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With barely a drop of sweat sliding across his tanned and weathered face, weightlifter Gary Kawa­mura lifted the barbell — laden with steel plates that weighed more than he did — and raised it in a smooth motion high above his head.

Kim Springer never thought adopting a dog was going to help lower her cholesterol and get her into better shape.

Without their gloves and mitts, Marc Kumai and Ikaika Sylva, who spend their afternoons punching and kicking each other at Kakaako Waterfront Park, would look like a pair of brawlers with a thirst for violence.

Tango is known as the dance of love and passion. But it can also be one heck of a fun workout. Laughter, sweat and high heels routinely fill Brett and Jenny Griswold's small Chinatown dance studio, Paradise Tango.

Sue Cowing calls it a “burning wing.” It’s a sharp pain that would flare up under her left shoulder blade whenever Cowing, an award-winning poet and writer, sat for too long at her computer or while writing in her notebook.

When Plummer described that period of her life on a recent summer evening just before a walk through Mili­lani, her painful past seemed too nightmarish to be true. "I would bend down to pick something up, and I'd be stuck," she said.

Keala Fung conquers long distances, marching thousands of miles. Two years ago she hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,660-mile trek from the Cascade Range in Washington through Oregon, to the Sierra Nevada in California down to the border with Mexico.


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