The series of islands that are inhabited within Hawai’i has a multitude of outdoor fitness activities to take part in. Whether that be hiking, biking, diving, yoga, or just stopping by your local gym— the health and wellness community in Kauai, Oahu, and the Big Island are completely active.

Here is a list of 10 Black Hawai’i-based fitness brands to follow and support.

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Capoeira Besouro


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Capoeira Besouro is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that transformed into a fully functioning dance academy in Honolulu and Kaneohe. The classes are all taught under the direction of Mestre Kinha. The self-defense movements can be learned by all ages while the local instructor teaches to youth members and other adults.

The Yoga Nest


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The Yoga Nest is a boutique studio located in Kona, Hawai’i. The startup is Black women-led and there is a diverse array of event programming to participate in. From various types of flow classes to new moon gong baths, the studio has a strong tight-knit community of people who love to partake in the grounded practice of yoga.

Manny's Diving and Adventures


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Manny’s Diving and Adventures is the perfect way to get your feet wet. The Black-owned scuba diving company features a wide range of outdoor activities to indulge in. Surf lessons, guided hiking, scuba diving, private yacht, and sailing tours are all listed options that are available for purchase and will be led by the founder, Manny.

Free Bird Yogi


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Detroit native Jessica, founded Free Bird Yogi when she made her big move to Hawai’i. The no-cost yogi community is meant to provide space for everyone. With good intention and beach yoga practice, Jessica will leave you falling more in love with yoga.



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Fit4Mom Honolulu is a series of open-air classes for mothers who are looking to add more fitness into their life, specifically after or before giving birth. This community of young and older parents is changing the conversation of what it takes to be a strong mother in today’s world.

Training with JHF

Embody Functional Fitness was founded by Jess, who was a certified personal trainer for 10-years prior to her move to Hawai’i from San Francisco. Now, she has customized online training services, workout programs, live zoom group classes, and fitness accountability measures to keep her participants motivated. Also, she provides mentorship services along with business coaching.

PoleArity Studio


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PoleArity Studio is a pole-spinning class that is meant for body conditioning and overall fitness performance. The studio is a premier dance and performing arts school that is run by a talent and entertainment agency. This means that students and participants can become pole dancers with the agency if their talents align with their well-experienced instructors who are looking to improve their newcomer’s pole skills.

Davida Moore Yoga


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Davida Moore Yoga uses psychotherapy and yoga to heal her own community of people. She specifically teaches Hatha yoga and focuses on the body awareness aspects behind the practice of yoga. With held classes and yoga teachings, Davida is giving everyone the opportunity to become more aligned with themselves, physically and mentally.

Fit by Whitt

Fit by Whitt is a health and wellness programming started by a mother of 3 who wanted to be able to teach others how she got a handle of her busy life through fitness. She teaches strength training and high-intensity workouts so that her class goers feel the functional improvement training she is building out for her community.

The Brave Fitness

The Brave Fitness is a workout center for those focused on enhancing functional athletics, performance, and assisting their community by helping people self-discover the physically strongest aspects of themselves. The center features training practices taught by local coaches.