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Friends For Fitness

Two Ripples


Aloha, our new irrigation system is up and running! Mahalo to Sue, Hawaii County Parks & Rec Workers, and to the generous volunteers that have helped out! All of your effort and dedication to keeping our community pathway green and vibrant is so greatly appreciated. Mahalo Nui!

The system is new and will need time to settle in, so please report any leaks via web site email.

Our Mission

Be Active.
Be Fit.
Be Involved.

"Create a diverse, user-friendly, beautiful recreation area at the Maka'eo Walking & Jogging Path that promotes healthy lifestyles through community participation and collaboration."


Our Origin

Friends For Fitness began in 1992 to decrease the prevalence of sedentary lifestyles and to improve the health of Hawaii residents. Our mission is to create and promote a healthy, livable, and physically active community. Our members are community volunteers who are passionate about improving physical activity resources in our community and leaders from other health-related organizations including the American Heart Association, West Hawaii Tobacco Coalition, and the People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH). Our greatest strength is the wide variety of community groups who are collaborating together for this broader community change, creating a coalition of organizations and community individuals to ensure a sustainable renovation project.

Friends For Fitness has a long history of project involvement from defining needs assessment, advocacy, physical activity projects, education, and creating both a physical activity resource guide and website. Projects relating to the Old Kona Airport State Park started back in 1993 with support for the construction of the 50-meter pool and jogging path.

Friends For Fitness is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization.  Funding is provided through donations, fundraisers, charitable events, and grants.  Friends For Fitness's positive presence in Kona continues through the help of our generous Big Island community and businesses.  Thank you!


Get Involved

We are always looking for new members and volunteers!  If you are interested in joining our board as a director, event coordinator, education relations, etc., please contact us!  All are welcome!

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