(HawaiiNewsNow) - As millions of Americans are in the midst of holiday indulgence time, two Honolulu families have been adding "getting fit" to their seasonal to do list. Through their persistence and determination, the Bonds & Takinishis families earned their way to compete as two of the five finalists in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) 3rd Annual Triple Play Fit Family Challenge finale.
The Honolulu families were selected from more than 200 families across the U.S. who participated in the contest. The semi-finalists were chosen for their commitment to improving their diet, increasing their daily physical activity and spending more time together as a family. The Bonds family has two children, 10-year old Rebeccah and 12-year old Hannah and the Takinishis family has two children, 9-year old Lauryn and 11-year old Kylee who attend Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii. Experts say families that exercise together tend to build better relationships with each other, while putting them on the path for better health for the future.