Why You Need A Fitness Community

I didn’t realize how important it was to me to be apart of a community until I became a stay at home mom. Suddenly, my community was reduced to me, my husband and my baby. And honestly, my baby was pretty ornery most of the time. Not working outside the home meant fewer interactions, fewer opportunities and reasons to talk to other people. It became really isolating.

I’ve always enjoyed working out, but always struggled to do it consistently and kids only compounded that issue. When Isla was about 8 months old, I was introduced to Moms Run This Town. We’ve talked about our love for MRTT, so I won’t go too far into it, but it connected me with an amazing network of like minded women. Being immersed in a community of women who valued making time for themselves and it showed me it was worth prioritizing.

Then Nolan was born and I was taken out of the game for a bit. Changes happened in my little core group (more babies, moves, preschool schedules) and our group disbanded. After Nolan was born, I began trail running, but with a husband with the most unpredictable schedule known to man and two toddlers, it became next to impossible to get out for trail runs. You can’t push a stroller on a single track dirt trail! I did my best to get stroller runs in, but my kids just get heavier and heavier and while I’m not afraid to run in the rain, it’s another thing to make your kids do it.

We tried the traditional gym route, and it worked for a while. I always struggled because while I’d say I have a moderate level of fitness, I never really knew what to do at a gym when left to my own devices. Doing it all on my own was so daunting that most of the time I did a quick 10 minute circuit and called it good. I was frustrated from missing that sense of community, lack of physical outlet and feeling like my life was dictated by my kids’ never ending list of demands. Spoiler- my kids still dictate my life!

I knew what I wanted- a community of people dedicated to making healthy choices (with some moderation thrown in there too) that would motivate me, a fun atmosphere and a coach or trainer to just tell me what to do so I didn’t give up before I even started. We heard about Kaia FIT through MRTT because a lot of women are members of both.

Kaia FIT is a women’s fitness program that specializes in delivering personalized training in a group setting. Their mission is to create strong bodies and powerful minds by focusing on nutrition, movement, and ongoing support. I love that they also have a nutrition component because a healthy lifestyle is more than just a grueling workout. If you are still hitting the drive thru every day, not much is going to change! I also love that Kaia FIT Roseville/Orangevale is owned by two women, Amy and Leslie. Kaia FIT is definitely women powered, which I think makes it that much more approachable for women.

After trying Kaia FIT for six weeks, I can say I’ve found the fitness community I’ve been looking for! The workouts are tailored to me, the coaches are incredibly knowledgable and supportive and the environment is so welcoming and positive!

Kaia FIT is so much more than a gym where you scan your card, spend 20 minutes on the treadmill, never speak to anyone, and then head home. The fitness community Amy and Leslie created is such an asset and if you’ve been looking for a place like this, the search is over! Here are all the reasons why you need a fitness community like Kaia FIT!

There is power in numbers. The positive attitude at Kaia FIT is infectious. I am a natural complainer, so at first, I wanted to say all my snarky comments as I was doing whatever dreaded exercise it was. But after a while, the positive attitude of everyone else won me over. It’s so much easier to do something that sucks when other people are doing it too!

You will work harder. When I workout on my own, I give up so much faster. But, add a few sets of eyeballs on me and guess who’s suddenly got a little more gas in the tank? And working harder means better results! I’m also a pretty competitive person, so having someone right next to me doing the same thing automatically pushes me.

There is more accountability. To attend a Kaia class, you need to register in advance on the app. I swear I read somewhere that you can’t cancel within an hour of the class starting (If that’s wrong, don’t tell me because it’s getting my butt there!), so once you’re registered, you may as well go! The more regularly you go, the more likely a coach is to notice you were missing, which definitely helps me stay accountable too! I was out for almost two weeks when Flu-maggedon hit our house and I got an email encouraging me to come back. That is just the kind of accountability I need! If I know someone is noticing I haven’t gone, I’m way more likely to go back!

Being around like minded people makes the changes easier. The past six weeks is the most consistently I’ve ever worked out in my life outside of training for a race. I’ve always wanted to be someone who works out consistently, but I have never found the right fit and I need someone to do it with me. Misery loves company, right? Kaia gave me a built in group of people who all wanted to do the same thing I do. It wasn’t weird that I was going to the gym so much, because they were too. It wasn’t weird that I wanted to make healthier food choices because these people were too.

If you’ve been looking for a fitness community, we cannot recommend Kaia FIT enough. If you are in the Roseville area, you can try them out for free until January 6th! They’re also starting a 6 week BRIK bootcamp on January 7th if you’re looking for a jumpstart for 2019!

If you’re not local, be sure to still check them out. There are over 40 locations nationally!

Contribuded by Heather from www.okayestmoms.com. Check out her blog for more great info!

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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