May 24, 2012
Showing team spirit is what being a KAT girl is all about!!
If you’re new to Kaia, you may not know what the term “KAT Girl” really means. And if you’ve been coming to Kaia for a while, you might be interested in being a KAT girl sooner than later. So, here’s the scoop!
KAT stands for Kaia -Alpha-Team… A fun way of allowing our Kaia Vets to take an active roll in our Kaia community!
Requirements: To be a KAT girl, you must have completed 2 BRIKS in a row, not missing any FIT sessions in between. We feel that girls who have been with Kaia FIT for this amount of time have something to offer to the rest of their class. They are familiar with the movements, Balance/Strength/Kaia, and know what being a Kaia girl is really all about!
KAT girls are asked to sign a contract. It may sound serious, but it’s our way of knowing these girls are committed to “a dedicated and energetic Kaia way of life”, are willing to help their teammates (that’s you!), attend class regularly, push themselves and others to succeed, and are proud to be a Kaia girl both in the gym and in the Sacramento community!
Don’t be afraid to ask KAT girls for help, they are a great resource! If you are a KAT girl reading this, be sure to stay connected to the words on that contract. Think about that promise every time you walk into the gym and remember that no matter what, even on bad days, you are a leader in our community!
Thank you to all of our Kaia girls, for all you do.
May 9, 2012
One of the greatest things about Kaia FIT is that every woman who walks through the door can have an awesome workout and leave feeling both challenged and successful. How is it that no matter your age, weight, or exercise background you can benefit from Kaia? The answer is in Balance, Strength and Kaia.
We use these words to describe Low, Medium and High Impact variations of every single movement we do.
Here are a couple examples:
- If we ask you to run around the building: Balance- Walking, Strength- Jogging and walking when needed, Kaia- Running
- If you’re doing push ups: Balance- On your knees or using a box, Strength- Half C’s (no knees on the way down, knees on the way up), Kaia- Full push-ups, no knees
In addition to physical variations to the movements, you can also increase or decrease speed or weight to make them easier or harder.
Here are a couple examples:
- If you are doing Wall Balls: Balance- Holding small ball, do squat and extend overhead (no throw), Strength- Squat and throw small ball at target, Kaia- Squat deeper, throw large ball at target, increase speed of repetitions
- If you’re asked to do Walking Lunges: Balance- Shallow lunge, no weight, Strength- Increase depth of lunge, add handbag overhead for weight, Kaia- Touch knee to the ground each lunge, hold kettlebell overhead
NEW KAIA GIRLS: Always ask for variations to ANY movement to make it easier or harder! That’s what we’re here for! It’s important to us that you have a great workout. It’s your hour and you deserve to make it the best it can be!
KAIA VETS: Always start at your hardest level and take it down when you need to. On the other hand, don’t be afraid to step down to Balance or Strength to keep up good form! And, of course, help out newer girls as they learn Balance, Strength and Kaia!
This week, don’t be afraid to have FUN and experiment with our Low, Medium and High Impact levels!!