As a gymnastics coach, Kaia F.I.T. founder and owner Nikki Warren always noticed how children in motion tumble and play with ease. They were effortlessly agile and flexible, and yet many of them would grow into adults who would struggle to stay active. Kaia F.I.T. sprang from this realization with the goal of restoring female physiques to the adolescent pliability everyone enjoys before they grow their rock-hard exoskeleton after sixth grade.
At Kaia F.I.T., a team of expert fitness coaches retrain bodies with dynamic workouts designed to strengthen muscles, boost energy, and vanquish fat. They root their F.I.T. sessions in functional training, a method that enlists athletes' own body weight and movement to stimulate fitness. They also ramp up their regular F.I.T. program during Brik boot camps, in which students sweat through ever-changing routines to keep their bodies in better shape than fad diets or preserving them in amber for swimsuit season would. Although each program ranges in intensity and length, all workouts and moves can be modified to suit the fitness level of any client. To further help clients reach their fitness goals, the studio makes available a bounty of healthy, flavorful recipes online.
MMA fighter Dan Henderson rounds out a staff of athletically minded individuals who help clients get into peak shape. They teach dozens of Zumba, yoga, spinning, MMA, Brazilian-jujitsu, and Thai-kickboxing classes, including some versions for kids.
As a personal trainer, Veronica helps others attain their fitness goals with 45-minute workouts. These sessions incorporate both cardiovascular exercises and weightlifting routines that burn fat and build muscle. In addition to sculpting her clients' physiques, Veronica leads by example, flaunting chiseled abs and the Venus de Milo's missing arms.
CrossFit Irons is more than just a gym. Instead, the studio?which was founded by two brothers?aims to create a supportive community of students driven by the principles of CrossFit. The CrossFit method uses ever-changing combinations of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio exercises to create high-intensity workouts intended to build strength and stamina through repetition of varied functional movements. Most importantly, every individual has the ability to scale the load and intensity of the exercises. This ensures that students of virtually any fitness level can visit CrossFit Irons and safely challenge themselves within an encouraging, community-oriented environment.
Equipment: Pendlay barbells, Rogue pull-up rig, Concept2 rowers
Students should bring: Water, workout gear, minimalist shoes recommended
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Every movement and workout can be scaled to any persons fitness level and ability.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, TITLE Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across 19 different states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people?s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.