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                                Noreen Okikawa, foreground, Judy Layfield, Jory Cummins and Rosalynn Wong go through a medicine ball routine during Damon Trevor’s boot-camplike workout at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Team Move workouts take fitness outdoors

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                                Noreen Okikawa, foreground, Judy Layfield, Jory Cummins and Rosalynn Wong go through a medicine ball routine during Damon Trevor’s boot-camplike workout at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Updated on  October 3, 2016 at 11:45 pm
Beach boot camps were trending nearly a decade ago, but the outdoor workouts seemed to disappear as more and more people moved indoors for gym memberships or Zumba and mixed martial arts classes. Read More
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                                Kimo Pestana prepares his throw during a lawn bowling session at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Lawn bowling offers more than just a workout

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                                Kimo Pestana prepares his throw during a lawn bowling session at Ala Moana Beach Park.
When Nancy Miller visited the Honolulu Lawn Bowls Club in Ala Moana Park for the first time nearly six years ago, she felt like she’d stumbled on an urban oasis. Now she and her husband, Ray Yourcheck, are regulars. Read More
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                                Gary Dalzell, above, leads participants at the free Bragg Longer Life, Health & Happiness Club exercise class at Fort DeRussy.

Longer Life club keeps seniors fit

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                                Gary Dalzell, above, leads participants at the free Bragg Longer Life, Health & Happiness Club exercise class at Fort DeRussy.

Updated on  June 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Three years ago, when Gary Dalzell left California for Hawaii, he was totally out of shape. He was a smoker, maintained a sedentary lifestyle and lacked energy. He had moved to Hawaii after his wife died, and found a home in Waikiki. Read More
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                                Jiujitsu participants warm up during a co-ed jiujitsu class on April 19 at Gracie Barra in Kapolei.

People hit the mat to try Brazilian jiujitsu

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                                Jiujitsu participants warm up during a co-ed jiujitsu class on April 19 at Gracie Barra in Kapolei.

Updated on  May 2, 2016 at 8:55 pm
If you’re going to try Brazilian jiujitsu, prepare to get up close and personal during class. To practice this martial art, you have to be comfortable with someone invading your personal space as you’re grabbed by the shirt, pants or waist. Read More
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                                People practiced fukiya, blowing darts at targets in the basement of the Palolo Hongwanji Mission on March 29.

Fukiya taps the deep breathing of martial arts for concentration

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                                People practiced fukiya, blowing darts at targets in the basement of the Palolo Hongwanji Mission on March 29.

Updated on  April 4, 2016 at 8:21 pm
As I inhaled a deep breath of air, preparing to blow a dart through a 47-inch-long tube, I felt like a ninja assassin. OK, so that’s a little dramatic, since I was really participating in fukiya and only trying to hit the bull’s-eye on a target about 20 feet away. Read More
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                                Bryan Watkins, owner of Clark Hatch Fitness Center, is strapped into a Vasper Systems exercise machine with the help of trainer Garrett Sunada. Vasper uses systems designed for NASA astronauts.

Vasper System routines aim to mimic high-intensity exercise without the pain

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                                Bryan Watkins, owner of Clark Hatch Fitness Center, is strapped into a Vasper Systems exercise machine with the help of trainer Garrett Sunada. Vasper uses systems designed for NASA astronauts.

Updated on  March 7, 2016 at 9:36 pm
If the Vasper Systems fitness equipment sounds out of this world, there’s a good reason. Its origins are in the cooling systems designed to chill the spacesuits worn by NASA astronauts. Read More
 
 

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