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!
President & Co-Founder, Koko FitClub
The cumulative effect of small changes are key to improving both your health and fitness level. Many people are looking for the home run or the secret “ingredient” when it comes to trying lose weight or improve their fitness level. Implementing a few of the recommended changes throughout your day, coupled with your daily workout, is a great start to help you change the way you look and feel over the course of the next few weeks.
- Drink more water first thing in the morning.
- Make sure your eating breakfast.
- Try squeezing in more activity like walking/hiking before work (start wearing a pedometer).
- Workout at lunch time if you’re able, and if not, take a walk.
- Add more protein to your lunch and avoid bread and fried foods.
- Stand more at work rather than sitting for 6-8 hrs (make a standing work station).
- Make dinner your smallest meal of the day.
- No eating within three hours of going to bed.
- Cut down on your screen and TV time.
Finally, throughout the Morning/Afternoon/Evening watch your added sugar and salt intake – this one simple tip will pay back big dividends in no time! If you’re a female, work on consuming <100 calories a day of added sugar (25 grams/day) and if you’re a male, work on taking in <150 calories a day (38 grams/day).
– Michael Wood, CSCS
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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.