The son of a Californian flamenco dancer, Greg ?The Salsaman? Henry was captivated by dancing early on. At the age of 3, he joined in on performances with his mother?s dance troupe. Years later he went on to found the Hot Salsa Dance Company, which puts on interactive latin-dance shows throughout Hawaii and California. Henry and other company members also lead the company?s instructional arm, Hot Salsa Hawaii, teaching group classes to beginning and intermediate dancers.
In these classes, you can learn the basic steps of Dominican Republic?style merengue, a more energetic version than its Haitian counterpart. You can also work toward mastering the sideways footwork of the bachata. Classes are limited in size to ensure that each student gets plenty of attention from the instructor.
Personal trainer Kristen Horler designed Baby Boot Camp as a means for mothers to get an effective total-body workout while still spending quality time with their little ones. With youngsters riding along in strollers, ladies perform one hour of cardiovascular drills and core-chiseling Pilates, yoga, and abdominal exercises. Certified instructors also fold in strength-training moves with the added resistance of exercise tubing, baby-filled carriages, or the babies themselves, and moms can stop along the way if at any point their tot gets fussy, needs a snack, or wants to quickly chat about a lucrative stock-market opportunity. Baby Boot Camp suggests waiting until toddlers clock in at 6 weeks old before bringing them to class, although they welcome any age as long as youngsters enjoy stroller-riding for an extended period of time.
Though many people want to buy real estate in Hawaii, not everyone knows how to sell it. That's where Inet Realty Real Estate School comes in. The school arms students with the know-how to sell residential properties during classes led by M. Russell Goode, Jr. The teacher and real estate broker, who was awarded "Educator of the Year" by the Hawaii Association of Realtors in 1997, covers curriculum subjects such as licensing laws, listing information, and real-estate math.
To owner Jessica Simmons, Precious Paws is more than just a pet project. She studied shelter management at a farmed-animal sanctuary, where she provided health care and companionship to more than 100 rescued animals––dogs, sheep, and bulls to name a few. This, along with being a lifelong animal lover, gives her special expertise in caring for any creature, whether it be a dog, cat, horse, rabbit, or wide-eyed politician. Jessica can provide quick dog walks or more elaborate field trips or home stays.
At The Color Queen, Allison is a master stylist and color correction expert with 20 years of experience and advanced training from Bumble and Bumble who renders precision, soft, or edgy cuts and uses low-ammonia coloring products. Using her experience fixing bad color jobs and as an image consultant, she expertly mixes up the best hues to complement skin tone and eye color, and serves a wide range of clients from lawyers and CEOs to stay-at-home moms and operate-at-home doctors.