• March April Newsletter 2020

    March April Newsletter 2020

    A message from Christian…


    The majority of us live in a world where we’re dominated by time, regulated by routine and more often than not find ourselves using
    statements like ‘I’m so busy,’ ‘I’m swamped,’ ‘I have so much on,’ – we’re all guilty of it. Imagine pushing pause on the fast forward button and actually taking the time to do the things that make you, and the important people that support and surround you, happy Spending quality time with the ones we love is critical to our overall wellbeing, and more importantly theirs. When we get caught up in the pressures of everyday life and consumed by insignificant events that we sometimes deem as ‘life essentials,’ we forget what’s most important – the simple things; sharing life lessons, experiences, thoughts and teaching one another new things.

    Giving ourselves time and making ourselves vulnerable can be confronting but in the long run builds character and strengthens who we are. Over the coming month I encourage you to take time; spend it with the people you truly care for or haven’t been able to see much of and make them feel loved. Salvage old relationships, tell people how you feel, listen to how others feel and look at things from a different perspective – concentrate on the simple things – because time really is precious.

    Noun: To have trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something

    I’m a firm believer in setting yourself life goals. Goals trigger actionable behaviour and motivate us; they guide our focus – taking us on a journey of self-discovery and believe it or not – achieving our goals is addictive because of the dopamine released in our brains after we accomplish something rewarding. Persistence is a core value that I stand by; to continue with something that presents difficulty and opposition poses an easy option for us humans to simply give up – don’t give up.

    Recently I found myself in a situation where I was trying to accomplish my next life goal, a business orientated one; to find our next location for our third club. I had to play a mental game with myself and be patient, and after months of conversations I finally got the answer I believed I’d get, a yes! I accomplished my goal, the dopamine was set free, and now I’m focused on the what next. The addiction is real. In our coming issues I’ll reveal our new location, the opening date and more exciting news about the future of KAYA.

    Self-negotiation, the primary skill to freeing time and unlocking the ability to believe.

    Many things in life are determined by the power of your capability to negotiate, both with yourself and with others. I feel the art of negotiation is ensuring the outcome is beneficial and fair to both parties and results in a win-win for everyone.

    We negotiate with ourselves and others hundreds of times a day it’s an ability that we develop from the minute we enter this world. It’s sometimes disguised as the ‘norm’ because we’re so familiar with the sequence and at times before we even start the process, we’re already accustomed to what the outcome will be.

    Knowing your limits when negotiating is essential, if you really want it, negotiate for it, don’t let something go that you’ll regret losing in the future. That something might be time, it might be the next location for your business, or it might be something as simple as what you and your partner are cooking for dinner. The point is, if it’s important to you then make sure you get it, you do it and you live it.

    Until next time or when I see you around the club.

    – Christian

    What you’ll find in our latest issue –

    New Classes Across Both Clubs

    Our members (YOU) dictate our timetable. We’re forever adding more classes based on your feedback. Check out some NEW class additions based on your suggestions across both clubs here.

    Easter & Anzac Day Hours

    We wish you all a safe and happy Easter. Please familiarise yourself with our club operating hours over this time. For class schedules during this period, grab a timetable from reception or head to the timetable page on the KAYA website.

    View Club Hours

    New and Improved Timetable

    We’ve heard you loud and clear, our online timetable interface is due for an upgrade! Which is why we’ve taken great time & care into designing a brand-new version based on your feedback.The new timetable should be launching in early March so stay tuned.

    Click here to read about some of the NEW features.

    Your Story Can Help Others

    If KAYA has impacted your life for the better, we would love to hear from you and share your story across our social channels to help inspire and motivate others.

    We’d also love to hear from you if you have feedback for us regarding our social channels. Is there anything you would like to see more or less of? We’re all ears.

    To share your story or provide feedback connect with us at:community@kayahc.com.au

    Congratulations Jose Garcia

    Join us in congratulating Pilates Teacher Trainer Jose for successfully completing his 2-year Pilates Master Mentor Program Certification with Lolita San Miguel. Lolita is the only living remaining Pilates Elder, which means she was taught and certified by Joseph Pilates directly. Her 2-year rigorous program is quite the achievement and Jose is excited to be a second generation student of Joseph Pilates and bring some of what he has learned to you in class.

    Welcome Back Gordie!

    We’re VERY excited to welcome back Gordie to the KAYA team after his time away in Sydney! You can catch the triple threat teaching Fitness Circuit (FC), Boxing and Pilates across both clubs from early March.

    We’re also so happy to announce Gordie will be taking up Residence as Personal Trainer at Emporium commencing in April. In addition to having his Certificate III & IV in Fitness, Pilates & Boxing Certificates, Gordie has over 3000 hours of Personal Training experience, is a Master Rehab Trainer and a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach.

    See what classes Gordie will be teaching HERE

    Meet Wesam

    Join us in welcoming Wesam as a Kaya Yoga Teacher.

    Learn more about Wesam

    Pilates Teacher Training | Enrolments Now Open

    We're now taking registrations for our July intake of the Elixr School of Pilates Reformer Teacher Training Course. Thinking of a career change?

    Click here to learn more.

    What It Takes | The Mindset of Training for an Ironman
    We sat down with Resident Personal Trainer at Emporium Narissah Shaw to chat about her incredible recent achievement of completing a Full Ironman and the mindset and preparation behind finishing.

    Read Narissah's interview here.

    About the Author

    Demi fell in love with yoga when she travelled to India when she was 20 years old. She loved the feeling of bliss she experienced both during and after class, and how that feeling would stay with her throughout her day. It was also in India, that Demi learned how much she loved to write about her travels. She believes that stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture in our minds. This led her to her job as a Content Writer. She loves helping businesses tell stories. Especially when the stories involve educating readers on the endless benefits of yoga and Pilates- two of her most loved fitness regimes