Do I need to be in shape?
Definitely NOT. Most of our new members are either starting or getting back into the journey of fitness. Our coaches will work with you to build an effective and manageable plan.
Do I need previous experience?
No. In fact, we love working with new members. Our coaches will guide you every step of the way to ensure you are doing the techniques properly.
Am I too young/old for this workout?
Never—we have members from 18-80. Our coaches will provide moderations to every workout! This is a great program that parents and children can do together. Families that train together, stick together.
What do I need for classes in the studio?
Dress in comfortable workout clothing (plan on sweating a lot) and bring a water bottle. Our studio typically trains in bare feet. If you need shoes for support, please bring a clean pair to the studio. We will be using boxing gloves and hand wraps which are available for 50% off when you purchase them during your Foundations course. Masks are also required at all times. We have some available for purchase which are great for workouts.
How is your studio different than others?
We are more than just a class! At KUMA, we are a community of coaches and members that are here to support you through your fitness journey and make sure you continue to grow and feel stronger every day. Our programs are focused on a hybrid of individual training and goal setting and group classes. We want you to finally find your THING and we’ve built a program that is as flexible as you.
How is your studio handling COVID?
Our studio has made a number of changes in order to maintain the health and safety of our members. We rearranged the training floor to have just 8 training spaces (we previously had a capacity of 20 so this means you’ll have a lot of extra space around you) and members face the same direction during the workouts.
If you have been fully vaccinated, wearing a mask is optional. You are considered "fully vaccinated" 2 weeks after your second dose for Pfizer or Moderna or 2 weeks after your single dose of Johnson & Johnson.
Please remember, everyone will be on different levels of comfort. There are still people in our community that may not be able to get vaccinated or may still prefer to wear a mask. Let's continue to respect and support one another.
If you have any symptoms of COVID, regardless of whether or not you've been vaccinated, please stay home.
Our team has a revised a rigorous cleaning checklist that we go through in between each and every class which includes sanitizing all bags, surfaces and the training floor. We are doing our best to keep every member safe and healthy. 🙂
Kickboxing Foundations Course FAQs
I have some previous experience—can I skip Foundations?
All new members at KUMA will go through the Foundations course. if you have previous experience, that’s awesome and it will be helpful in getting started. During your course you will also be learning more about our studio, you’ll get to know other new members, and you’ll determine your individual goals with your coach.
What if I can’t make it to all of the Foundations classes?
We ask that you are able to commit to at least 2 of the 3 classes. We know that you’re ready to make a commitment to focus on your health and wellness (that’s why you’re here) and we are here to help keep you on track…starting with your first 3 classes. If your schedule won’t allow time for one class, you will work with your coach to make sure you don’t miss any important instruction.
I would love to get started but the Kickboxing Foundations schedule doesn't work for me. What are my other options?
The small group course is a fun way to get started with other beginners, but if it doesn't fit your schedule or if you want to get started a quickly as possible, you have the option to schedule a 1-on-1 Kickboxing Foundations session.
Online Training FAQs
What equipment do I need for workouts at home?
If you have a free-standing or hanging bag at home—GREAT! If not, don’t worry. Our coaches can build you a program that will help you work on your kickboxing skills with just bodyweight movements.
We use Zoom as an online meeting tool for our coaching meetings and live classes. If you haven’t used this before—it’s simple. You can use your device or computer. Please download Zoom here before your first appointment/class. Let us know if you need any help.
How will my coach help me with my at-home workouts?
Your coach will provide you with weekly workout plans (and for some programs nutrition plans) and help you create a schedule that you can commit to. You’ll have a chance to connect via online meetings to review/update your goals and receive instruction for your workout movements. The best part is having someone in your corner that will help hold you accountable and will inspire and motivate you to continue to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself.