A strong man wrestles you to the ground to show off; a stronger man boosts your self-esteem and then accidentally breaks three of your ribs with a supportive hug. Learn the tenets of both strength and community with today's Groupon: for $50, you get one month of unlimited boot-camp classes from SOHI Fitness (up to a $400 value). The outdoor boot-camp classes take place at different times throughout the week at locations on Ala Moana Boulevard and Lunalilo Home Road in Honolulu and in and Pearl City.
The experienced trainers at SOHI Fitness push students of all ages and fitness levels to lose weight and gain muscle with high-intensity beach boot camp classes. Each workout employs unique routines designed to burn the maximum amount of calories in the shortest amount of time, and campers often sweat away 800–900 calories during 60-minute sessions that incorporate sandbags, TRX suspension equipment, and weighted kettlebells. Football and track drills send bodies sprinting across the beach to boost speed and endurance, and specialized MMA conditioning shakes flab off of dormant muscles. A boot-camp class designated for students over 200 pounds gives individualized attention in a supportive environment, and classes focusing on TRX suspension equipment pit exercisers against the weight of their own bodies, like a staring contest with the doppelganger inside a mirror. Many students of SOHI Fitness have experienced a high rate of weight-loss success, which can result in a temporary loss of gravity as bodies adjust to their lightened burdens.
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.