members

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What inspired you to join KUMA? After transitioning from a job that was very public facing and high energy to one that is work from home, I was feeling antsy to move and meet new people. I wish I could say I did some thorough research to find KUMA but...

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Whether you’re just starting out or looking to refine your technique, footwork is key in kickboxing. I recently shared some valuable insights on how to improve your footwork to boost your power, efficiency, and endurance. Here’s a summary of my top tips, along with a detailed breakdown for those who...

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Do you struggle with staying consistent when life gets in the way? If so, you’re not alone. Life, with all its unexpected twists and turns, often disrupts our best-laid plans, especially when it comes to maintaining a consistent workout routine. Recognizing that life will always present challenges is the first...

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As we continue to innovate and expand our fitness offerings, we’re excited to introduce the Solo Lift circuits at KUMA. This new addition is designed to fit seamlessly into your busy schedule, allowing you the flexibility to train according to your own time constraints without missing out on the benefits...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Saco

3 Eastview Pkwy, Ste. 4, Saco, Maine

Westbrook

39 Mechanic Street, Westbrook, Maine