If you like spending long hours in the gym and waiting your turn for equipment, then Koko FitClub may not be your thing. Three key factors play into the uniqueness of the Koko workout: individual attention, technology, and efficiency.
Koko’s name fits spritely onto its orange oval sign and is derived from the Japanese word which means “one-to-one”.
“That’s one thing that sets us apart,” says Becky Jones, manager of the Koko FitClub in Parker, “the individual attention.” You don’t have to make an appointment with a trainer or pay extra, you can ask questions at any time.
Yet the technology guiding each workout often preempts any questions, and it helps eliminate guesswork. Each of the three stations at Koko—the treadmill, elliptical, and Smart Trainer—has a touch screen with multiple programs built in. And the programs change as you progress, in addition to new ones being added bimonthly, to keep it interesting and challenging.
For example, If you want to “take a hike” through the Italy’s Cinque Terre or try Kilimanjaro, click the icon and you’re off. Every aspect of your workout—pace, distance, calories burned—is tracked and recorded on your tracking key.
The Koko FitClub’s Smart Trainer may be its crown jewel. Smart Trainer sessions work every part of your body. Your tracking key informs the Smart Trainer exactly where you’re at and provides the criteria for the workout. A swivel-screen ensures you can monitor your form and data throughout the session.
“There’s a lot of science behind the training,” Jones says. “It’s like a video game where you try and stay within a target that is constantly monitoring you.”
You can try the Koko FitClub for 30 days for $30. During that time you can get started using the club’s Fit Check machine—which generates BMI and percentage of lean muscle mass. Jones recommends doing this every time you come in. “It keeps people motivated even before they’re seeing physical results.”
For members, there’s a website tracks their lean muscle, strength gain, strength score (Q), graphs, metabolic rate, and offers meal plans.
“We have a lot members that come to us after experiencing injuries from what they were doing,” says Jones. “Now they’re working out body parts they’ve never used before. It’s a more well-rounded work out.”