Health & Fitness in Kailua


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Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partner-less will be paired up with instructors to help assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout group lessons, instructors teach the foundations of dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow. These lessons are then used as a foundation for clients to learn more intermediate and advanced moves.

776 Kailua Road
Kailua,
HI
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• Dr. Steven Tottori in Kapolei • Dr. Tammy Chang-Motooka and Dr. Shelly Kawamoto in Honolulu or Kunia • Dr. Won Chaekal in Honolulu or Kona • Dr. Kimi Caswell in Honolulu, Kahala, or Mililani • Holliday Orthodontics in Aiea, Honolulu, or Kailua • Kihei Orthodontics in Kihei, Maui • Vodzak Orthodontics at Hawaii Kai in Honolulu or Kailua

30 Aulike Street
Kailua,
HI
US

Rock music and pizza. It’s an unlikely pairing as the inspiration for an Aveda salon, but in the hands of friends Jentry and Katy, it grew beyond that as the foundation of their local hair and makeup hub.

An Austin native, co-owner, and stylist, Jentry would sneak into his hometown’s Black Cat music venue while still underage to catch sight of acts such as Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Over the years, the hall came to represent Austin’s unique charm and live-music foundation, never succumbing to gimmickry or the status-quo throughout its lifespan. The venue’s ability to stick to its roots stayed with Jentry, remaining an inspiration when years later, he and a client, marketing whiz Katy, dreamed of opening their own salon. After months of late-night pizza-and-brainstorming sessions, the concept for their salon came full circle when a black kitten curled up on Jentry’s porch. In a unique move toward remembering a tenacious rock bar and what it stood for, the twosome founded their salon: The Black Cat.

Today, a fleet of stylists brandish their shears, color, and powder puffs amid decor that reflects The Black Cat’s grittier roots. Clients see the vintage script of the “Sorry, We’re Open” front sign before encountering the salon’s gray and blue walls accented with rustic wood furniture and panels. The result is a carefully curated contrast of sleek and scuffed, much like a hitchhiker’s diamond cufflinks.

25 Maluniu Ave
Kailua,
HI
US

A licensed acupuncturist and a master herbalist lead Rebalance Healing Center. They take pains to administer painless acupuncture sessions, which can treat a wide range of conditions from Crohn's disease and gout to depression and endometriosis. Acupuncture treatments use very fine sterile, disposable needles for optimum comfort and safety. And their work produces results—many clients experience affirming effects within 24 hours of treatment.

354 Uluniu Street
Kailua,
HI
US

At Hawaii Weight Loss Center LLC, Dr. Robert Caruso and his staff guide patients to their ideal weights. Their services include classic weight-loss tactics such as nutrition advice, vacations to the moon, and weight-loss seminars that teach attendees how to set and achieve goals. For a head start, the center also offers detoxifying herbal body wraps that can slim 4–14 inches off waistlines.

343 Kaimake Loop
Kailua,
HI
US

It’s common to see TRX suspension bands wrapped around the palm trees on the beach near Ala Moana Boulevard. The site is home to SOHI Fitness’ outdoor boot camps, which are run by owner and ACE-certified personal trainer Megan Clark, who has a degree in kinesiology and is the only trainer in Hawaii able to certify military personnel as TRX instructors, and her team of experienced trainers. To keep their clients engaged during their indoor and outdoor boot camps, pyramid workouts, and personal-training sessions, they rely on the TRX suspension-training system’s array of exercises, as well as sports drills. These may include sandbag lifting, agility-ladder running, and plyometrics.

526 Kawailoa Road
Kailua,
HI
US