4+ questions to ask when considering a new fitness program

Congratulations! You’re considering a new fitness program to help achieve your goals. 

With only one in three adults getting the recommended amount of physical activity each week, you’re aiming to be that one in three.

Of course, there are many factors to think about when you’re considering a new workout routine. The following are more than four questions you should ask first.

How is my health?

Exercising to improve your health or maintain good health is fantastic, but if you start something new with an existing health condition without consulting your doctor first, it could be dangerous.

Regardless of whether you have high blood pressure, joint problems, diabetes, or anything else, it’s important to create a plan. 

Your plan starts with discussing any conditions with your doctor and then sharing those conditions with the instructors of the fitness program you’re about to start. This second part is key because instructors need to know everything possible so that they can tailor exercises to your body as needed, which keeps you safe.

Is this the best workout for me?

With social media, it’s easy to get lured by various “fad workouts” or whatever the latest trends might be. But just because something is popular, it doesn’t mean that it’s right for you.

Before committing to any new program, see if you can try a class for free first or book a free consultation or tour to get a sense of what’s involved.

Remember that each body is different, including yours.

Will this workout lead to overdoing it or slacking off?

When it comes to judging our own fitness levels, it’s easy to be off by a long shot. But whether the new fitness program we’re beginning feels like it may be pushing us too hard or not hard enough, either should be avoided.

You can tell that you’re overdoing it if you’re too sore to return the next day or the day after that. Soreness itself is not a bad thing. But if it’s almost impossible to function normally, that’s something to take note of. 

On the flip side, you can tell if you’re slacking off if you’re bored, not engaged, and/or don’t feel challenged.

Ideally, you want to feel 80 percent successful and 20 percent challenged. Listen to your body during every workout.

At Kaia FIT, that’s why we focus on personalized training in a group atmosphere. You get the benefit of community connection with the attention you’d expect from a personal trainer.

Will this workout help me reach my goals?

The answer entirely depends on your goals, of course. But remember that nothing is entirely isolated. 

Strength-training exercises are still needed for weight loss (not just cardio).

Improving your endurance still requires some flexibility, strength, and balance exercises.

Make sure that you sit down and really think through the goals of your fitness and health journey. What motivates and excites you? What vision of the future lights you up when you think about it? Identify your goals, and start there.

Additional questions to ask yourself

Of course, there’s always more to consider when starting a new fitness program, based on your lifestyle. Here are a few examples:

  • Do I have enough time for this workout? If not, how can I make more time for it?
  • Am I motivated to stick with this new fitness program? What can I do on the difficult and challenging days?
  • Does my schedule accommodate this new fitness program? Can any adjustments be made to my schedule, or do I need to find a different program?
  • Can I afford this new fitness program? If not, are there flexible pricing options I can explore?

In conclusion

Ultimately, only you will know whether a new fitness program is right for you. When researching new workout programs, ask yourself these questions. And remember, you never know until you try!

Kaia FIT is a women’s fitness and nutrition program that empowers women to become the best version of themselves through personalized coaching in a group environment. We prioritize community to help connect women to each other for additional support and accountability. Caren Roblin is the owner of Kaia FIT Sierra, with four studio locations in Reno-Sparks.

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!

Try a Week Free