Fitness Instructor Takes PT to Another Level
Master Chief Kyuuca-Ali Simpson pushes his Hawaii Sailors further with Total Body Fit.
With speakers blasting the latest hip tunes in the early morning at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, one certified fitness instructor is taking Navy physical training (PT) to another level. But this is no ordinary fitness instructor.
"I need those knees waist high," Simpson yelled out to the crowd of more than 300 enthusiastic Sailors as sweat poured down their faces, keeping up with his every command.
Staying motivated and engaged for command PT sessions can be difficult at the best of times and a true chore many days. Simpson noticed this and started a program that has not only been popular but also has shown results.
Simpson runs his "total body fit" session at 6 a.m. every Friday. The location alternates every other Friday between Ward Field and the Kunia softball field.
"Getting young people to PT and enjoy it can be a challenge, so you have to engage them with what they relate to, and a big part of that is the music and providing them a program that is fun," said Simpson.