Before I start, I want to come clean by saying that 'traditional' exercise isn't really my thing. I prefer swimming, leisurely dancing, or going on a lot of walks during travelling than hitting the gym weekly — as you figured, nothing too formal. So when we went to The Rockwell Club for a Hot Hula Fitness session courtesy of Vikki Santos, the only certified Master Trainer here in the Philippines, it proved to be a challenging but thrilling experience.
The Polynesian-inspired workout was created by Fa'a Samoan Anna-Rita Sloss, who, at one point weighed 210 lbs. The weight gain was the reason she decided to lead a healthier life. After learning from her Turbo Kick mentor and being a Master Trainer for that program, she had a lightbulb moment to incorporate her roots and her culture into fitness — and so, Hot Hula Fitness was born.