What to Do When Your Metabolism ‘Up and Leaves the Room’


Eventually our metabolism slows down the older you get. It’s inevitable and it happens to the best of us.

The best way to combat that (besides implementing proper nutrition into your diet), is to exercise consistently and make sure your body burns off those excess calories and carbs. Just read Don’s testament to his results…

I joined Koko 2 years ago this month for this simple reason: At that time I was 49 yrs old, and my metabolism got up and left the room about 5 years ago!

I was starting to put on a few pounds, looked at myself in the mirror, and determined I could do better.

Koko was actually recommended by a friend of mine here who used to be a member, and told me basically how the program worked and that it was timed and efficient. I am not a gym rat, and don’t care for that environment. I don’t go to a gym to have my ego stroked, I went with the intention of losing weight, and building muscle.

It is the first time in my life that I can really see results from working out!

I have been in good physical shape my entire adult life. Since my job involved a lot of lifting and moving around (I run a feed store), I always had good arms. But, I am the owner-operator of my business now, so the physical demands that were in place before weren’t as much a part of my daily routine the older I got. My arms went away, and I started getting a gut.

Really in no time, I was seeing results. I have always been lean by nature, but now have put on muscle on areas of my body I never developed before. I don’t have a 6 pack, but I do have a 2 pack!!

All kidding aside, I love the program and the results. Results don’t lie!

Thank you , Koko.

Don Callahan

Dedicated Kokonut

Good things happen when you stay committed to your goals! Don is walking proof that middle-aged does not mean out of commission.

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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