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IMUA FitnessCampus Recreation Department provides numerous opportunities for patrons to meet their fitness goals. Qualified staff and resources are available for group and personal instruction in a wide variety of classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Circuit Training and Spin. Non-credit activities are also available to provide educational experiences for a wide variety of interests. The activities offered include Dance, Martial Arts, Self-Defense, and Fitness Training classes. All Imua classes are free to members!

Valerie Yamaki is our Fitness Coordinator for the Campus Recreation Department. (See bio)

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Seminars and Workshops Information

Announcements - Spring 2017

The last day of IMUA Fitness Classes is Friday, May 5, 2017!

  • Relaxation Station @ UH Hilo Student Life Center: Wednesday, March 8th 2017 from 11am to 3pm
    • Overwhelmed? Feeling Stressed Out? Come work out your body and care for your mind at the same time! Participate in relaxing activities designed to help you with stress and ease your worries. Make a stress ball, color a mandala, and more! Please click the flyer link below for more information.
    • March 8th 2017 Relaxation Station @ UH Hilo Student Life Center Flyer!
    • Relaxation Station Day Photos (Please See Below!)
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IMUA Fitness Classes Begins Tuesday; Jan. 17, 2017

Ke Alaloa O Kūkini Program

  • Ke Alaloa O Kūkini, roughly translated is "The Long Pathway of the Swift Runner".
  • Complete the distance of the Kukinis' path at your UH Hilo Student Life Center and earn a Ke Alaloa O Kūkini t-shirt! Sign-up today in the Weight Room!

Imua Spring Fitness 2017 Schedule:

Spring Session Begins: Tuesday, January 17th

Spring 2017 IMUA Fitness Class Schedule!

(Schedule is subject to change at anytime!)

Class Descriptions:

Abs & Core - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 8:00pm- 8:45pm & Tuesdays, Thursdays at 5:00pm - 5:55pm - This class includes an intense mixture of core, back and body exercises. You will work your entire core while learning new exercises to help sculpt your entire body. This class is open to all fitness levels and it is a great way to get the six pack that you always dreamed of!

Boot Camp - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays at 7:00pm- 7:55pm - This class is designed to give you a total body workout where you will be performing a variety of exercises that will work and sculpt your arms, legs, abs and buttocks. You will be sure to "feel the burn" while having fun too!

Fit as a Fighter - Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 5:00pm - 5:55pm - Ideal for anyone looking into getting in shape and supplement their martial arts training. This class incorporates training skills in boxing and kickboxing. You will build your strength, speed, stamina, resistance, and balance from this class. There are also drill and boxing training so be sure to bring your MMA gloves, if you have a pair.

Hip Hop- Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:00pm - 8:15pm - "Led by Goody Cacal" (founder of I.N.T. Dance Squad). This hour and fifteen minutes class will introduce you to the basics of various styles of dance moves including hip hop, waving, tutting, wacking, lyrical, R & B, and much more! Each week features a new choreography piece that you will learn. This is an introductory class, but all levels of experience are welcome!

Hula Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:00pm - 6:55pm - Come and experience the beauty and grace of what Hula is all about. This class will teach you the basics of Hula that will allows you to look and feel like a dancer. You will also learn various hula moves that will allow you to dance to three to four songs by the end of the semester. Come and enjoy a different insight into what Hawai`i is all about while getting a good workout!

Jujitsu (RISO) - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 7:00pm to 8:55pm and Sundays at Noon to 2pm - Danzan Ryu is one of the most comprehensive and perfected styles of martial arts in the United States. It includes all the elements of a superior self-defense system as well as a complete system of resuscitation and healing arts.

Spin - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 6:45am - 7:45am and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm - 7:55pm - This high-intensity class is sure to give you a great cardio workout while spinning on our easy to use world-class Kaiser spin bikes. It will help you to burn calories while toning your lower body using your quadriceps and outer thigh muscles. You will ride with the instructor through various hills, sprints, and drills while sitting on a bike. This is great for anyone who is looking at getting a really great cardio workout without having to learn and memorize various tricky dance or aerobic moves.

Sunrise Yoga -Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:45am -7:45am - Come and awaken your body and refesh your mind and soul with this "early bird" class. You will learn principles from both Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga which will help you to work on your breathing, posture, alignment, and flexibility. You will also learn a series of various yoga poses that may help to improve your circulation and bring a sense of calmness to your body.

Total Body ConditioningTuesdays & Thursdays at Noon-1:00pm - Maximize your body’s fat burning potential by adding strength training exercises to your routine. This class utilizes dumbbells, resistance bands, kettle bells, and medicine and stability balls, followed by abdominal exercises. Your body will be burning calories, building lean muscle mass and it will give you a great total body workout in just under an hour.

Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:00pm-6:00pm - This class integrates various yoga practices such as Hatha, Iyengar, and Astranga yoga. It will help to strengthen your body while also being able to calm your mind, body and spirit.

Zumba®: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:00pm - 6:55pm - Fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. You will love this exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements combined with core strengthening exercises.

Zumba Strong -Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:00pm - 6:55pm - This 45 minute workout is sure to get your heart pumping! This class is divided into four sections: a Warm-up (includes jumping jacks, knee raises that will begin to increase your heartrate, Quadrant 2 (includes punches, squats with zero rest in between), Quadrant 3 (side squats combined with punches that will push you to the limits, Qudant 4 (includes abdominal exercises and mat work such as planks and crunches). You will be sure to get a awesome workout while having fun too!

Please note: All participants must sign the risk and release form located at the weight room desk, before attending any of the above Imua fitness classes. Cancelled classes will be posted outside of the studio.

Classes are free with membership, so come and try a class!

For questions, comments and concerns please contact:

Valerie Yamaki; email:

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