Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Best of Lei Chic 2008: Hawaiian Punch

As we get set to ring in 2009, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2008. Enjoy and see you next year!
Originally published October 7, 2008

Gym (accusingly): What happened? You haven’t been around much. You promised we’d see each other at least three times a week.

You: It’s not me, it’s you. My eyes glaze over at the thought of another 20 minutes on one of your hamster wheels or 10 more reps on a sweaty machine. I’m so bored with our routine.

Gym (sulkily): Is there someone else?

You: Actually, yes. It’s the nine-week Get KUT Kickboxing Ultimate Training program at Martial Arts Family Fitness Hawai‘i. They’re totally dedicated to me – six days a week of cardio, kickboxing, conditioning, flexibility training and individual nutritional counseling – and I feel like a lightweight champion.

Gym (wounded): Maybe the new “EZ Fit Xpress” package will get you back in my corner.

You: News flash! Getting in shape isn’t “EZ.” Your idea of personalized attention is a 20-minute sales pitch and a coupon for protein powder. I just need more commitment than that.

Gym (angrily): That's a low blow.

You: Plus, the Hapkido martial arts background I’m getting will help me defend my title for years to come.

Gym (jilted): So our future together is down for the count?

You: What, you've never seen a knockout before? 

Kickboxing Ultimate Training (KUT) Program is at Martial Arts Family Fitness-Hawai‘i, 2600 S. King Street, Suite 202 (in Puck’s Alley), 808.949.0749. More info at

Watch KGMB9's Living Lei Chic segment on the Get KUT program here.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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