Koko Star: Tim

As you may know, there are many benefits of exercise. But do you know the benefits of a Koko workout?

Choose from personalized fitness plans, individual coaching, and simple meals plans; all provided by supportive FitCoaches in a stress-free gym scene.

For years Koko has been helping people reach their fitness goals in a safe, fast and effective manner.  Don’t take our word for it. Meet our member Tim!


“Why I Koko”

-Tim Soelzer

I was always that kid — I didn’t play sports; I kept to myself; I had zero motivation or drive; I was chubby.

This thought process stuck with me into adulthood, and I turned to food to make things better. But, food never made things better. I thought that I was destined to always be in this continual cycle of eating and depression.

My brother died in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and my divorce was six years ago. It was these two traumatic events that slapped me across the face and got me to really think about the path I was on. I decided to take charge of my life.

When you have those “ah ha!” moments and you make a decision to change your stars, the universe is really great at listening. That is what happened to me, that is when Koko FitClub found me.

It was absolutely perfect. The machines guided me through my workouts, the staff applauded me on – it was awesome. As I sweated through the workouts, the self doubt and weight went away. I have lost 40 pounds since joining Koko.

There have been ups and downs, but overall I give a lot of credit to my Koko family. Just this last year, I signed up for the Veterans’ March in honor of my brother Captain Chris Soelzer. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I could take on this many miles! But I charged ahead. I had a lot of time to reflect while I marched those 16 miles with my team.

When you feel like throwing your arms up in the air and giving up, reach out. There are people that want you to succeed when you feel like you can’t go on. My goal is to lose another 20 pounds, and I know that I will accomplish that because of Koko FitClub and their support.

I am not that same chubby, insecure kid. I am strong; I am motivated; and I am excited for what the future holds for me!


Koko FitClub integrates experience of top U.S. Trainers, local FitCoaches, and 25 years of fitness knowledge to custom build your workouts, combining advanced technology and exercise science to make the Smartraining system work for you.

Experience Rapid City’s premier fitness training studio for yourself. Let us help you get started. Click here to set up your appointment and ask us any questions you may have. Or, give us a call at 605-719-3359.

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