My fiancé works at a Koko FitClub and had been encouraging me to switch up my usual strength training routine and try it. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to score a great deal on Boston Deals to try Koko in Mansfield for a month – and I think it’s great!
Called “Smartraining,” Koko has an amazing electronic form of personal training. Let me explain: Each Koko member receives a USB key that plugs into the machines at the club. Members are given the opportunity to select different workout tracks, like “weight loss” or “sports conditioning,” which have been designed by reputable personal trainers. Each time you go to the club, you plug your USB card into the machine and a small computer screen walks you through a workout for that day. The screen walks you through how to set up the machine and form tips. As you do each exercise, you follow the pace on the computer screen. This helps you focus on slow, controlled movements and does the work of timing for you.
After each workout, your results are tallied up and you’ll see how many “points” you scored during the workout. If you stay on pace 100% of the time and do the correct number of repetitions, you end up with a full 1,000 point workout and get to join the “Perfect Workout Club.” I haven’t managed to make it to this yet, but am determined to get there (if not for pride, for the free t-shirt!)!
If you are someone who is new to strength training, someone loves the idea of personal training but hates the expensive cost, or someone who just wants to switch up their routine a bit…this is an awesome concept for you!
(And for full disclosure, aside from my fiancé working there, I have no affiliation with Koko and did not receive compensation for this post – I just think it’s a great concept and wanted to share!)