PIVOT LIFESTYLE + FITNESS BY KA
PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA empowers people to take care of their whole self in an unmatched culture of support. We meet you where you are in your journey of health. We take a holistic approach to health encompassing the whole body ultimately focused on achieving optimum function and performance. Bringing unique and key offerings that will inspire members to be their best. We pride ourselves in delivering high-quality classes and programs through educating, empowering and achieving. We believe growth is an upward continual movement and at PIVOT we provide structure to help one grow.
At the end of the day, we are change-agents that inspire, encourage and above all empower people to PIVOT no matter where they are in their journey of health.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong is no stranger to changing course when necessary. She knows that resetting direction intentionally—pivoting— is not just an essential part of living a healthy, fulfilled life, but it’s the way to realize dreams you’ve never even imagined.
Growing up in a military family and constantly on the move, Kristin was no stranger to adaptability. After graduating from high school in Okinawa, Japan in 1991, Kristin enrolled at the University of Idaho where she was heavily involved in extracurriculars, including intramural sports, Greek life and two semesters as a walk-on for the track team.
After starting her career, Kristin felt her fitness starting to slip. To remedy that, she began swimming and riding her bike to work. Shortly thereafter, Kristin registered for her first triathlon. A disappointing finish made Kristin decide it was time for a change. After saving for a road bike she began competing first locally, then regionally and qualified for amateur nationals, amateur worlds and then went on to race at Ironman Hawaii in Kona.
Kristin’s triathlon results caught the attention of the US Olympic Committee, which recruited her to participate in a residency to train for trials and the debut of triathlon in the 2000 Olympics. Unfortunately, she was unable to finish the Olympic trials due to injury. It was time to pivot. Kristin soon learned the injury sidelining her was osteoarthritis in her hips, a diagnosis that could have kept her from activity and athletics for life. Instead, she became the most decorated time trial cyclist in Olympic history.
After Kristin’s diagnosis, she joined a local cycling team in Boise, a low impact sport she could continue doing with her chronic hip pain. While balancing a career, Kristin trained and competed using vacation days and landed her first professional contract offers on the bike.
Kristin went on to have one of the most successful athletic careers in women’s cycling history. She is the most decorated U.S. women’s cyclist of all time and the best time-trialist in sports history. She is a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, two-time World Champion and has won six U.S. National Championships.
Kristin is the only U.S. female athlete to win the same event (time trial) in three consecutive Olympic Summer Games, taking home the gold medal in Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio (2016). Additionally, Kristin became the oldest female cyclist in history to win an Olympic medal when she won gold in Rio, one day before her 43rd birthday.
Kristin’s successes were not without roadblocks. Chronic hip pain tormented Kristin before and after the London games, necessitating three arthroscopic hip surgeries shortly after she took home her second gold medal. A herniated disc in her back months before competing in Rio required surgery and required diligent rehabilitation. As a committed career and family woman, Kristin’s training fit into her life rather than the other way around. She was able to navigate a successful career in advertising, sports medicine, community health and raise her son all while achieving her dreams.
That’s the mentality behind PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA. We exist to ensure your dreams—whatever they may be—can be realized while not sacrificing the priorities in your life.
To accomplish this, PIVOT stands behind 4-pillars that we strongly support and connect each member with.
MISSION + VALUES
At PIVOT we live by the mantra “Live for Today, Prepare for Tomorrow”. You never know when illness or injury may sideline you—if we take care of ourselves we will have greater longevity no matter what our goals are. PIVOT is a place where we come together to be our best –you may be an endurance enthusiast who runs 5-days a week, an employee who endures ongoing stress and needs an outlet, to an at home-parent who wants to work-out with friends.
To foster a community environment and sense of belonging where people are personally empowered to achieve their goals.
To be the most reputable, cohesive, and results-oriented health and fitness center in the Treasure Valley and ultimately the western United States.
BE REAL Being authentic means having the courage to look within and bringing that person outward. Authenticity allows for more genuine relationships with yourself and others.
WORK TOGETHER Having a team mentality means that no one person is an island at Pivot. No matter where you are in your journey of health, at Pivot, we are one team, one community.
STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE From our top-rate equipment and our world-class facility to our celebrated instructors and our professional nutrition program, Pivot is defined by the high-quality details.
LIVE INTENTIONALLY Whether it is the person newly able to summit a mountain after a knee injury, that last final pound lost or simply a new-found ability to work productively through the day and sleep through the night, Pivot is driven by results. Our success is in your success.
PUT OTHERS FIRST At Pivot, we’re servant leaders. We’re made up of individuals who are altruistic and consider the unique challenges facing individuals and work to creatively overcome those barriers before considering their own problems.
EMPOWER CHANGE The cornerstone of Pivot is the ability for one to be on a certain trajectory and shift nimbly. As an organization, we must be change-agents that inspire, encourage and above all, empower.
PREPARE – you must have the right mindset and plan before you make change. We have fitness and health coaches to help members map their way to achieving personal performance. To prepare for tomorrow we have partnered with community providers to offer members ongoing preventative health screenings throughout the year.
FUEL – in order to be mentally and physically strong we must fuel our mind and body for optimal and sustainable performance. PIVOT Lifestyle + Nutrition by KA brings you a program to ensure you are taking in necessary daily nutrients and are prepared before, during and after your favorite workout. We also address fueling through educational opportunities through our speaker series.
MOVE – moving provides energy and allows us to live a healthy lifestyle. Fundamental movement patterns are the foundation of our studios. Our fitness coaches are trained to teach with emphasis on basic movement and form focusing ultimately on improving function, strength and flexibility. In our Functional Training & Yoga Studios we offer a number of group classes including functional training, hot yoga, aerobic conditioning & recovery. We also offer smaller group training sessions allowing for a greater personal connection. Included in our MOVE pillar is our state-of-the-art cycling classes designed and endorsed by Kristin Armstrong. Cycling is a life-time sport – it is a healthy and non-impactful way to move. Our top-instructors bring with them amazing music, a focused program and the best part – community. Whether you are just starting out on a bike, clearing you mind before heading home for the day or training for a 50-mile ride we can accomplish our goals together in the Cycling Studio.
RECOVER – rest and recovery are important components to being successful. We recognize that recovery is multifaceted –it involves muscle repair, chemical and hormonal balance, nervous system repair, mental state, and more. Hydration, nutrition, stress management, stretching and myofascial release are elements that we focus on at PIVOT. We address each of these elements through class offerings and educational opportunities through our speaker series.
1 FIND YOUR PLACE
Our high-quality classes and instructors will empower your journey toward personal growth and well-being.
Functional Training Studio
KA Ride Studio
FIND A CLASS
2 PREPARE TO MOVE
It’s go time! Get ready to be YOUR best.
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Wear attire you are most comfortable in while getting your sweat on. Additional info under class descriptions.
Rent shower towels, yoga mats, yogi towels – or bring your own.
Arrive early allowing enough time to check-in, change and prepare for class. Registered for a class and can’t make it – be sure to cancel within 3-hours.
3 KICKSTART YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Are you ready to PIVOT? Looking to be part of a community – we are ONE TEAM ONE COMMUNITY where everyone is welcome. Join TEAM PIVOT TODAY.
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TEN MILE CROSSING
Meridian, ID 83642
Ten Mile Hours:
GYM ACCESS 24-7 hour with KEY FOB
Boise, ID 83702
Ph: (208) 616-1161
Pioneer Crossing Hours:
Saturday + Sunday 7:30am-1pm
GYM ACCESS 24-7 hour with KEY FOB
PLEASE NOTE a key FOB is required for all weekend hours and classes before 7am and after 6pm Monday Friday.
What is PIVOT?
If you put your mind to something, we believe anything can happen. At PIVOT we live by the mantra "Live for Today, Prepare for Tomorrow". You never know when illness or injury may sideline you—if we take care of ourselves we will have greater longevity no matter what our goals are. PIVOT is a place where we come together to be our best –you may be an endurance enthusiast who runs 5-days a week, an employee who endures ongoing stress and needs an outlet, or an at home-parent who wants to work-out with friends.PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA is a membership-based fitness center open to the community. We have 4 planned locations opening in the Treasure Valley in 2019 & 2020.https://www.pivotbyka.com/Posted by PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA on Monday, January 14, 2019
Easy sign up for $49 a month! Start now or when downtown opens Nov 11th! step 1. Download App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pivot-by-kristin-armstrong/id1461489472step 2. Select Downton location at the topStep 3. Select Early BirdStep 4. Enter card number to reserve your membership starting 11/11** .01 will verify banking info and be returnedPosted by PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA on Saturday, September 21, 2019
Whats the PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA difference? No matter which one of our studios at PIVOT you are in, we will ensure you are moving well. We like to say "Form is Freedom". The foundation to making change, become stronger, being injury-free, creating adaptation is learning to move well. Our coaches and teachers are trained to help teach and reinforce basic movement patterns - on the bike, in the gym, practicing yoga and in our daily functional training classes referred to as our POD. Here is a glimpse of a few movements you will see in our daily POD classes. Our programming has been developed with intention. Kyle Sela Kristin ArmstrongPosted by PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA on Friday, May 24, 2019
Pivot Q & A
3x Olympic Gold Medalist and Founder of PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness answers questions live and gives an overview of what PIVOT is and why there is a need for lifestyle and fitness centers in the Treasure Valley. Learn more at: www.pivotbyka.comPosted by PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA on Friday, March 15, 2019
PIVOT's 4 Pillars
At PIVOT we focus on 4 pillars - each are significant in supporting our best lifestyle! As we strive to make change in our lives, focusing on these pillars will make all the difference. Now who's ready?Posted by PIVOT Lifestyle + Fitness by KA on Monday, January 28, 2019
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