Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hip Hop Yoga!

Get ready - We have a new workout at our little fitness studio in New Hampshire - Hip Hop Yoga!

Come beat the winter blues, work up a sweat, and jam out to your favorite upbeat dance music. Hip Hop Yoga is a fusion of Dance and Power Yoga that is guaranteed to be a good time.  Check out my sped up version here when I was practicing alone at the studio: 

Come join the fun - and while you're at it, check out our Aerial Dance or Aerial Yoga classes, too! Here's a quick look of what Aerial Dance looks like on a silk yoga hammock: 

If Dance or Yoga isn't your thing, no worries! We also offer Aerial Barre and Aerial Pilates, as well as AcroFit conditioning classes. 

We recently have begun a monthly ritual of Yoga UnWined workshops, too - where we have one Friday a month of wine, chocolate, and restorative yoga on the mats. The lights are turned down, candles are burning, and it's all about laughter and relaxation. It makes for a great girls night.

 If you wish to sign up, you can look for the list of monthly workshops on our website here. But hurry- Yoga UnWined sells out fast! Be sure to reserve your spot soon. 

Yoga UnWined Workshop

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Aerial Silk - Aerial Sling

Want to know a secret? 

Well, it's not really a secret. 
But I have discovered the most fun and exhilarating way to get fit. It involves dropping (safely) in the air. 

Now, before you get all scared - give aerial fitness a chance.

I mean - the benefits from working against gravity, and using your own body weight to perform acrobatic tricks are awesome. You gain flexibility, your abs get ripped (no joke), your arms and back get toned from the constant pull ups, and your cardio is high intensity interval at its best. 

And the best part? It's FREAKIN FUN. 

(If you can't tell - it's also pretty addicting.) 
Now - I know that flying in the air on a piece of fabric or pole is not for everyone. From pole fitness, to lyra, trapeze, rope, and silks - it can get pretty overwhelming. The aerial fitness world is making a break through, but it can be a little daunting. I mean - you are falling. 

That's a big reason I keep Kama Fitness' aerial program near the ground. We have students performing dance, yoga, Pilates, and even Barre movements in the safety of a silk hammock rigged only a couple feet from the ground. 

We have a lot of fun in our little studio while getting into the best shape of our lives. We have created a unique and awesome fusion of dance, aerial, strength training, Yoga and Pilates to bring to life the classes at Kama Fitness in New Hampshire. 

Our instructors right now include an inspiring team of individuals with unique backgrounds and passions - Amy loves dance, Steph admires the mind-body connection, Peter brings an extensive martial arts background, and I have an obvious love of all things healthy and fitness-wise. Together, we have created the Kama Fitness studio and its programs with safety and fun in mind. 

Our mission to is to teach women to love their bodies, and love their workouts. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Aerial Yoga in New Hampshire

Aerial Yoga - Silk Hammock
Kama Fitness, New Hampshire


If you haven't noticed, Yoga is massively popular right now. 
Just check out any Pinterest feed or many Instagram accounts. And it's no wonder. 
Yoga can have beautiful benefits. 

From building strength, enhancing flexibility, easing sore joints or muscles, and not to mention the emotional and spiritual benefits Yoga can provide

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And it's a flexible practice - any BODY can do Yoga.
No matter what your fitness background is - from couch potato to triathlon athlete, Yoga provides the novice to advanced with better health and state of mind. 
I have had the amazing opportunity to have one of my life goals and dreams realized this year. I got to design and bring to life a place where women can come together and work out - in a fun, encouraging, noncompetitive environment. 

It has been an amazing experience, and I couldn't be happier. One of the coolest parts is that  the creation process was completely hands on - the vision for Kama Fitness was made reality with every floorboard, stroke of paint, and decoration. 

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Crazy to think that this studio was once a living room inside a renovated barn. 

Kama Fitness has been hosting classes, birthday parties, private training, and workshops since last spring. Since then, I have met some wonderful women in the southern New Hampshire community - from Dover, to Manchester and Boston. And as our little fitness studio grows, I can't wait to see what the future will bring. 

We have expanded from just small yoga and aerial yoga classes to a full schedule that currently includes Aerial Pilates, Aerial Dance, Acrobatic Fitness, Power Yoga, and Stretching/Flexiblity. I can't wait to add even more classes as we look to add more instructors to our growing community. 

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And while silk hammocks are amazing for building both strength and flexibility - we also use our own body weight, stability balls, blocks, straps, sliders, and Fly Up Fitness to assist students in yoga poses and fitness classes. 

If you have never done Yoga or Aerial  before - or want to try a different way of working out in a silk hammock - come check out Kama Fitness. We have beginner level classes 5 days a week, including weekends. 

Take Your Fitness to a New Level with Kama Fitness - Learn to Love your Body, and Love your Workouts. 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kama Fitness Studio Fall 2014 Updates

Karlene Murphy playing around at Kama Fitness on aerial silks.

Fall is quickly coming (hello pumpkin spice everything) - and Kama Fitness has updated our schedule for the new season. We have added a whole bunch of new and fun classes like Aerial Dance, Aerial Pilates, AcroFit, Inversions, and Flexibility classes- along with adding more Aerial Yoga classes through out the week! Check out Class Descriptions here or sign up through our schedule. 

We also are now offering an Open Studio time on Saturdays from 11:30 - 1:00 pm for all members to get some play time in and work on their poses and choreography. 

Kama Fitness aerial yoga studio in New Hampshire.

In case you don't know, Kama Fitness is a non-competitive, recreational yoga and aerial studio that has aerial silks hammocks for pilates, yoga, nutrition, and fitness coaching. We believe that Fitness should be Fun, and offer a friendly environment for students to explore workouts that are easy to fall in love with. All while getting into the best shape of their lives! 

Aerial and Yoga is accessible to EVERYONE.
 If you'd like to try out aerial yoga, we guarantee you will fall in love. You can try a taster course this October that includes a 2 hour introduction to aerial yoga workshop, in addition to a 1 month Unlimited Class Pass membership. 

If you're around the Northshore Boston or Southern New Hampshire area, come check out Kama Fitness' aerial and yoga studio. 

Contact Kama Fitness for any questions or to 
sign up for a class. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Learning to Fly Workshop

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Mark Your Calendars!

Next month, the Kama Fitness Studio will be hosting a workshop on how to stretch and warm up properly for any and all arm balances, inversions, and aerial yoga movement. With safety in mind, you will learn how to fine tune your skills in the upside down world, and begin to explore more complex poses. 

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Join us in our newly renovated studio, located in Sandown, New Hampshire (directions) - we offer free parking, bathroom and changing room, water, yoga mats (bring your own if you have one!), and aerial hammocks in a beautiful post and beam barn with wood floors and exposed ceilings.

The workshop takes place on August 16, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Refreshments will be provided. 

Space is limited, so don't miss out on the fun and  reserve your spot today by clicking the link here

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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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