Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join Kaia at any time?

Yes, we offer classes year-round with different themed sessions. Depending on your location, we offer Kaia cross training classes, Kaia Run (running classes), Kaia Tri (triathlon training), TRX (body suspension classes) & Kaia Flow (power yoga and Pilates mix).

What is Kaia FIT?

Kaia is a year-round fitness program catered to women. We provide personal training in a group atmosphere to make you feel safe and comfortable at any level. It is designed to give women of all ages and abilities the best workouts and nutritional support with the greatest results. Kaia is a lifestyle.

Designed by women, for women, Kaia’s workouts target your whole body. Our whole-body approach to fitness and healthy living will make you leaner, stronger, more flexible, and give you the energy to be more effective in your daily life. We keep your body constantly guessing (which means more calories burned!) by never repeating a workout.

In order to accommodate all women, each Kaia exercise has three levels of difficulty:

Balance: low-impact (no weight, no jumping)
Strength: mid-impact (add weight and speed)
Kaia: high-impact (add weight, speed, and impact)

Why Kaia FIT?

What separates Kaia FIT from other fitness programs is our combination of intense muscle confusion workouts, constant support from our certified fitness professionals, nutritional guidance, and of course, our sense of community.

Intense muscle confusion workouts
We researched full-body sports (gymnastics, running, weight lifting, etc.) and developed a program that molds your body into the athlete you are intended to be.

Certified fitness professionals
Our coaches provide personal training in a group setting and ensure that you feel safe and comfortable at any level. We hold high standards for our Kaia Coaches. All coaches are required to be Kaia Certified, first aid and CPR certified, and hold a nationally-recognized personal training certification.

Nutritional guidance
Kaia coaches also target health and weight loss from a nutritional standpoint. We give you the tools to build a healthy relationship with food. The Kaia coaches also teach you all about healthy food options and how to eat in a lean and green way.

What does BRIK mean?

A BRIK workout refers to the stacking of two disciplines during the same workout, one after the other with minimal to no interruption in between. As you switch modes of exercise, your body needs to effectively and efficiently prepare for the next demand while recovering from the previous exercise demand. Your heart rate increases significantly as your body shifts the blood flow from the muscles of the first exercise to the demands of the muscles of the next.

What are the workouts like and what can I expect?

The great thing about Kaia workouts is you never know what to expect. As our clients lead busy lives and have a limited amount of time for exercise, we must be creative in our workouts, keeping your mind engaged and your body guessing. Our coaches never repeat workouts, since routine is the number one enemy of muscle growth and weight loss. Our workouts ensure you don't get stuck in a comfort zone. Kaia classes are stimulating and fun. They leave you exhausted but exhilarated. You will find yourself excited for the next class!

Will I see results?

You will feel results immediately, but you will most likely see your results within two or three weeks of starting the program. You will:

  • Lose weight - about one-two pounds a week, without putting yourself on the latest fad diet
  • Tone your muscles
  • Look your best and feel even better
  • Feel more energetic
  • See real results that last
  • Make great friends and have fun!

What if I can’t keep up?

You can do it! Our workouts are designed for women of all ages and abilities, from first-timers to seasoned athletes. We tailor our exercises to ensure you are not left behind. We will help you find your fitness level and we respect your limits. All of our coaches are well-versed in Kaia modifications and will help you in any way possible.

We have three levels of exertion:

  • Balance - The low impact version of an exercise. This is for anyone who is new to Kaia, recovering from an injury or who feels it’s appropriate. Typical heart rate zone: Anywhere from 120-140. Low impact does not mean doggin’ it!
  • Strength - To make any exercise harder or more intense, you need to add speed or weight. Strength is the aerobic phase of our workouts. Typical heart rate zone: 130-160.
  • Kaia - The highest level of exertion. To reach this phase you are working hard, adding speed, intensity or weight. Typical heart rate zone: 160-190.

What equipment should I bring?

  • Wear comfortable workout clothes and a pair of quality running shoes.
  • A bottle of water.
  • A big SMILE!

You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat.

How do I find a location/sign up?

You can sign up and find a location near you by going to the Go to Find a Location Near You. Once you’ve found your location, hit Sign Up Now! It’s that easy!

Can I come to any class, any time?

Yes, as long as space is available.

Can I come to as many classes as I want?

If you purchase our unlimited one month or a VIP Membership you may attend as many classes as you like.

What are Saturday adventures?

On Saturday mornings all class times join together for an outdoor adventure for walking, hiking, jogging or running. Like all Kaia classes, these outings are for all fitness levels and give us all an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful surroundings.

Where do I go with other questions or concerns?

We very much appreciate any comments and really want to hear your concerns. The only way we can make a truly great program is to hear from you. Please email or call us anytime! We appreciate you and your business, and we thank you for being a Kaia girl!!

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What are the instructor qualifications for the Kaia Coaches?

We hold our Kaia coaches to the highest standards. All coaches are required to be Kaia Certified, First Aid and CPR certified, and hold a nationally-recognized personal training certification.



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Kaia FIT Petaluma, CA: Gina Tanner

Kaia Fit Petaluma has influenced my life in positive ways. Since joining Kaia, I feel physically fit and mentally confident. Ten months ago, I was overweight and felt sluggish most of the time. I knew I needed to make some life changes, and when I heard about Kaia I gave it a try. The environment was supportive and encouraging, not judgmental. I loved that the coaches demonstrated three ways to do each exercise to accommodate various fitness levels. In the beginning, I could only do the basic level, which could have been embarrassing elsewhere, but not at Kaia. My Kaia sisters were always there to cheer me on: Nothing but good vibes. I enjoyed that the workouts were always different and never boring. Our Saturday Hike-Jog-Runs changed me from being a walker to a runner. I never saw myself as someone who runs, but I ran my first 5k a few months ago and plan on running another in a few weeks. It’s so cool to be a person who can say, “I’m running a 5K this weekend.” Altogether, I have lost about forty pounds and I feel strong. Shopping for new clothes was the best. Besides physical changes, I experienced a change in mindset. I learned that my workout time is non-negotiable and that it’s okay to have time for myself. I learned better nutrition habits like drinking more water, eating less sugar, and not drinking so much vino. I already knew these tips, but now I actually follow them. I learned to write down my goals and to be sure that these goals were measurable and attainable. The Kaia attitude impacted other aspects of my life too. I do more outdoor activities like biking, kayaking, and hiking. I park my car farther away from my destination, just to get a few more steps in. I even joined a dance troupe a few months ago and performed at a Giants’ game and in the San Francisco Carnaval Parade. Kaia helped me gain the confidence to dance in a bikini in front of thousands of people! I never would of done that a year ago. Recently, I started a Girls on the Run team at my school, which will provide social/emotional lessons and physical fitness activities for third through fifth grade girls after school. Thanks to Kaia, I now have the energy and the desire to take on these additional responsibilities. Altogether, Kaia provided a strong social connection with other women, pushed me to be my personal best, and was always fun. I have more energy, I sleep soundly, and I feel confident to take on new challenges. I will never tire of hearing Coach Catherine’s closing yoga mantra, “You are strong, you are beautiful, and you are right where you need to be.” I know that I am right where I need to be.

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