Welcome To Renew You

Mauiʻs new Health and Fitness publication powered by MauiTimes....

Photo by Nakita Moore, courtesy Maui Goat Yoga

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

—T.S. Eliot

“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.”

—Anne Frank

We’re emerging from the pandemic and entering the New Year. This is a time for renewal and rebirth. For fresh starts. For new goals.

In the following stories, we’ll highlight various ways for Mauians and visitors to rejuvenate themselves in 2023. 

Doing yoga with goats or cats. Setting up a realistic running routine. Organizing your life. Eating healthier, or even eating as a locavore. Getting more sleep. Staying hydrated. Reducing stress. Balancing time at your desk with time on your feet.

We’ll delve into how to make your New Year’s resolutions stick (pro tip: be realistic and cut yourself some slack).

The theme is for this year to be better than the last—whatever that means for you—particularly from a health and fitness standpoint. Only you can get yourself there, but we hope this issue offers a dose of inspiration and motivation.

Mahalo, and happy New Year.

Read all our Health and Fitness stories below:

Resolving to Resolve – Why New Year’s resolutions are often doomed to fail—and why they don’t have to be

Organizing Your Life – A place for everything and everything in its place

Eat Local – The many challenges of taking the Locavore Challenge

Asana With Animals – Goats and cats add a dose of extra therapy to yoga classes

Running into the New Year – Ten tips to start running…and actually enjoy it

Health Doesn’t Have to Be Hard – Five essential, easy habits to achieve health and fitness

Self-Care: Debunking Myths – It isn’t about being selfish—it’s about, well, caring for yourself

Getting Off Your ’Okole – How much exercise you need to offset a day of sitting


Jacob Shafer

Welcome To Wai

Welcome To Wai

The ocean is a source of joy for locals and visitors alike: for surfers, kiters, snorkelers, fisherman, paddle boarders, whale watchers, and countless others. Our streams and waterfalls are world-famous sources of tranquility and beauty. This special issue is dedicated to wai, H20, the source of life.

Adjusting To The Waves

Adjusting To The Waves

By the time you read these words, the results will be known. But that doesn’t change the fact that these competitors deserve to be recognized, regardless of where they placed.

Marine Virus First Detected in Maui Waters is Spreading

Marine Virus First Detected in Maui Waters is Spreading

In 2010, a unique virus was detected in a Longman’s beaked whale stranded at Hamoa beach in Hana. The disease, dubbed beaked whale circovirus (BWCV), has since been detected in ten different whale and dolphin species across the Pacific

Maui Schools to Get Funding Injection

Maui Schools to Get Funding Injection

Maui County schools will receive an additional $7.4 million in federal funding in 2023-24 under Title I Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which aims to assist at-risk children and those living in low-income families