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2845 Thornhills Avenue Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI, 49546

616-301-5366

Do you want to burn fat & lose weight? Build muscle & get stronger? Crosstrain for running, biking or swimming? Or hike to Machu Picchu? Everything starts with a detailed assessment of your current physical condition. Our system measures your lean muscle mass, body fat, strength levels and other biomarkers. 

Based on the latest exercise science, Koko's proprietary algorithms create a unique strength, cardio & nutrition program precisely tailored to your body and goals.

Our Smartraining equipment leads you through every single workout, pushing you harder with real-time instruction, interactive coaching and performance data.

Koko synchronizes to your body, dynamically modifying the volume and intensity of your workouts as you progress, for maximum results without plateaus.

Every workout is different, never boring. Koko's friendly staff & encouraging community celebrate your milestones, both in-club and online.

Every session is tracked automatically on your own personal, data-rich website. Check in anytime from any of your devices.

 

Koko FitClub of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Koko FitClub of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Official Blog.

Should we say goodbye to three square meals a day?

Randall Wysong

A recent article outlining the history and cultural influences that have shaped modern day eating habits argues that the construct of “three square meals a day” we follow today might be more about tradition than nutrition.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/03/against-meals-breakfast-lunch-dinner

The three meals a day framework in America originated from our country’s early European settlers, who were raised to believe that sitting down to eat their meals together three times a day was more “civilized” than the more natural eat-when-you-need-to-eat meal timing they observed in native tribes. This tradition of scheduled mealtimes remains with many of us today.

Over time, as portions and caloric intake at mealtimes have increased, so too has our collective waistline. As a way to trigger a more active metabolism and manage weight, one recommendation for staving off between meal cravings is to eat little meals often (E.L.M.O).

But a 2010 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed there was no weight or hormonal difference between a group of people who ate 3 meals a day and another group who ate 6 meals a day, all having equal caloric intake.

So what should you do?

Don’t think about your eating habits so structurally. The three meals a day schedule is just that – a schedule.  It works for some, but isn’t a hard rule.

Instead, focus on HOW you’re getting your calories instead of when.  Fueling your body with the right nutrients when your body needs them, rather then when you’ve been told to schedule them, is the best way to increase your metabolism, and prevent over-eating.

Stay Koko Fit!

Michael Wood, CSCS
Chief Fitness Officer
Koko FitClub

 

Wood, M. (2016, August 30). Should we say goodbye to three square meals a day? [The Stronger Blog]. Retrieved from https://blog.kokofitclub.com/2016/08/30/no-more-3-meals-a-day/

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2845 Thornhills Avenue Southeast
Grand Rapids
Michigan
49546
United States