We think we do a great job but don't take our word for it. Here is what some of our clients have to say.
|Lametrius Davis |
Product: Athletic Training
I was introduced to Kevin by Mana Silva. I was still waiting on the lockout and Mana suggested that I come with him to workout. I didn't know where, when we arrived to HOP it was very intense and I enjoyed it a lot. From there I continued working out with Kevin, I love the workouts and it makes a difference. You can't learn everything on your own but when you have someone like Kevin teaching you and creating a foundation it's a great way to begin. I worked out at Nike and this compares to my workouts there. The little things that I learned from the 3 weeks with Kevin helped me and I continue to use it till this day. Great atmosphere and the training sessions are taking serious. I admire the foundation and every time that I'm in Hawaii this will continue to be the first place I'll look too for work. Thanks a lot and I truly appreciate it.
|Cindy Tanaka |
Product: Women's Core Fitness Class
I have been taking HOP's Women's Core Fitness Class for three months and I love it! In HOP's one-hour class, I have a harder work out doing varied exercises at the different stations than a straight cardio session at the gym. Kevin Chang is an exceptional trainer and can actually make exercise fun! He motivates you to push yourself but always emphasizes proper stance and technique to avoid injury and teach you the right and effective way to exercise. He provides individualized attention to each client, noting their particular strengths and areas of concern. As a result of HOP training, I feel more energetic and notice I m toning in areas. I plan to continue mytrainings here and recommend HOP to anyone who wants to get fit.
|Sue Kubota |
Product: Medical Fitness
I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus 27 years ago and began to accept my increasing joint and muscle aches as part of what I would just have to suffer with for the rest of my life. Two years ago I received a phone call placing me on mandatory suspension from work for not being able to kneel on the floor to perform CPR. On a co-worker's recommendation, I called Hawaii Optimum Performance and asked Kevin for help. After Six and a half weeks of quadriceps and hamstring strengthening exercises three times per week, I returned to work as an ICU Nurse, using knee pads to kneel on the floor. I've changed my diet, walk three miles five to six times a week, and continue to exercise at Hawaii Optimum Performance three times a week. What a surprise to find my joint and muscle aches have decreased by 90%! I've lost and kept off 65 pounds over a 2 year period. The weight-bearing and resistance exercises also improved my Bone Scan so my Doctor stopped my Osteoporosis medication I was taking.
Mahalo to Kevin, Ross and Rachael at Hawaii Optimum Performance for saving my job and turning me on to a healthier lifestyle of daily exercise.
|Kapena Wilson |
Product: Athletic Performance
My name is Kapena Wilson and my son Joseph Wilson, who attends St. Louis School, is a client of yours. I am impressed with his progress through HOP training. He was home on Kauai this past weekend and I had some one-on-one time with him where I noticed an increase in his abilities. He attended a football clinic up here hosted by the University of Hawaii. He impressed the coaches with his performance and his explosiveness. Much mahalo. Keep up the good work.
|Sarah Nonaka |
Product: Athletic Performance
I have been attending HOPS for almost four years now. During this time, I felt like I have gotten stronger, more agile, and far less injury prone, thus allowing me to become more confident when I play. The different workouts/circuits that I do whenever I go to HOPS ensure that my body does not adapt to a routine. I also appreciate the fact that my workout is custom-tailored to whatever my goals/needs are at the time.
Speaking of specificity, because the number of athletes in each session are so small, it is easy for the staff to point out flaws to be corrected and praise someone when they do something right. HOPS is my favorite kind of workout because not only have I never dreaded going there, but I walk out of the one hour session tired (in a good way), rewarded, and feeling like I have definitely bettered my physical being.
|Lynne Tom - Parent of Julia Tom |
My daughter was introduced to Hawaii Optimum Performance by her club volleyball coach. The HOP program has made her noticeably stronger and her success has encouraged other parents to put their daughters in this program. While conditioning with her teammates has made the hard work more fun, she has gained core strength and balance. She is more agile and has more stamina. In my opinion, the program has helped her become a more confident volleyball player.In the past, the word "exercise" was not part of my vocabulary even though I had been told by my doctor a year earlier that I needed to exercise with weights. Ross and Kevin encouraged the moms to join their women's core fitness class and I took the challenge. The small classes allow us to receive individual attention emphasizing proper technique so that we don't injure ourselves. Our circuit training stations are increasing in intensity and vary each week. I've gained core strength, balance and muscle tone. I'm stronger, feel better and have more energy. Exercising is now part of my weekly routine. HOP is the secret to my success and wellbeing.
|Vinnie Nip |
Occidental College Basketball
2006 Star-Bulletin Basketball FAB 15 (ranked 5th)
2006 and 2005 All-State Basketball 2nd team
2006 and 2005 ILH Basketball 1st team
Kevin and Ross at HOP training have helped me reach my goals of becoming stronger, quicker and more explosive, thus making me a better athlete. On top of designing challenging workouts, they also explain why you are doing certain movements and which muscles are targeted. HOP training is fun and beneficial, and has helped me to continue playing basketball at the collegiate level.
|Brandon and Lawana Collier - Parents of Quintin and Madison Collier |
When it comes to life, school and sports, parents want to give their kids every advantage to succeed. Sending our two children to Hawaii Optimum Performance gives them a physical advantage in competitive sports to help them succeed. As former athletes, my wife and I understand the importance of a strong base and a quick first step. We've attended other speed clinics where hundreds of kids run aimlessly through a speed ladder or over cones. What impressed us most about HOP is no matter what the class size, the staff covered proper technique in every drill that they do. They also make individual corrections while the drill is going on. The qualified HOP staff created a challenging yet fun workout program specifically designed for kids who are still growing. HOP works with athletes to be physically prepared so as to prevent injuries. Our daughter has also started attending HOP clinics designed specifically for volleyball. The techniques she learns and practices at these clinics give her an obvious physical advantage over other athletes her age. We have recommended HOP to other families with young athletes looking for a program to improve their children's athletic performance and prevent injuries.
|Kelly Pang |
Hawaii Optimum Performance has helped me in all aspects that will contribute to my return as a successful athlete. All the strength, agility and balance drills HOP has taught me will enable me to reach my full potential. Thank you for all the constant encouragement, advice and support!
- 2006 Girls Youth Volleyball National Training Team
- 2006 All-State and ILH Volleyball 2nd team
- 2005 All-State and ILH Volleyball 1st team