CEO & Co-Founder
Mike Lannon co-founded Koko FitClub in 2004 with his wife, Mary Obana. A born entrepreneur and inventor, Mike has founded six companies over a career that spans more than 30 years. Mike holds multiple technology patents for the Koko Smartrainer, Koko Cardio, the Koko Smartraining System and other products. He has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune and many other media outlets, as well as three books focused on business innovation. Mike has been a featured speaker at The Sloan School of Business at MIT and Harvard Business School, and is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study on innovative growth strategies. Mike, Mary, their son, Kai, and dog Rudy live on Cape Cod, MA.
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President & Co-Founder
Mary is Koko’s chief evangelist, building strategic partnerships with leaders in the preventative health and wellness field to bring data-driven solutions to people who need them most. Her career in marketing strategy spans more than 25 years for brands like Converse, Keds, and American Express. Mary hails from Northern California where she earned her B.A. from Stanford University. She now lives with her family on Cape Cod, MA.
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CSCS, Chief Fitness Officer
Michael Wood leads the development of integrated training and nutrition programs for Koko members nationwide. A nationally acclaimed fitness expert, Michael has conducted research as a Senior Exercise Physiologist at the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, and has lectured at Boston University and the University of Connecticut. He has been named Boston Magazine’s "Best of Boston" Personal Trainer, and made the Men's Journal "Dream Team" list of the nine best trainers in the U.S. Michael and his family live in North Attleboro, MA.
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Chief of Operations
All day, every day, Nick Konarski is 100% focused on operational excellence to ensure a premium level of service for our members. Nick’s expertise is grounded in real-world leadership, driving the successful performance of Koko FitClub’s corporate club locations, and coaching franchise owners to do the same. Nick brings to Koko FitClub an impressive background in law enforcement, technology and fitness, running his own successful technology consulting company and proudly protecting the First Family as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Secret Service. Nick holds a B.A. in Psychology. A proud new dad, Nick and his family live in Pembroke, MA with their two dogs.
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Head of Marketing & Brand Development
Since the launch of the first Koko FitClub location, Lauren Dell’Olio has been Koko’s brand champion and chief marketing coach, responsible for the development of integrated social media and marketing systems that introduce Koko to local communities across the U.S. and Canada. Lauren brings over 20 years of marketing and communication expertise, working with super-brands like Microsoft, Starbucks, Yahoo, PepsiCo, Red Hat, Abercrombie & Fitch and AT&T Worldwide. Lauren holds a B.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism. Lauren and her family live on the South Shore of Massachusetts.
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Head of Product & Technology
Josh Roman has been driving product innovation and advancing the digital gym concept since the company’s inception in 2004. Josh oversees all software development, user interface design, and hardware engineering for the Koko Smartraining exercise systems, equipment and technologies. He also enjoys the unofficial title of Lead Culture Hacker. Josh holds an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University. Originally from St. Louis, Josh and his family live in the coastal town of Scituate, MA.
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HEALTH & FITNESS ADVISORY BOARD
Founder, National Fitness Business Association
Thomas Plummer is considered by many to be the most influential person working in the fitness industry today. An internationally acclaimed presenter and fitness consultant, and author of the five best selling business books in the history of the fitness industry, Thom works closely with the Koko FitClub team to remain ahead of fitness trends and drive the continual evolution of our products and services.
MS, RD, LDN, CSSD, NSCA-CPT-D, CWPC
Besides being the brains behind Koko Fuel, Debra is a sought-after expert on health and wellness, and President & Founder of Wellness Workdays, a national provider of corporate wellness programs. Debra has lectured at Harvard Medical School, MIT, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, serves as a nutritional consultant for Boston Ballet and the ACSM Health & Fitness Instructor Certification Program, and writes for several leading magazine on diet and nutrition.
Owner, Frank Nash Training Systems
Fitness “Rockstar”, best selling author and international speaker/personality, Frank Nash is one of the most in-demand and exciting coaches, writers and presenters in the fitness industry today. He currently spends his time teaching, training and writing and as the owner of Frank Nash Training Systems in Worcester, MA.
Director of Training at GameTime Sports and FreeMotion Master Coach
Drew Massey is a FreeMotion Master Coach and the Director of Training for student athletes at GameTime Sports & Training. Drew holds multiple certifications through the NSCA, NASM, FMS and USA Weightlifting, holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Bethel College and a master of science in performance enhancement and injury prevention.
Koko Innovation Labs
Our accomplished team of software developers, interactive designers, electrical engineers and data analysts work relentlessly to design, build and optimize the sophisticated products and systems that move your fitness forward.
Koko's team of exercise physiologists and professional trainers work to create and optimize integrated strength and training plans for Koko FitClub that are precisely customized to each member through our proprietary algorithms and other emerging technologies.
Our creative content developers, social media mavens, strategists, writers, designers, web developers, SEO specialists and market researchers work to educate and inform communities nationwide about the benefits of the Koko system.
Product & Tech Support
A digital gym needs a great support team to keep things running smoothly. Our specialists not only support system queries, but also help us translate exercise science and technology into positive user experiences.
Koko Club Owners
Each Koko FitClub is locally owned and operated by independent business owners who are passionate about improving the health and wellness of the communities in which they live.
Want to bring a digital gym to your community? Learn more about franchising opportuntities.
A dedicated, supportive team of FitCoaches is on hand at every Koko FitClub to help our members reach their goals. FitCoaches are there to motivate, answer questions, offer guidance, and bring the Koko experience to life.
Want to join a local Koko team? Contact a club near you.