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Early-morning light envelops Lee-Ann Watanabe and her troupe of dedicated boot campers in Kaka'ako's quiet neighborhood setting. Watanabe gives the go-ahead and campers sprint, burpee, lift, or plank—breaking an early-morning sweat. This is a common scene at 2CW HI boot camp.
A former coach potato turned triathlete, Lee-Ann Watanabe knows what it takes to get in shape. Drawing on her supportive yet tough demeanor, she motivates groups through intense cardio and resistance training in Kakaako Park, Alapai Park, or in the Boca HI Studio, earning her business features in Midweek and other local publications. Every workout, she changes up the routines—which draw heavily from functional exercises and plyometrics—to prevent muscles from becoming bored and absent-mindedly ingesting a whole box of Twinkies. Dedicated to helping exercisers of all experience levels, she scales her workouts to match individual goals, working to ensure all participants benefit equally.