Koa Fit Personal Training and Massage

Koa Fit Personal Training and Massage


Koa Fit Is Turning 6!

But YOU get the presents!

This September is Koa Fit’s 6th year of helping people stay strong, get back to doing what they love, and living the healthiest life possible!  We LOVE our clients and we want to celebrate our birthday by giving all of YOU the presents!

All Month Long!

  • Bring in a friend to try Strong Balance Class for the first time (their class is free) and be entered to win a 5 Pack of Classes for yourself!
  • Follow us on Facebook and post a review on either Facebook or Google for your chance to win a FREE Personal Training Session!
  • Tag us on social media doing your Sunday Stretch (follow us to get these videos every Sunday) and be entered to win Koa Fit Apparel!
  • Join us for our Birthday Celebration Workout on September 27th at 5:45pm for an evening of games, sweat, and laughter (including Hula Hoops!!).  Free to all Koa Fit clients, family, and friends!


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Missy’s Bon Voyage Party

Friday, June 22nd 4pm-6pm

Missy is off on a new adventure and moving out of Boulder. Help us send her off with a bang with a Happy Hour celebration at Brenna’s house.  Light appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  Please BYO (wine, beer, etc.)  Also, please leave your furry friends at home.

Please RSVP by June 19th by clicking here or email info@KoaFitUSA.com


Running Clinic – Think and Grow Faster!

Canceled 

Thursday, May 17th at 5:45pm
With Running Coach, Art Ives
In many ways the sport of distance running is beautifully simple, all you do is lace up your shoes and head out the door. But even though endurance sports provide an opening to greater health, happiness and confidence, there’s no easy way of running. Sometimes it hurts! There certainly are many ways to make it easier however. Knowledge, training, and coaching can dramatically increase your efficiency and enjoyment while reducing the risk of injury and burnout.
This talk will speak to those who want to improve their health and speed in order to run 5K,10K or move up to 1/2 marathon distance. As well as those who couldn’t care less about racing, who simply want to fall in love with running more and discover a new direction for themselves.
 
Answers:
  • How much should I train?
  • How long is long enough, how fast is fast enough?
  • What are the best times to do each workout?
  • Who are the most important people to work with?
  • What are the most important things to do at all times?

About Art Ives:

Art has either coached or competed at every running distance from 100 meters to 100 miles. His love of running is matched only by his love of helping other runners surpass their personal goals. His holistic, comprehensive approach to running creates positive, lasting changes in his clients’ biomechanics, physical capabilities, and mental attitudes.  Learn more about Art, his clients, and his coaching at www.thewayofrunning.com.

Clinic is free and open to the public, but please reserve your spot below.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Click here to register.


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Koa Fit Potluck and Singing Concert with Siri Nicolella

May 12th, 3pm-6pm at the home of the Readey’s

Join the Koa Fit crew for a potluck and singing concert from Siri Schubert Nicolella! Our awesome clients, Mary Beth and Michael Readey have offered their amazing home to host this event. Party starts at 3pm with Siri singing at 4pm. Bring finger foods, salads, or snacks to share. There will be chicken provided. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, please ring your own alcohol. Also, we love furry friends, but please leave them home for this event.

 

 

The Readey House

1038 Cherryvale Road, Boulder, CO 80303


Meet the Trainer – Brian Carver

Check out our interview with Koa Fit trainer, Brian Carver.  Scroll below to learn about Brian’s love of learning, his library of unique exercises, and his approach to setting and achieving your goals.

Tell us about yourself personally.

I am originally from Augusta, Georgia. My father was an officer in the Army and my Mother was a reference librarian. As I grow older it becomes more obvious to me how their personalities have shaped me and my approach to training. From my father I gained perseverance and discipline while from my mother I retained her veracity and resourcefulness. 

Growing up I was more into music. I spent most of my time playing in bands with my friends and learning music theory. It wasn’t until I was 24 that I really developed an interest in health and fitness. I used the gym as a way out of a pretty dark time in my life. I still remember my first workout. It was some meathead arm routine I picked up out of a fitness magazine. I never would have thought that something so petty could act as such a large catalyst.

How did you start training?

After my brief foray into fitness magazines I started reading every book I could get my hands on. I read everything from sports conditioning and periodization strategies to biomechanics and therapy manuals. I thought it was really cool being able to gain new knowledge and then apply it to my workouts and observe the results. During that time I was offered a job while working out at my neighborhood gym in Chicago. After a few months of training clients I had way more questions than I did answers. I decided to enroll at The National Personal Training Institute in downtown Chicago. It was a great start. 

How would you describe your style of training?

Although I love to learn, I am hypercritical of any information I am given. I question EVERYTHING, especially the fundamental aspects of human movement. As far as training, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching are concerned, there are tons of modalities and different schools of thought.  Instead of subscribing to just one I pull the pieces from each that I think are correct for the individual client. I even have a library of some unique exercises I created. By the time I left Chicago my “Carver Getup” had become quite popular with some of the local trainers.

How have you helped the people you have worked with?

I think a large part of what I’ve seen work for my clients is realistic goal setting and accountability. It can be easy for people to get comfortable in their routines and hide from forward progress by not setting goals. The people I see benefit most from my training are the ones that set clear achievable goals and then develop a plan of action. It’s my job to equip them with the emotional intelligence to make the right decisions and then hold them accountable. It doesn’t matter if its weight loss, joint pain, sports competition, or general well being, change can be a scary thing. Most people are relieved when they realize that the most important changes are usually much smaller than they imagine. Once I can get someone to realize that, then they have already won 90% of the battle.  

What’s your favorite part about training?

Wearing sweat pants to work.

Seriously though, helping people change. Whether it’s hip pain, binge eating, drugs/alcohol, or a nasty divorce, exercise can be a game changer. It’s great when people start training to “tone up” or “fix knee pain” and then walk away with so much more. I have seen some MAJOR transformations and it is great to be a part of it. 

What are you working towards or want to accomplish next in your career?

I hope one day that personal training will be more integrated into health care. Our current health care system focuses on fixing problems rather than preventing them and it is not sustainable. On the plus side we’re seeing more health insurance companies and work places that incentivize preventative measures. There are also more practices opening that track and analyze health markers and use them from more of a preventative perspective. As things progress and our health care system and personal training integrate I look forward to being able to use my experience to contribute to a more realistic and sustainable model.


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Turkey Day Workout 2017

Join Brenna Backe on Thanksgiving day at 9am for an amazing full-body workout.  Get your strength training, cardio, and stretching done before the feast. We will start with a nice warm up, followed by a circuit of exercises designed for postural alignment, functional strength, and of course…A Strong Core!  Join us for this Koa Fit tradition that is as fun as it is effective.

Class is limited to 12 participants.  Regular class fees apply.  Click here to reserve your spot.


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Recruit the Glute – Be Balanced Community Series Event

Dr. Garrett Neff from Truebility Performance Clinic will be covering the topic of glute activation on a deeper neurological level than you have ever seen before. This workshop is designed to be a follow-up to Brenna’s glute class last month, and will help clients who are struggling to “feel” their glutes in the first place. It will also be very beneficial to painful chronic low back, hip and knee issues. Learn what the latest research is saying about your glutes and their importance for every day activities as well as certain injuries and movement patterns.

This workshop is free, but you must reserve your spot.  Please click HERE to register.


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New Physical Therapist at Koa Fit

Help us welcome Pamela Robichaud, DPT to our Koa Fit team.  Pamela has just returned to Boulder after a 14-month cross-country trip with her husband and dog all snuggled up in their van (read more about the Roaming Robos here).  We are so excited to offer this service to our clients and to have her expertise at our finger tips!

Pamela’s strengths include but are not limited to the following: Low Back, Ankle Sprains, Foot Pain, Knee Injuries, Chronic Pain, Balance & Vestibular Disorders, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury & Concussion. Pamela is LSVT BIG certified for treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.  Furthermore, Pamela is an RRCA certified running coach and makes custom foot orthotics. Pamela’s treatment philosophy is centered on patient empowerment through education as the primary tool for long-term success.  Read more here…

Schedule With Pamela


Strong Booty, Strong Back – Posterior Chain Activation Workshop

Part of our Be Balanced Community Series

Join Koa Fit owner, Brenna Backe, for this interactive workshop.  Brenna has spent countless hours with Koa Fit clients teaching them how to activate their glutes to help promote low back health and lift properly.  In this workshop she will go over the techniques she has developed over the years to help you build your booty strength so you can decrease your chance of back and knee injury while increasing your lifting power and stability.

  • Review the muscles of the posterior chain and their activation
  • Learn how your posterior chain supports your posture and spinal alignment
  • Learn exercises and techniques to help you activate your glutes and hamstrings
  • Practice proper form in hinging, squatting, and lunging

 

 

When:  Thursday, September 14th at 5:45pm

Where:  Koa Fit Studio

Cost:  Free! But you must RSVP by clicking HERE


Koa Fit 5th Anniversary Week-Long Celebration!

Help us Celebrate our 5th Birthday!

Koa Fit is turning 5 this September and we want to celebrate all week long! From September 4th-8th we will have daily deals and freebies.  Sign up below to receive all the information and to save on training, classes, and more!!