Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Moving On!

Kama Fitness is moving into a whole new space - and we couldn't be more excited. 

Beginning December 1, 2015 all of our classes will now take place at 11 Main Street in Danville, NH - directly off NH-111, and only 10 minutes from our current location. 

As our client base has grown to over 300 students, we have needed to move out of our little home studio (as beautiful as it is!) and combine forces with the talented, beautiful, and sweetest soul, Lauren Delorey of LA Dance. 

Lauren has managed her dance studio for almost a decade, and now is combining her beautiful studio with Kama Fitness to provide fitness and fun for all ages. 

The new location has plenty of parking and 3 large studios for Barre, Pilates, Yoga, Aerial, and Fitness circuit classes. With this larger space, Kama will be able to expand our offerings and allow more participants into classes. We will slowly move into more morning and weekend classes, as well. Please check out our new schedule -- 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Falling Back into Love with Fitness

September is hands down my favorite month -- and this one was no exception. 

Aerial Amy at Sandown Old Homes Day

The weather is gorgeous here in New Hampshire, the leaves are turning, there's still a few more good beach days to fit in, and everyone is getting ready for wool socks and chocolate (or pumpkin) flavored coffee. People seem to smile more this time of year, and the studio has been filling in with laughter, fun, and good vibes. '

Cassey showing off her skills 
And if you live in New England, you know that Fall is the best time of year for football, apple picking, and town fairs! Kama Fitness was lucky enough to participate in several town events this year. 

Kama was even invited to do live demonstrations for Lululemon up at the Kittery Outlets in Maine - it was a beautiful day, with a huge turn out of shoppers and yoga fans alike. 

While we were busy on the weekends giving demonstrations to the public, we stayed busy during the week offering our final SUP and SIP Yoga UnWINEd workshop - hosted by Sup on the Pond in Epping  which was a beautiful evening of SUP yoga to sunset, followed with wine, chocolate, fireworks, and a bonfire -- 

SUP and SIP on the Pond in Epping, NH 

And we have just begun our very first Kama Fitness Aerial Yoga Teacher Training, guided by our manual we mentioned in our last blog post  - the girls have been doing great, studying hard and practicing spotting and techniques for best teaching practices. 

You can purchase your own copy of this manual through our website -- but we are very excited to announce that we have JUST SOLD OUT our First Edition. No worries -- you can still pre-order your copy today for our 2nd Edition that will be ready to go  out in mid-November 2015. 

In between all the fun, Kama was asked to give a presentation on Yoga for Frequent Drivers up in Concord, NH -- This was a great opportunity to meet teachers, politicians, and police force of the state of New Hampshire to give them some basic stretches and techniques to relieve stress in both our body and minds. 

Meanwhile, Kama is actively looking to expand our little studio in the southern and seacoast area of New Hampshire. Our beautiful home studio has been wonderful, and will surely always be the base of our mission for positivity and love of movement. As we grow, however, we are in search of a new home - preferably with higher ceilings :) 

Kama Fitness at LA Dance every Thursday 

We are currently running an Adult Aerial Silks program at a local dance studio  --LA Dance -- where Thursday nights are fun packed and challenging. Our program is running every Thursday until March 2016 and just a few more spaces remain. If interested, you can reserve your spot here

That's all for now -- Have a great October, enjoy a coffee for me, and drop us a comment or question if you want to stop by our studio and check us out! We'd love to hear from you :) 

Friday, August 7, 2015

What's New and Exciting!

Hey, There!

It's been a busy summer - the weather has been gorgeous, and the studio has been busy. Here's a few announcements about some items that we are REALLY excited about at Kama Fitness for August. 

First off - a few weeks ago Karlene had the pleasure of working with Allison from Kiss the Bride Photography and the amazingly talented Shelly and Sherri from Water's Edge Salon and Spa in Derry, New Hampshire. These ladies pulled together their vision for an "Aerial Bride Photoshoot" - complete with bouquets and elaborate hair and make up that definitely looks and feels "avant garde." 

Seriously - look at all that hair! Shelly is a hair styling prodigy - you have to check out her portfolio, her work has been featured on quite a few magazine covers. She was able to take my very fine, thin hair that is only shoulder length and teased the sh*t out of it to make me look like I had extensions in. 

I had so much fun working with these ladies. Check out our Instagram feed for some behind the scenes funnies. Keep an eye out as we may be working on some future projects together this coming year :) 

This weekend we will be teaming up with Leah Gatchell, SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga Instructor at her home where she has a huge man-made pond built for SUP Yoga specifically. We are hosting our first of many workshops with Leah guiding us through Yoga poses in her beautiful back yard. This month's SUP filled up quickly, so stay tuned for next month's SUP and Kama Fitness Workshop. In the meantime, check out SUP on the Pond here - Leah often brings her classes to the seacoast - how cool is that!?

And my LAST announcement that I am SO excited about -- We have finally finished writing our first edition of the Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Manual for 
Kama Fitness!

This baby took 6 months, 150 pages, and hours of revising, editing, studying, practicing, and teaching to create. When I finally finished it this week, and picked it up at the printers, I stared at it in disbelief. It's finally done!! 

Over 100 Aerial Yoga Poses are included in this manual.

We will be hosting our first teacher training this Fall 2015, and our class is already full. If you want to check this manual out for yourself, it is available for purchase here

Over 100 Aerial Yoga Poses are included in this manual.

We hope your summer has been just as fun filled and exciting as ours has been. We have more exciting announcements for the Fall as we join up with other businesses in our area- but, we will keep those a secret for now :) Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Love Your Workouts - Kama Fitness

Can you believe it's already July? 
Not to jinx anything, but it feels like not that long ago we were doing aerial in a blizzard.... 

Now that we are officially back from our vacation, Kama Fitness is offering a whole new and packed schedule for summer 2015. 

We've added both morning, afternoon, and evening classes so you can get your workout in whenever it's convenient for you -- PLUS -- We want you to LOVE your Workouts, so we've created schedule of unique and fun classes that will help you get stronger, leaner, and feeling in the best shape of your life!

The key to health is being happy and finding balance in your fitness routine. Kama Fitness is working to give you just that -- a healthy balance of strengthening classes like Barre, Pilates, and Yoga Flex with fat burning cardio classes like Aerial Dance, Bootcamp, Ballet Barre, and Hip Hop Yoga. Then, to help you unwind and relax, we've got you covered with our Aerial Yoga classes and Slow Flow that will leave you feeling stretched and awesome. 

To sign up for classes and for more information about our classes, workshops, and what else we have to offer - please visit KamaFitness.org

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

We are so excited to announce that coming this Fall 2015, Kama Fitness will be offering an Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program. 

Since we have begun our journey, Kama Fitness has evolved from fitness training and clean eating recipes into a fitness studio for women. We offer a place for women to workout in a comfortable, friendly environment with unique workouts that are both effective and fun! 

As we have grown, and as we look towards the future (celebrating our studio's 1 year anniversary this July), we wish to offer a program for Yoga Teachers and Fitness Instructors that will guide them in the use of the aerial silk hammock in their classes. 

We have created a manual that and program that will cover basic anatomy, class structure and sequencing, proper form in aerial yoga postures, and assisting students. For more information, you can look at our full curriculum here.

This program will be running the Fall of 2015 - and sign ups will be closing soon! E-mail us directly to learn the art of aerial yoga.

Our manual is still in the final stages of production, and is endorsed by Aerial Essentials - the supplier of all our equipment and hardware at Kama Fitness. 

If you're excited as we are about this amazing opportunity, don't wait to sign up -- this manual will provide you with the basics for guiding students safely through an aerial yoga class. For a sneak peek at our manual, check out an excerpt from our introduction: 

"This is an exciting time in the fitness world – people are discovering more unique and fun ways to work out. This has brought much attention to the yoga and aerial worlds as many adults are beginning to find new methods of moving that feel good and are effective. Aerial has been around for many years, but only recently has taken off in the mainstream fitness community. Yoga, likewise, has been around for thousands of years, and only in the last few years has it evolved into so many different forms.... "

"Welcome to this exciting new world..... Using a silk hammock in a yoga class is not unlike using any other prop, such as a block, bolster, strap, or mat. Many of my students have come to me with injuries, back pain, flexibility issues, weakness, and all have seen continual improvement in these areas from the use of the silk hammock. Regardless of gender, weight, age, mobility, athleticism, and yoga knowledge, countless people have benefited from aerial yoga. How you incorporate this tool in your class structure is entirely up to you."

           " Aerial Yoga is not just some new trend for circus performers. It’s a bridge, a tool, a fusion of two arts, that can empower, heal, and is just plain fun"

To reserve your spot, connect with us here. If you wish to purchase a copy, our manual will soon be ready for purchase at AerialEssentials.com in the near future!

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Hi! I 'm Karlene Murphy. A lover of food (especially if it's gluten and dairy free!), getting outdoors, lifting weights, travel, writing, and snuggling with my two puppies. My addictions include chocolate, coffee, cookies, and sharing my love of being HAPPY and HEALTHY! My passion is educating others - whether at my full time job as a high school Psychology teacher, or with YOU my readers. I have been in the fitness wold for almost 10 years, and currently am an Online Fitness Coach, Fitness Instructor, Pilates and Yoga and Aerial Yoga Instructor in Southern New Hampshire. Contact Me if you need help with designing your own fitness and nutrition program.

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