Sometimes all we need in life, is to stop and take care of ourselves before we can focus on everything else. Whether you are unhappy with who you are, how you look, or how you feel, you should always take the time for yourself.
After being home with my kids for nearly 14 years and dedicating myself to their growth, I had put on 34 pounds of weight and dreaded buying new clothes or looking in the mirror.
After going back to work full-time, I began to experience serious prolonged anxiety and depression – overall I didn’t feel very good about myself. I started KoKo merely as an occasional outlet but nothing serious. After being back in the workforce for about 1.5 years, I realized I needed to do a restart. I quit my job and for the next six months, I focused my time on myself for a change.
A big part of that was feeling good about ME and wanting to look in the mirror again. I started a daily routine of working out at Koko to include both cardio and strength followed on bringing back healthy eating for both me and my family.
Six months later, I had dropped 24 pounds and had tons of energy – and best of all built a lifestyle that I wanted to continue. I have kept the weight off – and although I don’t work out everyday any more, Koko has provided me with an easy outlet for reducing stress and anxiety while keeping the weight off.
Going back to work no longer was filled with anxiety; I feel good about myself!
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 Cape Cod, MA.