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I am the Chief Fitness Officer at Koko FitClub, LLC and Founder of the Sports Performance Group. I am a member of Power Bar Team Elite and named Top 100 Trainer in America by Men's Journal.
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This Blog Has Moved! by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Hello - This blog now has a new address. Please visit Michael Wood, CSCS Read on »
Spread the Word - Harvard Stadium Run by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Mark your calendar for Saturday April 20th at 8 AM for a great workout up the 37 rows of stairs at Harvard Stadium in good old Harvard Square, Cambridge. Are you up for it? ... Read on »
This Blog Has Moved!! by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This blog can now be found at our new location, visit Michael Wood, CSCS. Thank You! Read on »
21-Day Koko Booster Exercise & Nutrition Challenge: Day 1 by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss With the launch of Koko Fuel, there is no one else in the world that can offer anything comparable to Koko FitClub's holistic, simple path to fitness. I'm really excited ... Read on »
Using Technology to Track and Improve Fitness by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss At times we can feel overwhelmed with all the options that we have with different gadgets and technology that are aimed at trying help us improve our diet, exercise, sleep ... Read on »
"Big Game" Calorie Costs in Exercise by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The "Super Bowl" has become much more than a football game: It’s the second biggest day for food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving. Below, Charles Platkin ... Read on »
Review of Barefoot Running by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Here is a fantastic short video on barefoot running by Dr. Daniel E. Lieberman who is the Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. No ... Read on »
Most Viewed Blog Posts Since 2007 by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I noticed that some of the blog post that have been featured on my blog for 2013 have been viewed many times already and this got me thinking about what are some of the t ... Read on »
Top 5 Health and Fitness Apps for 2012 by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss There are literally hundreds of thousands of apps that have been built across all industries..."there's an app for that." I'm going to focus on health and fitness apps wher ... Read on »
Benefits of 30 Minutes of Exercise by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Starting this week - work on scheduling in 30 minutes of activity each day. This can include exercise as well as activities of daily living.  After a week, work on scheduli ... Read on »
Health & Fitness Books You Should Read by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Over the past year I have read some excellent health/fitness books that you may want to check out. The first is a book by Dr. Robert McMurray who is a Professor at the Un ... Read on »
Cultivating a Better Food System in 2013 by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss As we start 2013, many people will be thinking about plans and promises to improve their diet and health. But we think a broader collection of farmers, policy-makers, an ... Read on »
Effects of Vitamins on Muscle Strength by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Muscle is mainly made up of protein. Therefore, protein metabolism (breaking protein down into amino acids and combining those amino acids into new proteins) is critical ... Read on »
How Does No Holiday Weight Gain Sound for this Season? by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Is it really possible to enjoy the holidays and not gain weight? According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the average amount of weight people gain during the ho ... Read on »
Restwise: Superior performance through intelligent recovery. by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have been using the Restwise product over the course of the past year to help me track how my body recovers from the previous training day.  It is an excellent tool tha ... Read on »
Obesity Rates Continue to Climb in U.S. by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A new Gallup poll taken in November has reported that Americans now think their ideal body weight is 162 pounds which is the highest level reported since 1990. Men think th ... Read on »
Updated Research on Exercise and Weight Control by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Here is a link to a recent issue of the Journal of Obesity which is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and c ... Read on »
Unveiling the Vegan Lifestyle: 6 Reasons to Try It by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Dietary veganism — the practice of abstaining from eating animal products — is a lifestyle rife with mystery, myths and misconceptions, and is often erroneously regarded ... Read on »
5 Nutrition Tips for Running a Marathon by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss 1. Nothing beats the impact of hydration on performance. Before the race, let thirst be your guide to the finish line and use a sports drink to replace fluids during the ... Read on »
5 Best Apps for Runners by woodspg Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss You don’t really need technology to be a runner, but it certainly helps. There are all kinds of tools that can help you track your runs (including how fast and how far you ... Read on »