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Hawaii Hula Chair - Fun Effortless Exercise

Updated on June 27, 2016
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Dancer, choreologist (movement notator), author on fitness and health and Fellow of the Benesh Institute at the Royal Academy of Dance.

It is well known that the Hula dance creates grace and beauty, improves the waistline, strength and stamina. Hula dance for weight loss is a fun type of exercise with proven results but rather difficult to learn and extremely tiring. Similarly but with far less effort, it is claimed, the Hawaii Hula Chair can help you regain your waistline. Here we scrutinize this notion and prove that the Hawaii Hula Chair can really work, provided certain basic requirements for a fit and healthy body are observed and adhered to.

Be Nice To Your Body - Say No to Aggressive Gym Training

The frustration people sometimes feel about the gym is not really healthy.
The frustration people sometimes feel about the gym is not really healthy.

Basic Requirements for a Fit and Healthy Body

Before we can find out whether the Hawaii Hula Chair works, let us first consider what needs to happen to get your body back into a normal shape. Forget gyms and calories for a moment. You need to be aware and competent to embark upon a permanent journey towards weight reduction. So what are the basic requirements for a healthy body?

  • Movement / being physically active and aware
  • Real Food
  • Rest, meditation, reflection
  • Re-awakening

I shall deal with each issue further down the line but first, how does the Hawaii Hula Chair work?

How Does the Hawaii Hula Chair Work?

The Hawaii Hula Chair is a clever invention in that it concentrates on moving the pelvis, the center of gravity of the body. If your body was a stiff pencil, balancing horizontally on a finger, its point of balance would be in the pelvis. Because the pelvis is the center of gravity in the body, everything else is affected by its movements or the lack of it. You can feel your center of gravity for yourself when going on a Gravity Inversion Table.

Resistance Against Movement

The circular motion of the Hawaii Hula Chair-seat moves the user’s pelvis. To remain seated your muscles have to work pretty hard. The muscles of the thighs, hips, waist, abdomen and thorax are all working hard to stop you falling off the chair. Resistance to the motion of the chair forces your muscles to work. In addition, all this movement gives the stomach, intestines, and other internal organs a thorough massage which helps digestion and elimination.

Massage Away Unwanted Fat

Fat often grows on the body when muscles are too weak to support the skeleton as seen in the waist area. Trying to keep your balance and coordination sitting on the Hawaii Hula Chair, while it is switched on, tones the muscles used to stay upright. Inevitably, the sheer effort to remain seated will massage away a lot of unwanted fat tissue and burn up calories.

Hula Motion
Hula Motion | Source

Back to the Basic Requirements for a Fit and Healthy Body

Movement / Being Physically Active and Aware

There are many fun ways to add physical activity to your daily habits. You can

  • Climb stairs instead of taking the lift
  • Walk for short trips instead of using the car
  • Play -fight with your kids
  • Take the dog for a walk
  • Go on a bicycle ride
  • Go swimming
  • Roll down a grassy hill
  • Make a huge sandcastle

Etc.etc, you get my drift. Does the Hawaii Hula Chair provide similar benefits? Yes, regard it, not as a piece of strenuous exercise equipment, but as a fun toy, for the whole family to enjoy (not all at once of course).

Real Food

Cut out all

  • processed
  • packaged for long shelf life
  • addictive foods like sugar
  • meat that comes from intensive stock farming
  • sweet drinks

Any attempt at reshaping yourself is futile, won't work unless you...

  1. Boycott most of the sick- and obese-making foods.
  2. Get onto a diet of real living food.

Rest, meditation, reflection

After action and feeding, the body needs rest. Rather than flaking out in front of the TV, you may like to set the Hawaii Hula Chair to its slowest speed. Put some soft meditation music on, close your eyes and follow the abstract images you see behind your closed eyelids. Discard mundane thoughts (shopping lists, problems etc.). Just gently brush those negative thoughts away. Return to the images inside your head. These are more interesting than any TV program. They will take you on a deep meditation journey to your clear your mind.

Re-awakening with Yoga Breathing Exercise

And finally, use the following or similar Yoga Breathing Exercise to re-awaken your body from relaxation, or when you wake up in the morning. Keep the mouth closed. All the breathing occurs through the nose.

  1. Breathe in for 3 counts, out for 4
  2. in for 5 counts, out for 6
  3. in for 7 counts, out for 8
  4. in for 9 counts, out for 10. See how far you can go. With practice, you may be able to reach higher numbers. When you have finished the sequence,
  5. Stretch out your arms high and wide
  6. Rise up on your toes
  7. Look up at the sky
  8. Bring the heels and arms down, checking that your posture is straight, tall and centered.

That's it, now you are ready for the next move in your life, strong, happy, and full of energy.

Brain Training

Gently moving while working is also a great challenge for the brain. Conducting a telephone conversation while circling one’s hips may seem awkward at first. You soon get used to it. I find that negotiating a business issue while “dancing” on my Hawaii Hula Chair gives me an advantage over any opponent. After all, they are sitting, stiff as marble, in an ordinary office chair at the other end of the phone.

Who Can Use It?

Increasing movement range and muscle control in the pelvis, the core area of the body is not just for fitness freaks. Anyone can do it at their own speed level to passively increase activity in the center part of the body. The Hawaii Hula Chair can also help people who are less fit:

  • Those who are overweight
  • Even seniors and
  • The revitalization of those confined to sitting on chairs all day, which includes the vast majority of the population.


As it gently works the lumbar region, steady motion with awareness on the Hawaii Hula Chair has many benefits, for improving

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Alignment
  • Muscle tone
  • Circulation
  • Digestion
  • Elimination
  • Weight loss
  • Can cure back pain and stiffness
  • Makes you laugh


By the way, did you know that laughter is one of the best stomach toners? Try it for yourself right now:

  1. Place one hand on your tummy while laughing out loud. You will feel the strong muscle contractions in the sixpax area.
  2. Simply sitting on a stool or on the floor and leaning back from the pelvis is, in itself, a position that tones your core.
  3. So now laugh out loud again but this time recline back and, the deeper you recline, the stronger the effects of laughing work to tone your body.

Low Cost for a Massage Chair

Other massage chairs cost thousands of dollars and only vibrate body parts while the user is passively relaxing in them.

Not so with the Hawaii Hula Chair which demands action, or rather reaction from the user in response to the chair’s pre-set speed of motion. The Hula chair's simple rhythmic massage and circular motion tones your body while sitting down to get on with other things.

Sure, you can set the hula chair to the slowest setting and relax in it to unwind the stresses of the day. At a small fraction of the cost of a conventional massage chair, you can become fitter, happier, and more productive.

If you were thinking of investing in a massage chair for better comfort in your body, then the hula chair is the best option. It is a lot more affordable than most massage chairs and, with its many features and benefits, does a lot more for you. So go for it! Why spend so much more when the Hawaii Hula Chair is more useful and so much more affordable?

There are endless possibilities with the Hawaii Hula Chair.
There are endless possibilities with the Hawaii Hula Chair.

What do YOU think?

What do You think of the idea of the Hawaii Hula chair?

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To Sum Up

You call yourself an unmotivated lazy person who hates exercise? Then the Hawaii Hula Chair is definitely for you because all you have to do is sit on it, switch it on, chose a setting and enjoy.

Are you more conscious of your body? Would you like to try out a new exercise routine that is great fun and also effective, then I recommend buying the Hawaii Hula Chair.


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      Juliette Kando 3 years ago from Andalusia

      Try it just for fun at home for the whole family or in the office to lighten up your mood.