I love the opportunity to travel to an exotic getaway to experience new cultures. Experiencing Kauai means sampling new cuisine, savoring local brews, and sipping our own Koloa Rum. For me there is only one catch. How do you stay fit when the weather here demands ice cold local beer and Hawaiian taro chips? The answer is Island Gym and Fitness.
There is something almost redemptive about an hour workout. Yes, even while on vacation. It a license to eat drink and be merry, knowing that this is one part of my routine that I do not have to abandon while away from home. And when I am attacking that 5th beer, it’s a guilt free assault on that long neck. For those like minded guests at our vacation rental in Poipu that mecca of physicality is only 20 minutes away.
Island Gym in Hanapepe has been a part of the west side community for the past 10 years, it offers a great alternative to the only high priced gym in Poipu. They recently added an additional 2000 square feet that boasts 25 pieces of cardio equipment by manufacturers like Life Fitness and Precor.
For weight trainers the sections of the Gym are well thought out, with areas sectioned for training specific areas of the body. With over 100 pieces of equipment there is never a line waiting for a free piece of equipment. For the old school types there are free weights in sizes from 2.5 pounds to 150 pounds.
Island Gym and Fitness is open every weekday from 5.30am till 9pm with slightly shorter hours on Saturday and Sunday, they can be reached at 808.335.2706. After an hour in here you will be able to tackle the biggest piece of Hula pie on the island.
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