Weight and cardio machines stand at attention in The Art of Fitness’s intimate workout space, where guests sweat through intense sessions accompanied by their MP3 players or the gym’s trainers. The trainers turn to TRX bands, rowing machines, spinning bikes, and ladders during both private training sessions and PowerCircuit group classes, and focus on strengthening the entire body, not just a single underperfoming eyebrow.
Team Move's instructors specialize in private and group training sessions. The collective—which takes its name from the motto "motivating others via exercise"—offers group fitness classes such as yoga and its signature Move camp. Routines are supplemented by equipment, such as resistance bands and weighted balls, for best results. All classes are held outside in the park.
A career in the national coast guard not only inspired Noah Riopelle to move from the East Coast to Hawaii, it trained him to serve as both a rescue swimmer and a boot-camp instructor. He pulls from this experience when coaching clients one-on-one, leading outdoor boot-camp classes, or resuscitating buoys that forgot how to float. Noah can personalize training programs to chase a laundry list of fitness goals, including weight loss, all-over toning, or improved overall health. Alternatively, his one-hour boot-camp classes corral multiple exercises on Magic Island. Exercisers wield weighted balls, bands, and kettlebells for resistance, and breathing the lagoon’s tropical breeze refreshes lungs better than gnawing on a tropical-breeze-scented air freshener.
From the diversity of Punahou Fitness Center’s health options, guests are empowered to craft a personalized fitness regime catered to their personalities and needs. Guests can manage their own workouts in the weight room or on cardio machines, running on treadmills while watching the hanging TVs or carrying an anvil. They can also receive guidance from certified personal trainers or work out in the company of others in Zumba, muay thai kickboxing, or yoga classes. Before, after, or during workouts, guests can throw themselves into the natural saltwater pool, as well as take alternating dips in the hot whirlpool and ice-plunge bath.
Fitness experts Marc and Sara Zimmermann boast an impressive background. He is a former professional soccer player and certified personal trainer, yoga teacher, nutritional counselor, and sports-rehabilitation instructor. She began formal dance training at the age of 4 and is a registered yoga teacher, dance teacher, and reiki master. Together, they guide students through yoga poses, prenatal exercises, and boot-camp classes while outdoors among a herd of grazing palm trees. Additionally, personal training sessions help clients achieve their fitness goals, whether it is losing a few pounds or learning to walk on their hands.
Certified master trainer and holistic-lifestyle coach Asako Lahoe wants to help her clients shape up using exercises and training tailored to them. After having her first child, she became interested in fitness and became a personal trainer with the hope of sharing her new knowledge of body mechanics with others. Her classes, which include Hot Hula fitness and Total Body Stretch, provide a way for participants to have fun in a small-group setting while working to achieve fitness goals.