Time for change: A new chapter for Karmea

We're saying farewell to North Head, and hello to a new direction

They say change is a good thing – something not to be feared, but to be excited about. A new challenge to be embraced and a shift in an unknown direction.  Karmea is just about to go through such a change as we adjust the sails and prepare to explore new oceans and shores.

 

Karmea has been located at North Head for 4 years now. The community we have built has become one of support, achievement and success on many levels.  Warren and I are always blown away by the energy, commitment and tenacity of everyone we coach and support towards your health, wellness and sporting goals.

 

After several years at our beautiful sanctuary on North Head, the Hub’s lease will not be renewed and we will be closing its doors. The decision hasn’t been an easy one. There has been lots of soul searching and a need to think bigger picture, to think about future directions for Warren and myself, and to lead with head rather than heart.

 

Whilst the physical Hub will close, Karmea will still continue to support our community in so many ways.  We will be shifting our focus back into the heart of why Karmea began, with more energy to give to a new direction.  (And don’t worry – our exciting new venture won’t see us departing the ocean just yet!)

 

  • Athlete Coaching – Warren and I are committed to continuing to guiding people towards their dream races. This has always been the heart of Karmea and will not change.  It’s why we began in the first place and will be a big part of who we are for years to come.
  • Training Retreats – this becomes the main focus of new growth for us as we introduce more of you to our playground in the snowy mountains. Cycling, Triathlon, Running and general wellbeing retreats will run seasonally, alongside growing the holiday rental aspect of the property. You are ALL welcome anytime!
  • Swim, Run and Cycle Technique – these aspects of the business are core to our coaching and will continue to take place in and around Manly throughout the year. We will offer both individual, small group and specific workshops to support your training.
  • Personal Training – I will continue to offer personal training sessions to clients moving forward. Sessions will be held at client’s homes, outdoor venues, and I am currently looking at studio spaces to rent by the hour.
  • Free Run and Ride Sessions – Thursdays run group and Sundays group ride will continue as always.  These are as much a social session as a training session so we hope to see you there.
  • Turbo Sessions – we believe that these sessions are one of our key strengths and will endeavour to continue these in the future. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement on this in a few weeks time.
  • Group Strength Sessions – watch this space for another exciting announcement on how we plan to support you moving forward with this.

 

So, as you can see we still have lots on offer to support you in your sporting adventures!

 

The Hub will officially close on the Friday 15th September, giving you 5 weeks to use up your bundles. So that’s 5 weeks to smash your fitness, go out with a bang and help us celebrate all we love about the Hub.

 

A new mini 5 session bundle has been implemented at the same charge per class as a 10 bundle, so you can continue to train at the hub until the last day.  No refunds will be given for unused sessions, so please book away and get your classes all used up.  You can also link your bundle to a friend or partner, so please let me know if you would like to share your sessions to help use them up.

 

One of the things we will miss most alongside seeing you all each week, is the sessions lead by our amazing coaches.  They are all still active at other gyms so if you want to continue your sessions with them this is where you can find them:

 

  • Pilates with Julia:
    Active Pilates Mona Vale, Wednesday 6am, Thursday 1pm. Reformer class
    Elenora Fitness, Monday 6:30am, Wednesday 9:15am. Pilates mat class
    Thrive Pilates, Narabeen. Tuesday 7pm. Pilates Mat Class
  • Yin Yoga with Caitlyn:
    Qi, Manly. Wednesdays 6-7:15pm
    Pilates X, Brookvale. Sunday 4-5pm & 5:15-6:15pm
  • Massage with Ben
    Ben is currently looking for a new space for his massage business. We will update you in the next few weeks with news.(Acacia is taking a break from teaching while she awaits the arrival of baby number 2, and Lisa isn’t currently coaching strength at any other location at present)

 

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and loyalty over the past 4 years at the Hub and for some of you even longer than that in the pre-Hub days of parks and reserve training sessions! We are lucky enough to have made some great friends through creating Karmea.  We’ve seen people meet at sessions, become training buddies and form life-long friendships, and even see a few relationships blossom!

 

We are excited about what the future holds, and look forward to catching up with you all as Karmea evolves and continues to support you along the way.  We also look forward to many more socials and being able to join you all for more rides and runs as the mornings and evenings free up!

 

All our very best to you all,

Sarah Anne & Warren


16 August 2017

By Sarah Anne

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