KaiaFIT Las Vegas is a women’s fitness and lifestyle program for women of all ages and fitness levels. KFLV was started by Amy Gearin and Kristin Gifford, and opened in April 2014. In March of 2018, Howard and Ellen took over the gym due to a demanding personal life for both Amy and Kristin.
Howard and Ellen have lived in Las Vegas for the past 20 years and married for the past eight. Ellen is a successful Director of Analytics for a big firm while Howard had a career in Software Project Management.
What led them to buy into the KaiaFIT franchise was the way this gym differentiated itself from the other gyms in the Las Vegas area. Howard noticed the mentality of regular gyms while working out where it did not offer anything to everyday working women and moms who navigate the meat market that big box gyms came to be, Ellen is a Pilates enthusiast that loved the way workouts were tailored for women at her Pilates studio and she wished for more variety but in the same setting.
When looking around to invest in a business the opportunity came for KaiaFIT and they both jumped aboard right away. The message resonated with both of them and saw the potential and need for this in the Las Vegas market for those women who did not want to be intimidated or judged and also nurture and support outside the gym. Being a Kaia Girl meant creating strong bonds with the coaches and constant communication inside and outside the gym. Howard and Ellen being impressed with this mission have fully invested in KaiaFIT and look forward to spreading this fantastic culture to the rest of Las Vegas!