A CrossFit gym is opening at the Times Supermarket-anchored Kaneohe Shopping Center in Windward Oahu next month, a co-owner told PBN.
“We’re working on building out the space,” Sandy Johnson, co-owner of CrossFit K-Block, told PBN. “[The space] has been vacant for a while.”
Nick Paulic, partner of Honolulu-based Commercial Consultants, which is representing the tenant, told PBN that the 54,000-square-foot strip center recently signed a lease with CrossFit K-Block, which is owned by Johnson and Kalei Whittle, for the 3,316-square-foot space at the center.
“This addition to the center will fulfill a definite void in Kaneohe and will be a complementary use which will serve the market,” Paulic told PBN in an email.
The CrossFit program, which has gained popularity in Hawaii with several locations across the state, utilizes non-conventional exercising methods, without treadmills, stationary weight machines or mirrors.
Instead it has pull-up bars, barbells, kettlebells and wide-open spaces for squatting, running, jumping, lifting or throwing.
All CrossFit locations in Hawaii are separately owned and operated but affiliated with the brand.
Located at 45-934 Kamehameha Highway between Keaahala and Paleka roads, the shopping center’s other tenants include Quiznos, Orange Tree Yogurt and H&R Block.