Fitness

Home Improvement

Working out at home? Sure, you do it all the time. For aerobics, you make laps to the kitchen for cheese dip, and for strength training, you lift cases of beer into the fridge. Time to shape up, dumbbell. Here’s…

Home Stretch

You usually love your group workouts at the gym, but sometimes, there’s no place like home. A little breathing room is nice when you feel like stretching solo. Get the best of both worlds with these local yoga and Pilates…

Strap Happy

All those heavy lunches you’ve been eating lately have left you a little, well, heavy. And the extra pounds have you avoiding all bikinis, skinny jeans and full-length mirrors. Time to put that excess weight you’re carrying around to some…

Hang Time

Juggling your demanding job, family and social life can make your days feel like a three-ring circus. And the one ball you can’t seem to keep in the air? Your workout. So move that boring treadmill routine to the sideshow…

In Da Club

Blowing off steam after a long day at the office means only one thing. You’re making a beeline for the club. Whether you end up at the health club or a nightclub depends on just what kind of day it…

Gym-nausium

The gym’s boring ellipticals, sweaty dumbbells and smelly locker room make you want to run for the hills. But hitting the jogging trails on your own can be a lonely uphill battle. Don’t get bent out of shape so fast.…

Movers and Shakers

Summer’s here, and the beach barbecue invitations are pouring in. You’ll show up with your famous potato-mac salad – but sadly, you’ll also be bringing a serving of muffin tops, a side of cottage cheese thighs and a heaping helping…

Sponsored Edition: Fit to Win

Every morning it’s the same routine: your closet vs. you. In your corner, a busy schedule and big dinners. In your closet, too-tight tops and pants that barely button. You need to get back into fighting shape. You can’t hide…

Laugh It Off

Turns out, laughter is the best medicine. For stress, for low energy, and even for an out-of-shape body. Yes, laughing can be a good workout. It’s no joke. It’s called laughter yoga, and classes mix deep breathing and yoga poses…

Rock Your World

  Tired of running on a treadmill and feeling like you’re going nowhere? Then maybe it’s time to revamp your fitness workout this new year and actually go somewhere. Like, up. Hawai‘i Rocks Climbing School offers an introduction to climbing…

Best of Lei Chic 2008: Hawaiian Punch

As we get set to ring in 2009, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2008. Enjoy and see you next year! ____________ Originally published October…

Fit To Eat

It takes about 19 minutes of brisk walking to burn the 98 calories in a can of Coca-Cola with lime. Imagine how long it’ll take you to burn off that 4,000-calorie Thanksgiving meal. You may as well start working out…

Hawaiian Punch

Gym (accusingly): What happened? You haven’t been around much. You promised we’d see each other at least three times a week. You: It’s not me, it’s you. My eyes glaze over at the thought of another 20 minutes on one…

Movin' On Up

So many lessons your parents tried to teach you just never stuck – don’t stay out late, watch your mouth, and wait until marriage to name a few. Luckily one important message got through – it’s always good to share.…

Moonlighting

You might’ve heard the rumors (or, come to think of it, maybe not) about a secret group of individuals who gather at Black Point on the night of the full moon. As the moon lifts itself from the sea they…

No Pain, All Gain

You’ve heard of Yogilates. Call this Therapilates. Kailua’s new Pilates studio, Health in Harmony, offers private sessions and classes taught by Jessica Stare, who has a dual certification in both Stott and Polestar Pilates, plus a master’s degree in physical…

Om My God

Promises, promises. I’ll only eat healthy food (wine’s healthy, right?). I’ll exercise, really I will. And I’ll relax more, center myself and look within. Okay, but with so many pressing activities fighting for attention, who has the time? Koa Yoga…

House Training

Working out at home? Or just feebly doing a few leg lifts during Lost reruns? At this time of year, you figure, you’re getting the same workout you would waiting in line for machines at the gym. But when you’re…

Basic Training

You already know, no need to be told, going to the gym each day sure gets old. So resolve to go AWOL from the gym this year and take your marching orders from one of these outdoor boot camp classes…

Pole Position

Your current  workout: monotony on the cardio machines or jogging trail (usually involving wheezing and panting). Stringy sweaty hair. Damp stinky clothes. Nothing sexy about it. You want a hot, new workout? Head to The Private Gym on Ward Avenue…

Standing Room Only

Learning to swim started with being dunked by your cousins until you swam for your life. Getting the hang of driving meant circling the school parking lot a hundred times until your dad finally let you on the road. And…

Ohm, Cool, and Collected

2 a.m. Your body is at rest but your mind is still spinning. Did I remember to send that e-mail? Will I really be able to finish that project on time? What did he mean by “we should talk?” Lately…