Functional Fitness 

Functional Fitness at Still & Moving Center

Discover customized approaches to functional fitness with our teachers at Still & Moving Center here in Hawaii and online. In addition to Pilates, you’ll find a surprising wealth of mindful exercise practices. Still & Moving Center’s functional fitness and exercise classes make your everyday life safer and easier – whether you’re picking up your grocery bags or the kids, whether you’re driving or gardening, or going up and down a ladder or step stool. Attending our functional fitness classes, you’ll no doubt look better in a swimsuit… we also really care about how good you feel in your body! We want you to be stronger with a greater range of motion. We teach you body awareness, to move safely and more easily, all parts of your body well-aligned.

Our cutting-edge functional fitness classes integrate the best information that both modern science and ancient healing practices have to offer:

· Feldenkrais Method is based on Neuroplasticity: how moving the body mindfully can enhance the brain and nervous system
· ELDOA Method is designed on the notion of Tensegrity: how the body is structurally and dynamically balanced through the fascia
· MELT Method brings release by rehydrating the body’s connective tissues
· Strength & Energy Flow stems from the teacher’s knowledge of Osteopathy
· Breath & Stretch relies upon the research of Buteyko Breathing and Yoga
· PhysioFlow™ is based on Physiotherapy & Gyrotonics
· Stretch for Rejuvenation class arises from the knowledge of Qigong and Acupuncture
· Barre Yoga blends ballet with ancient yoga practices.

All of these approaches to the body ask us to be mindfully present, here now!

Our functional fitness practices allow you to approach your unique fitness needs with customized adaptations, instead of expecting every student to do every move the same way as every other student in the class. You’ll meet fellow students in your classes of all shapes, sizes, and ages. And you’ll talk to long-term students who feel so much better since they’ve been taking their fitness classes at Still & Moving Center.

Still & Moving Center’s teachers are trained in a wide and deep spectrum of moving arts, backed up with a deep study of the body’s anatomy and physiology. Our functional fitness and exercise classes emphasize close attention to proper body mechanics so that you move the way your human body is designed to move: safely and efficiently.

With our unique approach to fitness, you learn to listen to your body’s sensations when moving, so that each move feels good as you progress through the class. You learn to exercise according to your body’s unique structural design, its own history from the ways you’ve moved it up until this point. Honoring your own body in all its beautiful uniqueness becomes the path to a fitter, healthier, happier you!

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Sep 03, 2022 September 3, 2022, - October 15, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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Saturdays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm HSTSeptember 3 - October 15, 2022$210 plus taxFor ages 7 to 13 Drop-in lessons are offered through Aug 27, 2022 Students will have the opportunity to perform at our annual Diwali celebration in October, 2022 In this weekly series, keiki aerialists will learn choreography and routine progression. Possible apparatus include aerial […]

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Sep 04, 2022 September 4, 2022, - October 2, 2022,
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October 2nd Lomilomi Massage Training: Connecting to the Hawaiian Environment With a focus on the Skeletal System & Permissions In-person with Mālia Helelā, kumu hula and kumu lomilomi Sundays, 5:00-8:30 pm HSTSeptember 4 to October 2, 2022*+ closing ceremony October 2nd from 8:30 - 9:30 pm HST Pre-registration is required. Currently accepting students. Please send an […]

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Sep 06, 2022 September 6, 2022, - October 18, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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7 Week Series:September 6 - October 18, 2022Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm HST $210 plus taxDrop-in classes open through Aug 30, 2022 This 7 week series will culminate in a performance for our annual Diwali Celebration in October, 2022 In this class, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises and […]

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Sep 09, 2022 September 9, 2022, - October 21, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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7-Week Series:September 9 - October 21, 2022Fridays 5:30 - 6:30 pm HST$210 plus taxDrop-in classes open through September 2, 2022 Participants will have the opportunity to perform at our Annual Diwali celebration in October, 2022. What does it feel like to move in and suspend in the air, and have increased body awareness and balance? […]

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Sep 11, 2022 September 11, 2022, - December 11, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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    This class is for 7 to 12 year olds 12 week Fall Series: Sep 11 to Dec 11, 2022 (no class Sep 25 & Nov 27, 2022)Sundays, 9:15-10:15 am Plus performances for Diwali Oct 23 and Merry & Bright Dec 17, 2022 Price: $230   Participation in this hula halau (school) is one […]

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Sep 15, 2022 September 15, 2022, - December 15, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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    This class is for 3 to 6 year olds 12 week Fall Series: Sep 15 to Dec 15, 2022 (no class Sep 22 & Nov 24, 2022) Thursdays, 4:00- 4:45 pm Plus performances for Diwali Oct 23 and Merry & Bright Dec 17, 2022 Price: $230  Participation in this hula halau (school) is one […]

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Sep 24, 2022 September 24, 2022, - October 30, 2022,
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Pelekai CoffeeOctober events, 2022Pelekai’s New Fall Hours:Mon, Wed, Fri 7-1Sat & Sun 9-1Closed Tue & Thur   Art Installation & meditation with Art of XinYiSaturday, Sep 24, 20225:00-7:00pmFREE event- open space for meditation. Refreshments available in the Cafe. Participants welcome to sit with the artwork, meditate, contemplate. Artofxinyi Poetry Open Mic NightOctober 21, 20227:00pmAfter a […]

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Oct 05, 2022 October 5, 2022, - December 16, 2022,
Global, HI United States
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Oct 5 to Dec 16,   40 hour courseNow Accepting Applications! Contact: douglas@academyofmindfulmovement.com  The Academy of Mindful Movement trains Instructors and Coaches from the athletic, performance, exercise, recreational and therapeutic worlds to teach their disciplines Mindfully.Join experienced movement coaches and teachers from around the globe at the Academy of Mindful Movement for live, highly interactive Level 1 Training, […]

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Oct 07, 2022 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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We believe that the littlest keiki can dance hula and have welcomed dancers as young as two weeks old!
Caregivers dance together with their keiki so that everybody learns something! Most hula are performed seated, so keiki can explore hula from the safety of a familiar lap. The 30 minute class time is just right for developing attention spans.

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Oct 23, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Global, HI United States
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Diwali Festival of Lights! 2022With the Still & Moving Center Faculty, Staff & Students- LIVE, In-person & Outdoors Sunday, October 23, 2022 @ 5:00-7:00 pm Hawaii Standard Time In-person, LIVE Outdoors at 1024 Queen Street, Honolulu FREE event It's that time of year!  Join us for that favorite of Still & Moving Center’s annual events: […]

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