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!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Aerial Fitness in New Hampshire



Aerial Fitness takes your workout to a whole new level.

Whether you are an avid runner, love the outdoors, crave some Crossfit, desire to lift heavy, or love the Barre - aerial adds a whole new level to your workout routine.

At Kama Fitness we are the premier Aerial Yoga studio that offers unique classes both on the ground or in the air - including Aerial Pilates and Aerial Barre with Amy Price, to Hip Hop Yoga and traditional Vinyasa Flow Yoga, to Aerial Fitness Bootcamp and Mommy and Me! Aerial fitness classes.

We guarantee you'll never be bored of your workout - in fact, our mission is to have our students LOVE their Workouts.


If you're nervous about taking an aerial class, but are curious and want to try it out -- we will be offering an Intro to Aerial Fitness Workshop every Sunday morning at 9:00am beginning in August. This workshop is perfect for total beginners who want to see what using the aerial silk hammock is all about- for stretching, increasing flexibility, building strength, developing core stability,
and just plain FUN.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Take Your Fitness to a New Level!




Summer is finally just around the corner here in New Hampshire - and as the trees begin to look greener, the sun gets warmer, and the days get longer - Kama Fitness is gearing up for some new classes and workshops to keep you fit this summer!

Kama Fitness has had an amazing first year - from the birth of our little studio, watching it grow as our students have gotten stronger and more empowered- and learning to LOVE their workouts. 






We have had the privilege of being the FIRST and ONLY Aerial Yoga studio in New Hampshire that offers unique fitness classes including Aerial Pilates, Aerial Barre, Yoga UnWINEd, and Hip Hop Yoga ( in addition to MANY, MANY more fun classes that vary from intense to relaxing).




There are SO MANY new things happening here - and it's all very exciting! 
The girls of Kama Fitness have been working hard all year, and will be taking a Break from June 24 - July 5. Karlene will be hopping over to visit London and Dublin for a week, so there will be no classes until after the July 4th Holiday. Enjoy this time with family and friends -- 

And when we're back, be sure to dig into our Sweet Summer Savings with 3 Months of Unlimited Classes (that's July 5 - October 5) for only $299. No codes necessary, this special is live on our MindBody site for purchase now - grab it while it's hot! 








PLUS! - We will be having all  **new** fun fitness classes and workshops planned, such as


Yoga Flex - A mixture of vinyasa yoga flow with weights for intensity and calorie torching energy! 

Mommy and Me Aerial Fitness - Bring your little one Tuesday and Friday mornings for some bonding and play, all while getting stronger and toned. 


Off the Ground! Aerial Fitness 6 Week Summer Series -- Taking fitness to new heights instructing beginner aerial students to climb, wrap, and build strength through conditioning techniques that put the FUN in FUNctional fitness. Every Tuesday from 5:15 - 6:30 join us to take your fitness to a new level. 





Self Defense Workshops - taught by Peter Murphy, a coach and martial artist with over 30 years under his many black belts. Peter has been studying various forms of self defense in all parts of the world, coached world title champions, and was involved in special ops. Join him July 19 from 1-3 pm to learn the basics in risk management. 


Intro to Inversions Workshop - Always a fun time getting upside down. Karlene has a knack for getting beginners to engage their core, link their body and mind, and elevate their practice into basic arm balances and inversions. Sunday, July 12 we will be learning to fly. 


And finally this Fall 2015 we will expand our calendar to include weekly Intro to Aerial Fitness Workshops to BEGINNERS ONLY at our studio - every Sunday from 9:00- 10:00am. This workshop serves as a great introduction to using the aerial hammock as a tool for empowerment, therapy, and just plain fun to add to your fitness routine. 

WHEW. 

We are offering so many new and exciting things for 2015 - and we hope you join us!





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