"GIVE A MAN A FISH
AND HE WILL BE FED FOR A DAY.
TEACH A MAN TO FISH
AND HE WILL BE FED FOR LIFE."
~ Chinese Proverb
Founded in 2002 by Li Si Yang, Journey to Fitness is a place to learn, to get inspired, and be uplifted! We offer private one-on-one training, unique small group classes and workshops for the busy professional and lifetime learner seeking excellence in every aspect of life.
If you are committed to living your best life, one free from pain and medications, your necessary tools are learning how your body works, building a solid foundation of knowledge and developing a strong mindset. This will require awareness and understanding of three things:
Located in the Diamond Head/Kapahulu neighborhood, our spacious studio offers you convenience, privacy and a space in which to focus on your personal physical goals. Our individualized training programs and educational classes are tailored to the unique needs and goals of each client. We look forward to working with you to help you achieve more!
"Realign, reinforce and re-educate the body to move mindfully and gracefully.”
~ Li Si Yang
You may have just started to exercise or have been restricted by an injury. Interestingly, you may be thinking you are doing the right thing in class or at the gym, but you may not realize that you could be engaging the wrong muscles and creating imbalances that could lack strength and control for progression.
With this in mind, it may be the reason that you are not at the level of fitness you desire. It’s also uncertain if and when you may encounter an injury. My goal is to teach you training techniques that elevate your fitness level and lower your risk of injuries. Ultimately, you will have the foundation to finally enjoy exercise and improve your quality of life.
Journey to Fitness Pyramid®
Learn the 5 key principles, the foundation of correct movement and exercise. Any subject requires a firm foundation to build on. Take English for example; you need to learn your alphabet. In math you have your numbers and in music you have your notes.
Exercise is also a subject, yet most people just jump into it without a foundation to build on. My fitness pyramid encompasses six levels. In the level-1 classes you will learn my five key principles to good health and fitness (Posture, Flexibility, Breathing, Core, and Mind-Muscle Connection). Each principle must be mastered for them to work together just like an orchestra.
The second step utilizes devices such as therapy balls, foam rollers, tennis balls, acupressure mat, cupping, fasciablaster® and many more tools to relieve tension and release tight fascia and muscles.
The third step encompasses proper stretching techniques to increase range of motion, which in turn gives you flexibility, energy and strength.
The fourth step is strengthening the core, a very misunderstood and confusing term in fitness. Many articles and trainers tell you to use your core, but they don’t explain exactly how to find it and activate it. Most people end up sucking their tummy and holding their breath.
Step 5 and 6 integrate what you learned in the previous steps and apply it to the upper and lower body exercises.
Self aware > Self-correct > Self progress = Self confident
AWARENESS - ACTION = PAIN