A 2015 survey by HealthyWomen and Working Mother magazine revealed what most women already know —women put themselves, and their health and physical fitness, at the end of the list of priorities in terms of health care. According to the survey, women spent more time managing their children, pets, elder relatives, spouse or significant other’s health before their own.
The list of barriers for women to focus on their own care is lengthy, and Casey Haase, certified trainer and owner of Beyond Fitness, has built a business around helping women make their physical health a priority.
As a mother of two and small business owner, Haase is intimately aware of the demands on women and the importance of maintaining one’s own health in order to keep up with a busy household.
Haase has been in business for three years, quickly outgrowing two previous spaces and moving to a new facility in late June of this year.
Nine certified trainers, including Haase, offer a full lineup of classes as well as personal training sessions for women of all ages and fitness levels. Classes can be accessed through monthly memberships or purchased by the class, with easy online registration through their website or the MindBody app.
Classes are limited to 15 participants, which ensures trainers can focus on each attendee’s needs.
“We want our members to have the personal training experience without the personal training price point. Capping our classes at a max of 15 attendees ensures everyone receives the attention they need,” Haase said.
The gym offers boot camp classes, cross training, dance, TRX (utilizing TRX Suspension Trainers), yoga flow, as well as access to cardio and weight equipment.
Class participants are welcome to bring their children to play in the dedicated play area while they focus on their workout.
Haase focuses heavily on relationships and connecting women with resources they need, even if those resources are located outside of her business. She regularly refers members to other fitness opportunities and instructors who may best fit a specific need.
“While yes, I have a gym, my business model is really focused on what is good for you,” Haase said.
Small class sizes also ensure that participants at all fitness levels can work out at their own pace and work toward their own fitness goals.
Haase is quick to point out that it is the people involved in her business that make it successful.
“These trainers make the space what it is and without them, I wouldn't be able to be a mom and a small biz owner. They allow me to have a nice balance, and I'm just so grateful for them,” Haase said.
Beyond Fitness recently moved to a new space at 1102 NW Casey Blvd., Suite F, in Grain Valley. In addition to the variety of equipment offered indoors, an outdoor space is accessible for trainers to utilize the hills and outdoor features outside the gym into their workouts.
A variety of workout gear is also available at the gym, featuring brands such as Athleta and Zyia Active.
For more information on Beyond Fitness, visit www.beyondfitnesskc.com or call 816-204-6296.