Courage, Endurance, Persistence and Adversity are all words that describe the core values at the backbone of Kokoda’s ethos. When you train with Kokoda, we set out not just to improve your physical fitness, but also strive to help you build these qualities, which will prove invaluable in your day-to-day life. We’re all about making you better; helping you become more physically adaptable for everything that life can throw at you. We help build self-confidence and empower you to take control over one of the most powerful of tools available to you: your body.
Kokoda’s unique Mobile Fitness Vehicle offers a great new way to train. Because we’re mobile, we have the opportunity to train with businesses and companies at their work locations. This offers an effective way for companies to provide their staff an accessible, affordable fitness program. We provide new equipment and modern instruction at your company location. Our mobility also allows us to offer fitness programs to the public in beautiful locations like Crissy Field in San Francisco and Lake Merritt in Oakland. Why train in a gym when you can be outside?
So what is KOKODA?
The Kokoda Track campaign or Kokoda Trail campaign was part of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign consisted of a series of battles fought between July and November 1942 between Japanese and Allied—primarily Australian—forces in what was then the Australian territory of Papua. Following a landing near Gona on the north coast of New Guinea, on the night of 21 / 22 July, Japanese forces attempted to advance south overland through the mountains of the Owen Stanley Range to seize Port Moresby as part of a strategy of isolating Australia from the United States.
Initially only limited Australian forces were available to oppose them, approximately 1500 hastily prepared Australians against a force of nearly 10,000 Japanese, forcing the Allied forces back to Kokoda. This story is the epitome of Courage, Endurance, Persistence and Adversity, the very characteristics Kokoda – Functional fitness anywhere is built from.
Read more about the story of Kokoda here.