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When considering a gym membership in Saco or Westbrook, Maine, a common question arises: “How much does it cost?” But it’s crucial to look beyond just the price tag. This guide will explore the various factors influencing gym membership costs and the intrinsic value of what you’re truly investing in...

Kickboxing instructor leading the class

Stepping into a gym for the first time, or returning after a long break, can be an intimidating experience for many women. The array of equipment, unfamiliar routines, and the pressure to “fit in” can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s explore how you can...

In a world where fitness often comes with a side of judgment and unrealistic standards, women-only kickboxing classes stand out as a beacon of empowerment, strength, and community. These classes are about more than just physical activity; they’re about embracing your power in a supportive, body-neutral environment. Physical Health Benefits:...

In the neighboring towns of Saco and Westbrook, a quiet revolution is taking place in the world of women’s fitness. Women from these communities are increasingly turning towards a new kind of gym experience – one that is rooted in empowerment, inclusivity, and freedom from judgment. At the heart of...

Image of a kickboxing class with women on each of the punching bags

Embarking on a fitness journey can be both exhilarating and daunting, especially in a world where fitness is often equated with stringent standards and unrealistic body ideals. However, there’s a growing movement that’s changing this narrative, emphasizing empowerment, and body neutrality. Let’s explore what this means for women seeking a...

A group class with a view from behind. One woman in the forefront has on white boxing gloves and a mask.

We were thrilled to have Shannon Bryan from Fit Maine and the Portland Phoenix as a guest in our studio last month. Her article captures the vibe of our studio and our mission! KUMA Fit is a “body-neutral space,” she said, meaning Kim and her coaches don’t talk about calories...

A look from behind a woman who is kickboxing

WHY KB?: “I have tried other gyms & home workouts but nothing compares to KUMA! It doesn’t matter your age, size, or fitness level. Everyone is encouraged, supported and challenged, both by the staff and the other members.” “My daughter and I joined together shortly after it opened and we have...

A graphic of gradient color that has a woman with boxing gloves and a mask.

And how KUMA is doing things differently The women’s fitness industry is broken and it’s causing damage to our relationship with fitness and nutrition. 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...

Women in a small gym space on small kickboxing bags

In 2016, I founded KUMA Fitness & Leadership, a studio devoted to promoting fitness and empowerment, with an initial focus on kids’ fitness, including afterschool programs, summer camps, and martial arts. By 2017, I was exploring new ways to engage adults in the martial arts discipline. I recognized that traditional...

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