We are throwing away the standards of fitness. We are rejecting the standards of beauty. We are redefining what it means to be fit and our journey to get there.

Welcome! KUMA believes that every woman should have a safe, positive, and supportive place to workout and feel strong.

We are reinventing what fitness means for women. It’s not just about losing weight or gaining muscle. Moving our bodies is an incredible way to feel empowered and strong. The focus is not on how you look but on how you feel. Our community of friendly and supportive women creates the best place to make fitness a positive part of your life—for good!

We’re not your typical gym. We are going to be your training partners…for life. Fitness isn’t a yes or no journey. It’s an ongoing commitment to making yourself a priority. Our studio is a small group of women who want to have a better life through fitness, empowerment, and community. We have chosen kickboxing as our primary workout because it’s dynamic, effective, and fun. It’s hard NOT to leave feeling like a bada**.

This is our (wo)manifesto:

  1. We support every woman
  2. We promote positivity through words, actions, and beliefs
  3. We know that every woman is a badass
  4. We are all here to help you feel empowered to do anything
  5. We believe fitness has to be redefined and reimagined
  6. Fitness doesn’t have to suck
  7. We celebrate new standards of beauty
  8. Every body type can be the right body type
  9. Diets are temporary and don’t lead to happiness
  10. Kickboxing builds confidence

Meet your amazing team of KUMA leaders

Stacy Kim Owner/Head Coach

Hi, I’m Coach Stacy! I’ve been training and teaching martial arts for 15 years and nothing is more amazing than seeing a woman feel more confident and powerful. KUMA is more than a kickboxing studio, it’s a community where women can feel safe, positive, and supported by the coaches and other members. I hope we redefine what women’s fitness means and bring the focus on feeling positive and strong. As a coach, I am here to help you succeed with your fitness, your mindset, and your life!

When I’m not teaching or training I enjoy learning and creating. Everything from painting with watercolors and graphic design to playing the ukulele and beatboxing.

“The point is, not to resist the flow. You go up when you’re supposed to go up and down when you’re supposed to go down.” – Murakami

Andrea Silva Coach

Andrea here! I am new to coaching kickboxing, but a veteran to throwing jabs and hooks. I fell in love with kickboxing in high school at my local karate studio and, as an adult, attended Dojo Sante in Hudson, NH led by Sensei Matt. I believe that women’s kickboxing is not only an incredible full-body workout, but also a holistic, supportive approach to fitness. The inclusivity and fun that comes with women’s kickboxing leaves you feeling strong, confident, and energized. In other words – a sexy beast!

Outside of KUMA, I try my best to keep up with my six-year-old Vizsla, Senna. We enjoy hikes, fat tire bike rides, and long walks on the beach (not a cliché, we live on the beach!). My 9-to-5 is in marketing and live events at IDEXX; although when I win the lottery I will dedicate my time to opening a dog sanctuary and, of course, KUMA Fit. 

“You don’t need to be perfect. You just need to show up.”

Sarah McClain

Sarah McClain Coach

Hello all, I’m Sarah. I took my first class at KUMA in the summer of 2019. Right away, I fell in love with the class structure and the community of KUMA. I have always done a wide range of sports throughout my life. Kickboxing got me back into working out on a regular basis. I could feel the energy from everyone and myself to push harder. I hope through my coaching, I share my love for activities, give you some laughs, and help you receive a burst of energy to kick start your day/night.

Outside of KUMA, my day job is engineering at a manufacturing company. When I am not there, I am always up for any type of adventure or activity. It can range from hiking, flag football, goat yoga or playing corn hole. I love cooking, and I have two cats that are like pillow pets at home. We spend the night sipping tea, playing cribbage, or just listening to music.

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take” –Wayne Gretzky

Nicole Nugent Finance Queen / Asst. Coach

Nicole crunches numbers and solves variance problems—she’s a finance queen. She has been kickboxing for 2 years, she’s completed our Kickboxing Instructor Training Course and can crush a 10, 12, and 14 move combo on the mitts. If you need to find good form in class, just watch her!
 
She’s comfortable in boxing gloves but she also loves lifting weights, making her own health products, mastering vitamins, and extreme couponing (but not in a creepy way). If you need to know anything about hotels or food safety, Nicole’s got you because she graduated from Johnson & Wales.

Julie Mahony Coach

Howdy! I am Coach Julie. I have been coming to KUMA Fit since May 2019 and you could usually find me in the back corner of the room. I have since transitioned to coaching in Dec. 2019 and am super thrilled to be a part of the team! As an avid open water swimmer, I have been able to experience how kickboxing workouts can increase overall strength and endurance. I am super thrilled to be a part of helping you get to your fitness goals while having fun and pushing you a little more than the previous day!
 
On top of coaching at Kuma, I work at IDEXX in as a Supplier Quality Engineer and I work as a High School Basketball Referee – both are rewarding in their own unique ways. When I am not working, you will have a hard time finding me! I could be swimming in open water or in the pool, on a bike or spin bike, out for a run or hike – or perhaps traveling to another part of the world to see new things and experience a new culture!

Camille Saucier Front Desk Rockstar

Camille knows what it’s like to walk into our doors for the first time and now she will be giving that friendly and welcoming vibe. She’s been kickboxing with us for almost a year and is completely obsessed! During quarantine, she bought a bag for home and never skipped a beat! She’s in the studio almost everyday kickboxing or working the front desk!
 
Camille played basketball as a youngster but spent most of her time at the piano.  Hiking, kayaking and spending time outside with her husband are her favorite pastimes that keep her sane. By day, Camille is a choral director and pianist and taught music in school up until four years ago. She’s directed the Voices in Harmony Choirs in Saco since 2000! She is very happy to be part of the Kuma Family.

Bethany Fulton Studio Cleaning Ninja

Beth is always willing to try something new. She tried kickboxing and now she’s hooked! If you admire our clean studio you can thank her…she sneaks in when no one is watching and keeps things sparkling clean.
 
When she’s not kickboxing, she also fosters pups, goes on weekend adventures looking for new hikes and swimming holes, and works in the Saco school system. She’s full of stories and surprises!