December 15, 2006
New HMSA program challenges members to reach higher fitness levels
Pete Clines, HMSA
Looking for a way to make good on that New Year’s resolution to continue your
exercise routine? The Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) offers its members
an exercise program designed for those who want to enhance their workout regimen.
The goal of Body Force: Taking Fitness to the Next Level is to provide a learning
experience for the exerciser with an established workout routine. The program consists
of three two-hour sessions, and is a combination of lecture, exercise participation
and group discussion. The program, intended for adults 18 years and older, assumes
a basic understanding of exercise principles from participants and helps them to
improve upon their knowledge base.
Classes will be held once a week for three consecutive weeks at the HMSA Center
at 818 Keeaumoku St. in Honolulu. Members can choose between weekday or Saturday
- Weekday sessions begin Tuesday, Jan. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday sessions begin Saturday, Jan. 20, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Body Force will help participants:
- Discover how their body uses energy during exertion.
- Learn and practice new strength and flexibility exercises.
- Increase understanding of how muscular strength can be enhanced.
- Compare different modes of aerobic activity.
HMSA members may attend Body Force: Taking Fitness to the Next Level at no cost.
Registration is required, and space will be granted on a first-come, first-served
basis. Non-members may participate for $35, plus tax, as space permits. To register,
please call HMSA Customer Service at 948-6398.
- Tuesday, Jan. 9, for weekday classes starting on Jan. 16.
- Friday, Jan. 12, for Saturday classes starting on Jan. 20.
HMSA is a nonprofit, mutual benefit association. It was founded in Hawaii in 1938,
and is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Nationally,
HMSA and 37 other Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans provide worldwide coverage to
more than 94 million members.