By Rasa Fournier
November, 2014 Issue
Find Yoga and Pilates classes across Waikiki to get your body and mind in shape
Vacation in Hawai'i entails plenty of swimming and sightseeing, but we all know vat action also means tantalizing treats and meals beckoning from every street corner. Thanks to a thriving trend toward health and fitness, the Aloha State offers ample and unique ways to stay in shape while away from home. Pilates at the base of Diamond Head? You get. Yoga on a jungle path or right on the sands of Waikiki... or even while floating on the ocean? Yes, we've got that, too. Whether you're an exercise junkie or just want to check out something new, O'ahu has it all.
Pilates O Ka La
Look into the window, and the hill you see directly across the street is Diamond Head. Something about the sight of that landmark makes an intense series of bends and lifts at Chelsea Peck's new Pilates studio much more dupable. O Ka La ("Of the Sun"), caters to individual or duo sessions, and Peck has a knack for zeroing in on the abs, glutes, or any other problem areas, giving you a workout that leaves you deliciously sore in all the right places. After eight years in LA's big city entertainment industry, Peck moved back home to do what she really loves. An avid fitness enthusiast since childhood, she is also a personal trainer and yoga instructor. "Pilates incorporates a lot of the same 'East meets West' principles as yoga, with that mind-body connection, so it's really at home in Hawai'i," Peck notes.
Her studio is nestled into a corner of Waikiki that has that perfect ting and yang mix of a quiet neighborhood setting, but with just enough cosmopolitan excitement in the form of trendy cafes and shops.
"This was my dream area for a studio and I'm living my dream," Peck beams.
3150 Monsarrat Ave, Ste 202
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