The Stronger Life Project: The Journey to the Perfect Workout

This month I sat down with my business partner and husband – Mike Lannon, CEO and co-founder of Koko FitClub, to talk about motivation.

We started Koko to make it easier for people to be healthy and fit in order to enjoy all of the things outside of working and the gym. To live a stronger life!

As we were developing the Koko FitClub technology and exercise experience, we conducted endless hours of research to understand what obstacles stand in the way for many people to get fit.

It was clear to us that “staying motivated” was one of the things most people struggle with when it comes to finding a long-lasting fitness solution.

So, when we launched Koko FitClub and our patented Koko Smartraining System, we used technology to build in lots of fun ways to keep people connected to their workouts, making the experience more engaging and motivational.  We found that real-time feedback and rewards, like earning points or scoring what we call a “Perfect Workout” can make the difference between a good workout, and a workout that makes you want to come back for more.

But everyone is not motivated the same way, which is why individualized fitness is so important. Each of us needs to find our own way to keep going on our fitness journeys.

Mike and I certainly have our own unique motivators when it comes to our Koko workouts. Check out this video to see what they are. I’d love to hear what keeps YOU motivated to stick to your fitness journey. Please share in the comments below!

Stay Koko Strong!

Mary Obana
President & Co-Founder, Koko FitClub

Why I Continue to Koko


Koko FitClub Chief Fitness Officer, Michael Wood, CSCS

Koko FitClub Chief Fitness Officer, Michael Wood, CSCS

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been Smartraining for over a decade. I have always known the importance of consistent exercise and always enjoyed trying new ways to do just that. Personally, I like Smartraining because it offers more upright, full-body training using multiple muscle groups, working through various planes of motion, just like the movements of everyday life. We all know that moving through life requires us to stand, bend, lift, pull, and sometimes even balance on one-leg, and our workouts should mimic these types of movements and more.

One of the reasons why Smartraining works so well is that it keeps you focused on the quality of what you are doing, over quantity. Where most training and conditioning programs are all about calculating loads and counting reps in a particular session, Smartraining allows you stay focused on moving properly with built-in coaching, while the system does all the thinking and calculating for you.

We all live busy lives, but exercise done right does not need to take a great deal of time. My workouts at Koko have proven that 30-45 minutes, three or four times a week, keeps up my strength level and helps maintain my body composition, even after 10 years of doing it. If I’m looking to lower my body fat level – I look to my Koko Fuel nutrition plan for adjustments to my eating habits, and simply pick up the intensity a bit on my 15-minute cardio sessions.

My goal has always been to do the baseline conditioning work when it comes to Smartraining, and use my newfound strength outside the club to try new activities.

I Koko because I know my body, mind and spirit are always better off with it than without it.