Myth Busters: Do You Have to Workout Every Day?

Most of us know the feeling after a great workout. It can be nearly intoxicating to feel alive
and full of energy and endorphins. This feeling is incredible and, for many of us, can almost feel addictive.
It’s great to move your body every day and get a sense of success when you complete a good workout. It
can be tempting to work out every day, but do we have to work out daily for fitness success? The answer is no.
More importantly, the answer is much more complicated. Working out is essential. Having a routine and
accountability in any form is also very helpful. It is imperative to know how much is too much for your body to
avoid injury and overtraining.  Most of us know the feeling after a great workout. It can be nearly
intoxicating to feel alive and full of energy and endorphins. This feeling is incredible and, for many of us,
can almost feel addictive. It’s great to move your body every day and get a sense of success when you
complete a good workout.

It can be tempting to work out every day, but do we have to work out daily for fitness success?

The answer is no. More importantly, the answer is much more complicated. Working out is essential. Having a
routine and accountability in any form is also very helpful. It is imperative to know how much is too much for
your body to avoid injury and overtraining. 

There can be many negative symptoms associated with overtraining.

These symptoms include a plateau or decline in workout performance or progress. Chronic joint pain, tendonitis,
stress fractures, and muscle sprains. Excessive sweating or overheating, and an excessive feeling of heaviness,
stiffness, or soreness in muscles during your workout and throughout the day. Other symptoms affect us in ways
we may not expect, such as mood changes, excessive fatigue or difficulty falling asleep, or poor sleep quality.
Issues with concentration and performance at work or in school. It can also negatively affect our hormones and
body chemistry, causing an increase in cortisol, a decrease in electrolytes, and inflammation. Although regular
workouts increase our body’s immune system, overtraining can have the opposite effect making us more
susceptible to illness and infections. 

What can we do to prevent overtraining?

While it may feel really good to work out every day, to allow our bodies to recover, we must give ourselves as
close to 24 hours in between workouts to rebuild and repair muscle tissue and allow our cardiovascular system a
recovery period as well. In addition, it is important to have at least one day per week where we don’t
push ourselves in a challenging workout. If you still want to work some movement into your day, some excellent
alternatives are walking, gentle yoga, stretching, and foam rolling. When we train our muscles in a traditional
cross-training or strength training workout, we create tiny tears in the muscle tissue that need time to repair
to rebuild and gain strength and endurance. In addition, our heart, lungs, and other vital organs need a
recovery period in between being taxed in a challenging workout session. Light walking and gentle yoga are
perfect ways to still move without taxing the body and allowing it this rest and reparation period. 

In conclusion, is it great to move your body every day? YES! Is it also great to rest and recover? YES! It is
essential. If you suspect you are experiencing symptoms of overtraining, talk to your Kaia coach or trainer to
help find a balance that works best for you. If you continue to have symptoms, seek the advice of your health
practitioner and be sure to address any injuries or chronic symptoms and receive treatment as
necessary. 

XOXO, Coach Anna Williamson, Kaia FIT Laguna & Kaia FIT Elk Grove

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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