Anna Kaiser is the Founder of AKT, one of the nation's fastest growing luxury boutique fitness franchise concepts. Growing up as a dancer, Anna constantly struggled to find ways to keep herself in shape. She opened her first studio on the Upper East Side in 2013. Anna wanted to create a culture and a brand that combined the personalization of private training with the community and electric experience that a boutique studio offers. AKT has an incredible fit following, with notables such as Kelly Ripa and Shakira.
She found that the consumer would plateau after only a few months of working out at a single modality studio (barre, Pilates, yoga, spin, etc.) because the workout wasn’t changing. AKT was a solution to provide members with an ever-changing workout experience focused on something no other fitness concept does — a kinetic approach to physical wellness with a cutting edge in pop fitness culture.
AKT is a full-body workout that combines cardio-dance intervals with strength and training. AKT offers four unique class modalities: Dance, Bands, Circuit and Tone.
Dance: A dance-based interval workout that pairs dance, cardio and toning.
Bands: A unique interval workout that uses overhead bands and a box to work on full-body conditioning.
Tone: Tone is our strength-focused low-impact muscle endurance class, that ends with a guided foam roll.
Circuit: Circuit is our timed full-body power and strength class.
Guests at AKT have access to towels, water and an AKT retail shop.
AKT On Demand is available to download and has over 800 subscribers per month. From the beach to the gym or your hotel suite, AKT's streaming workout videos are available to help you continue your AKT program. New content is added every week and you can choose which class to take based on what equipment you have with you any how much time you have.
Locations are currently in NYC, The Hamptons and Connecticut. Additional locations will open in LA, Miami, Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Westchester, Charlottesville, New Jersey and Arizona.