Ripped and Smiling: Fitness on the Block

Aug 28, 2015

(l-r) Maile Jackson, Anthony Griffin and Leslie Dadez, organizers of the Fitness on the Block series. Here they are at Mother Waldron Park in Kaka'ako where the free fitness concerts will be held.
Credit Noe Tanigawa

  The United Health Foundation ranks Hawai‘i number 1 among states in overall health, crediting us with double digit decreases in smoking and binge drinking in the last two years.  Still, 22% of Hawai‘i’s  population is considered obese, a situation three fitness buffs are trying to address.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports from Mother Waldron Park in Kaka‘ako.

According to press information from Fitness on the Block is a workout concert series that combines multiple fitness formats that will challenge all fitness levels while having fun. They have partnered with Certified Fitness Instructors teaching various fitness formats such as Renegade Fit, Zumba, RIPPED, Yoga, and much more.  

The free classes will be held at Our Kaka'ako Warehouses on Cooke & Pohukaaina Streets  

Sept 12 @ 11AM

Oct 3 @ 11AM

Oct 10 @ 11AM

Nov 14 @ 6PM

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