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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 29, 2006

Health calendar

Advertiser Staff

Asthma Sports Day Camps, three-day clinics where children, 5-12, learn to manage asthma while participating in team sports and recreational activities, July 7-9 at UH-Hilo, Big Island; (808) 935-1206 July 14-16 at McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park 537-5966; July 21-23 at Kaua'i Community College, Lihu'e, Kaua'i (808) 245-4142; $25 per child, sponsored by the American Lung Association of Hawaii. Registration required one week prior to start of camp.

Bone Marrow Registry Drives, add your name to the list of possible donors with a simple cheek swab to test for a match, sponsored by St. Francis Medical Center, noon-6 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island. (877) 443-6667.

Hand Reflexology and Wrist Flexibility, locate points on the hands that correspond to other body parts plus gentle exercises for the ankles, led by Marie Riley for people 55 and older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115; $9. 235-7433.

Relaxing Eye Strain and Neck Tension, exercises and relaxation techniques developed by Dr. Bates plus acupressure for eye revitalization, led by Marie Riley, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115; $19. 235-7433.

Podiatry and Physical Therapy Clinic, Dr. Chris Teramura and physical therapists Ginger and Kevin Lockette make recommendations on shoes and improving your gait, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Fleet Feet, Kailua; free. 262-3278, www.fleetfeetkailua.com.

It's All About Women Night, protein bars, shakes and oat cake samples with a demonstration of exercises techniques and equipment especially for women, 7-8 p.m. Monday, Heavy Metal Barbell, Kaimuki; free. 734-1267.

Tai Chi (Yang Style), nine-class series in the Chinese martial arts to relieve stress, focus the mind, strengthen and limber the body and increase circulation, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 3-31, Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina 115; $40. 235-7433.

Freedom Run, 10K and 5K runs and 1-mile walk in support of the Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii, 7 a.m. Tuesday (registration through 6 a.m.), Kailua High School; $15-$25 entry fee. www.hawaiiepilepsy.com/efh, 371-3221, 524-0330, ext. 2.

Foot Pain and Common Foot Problems, Dr. Chris Teramura lectures on foot care, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Windward YMCA, Kailua; free, light lunch provided. Reservations: 261-0808.

Healing Through Art, June Sandrich leads a grief workshop for those who have lost loved ones. Activities include drawing, painting, poetry, music and movement, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, July 5-Aug. 2, St. Francis Medical Center's Weinberg Medical Pavilion; free. Registration required: 595-7566.

Healthier Food Choices, Dr. Terry Shintani leads a seminar on his health-promoting eating program, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ala Moana Hotel's Hibiscus room; free, from this meeting, 15-25 people will be selected to participate in a three-week program and followed for a feature-length film. Reservation required: 591-7600.


Open Meditation, to support well-being of mind, body and spirit, 9-11 a.m. Sundays, Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center; also, meditation for beginners, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays and for all levels, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, free. 262-8352, www.ksbcenter.org.

Salsarobics Workout, Minnie Ruiz leads a low-impact exercise class using New York-style Latin music, 10-11 a.m. Sundays, Aloha Activity Center, 725 Kapi'olani Blvd., studio C101; $10 per week. 387-8064, www.alohaactivitycenter.com.

Butoh movement workshop, exercises to develop sensory and spatial awareness through dance and spoken word, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays, Japanese Cultural Center, Kenshikan Dojo; $30 per month. 387-4861.

Chi Kung Instruction, develop energy for health, intellectual growth and spirituality through group practice led by instructors from Au's Shaolin Arts, 7-8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Fort Street Mall at Pauahi St.; free. 441-4995.

Luk Tung Kuen Movement Class, low-impact exercises that improve circulation and unblock the body's pressure points, 8-9 a.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, Kahala Mall center court; free, no registration required.

Yoga Under the Palm Trees, 8-9 a.m. Mondays, between the Waikiki Aquarium and the Natatorium; bring a mat or towel; donations accepted. 373-8833.

Stroller Strides, workout and play for mothers and their babies in strollers, 8:45 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at Kapi'olani Park, and 8:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Magic Island; $10 per class (discount for multiple classes); also in Kailua and Waipi'o. 371-6904, 783-5701, www.strollerstrides.com.

Sahm Bo Dahn Exercise (Three Treasure Energy Movements), exercise adapted from Asian disciplines to develop motion and muscle tone and the flow of ki, given by Wallace and Sue Yamashima, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on O'ahu; free. Registration and locations: 239-7064.

Exercise class, led by Paul Bragg, 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays, Fort DeRussy Park; free.

"Rejuvenate!," adaptive yoga for seniors, with standing, seated and optional floor exercises, intermediate yoga, 10-11 a.m. Mondays; level 1 basic yoga, 10-11 Fridays, Pohai Nani, Kane'ohe; $3 per class. 247-6211.

Tai Chi For Arthritis, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation, 3-4 and 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Tenrikyo Honolulu Ko, 349 N. Judd St. Fees and registration: 596-2900.

Group Exercise, Greg Juliano demonstrates light free-weights and resistance bands to provide a total body workout, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Farrington High School cafeteria; free, bring own equipment. 544-4858.

Body Works Hawaii classes in low-impact aerobics, Pilates, Latin- and '50s-music workouts, and cardio kickboxing, 6-6:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Kuhio Elementary School cafeteria; $1 per class. 735-5755, 377-5132.

Yang Tai Chi and Karate Classes, offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Higashi Hongwanji Mission; $38 per month for 25 classes. Registration packet: 220-4506.

Luk Tung Kuen, calisthenics with members of the Hawai'i branch of Luk Tung Kuen Worldwide Association, 8-9 a.m. Wednesdays, Hawai'i Kai Towne Center stage; free. 521-3826.

Tai Chi, with instructor Janet Jin, sponsored by Arthritis Foundation, 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Chinatown Cultural Plaza courtyard; $2 donation requested. 596-2900.

Chi-lel Qigong, with Ginny Walden of Blue Sky Healing Arts, 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, Kapahulu Center; $5. 944-8327.

Goddess Dance Bellydance and Yoga Fitness for Women, combination of belly dance, salsa and yoga with a Pilates cool-down, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, Moiliili Community Center; $12 per class. 255-9839.

Qi Gong for Health, 12 sitting exercises to keep the body flexible, strengthen the immune system and promote good health, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays, Qi Center, 1110 University Ave.; $40 general, free to seniors, 65 and older. Registration required: 947-1333.

"Freedom From Pain," classes with Brett A. Sloan on how to reduce pain from inflammation and injury through nutrition, 6 p.m. Fridays, Airport Center Chiropractic Clinic; free. 834-8662.

Masakatsu Ki-Aikido Dojo, instruction for children 5 and older and adults, 8:30-10 a.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. Saturdays, 1007 Waimanu St., second floor; monthly fees are $15 children, $25 adults; discounts available for families. 487-6080.

Gentle Yoga, practice stretching to relax the mind and strengthen the body led by Jade Young, 10 a.m. Saturdays, Unity Church Diamond Head; $10 donation. 734-5548.

Swim Classes, one-hour classes for beginning adult and intermediate adult swimmers, as well as the water-challenged, led by J.J. Kobelansky, beginners 9:30 a.m. Saturdays, intermediate 10:45 a.m Saturdays, bring towel or beach mat and goggles; $10 per class. Call each week to learn class location: 373-3839. Private lessons available.

"Mindfulness Meditation," develop inner peace and reduce stress through insight meditation, 4-6 p.m. Saturdays, Broken Ridge Korean (Buddhist) Temple, Palolo Valley; free. 395-7749.

Baby Boot Camp, strength-training for moms with stroller-age babies, classes at Magic Island, Aloha Tower Marketplace, Kahala Mall, Central O'ahu Regional Park, Mililani and Kapolei; first class is free, subsequent classes $12 each, discounts available for longer commitments. Schedule and locations: 754-6169, www.babybootcamp.com.

East West Qigong International holds qigong classes Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at various times and locations. For schedule, costs and details: 941-9707, www.eastwestqigong.org.

Fit for a Goddess, women-only classes using a dance pole for increased strength and flexibility, ongoing at various times and days, in Kailua and Kaimuki; $15 introductory class, $140 for eight-week session. Complete schedule: www.fit4agoddesshi.com, 262-6979.

Jasmine Yoga Classes, all level open classes daily, Monday-Saturday, Weinberg Community Center, Waialua; $11 per class or discount card available. Complete schedule: www.jasmineyoga.com, 561-9639.

Stott Pilates Training, mat and equipment classes taught by Kelly Cavanaugh, ongoing daily classes, Pilates Training Center, Kailua; $15 for mat classes, $23 for equipment classes. Registration and complete schedule: www.pilatestrainingcenterhawaii.com, 261-9519.

Castle Medical Center's Wellness Center offers a variety of fitness classes for $35 per month or $90 per quarter. Schedule: 263-5400, www.castlemed.org.

Fitness and Exercise Classes, various times and days, Kapi'olani Women's Center. Registration and schedule: 535-7000.

EyeCare America Seniors Eye Care Program, the Hawai'i Ophthalmological Society encourages those 65 and older to check their eligibility for free eye exams from volunteer doctors. Call (800) 222-3937 for eligibility requirements.

Send announcements, with contact name and phone number, to: Health Calendar, Island Life, The Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com, with "Health Cal" in the subject line; or fax 525-8055.