Kaia FIT’s Fitness Lover’s Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for gifting and I, for one, especially cherish this time of year. I absolutely LOVE giving to my friends and family. It brings me great joy to spend hours searching for that perfect gift that will make their faces light up.

HOURS you say??? Well guess what? This time, we’ve done the research for you, and all you have to do is pick which one of these amazing Fitness Lover’s Gifts will be the gift they’ll love this year.

So take a deep breath and prepare for THE LIST [you don’t have to check it twice ;]. Each of these range in size and price, so there’s truly something for everyone. Let us know which gift you’ll be snatching up this holiday season in the comments below!

  1.  Lululemon Fringe Fighter Headband

Let me preface this by saying that IF you have a smaller head, this can overwhelm you. If you have a large dome piece [like myself] then there is nothing better than this headband. I have tried everything. Bobby pins, high ponies, velvet-lined headbands…nothing compares to the Fringe Fighter. Not only does it keep my shorter pieces of hair out of my face [I do have bangs] it also prevents sweat from dripping into my eyes and causing them to burn. In the winter time, it doubles as an ear warmer, and can be worn in a variety of styles if you’re simply having a bad hair day. I personally own 4 and give this gift 2 thumbs up.

Price: $18

2. Lululemon Wunder Under High Rise

Now, before you go off thinking this post is sponsored by Lululemon [I WISH], I want to be 100% honest with you. I have select pieces of Lululemon [most of them gifted to me!] that I have worn consistently for 7+ years. And guess what? YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW.

No Fading

No Stretching

Not See-Through

Always Fashionable

Perfect for workouts or that ‘athleisure’ look

Are they pricey? Yes. Do you get what you pay for? ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY. Hands down, the Wunder Unders are my favorite article of clothing. I have 2 pairs, in black, that I’ve had for 5 years. I wear them to yoga, around the house, out & about, for a night out…they are multi-purpose, hug in all the right places, are snug for warmth and are super flattering. I encourage you to purchase the high-waisted, so provide more coverage and control, since my personal pet-peeve is having my pants fall down while working out.

Price: $98

  1. Marajuca Oil

Marajuca is an anti-inflammatory oil obtained from the seeds of passion fruit, which are rich in omega-6. Just a few drops can be used to moisturize split ends, cracked cuticles, seal in moisture prior to applying makeup or actually mixed in with your foundation for a more smooth, creamy coverage. It’s also been known to treat sun damage, relieve itchy/irritates skin, and helps relieve anxiety. I personally love the oil from Tarte Cosmetics, a vegan, cruelty-free makeup line. Their products are available at Sephora, Ulta or online.

Price: $16-$48 [depending on size]

  1. Dry Shampoo

Welcome to a new world. One it which you don’t have to wash your hair every day! Honestly, I probably wash my hair 2x a week, thanks to R+Co Dry Shampoo. Their Badlands Dry Shampoo is in a paste form, and uses volcanic ash to naturally cleanse and balance your scalp. Since it’s in a paste, it’s also useful for styling, so be prepared to take a walk on the wild side.

Price: $28

  1. Medal Rack

Got a runner in your pack? THIS is an amazing present to receive. Most of us get our medals, and lacking space to display them, dump them in a drawer and reminisce about That Run in The Burning Sun When I PR’d only when spring cleaning comes around. Race medals deserve to be displayed!

Price: $65

  1. The Gift Of Kaia

Is there really anything better than this? Not in my opinion, but I could be biased. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving. Kaia isn’t just about working out. It’s about community, comraderie, finding a place in this crazy world where we connect with like-minded individuals who encourage and challenge us. If someone recently moved to a new area, their local Kaia is packed with ready-to-bond friends. Bad sleeper? Low energy? High stress/anxiety? KAIA KAIA KAIA. Give them a gift that will touch their heart and affect them for years to come. Contact your local Kaia for a custom gift card amount, that can be used  for any class packages.

Price: customize

  1. Single Serving Blender

Now there is no excuse to not get your smoothie in the morning! This single serve blender allows you to prep your smoothie the night before [load it up with your almond milk, nut butter, banana or avocado] and dump in your vegan protein + super greens in the am, blend and GO!

Price: $25

  1. Oh She Glows Cookbook Set

If you’ve ever used our Kaia Cookbook, you’ve seen Oh She Glows recipes throughout. Angela Lidden is a cooking genius. She can take the most unhealthy meal, and turn it around into a delight-for-your-taste buds healthy option. Plus, she has a family and speaks her truth about cooking for a large clan, picky eaters and tips for prepping. I highly recommend this giftset. I’ve had her first cookbook for several years now, and always go back to it for inspiration and to get back on track with healthy, husband-pleasing meals.

Price: $44

  1.  Yoga Mat

This is most definitely a #firstworldproblem, but there are few things more irritating in the moment than sliding all over your yoga mat. I’ve wasted countless $ on yoga mats, yoga towels and spray bottles, when the Jade Yoga mat was there all this time…and only $40! This mat is going to last you forever and is suitable in hot yoga climates, outdoors or in Yoga Flow. It also folds up into the size of a yoga block & weighs only 1.5 lbs, so it’s easy to travel with! Win-Win.

Price: $40

  1. FitBit

With a wide variety of options, FitBit is perfect for that special someone looking to make movement a higher priority, or for the triathlete who trains constantly. Some also offer the connection and support of an online community, encouraging you to stay true to your goals.

Price: dependent on model

  1. Customizable Jump Rope

Now THIS is a pretty neat gift. It’s portable, easy to identify, and has been known to help certain KG’s get their doubles after practicing with a sub-par robe. You can customize the color, weight of handles, thickness of the rope AND the length, so you have the perfect jump rope…and can master those doubles!

Price: $42.95

Well, there you have. A list of amazing gifts for any fitness lover in your life [or even for yourself!] Just forward this blog to your gift giver, and highlight your special favorites.

Wishing you ease-free shopping and Happy Holidays!

XOXO, Coach Angela

7 Day Reset

We’ve incorporated inspiration and motivation to help you rock all 7 days. In the next 7 days you will make shifts in your mind and body that will boost your metabolism, improve sleep and increase energy.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

This is a self paced reset, so you can start when you are ready but we recommend to continue with the reset each day once you begin to see the maximum results.

All it takes is 7 DAYS. What are you waiting for?

Kaia Tri is a ten-week triathlon training program with workouts three times a week, which is an optional extra during our spring and summer CORE sessions. We swim, bike, and run, with some cross-training classes too. By being able to set a personal pace, our triathlon training program is suited to beginners tackling their first race and intermediate athletes looking to improve their finish time.

Our mock triathlons run several times to familiarize women with the course route. We finish the season with a Triathlon Training Camp which includes paddle boarding and power workouts. The next day is our exhilarating and fun Triathlon race day for all Kaia Tri women to enjoy working out in a beautiful location. Friends are welcome too!

SANDBAG

Kaia Sandbag combines traditional fitness with unconventional training methods. With sandbags, the weight shifts and moves in an unpredictable fashion. This piece of equipment is integrated into our conditioning & strength building workouts to simultaneously develop strength, power, endurance, mobility, and balance – with an additional emphasis on developing overall core strength and stability.

New to sandbag training? No problem! Beginners are always welcome.

TRX SUSPENSION 

TRX® Suspension Training® body-weight exercise simultaneously develops strength, power, endurance, mobility, durability, balance, flexibility, and core stability. Whether you’re younger or older, out of shape or a pro athlete, injured or at the top of your game, TRX Suspension Training meets you where you are and takes you where you want to go. TRX Suspension Training leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to enable hundreds of exercises that can be instantly scaled for any user to reach any fitness or training goal. The easily-scalable nature of TRX Suspension Training makes it a practical solution wherever you are on the fitness continuum.

Need a little extra boost to keep your body guessing? Our TRX/Cardio class is an excellent complement to any Kaia FIT session. TRX workouts, which can be used by anyone at any level, builds true functional strength and improves flexibility, balance and core stability all at once. Mixed with cardio, the classes give every member the perfect balance of challenge and success.

*TRX classes not available in all areas. Please contact us your local studio.

CROSS-TRAINING

Our trademark Kaia Cross-Training™ classes are a unique mix of cardio, functional movement, and both weighted and non-weighted exercises.

Cross-Training benefits:

Each day brings a new workout. We have an elite group of advanced coaches who infuse each workout with their own flair and focus, meaning you’re never going to repeat a workout, avoid burn-out, and fitness plateaus.

Keeping the body guessing is key to sculpting lean muscle mass. We also have a 3-part modification foundation: Balance (non-impact); Strength (mid-impact) and Kaia (high impact). Each exercise has its own progression so that everyone can feel successful.

As a part of our program, we also offer nutritional guidance to help you make healthy food choices and keep your fitness on track.

What are you waiting for? Join us today!

BARRE

Our barre-based class is a unique combination of postures inspired by ballet, yoga, Pilates and Kaia. Using the barre as a prop to balance, you’ll complete a series of isometric holds combined with high reps of small range movements to elongate and tone your major muscle groups.

In addition to the barre, classes incorporate pilates balls, yoga blocks, and/or resistance bands for increased endurance, challenge and focus. Following each set of holds, you’ll rest and recovery with a short series of stretches and poses to increase flexibility prior to advancing.
Kaia Barre is a low-impact class that perfectly complements our program offerings. Meet us at the barre and try your first class for free!

Participating locations may vary. See the schedule page for more details.

DANCE 

Our dance fitness class is rooted in traditional dance. We use those foundational moves and offer a class that is easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough for the more seasoned dancer. The simplicity of the routines allows you to keep moving with ease. Although this is a workout, it feels more like a dance party with your girlfriends.

RUNNING 

Improve your speed, skill, endurance, stamina, and strength with our Kaia running program. The program works on developing running skills that can increase speed, endurance, and overall fitness. The program is designed for you to run at your pace and and help you see improvements every step of the way.

The Kaia training is a simple, progressive program designed for women of all ages and all fitness levels. Whether you are a walker, jogger, or runner, you will be able to join this program and move at your own pace. Research has shown that even 20 to 30 minutes of running (two to three times per week) is enough to help you lose or maintain weight and improve many other important health markers, i.e. your cholesterol, blood pressure and insulin response.

Don’t be intimidated by the Kaia Run program name, each class will have walkers, joggers and runners. Keep in mind that the first mile is the hardest mile you will ever run. Once you get off the starting block, things only get easier. All you have to do is be patient and disciplined in your training, and that is where Kaia

POWER YOGA

Kaia Yoga combines mind and body with a power yoga and core-strengthening weekly workout with Pilates-style techniques. We focus on balance, strength, and cardiovascular fitness through stretching, strength training and dynamic movement to improve overall fitness levels.

By creating long, lean muscles, Yoga promotes improved coordination, greater flexibility and a fuller range of motion, with a strong body that’s less prone to injury. Yoga keeps the mind centered and reduces stress through positive thoughts and a sense of mindfulness, which also inspires mental strength and confidence.

Yin Yoga, or restorative yoga, is a quiet contemplative practice. It targets the deepest tissues of the body, our connective tissues – ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body. Poses are held for 1 minute or more and transitions between poses are gentle and slow. This class is an excellent compliment to our other classes, provides dedicated stretching, and is known to reduce stress and anxiety.

6-WEEK BRIK BOOTCAMP

Our BRIK Bootcamp sessions are offered three times a year and are designed to help you reach your health and fitness potential, and you’re welcome to start anytime!

Our BRIK Bootcamps are six weeks long and feature classes daily.* This programming fits in seamlessly with our regularly scheduled classes, and it’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Register for BRIK Bootcamp HERE (included for Platinum & Gold Memberships)
  2. Book your classes through our branded app and Show Up
  3. Let our expert coaches do the rest!

These sessions offer great results in weight and body fat loss and an increase in strength and cardiovascular endurance. Our nutritional support will boost energy, help you de-bloat, increase sleep quality, and enhance your overall glow.

BRIK Bootcamp includes:

In between BRIK Bootcamp, we offer a variety of classes to meet you at your level! We also have nutrition and fitness challenges, in addition to fun opportunities to spice up your routine. What are you waiting for? Join us today!

CYCLE

Cardio based, calorie torching workout with certified spin instructors. It’s a party on a bike!

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