3 Tips to Protect Your Eyes

Probably the most well known saying regarding eyes is “The eyes are the window to the soul.” While it is difficult to accurately pin down who said it first or when, Leonoardo DaVinci is quoted as having said, “The eye is the window of the human body through which it feels its way and enjoys the beauty of the world.” No matter how you look at it, our eyes are pretty amazing organs that do so much for us. At the same time, it is so easy for us to take them for granted. Let’s talk about a few easy things that we can do to keep our peepers in top condition. Probably the most well known saying regarding eyes is “The eyes are the window to the soul.” While it is difficult to accurately pin down who said it first or when, Leonoardo DaVinci is quoted as having said, “The eye is the window of the human body through which it feels its way and enjoys the beauty of the world.” No matter how you look at it, our eyes are pretty amazing organs that do so much for us. At the same time, it is so easy for us to take them for granted. Let’s talk about a few easy things that we can do to keep our peepers in top condition.

#1 Get an annual eye exam. Even if you don’t need glasses; even if you aren’t that old; even if nothing seems to be wrong. An eye exam tests more than just your need for a prescription. During your exam, your eye doctor (aka ophthalmologist or optometrist) will look at the structure of your eye and all of its parts. You will also be screened for things like glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and more. Some of these conditions have few or no symptoms in their early stages, but your eye doctor can see them as plain as the nose on your face. And, fun fact, did you know that an eye doctor may be able to detect other health conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes before your primary care physician?  Most insurance covers an annual eye exam. If yours doesn’t, ask your local optical center for a quote. I bet you’ll find that they don’t cost as much as you might think. For more information on why a yearly eye exam is so important check out this article by the CDC.

#2 Wear sunglasses. But not just any old sunglasses. If you wear glasses normally, your sunglasses should be made to match your prescription. Beyond that, we should all be protecting our eyes by wearing shades that block both UVA and UVB rays everytime we head outdoors. Even if it isn’t super sunny, those harmful rays are still out there. Have you ever gotten a sunburn on your skin when it was overcast outside? The same thing happens to our eyes whether the sunlight is making us squint or not. Fun fact, the word for sun burn of the eye (also called snow blindness) is photokeratitis.Think of your sunglasses like sunscreen for your eyes…because they pretty much are. A few other conditions that sunglasses protect you from include cataracts, dark adaptation, and cancer of the eye or eyelid. For more information on why sunglasses are so important, click and read this article by the American Optometric Association (AOA).

#3 Consider Blue Light filtering. What exactly is blue light? Most times when we talk about “blue light” we are referring to man-made, indoor sources of light from the blue (or violet) end of the light spectrum such as flat screen TVs, computers, cell phones and other digital devices. But, did you know that sunlight also contains blue light waves? Let’s face it, we can’t fully escape the dreaded blue light. And we are all spending more and more time in front of various screens. No matter if it’s for entertainment, work, news, or finances we use a screen. And more screens equal more blue light which equals more problems. According to the AOA article “Battling Blue Light”, blue light is not only associated with retinal injury, it may be contributing to aging of the eye and age-related vision problems in younger patient groups. So, what’s a person to do? Like I said, there is no way
to avoid blue light all together, but we can try to limit our exposure. When we do need to “expose” ourselves, consider adding blue-wave filtering lenses to your contacts, glasses and sunglasses. Also consider blue-wave filtering screens or screen protectors for your various devices. For more info on blue light, how it affects us, and how to protect yourself check out: “Blue Light In The Limelight” by the AOA and  “Blue Light: It’s Both Bad and Good For You” by All About Vision.

We all want to be able to use our eyes to “enjoy the beauty of the world” (like Leonardo DaVinci said) for as long as possible. So, let’s all go get our eyes checked, find some stylish UVA/UVB blocking shades, and filter as many blue rays as we can. And I’ll see YOU on the flip side, friend.

*We understand that during CODID-19, many optometrist are closed. We hope this information serves you in the future once you’re able to see your eye doctor*

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.


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!


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 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.


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!


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.


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.


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


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.


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!


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

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