There's beauty in fitness.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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!