Kaia FIT Chico is a fitness and lifestyle program created for women of all ages and levels of fitness. The owner, Laura Markusen, opened the door in July 2012 after demonstrations of our program in Bidwell Park. One of the many reasons Kaia Fit Chico is a fun place for women to workout is that we have established a close community of women who support each other no matter what her individual goal is without competing or comparing ourselves to another. No matter what shape, age, or fitness level you are we cater the workouts to fit your needs. The workouts are always different which keeps you coming back for more, and the program is health based, which means the food we eat & movements today, makes our bodies better and stronger for tomorrow. We offer modifications for every exercise to accommodate people who have preexisting injuries, who haven’t moved or exercised for a while, or are just new to exercise.
Laura Markusen is a nationally ACE certified group fitness and nutrition trainer. She was not always in the fitness industry, she worked in an engineering position as a project control specialist for 15 years sitting at a desk. A girlfriend asked her to join her at a new gym in Sacramento for their first BRIK session and the rest is history. She changed her health and wellness through Kaia and wanted to open her own in Chico. Every coach in Chico is nationally certified and has experience with group fitness, yoga, TRX suspension, running, personal training and nutrition. They believe in staying educated and up to date on fitness, sharing their own personal challenges, and encouraging each woman to accomplish the things she wants in her health. The most important thing we all do is open our arms to every woman because we care about what will help them achieve health and wellness in their lives.