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Published On: Mon, Feb 12th, 2018

Kimberly Dey on ​Outdoor Health and Fitness in Hawaii

It’s always nice to get outside and take part in some exercise that you enjoy. If you’re passionate about horses, riding is a great way to get daily exercise, especially if you have a large property for housing animals. There are a lot of outdoor health options in Hawaii.

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Kimberly Dey believes that if you’re stuck doing business at a computer, answering phones or sitting in the court of law all day, you should definitely think about doing something physical after work. And if you’ve just found out about the termination of your job, you’ll have lots of extra time for fitness!

Hawaii has a lot to offer in terms of getting fit outside. Whether you’re a Hawaii resident or you plan on visiting the Aloha state in the near future, continue reading this blog post to discover 4 ways to work on your health and fitness in Hawaii’s great outdoors.

Outdoor Health and Fitness in Hawaii:

  1. Breathtaking hiking trails, which boast awe inspiring views

Hawaii boasts a wide variety of world class hiking trails. One example of which is the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, which is located within a short drive of Honolulu and boasts stunning panoramic views of Makapuu Point. If you manage to visit during whale watching season, you may even be lucky enough to spot a pod of whales.

If you’re not afraid of a challenge, head to the Koko Crater Trail, which is also located on the beautiful island of Oahu and will take you up an abandoned railroad track. While it should only take fit hikers 30 minutes to an hour to reach the summit, this particular trail offers no protection from the sun and is a relentless hike up steep steeps, so it’s well worth hitting Koko Crater Trail, first thing in the morning. Before it gets too hot.

  1. Snorkeling

Contrary to popular belief you don’t have to suffer for hours in a gym, in order to increase your level of fitness. Especially if you’re based in Hawaii. If you love nothing more than spending as much time as you can in Hawaii’s warm turquoise waters, it’s well worth purchasing an inexpensive snorkeling set. As Hawaii boasts a wide variety of sheltered bays, which are ideal for snorkeling excursions.

An example of which is Hanauma Bay, a sheltered cove and protected nature reserve, which is teeming with an abundance of marine life such as green sea turtles and schools of colorful, tropical fish. Better yet, if you’re a resident of Hawaii, you’ll be able to visit Hanauma Bay without paying an entrance fee.

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  1. Beach yoga

While you may have heard of beach volleyball and beach soccer, you may not have heard of beach yoga. A variety of yoga studios based in Waikiki offer regular evening yoga classes on the beach. So if you’re keen to work on your core muscles, increase your flexibility and love the idea of being able to work out with like minded individuals, in a beautiful environment, you may be interested in taking up beach yoga.

  1. Stand up paddle boarding

While Waikiki may be world famous for being one of the most popular surf destinations in the world, if you’re looking for an alternate way to spend time being active in the water, you may want to try stand up paddle boarding.

One of the easiest places to learn how to stand up paddle is Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, which is located in-front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village as it offers wave free, shallow water, which will give you the confidence to try stand up paddle boarding, without having to worry about being wiped out by a huge wave.

Once you’ve got the hang of maneuvering a paddle board, you may want to explore some of the North Shore’s tranquil beaches.

So what are you waiting for, there’s no better time to work on your current level of fitness, than the present and there’s no better destination to work out in than Hawaii!

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