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Molokai Fitness: Free Classes

Community Contributed

By Ayda Ersoy

Do you struggle with your workout plan? You don’t know what you need to do, or you just get bored of doing the same every day? Do you need some inspiration?

Science shows that the best way to get motivated is to work together in a community. Let’s do workout together, and support and push each other!

Doing exercise is not always just to lose weight — it’s for feeling healthy and happy. Being healthy means that you’re not carrying extra pounds on you, you feel energized, you have no pain and you don’t need to take prescription drugs.

Did you know that if you are happy you can lose weight faster? Why ? Because when you have any type of stress your body produces cortisol. When your cortisol levels are high your body stops repairing most cells. Most likely you’ll be craving sugary foods, you’ll feel more tired and your mind will become less clear.

Physical activity stimulates so many brain chemicals, that it will make you feel happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about yourself, you’ll boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.

Exercise — especially if you are doing it with friends — can reduce your stress level and increase endorphins (your natural pain and stress fighter hormones). Some of the benefits of group exercise are consistent schedule, and a social and fun environment.

Also psychologists talk about something called “mirror neurons.” These are a type of brain cell that fire when you do an action, and also when you simply watch someone else doing the same action. If you have positive friends, you will get an effect from their positive energy too. But also if you are surrounded by negative people your brain cells will pick this up too.

Help and support each other for our Molokai community together, with unique classes that are easy and fun!

Mobility and abs classes are held on Mondays at 5 p.m. at One Ali`i Park for the next four weeks. Mobility means the ability to move or be moved freely and easily. Join us at One Ali`i Park and you will reduce your back pain, relax your muscles, improve your mental focus, release tension in your neck, shoulders, hips or knees, improve core strength and open your joints.

Yogalates class on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at One Ali`i Park for the next four weeks. Yogalates combines yoga and Pilates — yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice and Pilates is the art of controlled movements. You will release stress, improve flexibility, support your diet, increase your energy, reduce your back pain and improve your core strength.

The classes will each takes 45 minutes, after that we can talk and you can ask any questions.

Just bring your mat or towel and water with you!  And don’t forget to bring your friends too.

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