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Grand Opening of Koko FitClub Offers State College an Innovative and 'Smart' New Way to Work Out

by on August 01, 2012 6:00 AM

Koko FitClub, a technologically advanced, "smart" new way to train and tone opens Wednesday in State College.

The first of its kind to open in Pennsylvania, Koko FitClub, 277 Northland Center, is open to members 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers a unique workout experience for all ages, body types and fitness levels.

The new center is owned and operated by Centre County residents Mark and Nena Koschny. Nena said she and her husband envision an environment where clients will feel comfortable and relaxed, even, during their time at a not-so-average gym.

The husband and wife plan to open a second State College Koko FitClub in January.

Lauded by the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and The Boston Globe, among other publications, Koko FitClub touts an atmosphere that is more like a spa than a gym and has the technology to encourage each client to enjoy his or her workout.

Koko FitClub's trademark Smartraining is the key to its success, which designs custom workouts around each client's needs and goals. Through a user interface screen, the Smartrainer guides each person through the workout and tracks their progress.

The Smartraining method control the user's pace, or time under tension, which means a more effective workout in less time. It holds about 100 circuit-based exercises, teaches exercise form, evaluates and adjusts the user's range of motion and weight based on performance.

Koko FitClub strength training workouts can be completed in 30 minutes or less and cardio workouts can be completed in 15 minutes or less. Both produce results the same way a 30- or 60-minute workout would because the user can simulate hikes and climbs on different terrain around the country.

Members can track their complete progress online at and compare all workouts and fitness plans.

Koko FitClub offers a range of fitness plans and even awards activity points to members based on progress.

Membership is limited but affordable, Koschny said. There is a one-time $99 lifetime joining fee per family. Subsequent membership runs monthly at $79 per month.

For complete details on the innovative exercise experience, visit or visit the newest location, where team members are on site from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m.

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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