|Women who need a kick-start—or a kick somewhere else—to get into shape.
||A good mix of men and women of all ages and fitness levels, from at-home moms to fighter pilots.
| Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. (yes, in the morning), Kapiolani Park and Kailua Beach Park.
|| Tuesdays and Thursdays, around 5 p.m., Kaneohe Marine Corps Base and Kailua Beach.
| The sun’s not up yet, and you’re wondering why you are. But you realize it’s better to work out now, before you have time to come up with an excuse.
|| Everyone knows each other. They meet for dinners and weekend workouts. And they’re happy to invite barely-in-shape writers along, too.
| After the 5 a.m. alarm, you still have to get through the one-hour class, which includes everything from squats to yoga to kickboxing.
|| Depends on how difficult you want it to be. The group does two-mile swims, runs for miles on beaches and works on running techniques.
| Dressed in fatigues, personal trainer Kalani Ng looks intimidating, but the former Army medic is more supportive than you’d expect. “This program builds confidence, too,” he says.
|| Triathlete Amy Bennett is the most cheerful former Marine drill sergeant you’ll ever meet. Her one flaw? Forgetting to watch the time while the group is suffering in plank position.
| $299 for five days a week ($199 for three) over
|| $170 for twice-weekly sessions over eight weeks.
|Surprisingly refreshed and very eager to sit in a comfortable chair for the rest of the day.
||HOW I FELT AFTER
||Let’s put it this way, I was still hurting a week later.