Since the rise of the Internet, people have struggled to tear their now-useless phone books in half. Bulk up to succeed where others have failed with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a gym package at The Honolulu Club (a $400 total value), which includes:
- 30 one-day guest passes (a $250 value). All 30 guest passes must be used within 60 days of activation.
- One personal-training session (a $75 value).
- One hour-long massage (a $75 value).
Exclusive and airy, The Honolulu Club ignites plans for long-term health commitments with heart-pounding classes, top-notch fitness equipment, and a dedicated staff. Friendly trainers dispense tips for effectively utilizing the fleet of cardio and weight equipment that covers the two-story facility. Aquatic enthusiasts can lap or lounge about the outdoor pool, and fresh-air fanatics get their fill on tennis, squash, and basketball courts, along with a putting green and a driving range. More than 80 group classes blanket a weekly schedule and eschew lonely exercises such as eternally pushing a boulder up a hill. Members harmonize muscles to Latin beats in Zumba classes, easily maintain a lead in spin sessions, or negotiate a treaty between strength and flexibility in stretches of Pilates and yoga.
Trainers dedicate careful, customized attention to each private, personal-training session, sharing years of experience and genuine enthusiasm as well as concrete direction. In addition to the pursuit of overall wellness, a personal trainer can help sharpen reflexes in all types of exercisers, helping boxers hone the ability to punch through lead or Pilates practitioners adjust their alignment. After rigorous solo, group, or personal-training sessions, exercisers can opt to unwind with a one-hour massage at the hands of one of the club’s experienced massage therapists. Each massage is performed inside a private, tranquil treatment room free from the satisfied grunts of fellow exercisers or the incessant drone of one chatty recumbent bike.
Island Club and Spa
Gym-goers soak up mountain views, ocean breezes, and fitness tips in Island Club and Spa's luxurious multistory gym and spa facility. The 65,000-square-foot facility affords ample room for team sports, strength-training and cardio equipment, yoga and martial-arts studios, and a temperature-controlled outdoor pool and sun deck. Staff members lead about 85 exercise classes weekly, ranging from ballet to boxing, bestowing their students with the chiseled frames of Michelangelo or Donatello and the multidisciplinary wisdom of Master Splinter. A private Pilates studio helps bodies of all fitness levels align their spines, improve flexibility, and develop core strength and balance. After class—or before they even sign up—visitors may stop by the bar and lounge for a glass of wine and a bite of something healthy.