What is Your Motivation?


In life, we all experience loss. Whether it is a family member taken too soon or we lose our ability to experience life through health issues or lack of motivation.

What makes us stronger is overcoming the loss and taking steps to improve your life. Nancy’s motivation comes from a place of love and affection and that is why she will never stop until she reaches her goals…

My motivation really comes from two places:

One is that my Dad unfortunately passed away at age 72 from congestive heart failure. My two sons were very young when he died and he missed watching what wonderful and amazing people they are and they missed knowing and loving him as I do. He wasn’t overweight and didn’t smoke but he just fell asleep one night and that was it. They determined it was congestive heart failure. He was a great guy, I miss him every day.

The other motivation and my most special reason for wanting to exercise is my two sons, they are now 26 and 23 years old and they are awesome people. I want to be around to share in their lives. They are really the most important thing that has every happened to me. I feel very blessed that they are my sons.

I want to be able to continue to experience their lives with them. They both have wonderful girlfriends and I look forward to having them as daughter-in-laws in the near future and someday – the honor of being a Grandma.

We lived in San Diego, California for 38 years and moved to Boston 3 years ago. Our sons went to college out here and loved it here, got wonderful jobs and said that they wanted myself and my husband to move to Boston to share in their lives with them. What an honor!! We sold our home and moved to Boston. I am very happy to have found Koko FitClub. It is difficult moving to a new place and trying to find a gym to work out in.

[The owner] is wonderful and all of the people that work there are really nice and have always been willing and able to help me and correct me when my form is wrong or when I need assistance, and to motivate me!

I really enjoy hearing the workout information as I’m doing the treadmill and elliptical. I have learned a great deal as well.

My motivation is truly my sons and wanting to live a long, healthy and active life!! What could be better!!!

Thanks Koko!

Nancy Hogan
Dedicated Kokonut

There is no better motivation than family. Stay Koko Fit!

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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