of the steps.

I was shocked but able to get in the house and start icing my back and forearms. I anticipated significant pain for a few days at least and maybe a return of prior disc problems.

Guess what? There was no pain the next day and no pain since then and no discernable injury.

The only variable to account for weathering the fall with minimal pain and injury is 18 months of focus on core at my Koko Fit Club. It’s that simple.

Thank you Koko!

Michael Greelis
Dedicated Kokonut

Great work Michael! We are so happy that Koko has been able to alter your life for the better.

Stay Koko fit and keep pushing.

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.

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