Best Spring Reads

As far as I’m concerned, there’s never a bad time to read, but I especially
love spring reading here in Idaho.  The weather is still cold outside but things are starting to come
back to life and I love sitting near a window, soaking up sunshine from the warmth of my house, with a good book
in my lap.  Here are some of my favorite recent reads for your spring reading list! As far as
I’m concerned, there’s never a bad time to read, but I especially love spring reading here
in Idaho.  The weather is still cold outside but things are starting to come back to life and I love
sitting near a window, soaking up sunshine from the warmth of my house, with a good book in my lap.
Here are some of my favorite recent reads for your spring reading list!


by Melissa Gould

Get ready for a cry-fest of a memoir from a young widow who loses the love of her life, leaving her as an only
parent and widow in her mid-forties.  While dealing with her horrible loss, she also has to manage
navigating a world where most widows are 30 years her senior and the challenges that poses to her own mental
health and the available resources to help her heal.  While there were loads of tears in this reading,
there is so much power, joy, healing, community, family, friendship, and bonding and it’s ultimately
an uplifting and satisfying read.  It’s a timely reminder that nothing is guaranteed, we
should live each day like it’s our last, and remember that we are stronger than we ever


Yeah, No.  Not happening: How I Found Happiness Swearing Off Self-Improvement and Saying F*ck it All
– And How You Can Too

by Karen Karbo

Chock full of LOL moments and legit science, this was an engaging read I could not put down.  Like lots
of women these days, I’m ever chasing my best self, whoever she is.  I don’t even
know how I’ll know her when I find her, and that’s kind of Karbo’s
point.  The author doesn’t want us to stop pursuing our ultimate awesomeness, but she does
want us to get clear on what WE want versus what the world is telling us we should want.  So if 5 a.m.
mediation makes you feel like you can conquer the world before anyone is even out of bed, go ahead,
sister!  But if you’re peeling yourself out of bed in the dark in order to meditate because
that’s what all the “successful” people do, that’s the time to say yeah,
no, not happening.  It was a refreshing reminder that falling behind on our to-do lists of things we
have to do to be the best possible women we can be, is actually more detrimental than NOT having a to-do list
for self-improvement.  She brought clarity and levity to a topic that’s begun feeling a bit
weighty to me, and I have been recommending this book non-stop since I finished!


The Girl Before

by Rena Olsen

Woooooo, do I love a good psychological thriller and this was an unusual one.  There are no chapters,
just sections that alternate between past and present as you get to know the narrator, Clara.  Clara
thinks she’s part of a normal family with a husband and their daughters until the day that armed men
storm in, arrest her husband, remove the girls, and place Clara in protective custody.  She comes to
learn that the life she’s been living isn’t at all what she thought it was.  Her
journey of discovery, probing her past and confronting her present, is riveting and page-turning.
You’ll be tempted to judge her and pity her in equal measure.  A very compelling read!


The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

This is a classic book I’d heard of a million times but never got around to reading until
recently.  It’s a short and easy read, but it’s a powerhouse of poetic language and
simple lessons packed into a small package.  The story follows a young man who dreams of travel and
treasure.  As he explores the world, he learns lessons and finds riches different than he could have
ever imagined, and he finds satisfaction and wisdom as he learns to listen to his heart.
It’s an old-fashioned fable that is still perfectly applicable to the present day.


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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!


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