When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
As one of CrossFit’s first proponents on the island, Bryant Powers was just happy to find some friends to work out with. After discovering fellow CrossFit buffs online, Bryant began hosting group workouts in Kapiolani Park with his friends Craig and Hollis. Although only two people attended that first class, the trio kept hosting classes, shuttling between the park and Bryant’s garage, until they had a large enough following to open their own gym. Several years later, CrossFit Oahu now operates five locations spread across the island and cultivates a community devoted to results-oriented fitness. Incoming students work their way up to intense WODs with instruction in Olympic lifts and proper form. Passionate instructors help busy working professionals burn fat and build muscle, or ramp up workouts in preparation for CrossFit competitions. Members also cross-train in MMA striking, mountain climbing, or extreme rolodexing.
Honolulu born and raised, CrossFit HTF/HI Town Fitness's owners Ian Ajimine and Clarence Chee opened their 2500 sq ft facility to help students of all ages and ability levels learn the Crossfit program. Ajimine brings the intensity of his Army Ranger training to each regimen, and Chee backs him up with triple CrossFit certifications in basic training, kettlebell, and gymnastics. With a program that stays fresh by constantly chaning, they challenge students to whip around heavy battle ropes, heft their own bodyweight, and outrun local sea monsters during high-energy one-hour boot camps.
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.