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Lihu‘e Loop lights up Kalena Park

The Lihu‘e Loop can be done any time, not just during Fitness Week.

The loop starts and ends at Kalena Park, and Fitness Week starts Sunday at the recently-upgraded and improved park adjacent to the Kaua‘i Fire Department Lihu‘e fire station on Rice Street.

Coordinated by Get Fit Kaua‘i and the Lihu‘e Loop Community Action Group, the Lihu‘e Loop is an ongoing project to promote physical activity in the Lihu‘e town core, states information from

The Lihu‘e Loop is a 1.3-mile walking tour that takes participants through Rice, Hardy and ‘Eiwa streets and includes 19 points of interest significant to the history and culture of Lihu‘e town.

Information on these points of interest is activated by tour-takers’ mobile devices to gain access to the audio stories.

As an introductory special, the stop points also contain answers to clues from a scavenger hunt that is accessed through the Lihu‘e Loop website.

Lihu‘e Loop will launch along with the Fitness Week at Kalena Park Sunday, where a small group of organizers will officially launch a sampling of fitness activities that willl continue through May 23. A spikeball tournament is on May 22 from 1 to 5 p.m., and a pickleball mixed doubles tournament will be played May 23.

Both tournaments are free to enter with registration at the Kalena Park website.

There is time to investigate the ploc-ploc-ploc of pickle ball enthusiasts at a pickleball clinic May 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., led by players who utilize the basketball courts whenever sharing enables the coexistence of both basketball and pickleball.

During Fitness Week, lunch on May 16 can be enjoyed through the offerings of Carabella’s Oven-Baked Pizza or Shaka Burger. Kickshaw and Carabella’s noon to 2 p.m. May 23.

Kaua‘i Barre presents a series of barre sculpt, barre mat Pilates, yoga sculpt, ab and booty and 30-30-30 on various days throughout the week. Registration and fees apply to each presentation. Registration can be done on the Kalena Park website.

Kaua‘i Athletic Club joins the activities with its Rise ‘N Train on May 20 with a 45-minute training, and 15-minute warm up and cool down. Lexi Jones leads the session that starts at 7 a.m. that has no charge. Reservations are required for the 25 available spots. Email for one of the spots.

The Ho‘ola Fitness Center hosts a free Ho‘ola Zumba session from 5 to 6 p.m. on May 17. There is no fee, but call 245-8933 to reserve a spot in the presentation.

And, throughout the week and beyond, the Lihu‘e Loop can be done singly, with groups or with families.

The Boys &Girls Club leads the jan-ken-po relay on May 19 from 10 to 11 a.m., with no reservations required.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or
Source: The Garden Island

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