(Hawaii News Now) - The Great Aloha Run Sports, Health & Fitness Expo targets the fastest growing world of adventure, action sports, leisure activities, health and wellness. The 3-day Expo includes a faceted array of exhibit booths offering unique products and services, great entertainment, workshops and much more!
Additionally, it is the primary location where more than 20,000 participants of the annual Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run (the largest locally-based event giving individual donations to the community) pick up their race packets.
Our Expo encourages a healthy, happy and active lifestyle, physical fitness and even financial well-being! Our goal is to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawaii by exposing them to an event that showcases the most up to date, comprehensive, exciting and fun products and services in sports, health and fitness.
The GAR Expo affords the public and donors an opportunity to become a part of this GAR community effort. The Great Aloha Run's goal is to serve the needs of as many community organizations and charities as possible and to embrace a healthier lifestyle. The Expo is one of the vehicles we use to fulfill our annual goal.
Coach Chad Ikei is a 5-time National Weightlifting Champion that holds 21 National Weightlifting Records in 2 weight divisions and is an 8-time World Record Holder in Powerlifting. Coach Ikei also made the record books as the youngest & lightest athlete to ever record a bench press of 303 pounds at the age of 17 years old and weighing in at 112 lbs bodyweight. Coach Ikei spent 6 years training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs before retiring and turning to the field of strength & conditioning where he utilizes his experience to help prepare athletes for the next level. During the past 15 years, Coach Ikei has trained over 200 NFL Players including 6-time Pro Bowl Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald, 5-time Pro Bowl Safety Adrian Wilson and a host of Hawaii/Polynesian NFL Players like Aaron Francisco, Al Afalava, Stephen Paea and Mana Silva. Coach Ikei has established himself as one of the top NFL Combine trainers in the country as he has produced some of the top performances at numerous NFL Pro Day events for the past 9 years. Throughout his professional career, Coach Ikei, has also helped hundreds of High School athletes move on to compete at the collegiate level. After a 20 year stint of living in the mainland, Coach Ikei returned home to Hawaii last year and volunteered his time to help develop the strength & conditioning program at his Alma Mater, Kaiser High School. His passion, experience and knowledge of athletic performance development is second-to-none and Coach Chad Ikei is committed to changing the lives of his athletes one rep at a time.