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Exercise gave him a new lease on life

  • COURTESY PARTNER AKIONA

    Akiona before his transformation.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Partner Akiona, left, with coach Kepa Gaison. At one point Akiona weighed 389 pounds. “Because of the status of my health, I was in my doctor’s office every two months,” he said.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Partner Akiona started working out about a year ago and has lost 163 pounds since then. Here he works out with coach Kepa Gaison.

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