There's beauty in fitness.

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Our Mission

Friends For Fitness began in 1992 to decrease the prevalence of the sedentary lifestyle and to improve the health of Hawaii residents.  Our mission is to create a diverse, user-friendly, beautiful recreation area at the Maka'eo Walking Path that promotes healthy lifestyles through community participation and collaboration. 

Upcoming Events

  • #fffiftyinone
    Aug 01, 7:00 AM – Aug 31, 8:00 PM
    Kailua-Kona, 755560 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
    Fifty miles in one month. Can you do it? We know you can!
  • Maka'eo Clean Up & Beautification Day
    Maka'eo Walking Path
    Aug 14, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Maka'eo Walking Path, 755560 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
  • TBD
    Read Around The Path: Calling all local authors!
    Maka'eo Walking Path
    Check Back For Read Around The Path Events
    Maka'eo Walking Path, 755560 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
Friends For Fitness, Garden Adoptee, Kona HI, Volunteer


If you love being outdoors and enjoy our beautiful recreational areas as much as we do, put on those gardening gloves, pack up your inspiration and land your ambition at the Maka'eo Walking Path in the Old Kona Airport Recreation Area!  Volunteer with Friends For Fitness on Thursday mornings 8:30am to 11am or join us for one of our upcoming events!

By volunteering at Maka'eo Walking Path, you not only assist in keeping our community walking path vibrant, but become healthier in the process!  The CDC considers gardening a moderate-intensity level activity, and achieving 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity activities every week is proven to help reduce the risk for certain health complications like obesity and heart disease.


Get In Touch


Betty DeRoy

Maka'eo Park Coordinator


Social Media

Contact Andrew Darcy on Facebook, Instagram, or by email at friendsforfitness@gmail.com.  Use the social icons above for quick access.

Snail Mail

Friends for Fitness

P.O Box 3668

Kailua Kona, HI.  96745

Phone, Skocka, Friends For Fitness,

Adopt A Garden

Volunteering to care for a garden area is a great way to be physically active and stay healthy!


Adopting a garden area is hard work.  It requires weeding, planting, watering, landscaping, and regular maintenance.  However, volunteering comes with great appreciation, fulfillment, and positive health benefits.  Become a Friends For Fitness garden adoptee today!

Adopting a Garden
  • Volunteer Work (Care for your garden area during your free time and on your schedule.)

  • Maintain your garden area at your own pace and without judgement.  Friends For Fitness is a great resource for promoting a healthy lifestyle.

  • Adopt a garden area for a minimum of 3 months or longer. (No obligations, but we do ask you to take pride in your garden and stick with it for at least 3 months.  Your time and effort is very much appreciated!)

  • Take part in the Friends For Fitness group activities if possible.(i.e. Helping other volunteers in their garden area, or volunteering to help out with a community event at the path.)

Please contact Betty DeRoy, Maka'eo Park Coordinator, at 808-329-5519.  You'll set up a time to meet with her at the path, choose a garden to adopt, and fill out an agreement form.


If you have any other questions, please contact Andrew on Facebook, Instagram, or send an email to friendsforfitness@gmail.com.


Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
– Elizabeth Andrew

Positivity & Community


Visit the Maka'eo Walking Path to experience the change in scenery!  Mahalo volunteers and garden adoptees for your generous hard work in caring for these garden areas.  You are truly an inspiration!  Mahalo!