That Sweet Summer Sweat

When it comes to catching a whiff of body odor, we all prefer to smell sweet instead of sweaty! The temperatures are getting warmer and sweating is a totally natural function. When you sweat, your pores open and release the grit and grime that has built up inside of them. Sweating is also a natural detoxifier for your body. Not only does sweating make us feel lighter and brighter [we all strive for that glow!], it also helps regulate your body temp. So, it IS truly sweet to sweat! Now, how do you stay smelling sweet while doing it?  Many antiperspirants use aluminum to physically block the sweat gland, which assist in smelling sweet, but also has adverse health effects. According to the National Cancer Institute, Aluminum-based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants. These compounds form a temporary “plug” within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. So where does that leave today’s sweaty woman?

The trend of aluminum free deodorants that work has been picking up momentum. While some natural deodorants have been known to leave stains, cause rashes, and quit working halfway through the day, there are a select few aluminum-free natural deodorants that have ridiculously high reviews, because they work just as well as the commercial brands to leave you smelling and feeling fresh all day without the nasty side effects.

Here are five of our most loved natural deodorants:

1.   Primal Pit Paste

Made from all-natural ingredients (yes, you will recognize and be able to pronounce everything), you just lightly slather this natural deodorant under your arm pits like anything else you’ve worn and you’re set for the day. Unless you’re planning super strenuous activity, that is. Then you might want to reapply a little more.

It’s definitely a completely different feel than regular deodorant. You actually have to hold the stick under your pit for a few seconds for it to warm up, then rub just a bit (not a lot like you might be used to). And it’s a little tacky and doesn’t dry out, which does feel weird at first.

The scents are more natural, so think lavender vs. “Shower Fresh Feeling,” which can take some adjustment if you prefer perfume.

You can order Primal Pit Paste from their website or at You’ll definitely want to do a skin test first, as the product does contain essential oils and baking soda that some people do have a reaction to.

2.  Bali Secrets

Bali Secrets natural deodorant is one of the more popular aluminum-free deodorants out there. It’s got a very short list of very great ingredients that help to naturally moisturize and reduce bacteria, and it holds up against everything — gym days, humidity, nervous sweating, you name it.

3.  Organic 101 Cedarwood Spice Deodorant

In addition to skipping the aluminum, Organic 101cedarwood spice deodorant is also USDA-certified organic. It’s made with essential oils to work alongside your body, counteracting smells, and keeping you feeling fresh. People especially love that it smells incredible and works well, despite that it feels gentle on skin.

4.   Stank Stop Deodorant

his awesome Stank Stop deodorant utilizes naturally antibacterial coconut oil to neutralize odors under your arms. It’s also got really moisturizing ingredients that keep your underarms feeling smooth (if you shave your under-arms, some post-shave love, perhaps?), and a little goes a very long way to keep you smelling great.

5.   SoapMe All Natural Deodorant

This SoapMe all-natural deodorant is made by a small Florida based business, and the reviews have been really high. It uses all pronounceable ingredients instead of the parabens and toxins, and because it contains no GMOs, gluten, or soy, it’s a good alternative for people with allergies. It’s really effective as far as keeping odors at bay, and it works even in the most hot and humid environments.

Obviously, these products won’t stop you from getting damp armpits when you’re sweaty – no deodorant will – but we don’t think that’s a big deal. We’re human, right? Smelling good is the most important thing, and on that front, these deliver!

Let us know YOUR favorite all-natural deodorant and share the new and improved take on sweet sweat!

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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