Women in Fitness

Now, that title can be a little misleading.  Did you think it meant women titness trainers like Jillian Michaels, Jackie Warner, or Michelle Bridges?  Or maybe it will be about Kaia FIT Founder Nikki Warren, or perhaps your Kaia Coaches and Owners.  Although it was a thought, I decided to share with you about a few women that I find inspiring.

First of all, take a moment and look around your very own Kaia studio.  I bet like me, you see some fellow Kaia Girls that are inspiring.  There are a multitude of ladies that come to mind when I put the words “Women” and “Fitness” together.  My list of  ladies starts with Pat Summit, Serena and Venus Williams, Kristy Yamaguchi, Katelyn Ohashhi, Kerrie Walsh-Jennings, Misty Mae-Trainor, Mia Hamm, Ronda Rousey, Diana Nyad, Mo’ne Davis, Katie Ledecky, Dorothy Hamill, Arlene Limas, Danica Patrik and Simone Biles.  All of these women have played a role in demonstrating that age is a number and does not limit us from being fit.  Their characteristics are incredibly similar. They portray passion, drive, determination and pure focus on achieving their goals.

Women in fitness have come a long way. They are now able to have fitness related careers and earn an income simultaneously, they are paid to speak at public events and they are paid to be professional athletes.  I attribute a good amount of this toward technological advances where sharing information is as easy as pushing a button.  However, I do believe the greatest leap for women in fitness is attributed to Title IX.

TITLE IX of the Education Amendments was signed by President Nixon in June of 1972 to become a law. The main purpose of Title IX is to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that is federally funded.


I mean, it has only been 48 years since the signing of Title IX.  Before Title IX, few opportunities existed for female athletes. Ask any woman who went to high school before Title IX was enacted and you will hear many stories about wanting to be on a sports team, but none existed for girls at that time.  Thank goodness for Title IX!!

Out of the list of names I rambled off, there are two that I will take a moment to tell you about and why they inspire me.

Pat Summitt  

Pat Summitt was the basketball coach for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols. from 1974 to 2012.  She accrued 1,098 career wins.  She was inspiring to watch, although I watched from my parent’s TV.   Through those airwaves, she came across as strong, determined, focused and well respected.  I found myself making mental notes on how she handled herself on the court and how she interacted with her players.  Pat Summits would say: “Losing is not a good thing for at the moment….. but is a great thing in the long-range because it is a blueprint for what we need to do better, failure is a success if we learn from it”.  

Check out this link: https://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/16519514/there-never-anyone-tennessee-lady-vols-coach-pat-summitt

Lately, Katelyn Ohashi has caught my attention. She is a UCLA college gymnast that exploded the internet this past year.  Katelyn, as an athlete, is entertaining and mesmerizes the crowd and judges when she completes her routines.  She has the crowd on their feet to cheer then hold their breath as they wait to see her next move.   I bring her to your attention not only because of her athletic abilities but because of the body-shaming she endured.   Katelyn portrays a  young woman that is strong and intelligent.  Her story is amazing and I look forward to hearing about what she will do next. Check out one of her UCLA performances.  https://www.dailynews.com/2019/04/30/whats-next-for-ucla-gymnastics-star-katelyn-ohashi/

These are the two I decided to share with you.  My list of female athletes that inspire me continues to grow as I enjoy hearing what women go through to remain fit and active. Every woman, including professional athletes and coaches, experience a journey that leads them to be successful. 

I am eager to hear your thoughts on the “Women in Fitness” you love.  Send me an email to Anacleta@kaiafit.com and share your thoughts with me. 

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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