Things are jumping at Truckee’s Jive Studio |

Things are jumping at Truckee’s Jive Studio

Jive Studio owner Katy Kula is seen (center, in red) surrounded by a cadre of die-hard Boot Camp devotees.

Truckee local Kori Walker, 31, is exhausted yet exhilarated as she departs Katy Kula’s Jive Studio located at Elevation Fitness in Truckee.

A Boot Camp class regular, Walker does not hold back in her praises.

“It is the most all around cowgirl, butt-kicking whole body workout that you could ever ask for,” Walker says. “You feel amazing after and you can really change your physique in a short amount of time.”

Such accolades please instructor and Jive Studio owner Katy Kula, who makes a point of keeping things fresh and new in her classes. Although Jive Studio is located in Elevation Fitness, it is available to non-gym members as well. Kula believes the classes-only studio serves a much-needed community niche.

“Gyms are great, but many people just don’t fit the gym member profile,” Kula explains. “Jive Studio is a great option for people who work out best in a group setting.”

Kula promises Jive Studio is a “judgment-free” zone.

“Everyone is welcome, I can adjust the workout to specific needs,” Kula says. “Motion creates motion and everyone is in it to win it.”

Besides the popular Boot Camp class, Jive Studio offers Kick Fusion, Cardio Kickboxing and adult Cardio Hip Hop. Additionally, the studio offers after school Hip Hop classes for children 8 and up and 11 years and up.

Lindsey Rodriquez, an East Coast transplant with a professional dance background leads up the children’s Hip Hop classes, which have gained a faithful young following as well.

“This is a really great way for kids to learn about movement,” Rodriquez explains. “Plus, a lot of hip hop comes from a premise of making it your own. This class is a wonderful place to create a lifelong love of dance.”

A busy mother of two, Kula also understands how important exercise is for adults.

“In these times, especially it is such a necessity to get exercise ” it’s such an important release,” Kula adds. “It’s a great way to start or end your day.”

Jive Studio is now offering a one-month unlimited class pass for just $50.

Additionally, Elevation Fitness members are eligible for Jive Studio class discounts.

Jive Studio is adjacent to Elevation Fitness, 10775 Pioneer Trail Road, Truckee. For more information, call (530) 386-1767 or log on to

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