Fitness Lovers Gift Guide for 2020

Another year, another Kaia FIT-ness Lovers Gift Guide! This year, we asked our community what they wanted to see
under the Christmas tree! Check out their top 10 below, and score something awesome for the fitness lover in
your life!


1. APL Shoes

Price: $140

As a first-timer hearing about APL shoes, I was slightly uncertain. How great can anyone sneaker really be? Apparently, freaking awesome, based on a simple google search. I personally cycle through sneakers FAST. I have low arches, and a serious bunion on each foot. That means that comfortability over style has to win every time, or my feet suffer in a serious way (think, walking with a limp, soaking my feet and elevating while sleeping). I just read an article from a reviewer with a similar issue, and she said that even after 2 months, she’s had no issues with calluses, bunion irritation and are excellent on any terrain. I think I’m sold, and am definitely adding these to my list. The retail price is $140, but my Nano’s are $160+ and have only lasted a year…I’m going for it!


2. Lifting Gloves

Price: $19.99

Speaking of calluses, lifting gloves can be an absolute savior on the hands! It’s not super fun to pick up cold weights and then subject the sensitive skin on your palms to friction. Lifting gloves protect the hands, provide extra friction and also extra grip. If you have any wrist issues, they also provided added support. While I’m recommending these reasonably pricing lifting gloves, please know that this is a very personal choice. Some of us like harder, thicker gloves and others prefer a lighter, lose option. This is a great starter glove, and should fit comfortably. Reminder that they will loosen up over time, so they may feel tight to start. As long as they aren’t uncomfortable, you’ll break them in over time.


3. alo Yoga Foxy Sherpa Jacket

Price: $188

Who doesn’t love being warm, cozy AND cute? This jacket is on the pricier side, but perfect for layering over leggings/workout top, or even wearing out! I read the reviews on their website (although this comes highly recommended from Coach Kelsey at Kaia FIT Woodland/Vacaville) and they noted it’s “surprisingly very warm and cozy feeling. The inside is lined cotton, not Sherpa, so it doesn’t link up your clothing underneath.” I think we call this a win-win jacket!


4. RX Jump Rope

Price: $46.95

This seems to make our list annually, and for good reason. If you have ever struggled to feel confident with jump rope, it’s most likely because you don’t have a good rope! It seems silly, but not all ropes are made the same. I prefer a slightly shorter, light handle rope that easily rotates with little-to-no-weight in the rope. Others prefer a longer, heavier rope. Weighted handles increase the challenge. If you’ve wanted to get Double Unders, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED. Plus, leopard print is IN.


5. Leggings

Price: $65-$100

Yes, ok, Lululemon leggings make this list every year also, but for good reason. I KNOW it seems crazy to spend $100 on leggings. Believe me, I have been having that same conversation with myself for 10 years, ever since I discovered the magic that is Lulu. That’s why I got smart, and started asking for Lulu as gifts, so then I’m not stressing about spending the $ LOL.

Linked above are the Lululemon Align Pant II 25”. Hands down, my favorite leggings that are high-rise, versatile for yoga, cross-training, or running. And after multiple washes haven’t faded or stretched.

We had a recommendation for a Free People Legging (linked here) and I personally purchased a pair of Zella leggings (linked here) because they were sold to me as a lulu-dupe. To be frank, they aren’t anywhere near the quality of Lululemon, but I got them on sale for $49, and for that price, it’s a good buy.


6. Illuminated Running Vest

Price: regularly $70, on sale for $40

Now this is pretty awesome. With the recent time change, and early nightfall, safety is key while running. This vest very reasonable priced (on sale for sub $40!), has visibility up to ¼ mile and is lightweight. Highly recommend for all my runners out there!


7. Cloth Resistance Bands

Price: $11.99

These make great stocking stuffers, and are awesome to have on hand. The addition of bands to any exercise routine is phenomenal. Bands use resistance to target and engage the smaller muscles and reinforce stability and help correct imbalances.


8. Theragun

Price: $299

A gift that truly gives! This would be an awesome buy for the family, or that person who just always seems to have everything. This recovery tool eases discomfort, soothes tightness and tension and actually does help you recover faster.


9. Face/Body Oil

Price: $14.99

If you haven’t heard, oil is the word. It’s supposed to be THE thing to keep your skin glowing and help with anti-aging. I recently received this as a gift, and couldn’t rave enough about it! I use it sparingly on my face, in my hair post-shower and even on my legs after shaving! I just noticed too
that I usually have razor bumps, and after using this…GONE!


10. S’well Tumbler

Price: $24.99

We all love a tumbler, and especially one that’s insulated and comes with a straw! Plus, it’s cute, portable and affordable!

Well folks, that’s a wrap! We hope you’ve found some great options to add to your wish list, or buy for that special someone. The holiday season isn’t all about presents under the tree though. This year has been challenging for many in a financial sense.  Having a small gathering, or creating an
experience like yoga in the park, or coffee delivered unexpectedly, can have an even bigger impact that something on this list. We hope you and your family have a safe and magical holiday season. From our Kaia family to yours-

Happy Holidays!

Check out our prior guides for additional ideas! Speaking from experience, you can’t ever go wrong with something from Lululemon:

Fitness Lovers Gift Guide 2017

Fitness Lovers Gift Guide 2018

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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