Last year I decided Kaia FIT was a fitness match for me. Kaia FIT is a women’s only fitness program consisting of what they term “functional intense training” or FIT. It resembles boot camp but has lots of modifications based on ability and fitness level and is for women only.
There are two different types of sessions: BRIKs and COREs. January 5th started the first BRIK session of the year. I signed up for the VIP program which means I’m an ongoing member and will continue as the training moves from BRIK to CORE and so on.
New Year’s BRIK
BRIKs last for six weeks and you meet five times a week. The fifth time is a run or walk so I skip that and do it with my husband on our own. Otherwise, I’m at the studio at 5 am four mornings a week.
Last year I went to a CORE session that I bought with a Groupon so I wasn’t sure what was different about BRIK other than one more day a week. I learned BRIK includes a nutritional plan and physical assessments.
The theme this BRIK session is Kaia Uprising: I Won’t, I Want, I Will! The wristband above helps keep us focused on why we’re getting out of warm beds for a 5 am workout.
The first week we had an orientation meeting where our instructor went over the manuals (cookbook, nutritional plan, etc.), we had our measurements taken, made vision boards and I got my own handbag.
Once I decided Kaia FIT was the exercise routine for me in 2015 it was a no-brainer to become a VIP member and pay monthly instead of by session. This way I save hundreds of dollars and one of the perks is I got my own handbag. Above is the before picture.
I would describe the handbag as a soft kettlebell. It’s the only weights we use in Kaia Fit other than our body weight and resistance bands. Mine is about eight pounds but they vary in weight based on each person’s strength.
Decorating the handbag was a challenge. I am not a crafts person as evidenced by the conversation when I asked my husband if he know where I could find the nearest Michael’s store. He told me we passed it every week on the way to get groceries!
I found the store, bought duck tape and decorated my handbag.
I’m pretty proud of how it turned out. It’s at the Kaia FIT studio where I make sure to pick it up every time we need a handbag.
Three weeks into the BRIK I’m sore, tired but still loving the classes. What’s your exercise passion this winter?
Denise @ Do you have that in my size??? says
I love how well Kaia Fit matches your needs, and you can’t argue with the great results you’re getting – so glad you found it.
For me, I’m obsessed with yoga and Pilates. My wretched work schedule for the last several months had helped me slack off of my normal Pilates routine but I’m back at it twice a week now, and getting ready to start a “28 classes in 28 days” challenge at my yoga studio; I’m excited to see where I will be, fitness wise, on March 1! Contrast that with my three times a week running sessions, which I dread and whine about endlessly (but which have kept me from ballooning up during my recent binge sweets/flour eating episodes) – running is my broccoli and yoga/Pilates are my Greek yogurt (one is good for me but I hate it and the other is something I look forward to every morning).