I owe my health and happiness to 6:30pm and the amazing coaches at Kaia. I am constantly pushed, cheered and inspired by the women who work their bums off (literally) and still have the energy to high five the lady next to them. I have learned more about health and happiness in the short 11 weeks I have been at this gym than I have in a lifetime. I can’t recommend this gym enough.
We were given an overview of the different levels of exercise; KAIA, strength and balance. This overview put me at ease as I could be old and slow and still benefit from the workouts. From day one I was hooked After the first 6 weeks known as a “BRIK” I had lost 18 pounds and my energy level had increased."
The classes were tough but the coaches were motivating, helpful, and supportive. After 4 weeks I ran my first mile straight and kept getting better. I felt amazing and my self-confidence was building. Race day was terrifying, but Laura and Coach Celeste reassured me that they would be by my side. (No Kaia girl left behind!) At the three mile marker I kept telling myself, “you can make it one more mile,” at 5 miles I was really feeling fatigued but Laura and Celeste kept me on pace. And then… there was the finish line!
As I look at pictures of my son, Ryder (age 4 at the time) I noticed that there are no pictures of him and myself. That was the time that I knew I needed to do something about my weight. During my pregnancy, I was in excellent shape but three months after the birth of my son, I gained weight. It was to the point where I was 20 pounds heavier than I was at 9 months pregnant.
Kaia has been one of the best experiences for me, it has changed the way I think about my health, fitness, and food. I love being a part of such an inviting and encouraging gym. All the love and support from all the girls really helps to make each workout one to remember. I’ve been with Kaia since 2012 and couldn’t be happier with the results. It has changed the way I think of myself, it has taught me to go the extra distance, because I can.