Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas has added a unique fitness class that blends Hawaiian traditions with modern exercise that Westin timeshare owners can enjoy right on property.
This Westin timeshare resale has partnered with Kiakahi Maui, the island’s premier fitness ambassadors to bring Westin timeshare resale guests this unique new Hawaiian fitness experience.
The Kiakahi fitness classes are designed to integrate ancient Hawaiian wisdom and teachings with modern functional exercise and mobility training. Guests are invited to participate in invigorating movements inspired by Polynesian dance, Hawaiian martial arts and Makahiki games which is an ancient tradition in which competitors practice and display their skills and athleticism during a time of peace!
During the challenging and fun outdoor class, guests will crawl, jump, balance and test their endurance with “battle ropes” while the Makahiki games of ‘o’o ihe (spear throwing) and uma (arm wrestling) are among the traditional Hawaiian exercises in the training. Guests also learn Hawaiian words, phrases and Hawaiian values, departing with a deeper understanding of how to stay in tune with his or her body, mind and spirit.
Makalapua Kanuha, the resort’s Cultural Director explains that “in the Hawaiian culture, we have a saying, ‘ika wa mamua, I ka wa ma hope’, which means our future is in the past. The classes that Kiakahi offers tie in our heritage with modern exercises and science. The result is a unique firsthand experience of Polynesian culture.”
This cultural experience is offered as an extension of the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort’s Pu’uhonua Cultural Center. Kiakahi fitness classes do more than just invigorate the body, they give guests a more meaningful connection to Hawaiian history and culture.
Kiakahi classes are located on the South Lanai Lawn of Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas and are easily accessible to owners and guests of both Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas North and the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas.
Syed Sarmad, Principal Broker for Advantage Vacation