At Kaia F.I.T. Oahu, instructors view the women in their fitness classes as a team of athletes training to improve their stamina and strength via intense muscle-confusion workouts. Programs such as BRIK boot camps and CORE training lead clients through a creative exercise regimen while emphasizing a sense of motivational camaraderie.
One With 8's experienced instructors strengthen the body and calm the mind through hot yoga and fitness classes. Room temperatures reach balmy tropical levels, helping muscles to relax, blood to circulate easily, and brains to imagine themselves in a beachfront paradise where all the coconuts are full of chocolate milk. During a Power 8 lesson, students explore Ashtanga and its emphasis on flexibility and self-discipline. The All In One class takes them into the realm of Hatha yoga, where the combination of static stretching and heat burns off fat, stress, and toxins. Pilates mat bodywork is the basis for the Infinite Core, a workout that runs through 34 poses. More introspective and meditative, Relax DEEP sessions offer slower movements with longer holds.
Studio Bijoux Hawaii’s team of jewelsmiths, helmed by passionate gem forger KiHwa Kwon Gosline, shepherds aspiring welders through jewelry classes that impart an intimacy with the tools and techniques required to craft retina-regaling body adornments. During an introductory ring-making course, students will learn how to calculate the amount of material needed to craft a ring and how to properly tame trade instruments, such as jeweler's saws, fingertip magnifying glasses, and undomesticated tungsten polishers. Sterling silver acts as the canvas for burgeoning ring artisans, providing an ideal surface for flaunting elaborate and intricate designs, as well as withstanding inaccurate saw slices and Father Time’s smudgy handprints. Studio Bijoux Hawaii safety-minded staff drapes their pupils in fire-resistant work aprons and bans open-toed shoes, guarding against potential injuries and mischievous antics from jealous phalanges during finger-crowning ceremonies.
The certified trainers at BalanceCore Fitness will whip you into shape with a results-oriented regimen focused on functional training for the entire body. Programs customized to your goals and level of fitness build strength and endurance through weight-bearing activities targeted at core muscles. While functional training is not recommended preparation for starring in oil-smothered muscle contests or Predator sequels, it can improve joint stability and prevent injuries commonly sustained in sports and daily activities.
The certified instructors at HOTYOGA8: Bikram Yoga Honolulu specialize in Bikram yoga, a style that uses 26 poses to work every major muscle group in the body. Each 90-minute class is taught in 105-degree heat, believed to help practitioners ease chronic pain, sweat out toxins, and stretch further than they would otherwise. Though most sessions are actively led by a teacher, some are conducted in meditative silence, and others are held by candlelight. The studio offers classes in other yoga styles as well, including Ashtanga, which uses breath control to bring about a heightened state of relaxation.