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Ladies Boot Camp Starting Up

CrossFit Big Island Staff


Joel Tessier from CrossFit is excited to inform you of a new ladies boot camp program about to start up. 

BIG ISLAND BOOTCAMP LADIES is a great way to Get Fit! By using randomized movements and cardiovascular training you can get the lean toned body that you have always wanted.

CrossFit programs are both general and specific in design. We’ve trained everyone from senior citizens to marathon runners to triathletes. These programs are for individuals who are committed to making a change in their life with the support of a strong community, no matter what walk of life they are coming from.

What to expect from Boot Camp:     Core strength and a tighter back side.   Function that will apply to any sport as well as everyday life.    Accountability of goals for maximum results.

Increase in strength and cardiovascular endurance.    Increase in coordination and agility.   Have a blast working out with like-minded, motivated people          Program length:                 6-weeks            3-days a week    For more information on how to jump start your fitness call Mahina at 895-6063.     CROSS FIT BIG ISLAND is a sponsor of this blog.  


March 3, 2010 Posted by | Health and Fitness | , , | 2 Comments

Hilo Marathon & Half Marathon Not Accepting New Applications

First Woman to cross the finish line in 2009 Hilo Marathon, Carmen Pavelich of Canada, photo by Tim Wright

Big Island Marathon Not Accepting Further Applications

   The Big Island International Marathon, scheduled for March 21, will no longer be accepting additional participants into the full (26.2-mile) and half (13.1-miles) marathons.

   Race officials have announced that both the marathon and half-marathon have reached their maximum number.  Applications, along with race fees, postmarked after Feb. 27, will be returned.

   BIIM will continue to accept entries into their 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk as no maximum was set for this distance.  Cost for the 5K is $30.

   For questions/concerns call 969-7400 or email waiakeabigdog@aol.com.

Jill Kaupu has tears of joy as she greets her uncle

The 2010 race has sold out of all marathon and half-marathon entires.  No additional people will be allowed to enter either race – NO EXCEPTIONS!

Because of the large volume of paricipants race officials needed to close the race to futher entries to ensure the safety of those entered and to minimize the impact to the community.
The 5K is still accepting entries with 60 slots still available as of March 3.

March 3, 2010 Posted by | Marathon Running, Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

BIIF Wrestlers do well at HHSAA – photos plus

BIIF Championships top 4 girls in the 155 weight class. K. Lee, KAM, 4th; T. Poch, WAI, 1st; H. Luepkes, HON, 2nd; S. Acia, PAH, 3rd

   Big Island Interscholastic Federation champion at 155 is Waiakea’s Tracey Poch, second from left above.  Poch went on to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s state championships and placed second.

BIIF wrestling top 4 in the 175 weight class. S. Doi, HPA, 4th; K. Sutton, KAM, 1st; J. Muskat, HON, 2nd; J. Kahala-Minczer, KEA, 3rd

   BIIF champion at 175, Kamehameha’s Kaopua Sutton, second from left, and BIIF runner up, Honokaa’s Jessica Muskat, went on to place at the HHSAA state championships.  Sutton was 4th and Muskat was 6th.

BIIF top 4 girls in the 114 weight class. A. Hasegawa, WAI, 4th; J. Aina, KAM, 2nd; J. Kahala-Minczer, KEA, 1st, S. Lo, HON, 3rd

   BIIF champion at 114, Kealakehe’s Joylynn Kahala-Minczer, third from left, and runner-up Kamehameha’s Jenna Aina, second left, went onto medal at the HHSAA state championships.  Kahala-Minczer finished fourth and Aina took the sixth place medal.

March 3, 2010 Posted by | Wrestling | , , , , , , | Leave a comment