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Friends For Fitness

Two Ripples


Thanks to Volunteers Nolan Leona and Dexter we rolled out the first 1000 ft of 1”line on south end and mauka side. Please don’t disturb the tubing- it has to sit until 2inch work is completed early next year. No additional work til after Jan 4, then we will finish with 1inch rollout in north section and makai entrance and add fittings and tie-ins. Mahalo. Email if you have questions.

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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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