Best Beach Reads

It’s officially summer and lots of us are starting to peek our heads out after a long spring quarantine. One of the places we can usually feel safe is the great outdoors, and there’s nothing better for summer than finding your way to a beach with a great book in hand.

Whether or not an actual beach getaway is in your future, I’ve got a list of titles you’re sure to want on your summer reading list.  Grab a lawn chair, a patch of sun, and your favorite cocktail (or mocktail!) and settle in.  (BTW, my fave hot weather drink is tonic water, fresh lime juice, and lots of ice.  Add gin or vodka if you’re into that sort of thing.  It’s SO refreshing, totally tangy and not sweet.) It’s officially summer and lots of us are starting to peek our heads out after a long spring quarantine.  One of the places we can usually feel safe is the great outdoors, and there’s nothing better for summer than finding your way to a beach with a great book in hand.

Whether or not an actual beach getaway is in your future, I’ve got a list of titles you’re sure to want on your summer reading list.  Grab a lawn chair, a patch of sun, and your favorite cocktail (or mocktail!) and settle in. (BTW, my fave hot weather drink is tonic water, fresh lime juice, and lots of ice.  Add gin or vodka if you’re into that sort of thing.  It’s SO refreshing, totally tangy and not sweet.)

Sorry I Missed You by Suzy Krause. I finished this book in two days flat because I was so invested in the characters and couldn’t put it down! This book pulls off that unusual feat of having characters who aren’t totally loveable, but have just enough charm that you’re still pulling for them to get it together and get what they want. There’s a ton packed into this story, including two crazy mysteries that keep the characters butting up against each in ways that drive each other insane. It’s labeled a “humorous dark comedy” by Amazon.  Here’s the one line description: “A poignant and heartwarming novel about friendship, ghosting, and searching for answers to life’s mysteries.” I’d say it’s darker and funnier than that description gives it credit for, but there are definitely some poignant moments along the way.  It also has a reader’s guide at the end which makes it a great book club pick.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  If you want a book that’s recently been turned into a smash Hulu series by none other than Reese Witherspoon (an incredible feminist producer in addition to being an amazing actress and voracious reader), this is a good bet. The story puts into stark contrast different types of motherhood, and calls into question what “counts” as motherhood. There are a ton of loveable teenage characters that are growing and exploring life as the mothers around them deal with their own struggles.  The book went places I never expected and asked questions with no easy answers. Read this one with your bestie so you have someone to talk about it with!

The Stranger by Harlan Corben. Maybe this is dark for a beach read, but it’s a thriller that you won’t be able to walk away from till you know all the secrets. This is a peek behind the curtain of well-to-do suburban life. A mysterious stranger shows up and tells someone a secret about their life, causing them to start pulling threads maybe they never wanted to pull. A mother goes missing under bizarre circumstances, someone is embezzling from the local boys lacrosse team, and the stranger is telling secrets and leaving behind people with shattered expectations about the life they thought they knew.  Filled with mystery and conspiracy, The Stranger is a classic page turner.

All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. Here’s a line from the description: “A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.” The story centers around a young girl being raised by drug addict parents who barely notice her existence. When she strikes up a friendship with someone from the periphery of her parents’ lives, she begins to see a path to a world wholly different than what she’s known. Their relationship is unusual, testing the boundaries of what we think of as appropriate. The magic of this story is how closely the line is toed between “this is so wrong” and “this is weird but beautiful and maybe right.” A complicated, gorgeous story with rich, 3-dimensional characters, it will have you questioning what you know about love.

There’s Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson. Ok, this book is probably the lightest in my beach read list.  Now you know something about what I gravitate toward in my reading life! The story is about a woman whose old college friend calls her to help take care of her “troubled” stepkids – twins that spontaneously catch fire when they’re agitated. Fire children simply don’t fit into the picture-perfect life of an up-and-coming politician and his new wife. The premise sounds insane, right? While it’s true that the kids’ storyline is surreal, you won’t even notice because you’re drawn into the deep, dark realness of the complicated relationship of the college roommates. I can’t think of another book I’ve read that managed to combine surrealism with a touching, funny, unexpected cast of characters living an otherwise perfectly ordinary life. Don’t be put off by the weirdness. This book deserves your attention!

I hope this list gives you as much joy as it brought to me! I am a crazy reader and never go anywhere without a book. I read nonfiction, fiction, and all points on the spectrum in between. Paperback, hardback, library, and Kindle, I’m never without a book or three. So channel your inner Coach Cari, order one of these from your local bookshop, and settle in to work on your tan!

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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!


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