Welcome to our blog! Here you’ll find KruFit news as well as coach- and member-written pieces on Muay Thai, self-improvement, and life lessons.

  • Why Wait?! Start Your Fitness Routine Now!
    If you’re like me, I enjoyed more than one Thanksgiving meal and more than just a few desserts in the last week! And as December rolls in, there are more holiday gatherings and delicious meals on the calendar. While it’s easy to succumb to the temptation of indulging in holiday delights, there’s no better time than now to kickstart your fitness routine.
  • Discipline: The Unsung Hero of Success
    Success—it’s something we all aspire to achieve in our lives, whether it’s in our careers, relationships, or personal endeavors. But what’s the secret ingredient that separates the high achievers from the rest of the pack?
  • Balancing Business and Martial Arts with Jamie Bradley
    Muay Thai gave me an avenue to express and learn more about myself in some of my toughest years growing up. Now, I’ve been lucky enough to be a coach and gym owner to share this beautiful martial art with others to help them grow. I really enjoyed talking with host, Joe Mills, on the… Read more: Balancing Business and Martial Arts with Jamie Bradley
  • Get Back on Track in August: Find your Fit at KruFit
    Summertime is a great break for many of us… sunshine, pool days, cookouts, family vacations and so many other great ways to take a much-needed breather. But also for many of us, we slip out of our routines; we stay up late, get less sleep, eat more desserts, and log fewer workouts. 
  • Searching for a Boxing Gym Near You? Try Thai Boxing, a.k.a. Muay Thai!
    Searching for a boxing gym in Central Indiana? You should consider giving Muay Thai a try! As you can guess from its name, Muay Thai comes from Thailand. It’s often referred to as “Thai boxing” although this name can make things a little confusing. Muay Thai and Western boxing are both great workouts with deeply-rooted traditions, but there are some key differences that make Thai boxing an outstanding practice for everyone whether you’re trying to get in shape, learn self-defense, or are looking to compete.
  • My KruFit Wai: Isis St. James
    A KruFit member since 2015, Isis St. James is currently training for her second National Muay Thai Tournament in June. Here she shares her “wai” (pronounced “why”) for training Muay Thai at KruFit.
  • 2023 is 1/4 Over- How’s it Going for YOU?
    It’s easy to become discouraged when your New Year’s resolutions fail. But don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s very normal for resolutions to fail, and it’s important to remember that it’s not a reflection of your character or worth. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, here are a few tips to help you get back on track.
  • Training with Those We Love
    Whether you’re looking for a new workout or you’re wanting to learn practical self defense skills, Muay Thai is a great training option. It’s even better when you’re training with someone you care about! Don’t just take our word for it. We asked some KruFit couples and families to share why they love training together.
  • Why You’ll Love Muay Thai and KruFit
    You’re probably still in the dating stage — maybe even in the “exploring who I am/what I want” stage — when it comes to your own relationship with Muay Thai. We get it. So to help you get to know more about the art of eight limbs, we asked some of our members why they love Muay Thai. Here’s what they had to say.
  • F@ck Goals.
    If you know me, you know I’ve been a lifelong “New Year, New Me” goal setter specifically around my weight; It’s well documented along with the ups and downs of my fluctuating weight over the years. In fact, last January I was 55 pounds heavier than I am now!
  • Media: Olympic Dreams: Lawrence resident competes internationally
    When Jayden Stafford is not in the gym training in kickboxing and Muay Thai, he can be found walking his dogs, enjoying nature, or riding his 6-foot-tall unicycle around his neighborhood.
  • Press Release: Fishers Muay Thai Gym Sends Nine Fighters to National Tournament
    From June 22-26, nine members of Fisher’s KruFit gym competed in the Thai Boxing Association (TBA) Muay Thai World Expo Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. The TBA tournament is the largest Muay Thai tournament in the country. Four of the fighters took their first-ever sanctioned fight. KruFit is one of only five woman-owned Muay Thai gyms in the country.
  • The Courage to Quit
    When I reflect on the many ways Muay Thai has changed me, courage is one of the words that continues to top the list. 
  • 3 Reasons to Train Muay Thai
    So, you’re considering training in Muay Thai? Let us be among the first to welcome you to this extremely versatile martial art. Muay Thai has so many benefits to offer you, no matter what your training goals are.
  • Fumble Through It
    Last week I attended the visitation of a child and new member of my gym. While there are so many things to say about how tragic the situation is – I’ll say – just be kind and love one another. Really there is no greater task we need to achieve than this. But, the point of this post isn’t necessarily about kindness, but rather fumbling through life….
  • Fight the Panic
    Many of us, I’m sure, have felt the fear or panic set in with this pandemic. For me, it was when the governor announced the mandate that all gyms must close. Questions of- “What does this mean? How long will this last?” flooded my mind.
  • In Muay Thai, As in Life
    Through the process of learning and becoming proficient with the basics of Muay Thai, there are several areas where using fundamental principles of fighting can provide real benefit outside of the gym.
  • Habits Over Motivation
    As all the new year hype is dying down and our normal, everyday routines start to creep back into our lives, I’m finding ways to remind myself daily of all the ways I wish for 2020 to be different than 2019.  
  • Act Like the House Is on Fire
    “Act like the house is on fire.” Those words got me through one of the toughest moments in my life.
  • Keeping My Word… to Myself
    I recently came across this idea of keeping my word to myself while reading the book Girl, Wash your Face by Rachel Hollis. As I read her perspective and proddings to consider viewing our word to our self as we would any friend, it was like a light bulb flashing, bells and whistles sounding and confetti falling from the sky….it was a moment in which my mind had been opened to a new way of thinking.
  • Intentionality
    As part of a new years social media blitz to launch 2019, I created and began sharing “12 days of transformations” of various members in the gym. The posts were a hit with members and social media followers alike.
  • Worthy
    When I journal in the morning and write my affirmations the following is almost always included: “I am worthy of all that I dream and desire.” And while I understand it, there is always a clause that follows — one that states I am more worthy the more perfect I am.
  • The Mind War
    This is why I workout…why I train Muay Thai…. On Friday my physical therapist told me if/when I could do 30 minutes on the stair stepper consistently without pain she would release me to begin jogging!
  • Shining a Light on Shame
    It is only by shining light onto the darkest parts of our hearts will we find peace from the pain we carry deep inside. After nearly two years of pretty consistent therapy and reading of Brene Brown’s work, I have come to better understand how shame affects us.
  • Fear
    Last week I made a social media post after going to the doctor’s office to talk about my upcoming ACL reconstruction surgery that was scheduled the day after. As I walked into the appointment and even as I sat on the table, my fear began to try and talk me out of having the surgery.
  • I’m a Loser — and I’m Okay With It!
    So many people see losing as a negative thing; no one wants to be a loser! I too was one of those people. However, in the last year and a half, I have experienced a lot of loss — in the ring and in my personal life and my perspective on losing has changed dramatically because of it.
  • Resolution: Loving What Is
    It’s said that: “lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned.” And if it’s true, I’d venture to say that the longer it takes for us to understand the lesson, the more clearly the message will be delivered to us.
  • The Spirit of Sparta
    Sparta (now KruFit) is more than just a gym…it’s a community of like-minded individuals who are striving to improve the quality of their lives while supporting those around them.
  • 10,000 Hours
    I’ve been training Muay Thai for over a decade, yet I never call myself a master or expert of the art. To do so seems ridiculous. I am a practitioner of the art, a Nak Muay, and a teacher of the art, a Kru. But an expert… no.
  • Humility
    My many years in Muay Thai have taught me the virtue of humility… Nothing quite brings you down off your high horse like getting punched in the face!
  • Courage
    As I mentioned in my previous post, Muay Thai has given me a mindset to change my life. This week we are looking at how Muay Thai has inspired me to live with COURAGE.
  • Muay Thai Saved My Life
    I know, it seems ridiculous to think or even say “Muay Thai saved my life,” but it really did.