PolyFit® by Keoni Manuel

Kumu Keoni Manuel

PolyFit™ – Polynesian Dance Fitness was created in 2012 by dance fitness instructor and founder of Hot Lava DanceFit Studios, Keoni Manuel.

Keoni is also owner and director of ‘Aumakua Productions, Maui’s Premier International and Polynesian Dance Company. As an entertainer, Keoni has toured Asia several times with his various dance ensembles, and frequently functions as cultural ambassador aboard Holland American and Celebrity cruise-lines.

Keoni’s Fitness Certifications Credentials include:

AFAA® Group Fitness Professional
Silver & Fit®
Turbo Kick®
Pound Fitness®
Practical Yoga

Zumba® Fitness:
Zumba Basic 1
Zumba Basic 2 
Zumba Gold
Zumba Toning
Aqua Zumba
Zumba Kids/Kids Junior
Zumba Sentao
Zumba Step
Zumba Gold Toning
Strong by Zumba
Zumba Core

Polynesian Dance Fitness

Polynesian Dance Fitness

Rooted in Polynesian Dance. But this isn’t your Auntie’s Halau – though you may learn some new moves.

PolyFit® was developed by Zumba® Fitness instructor and Polynesian Dance Kumu, Keoni Manuel.

Inspired by the dances of the Polynesian Islands, PolyFit® incorporates easy traditional & modern dance movements to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with Polynesian Techno, Ancient Hawaiian (Kahiko) modern Hula (‘Auana) contemparary Tokelau, & Samoan music, resulting in a Fun and effective workout.

PolyFit®️ – Format

PolyFit®️ – Format

This Island Style fitness format is accompanied by modern and traditional Polynesian music from around the Pacific.

Developed from 3 decades of teaching Polynesian Dance, and 10 years in Dance Fitness, Keoni created PolyFit™ Polynesian Dance Fitness to fill the void for a low impact culturally relatable format to motivate the Hot Lava community. But this ain’t the Huki Lau… be prepared to feel the burn.  You’ll bust a sweat while learning how to move your body Poly-style.

You’ll engage your muscles and brain like no other Dance Fitness workout.

Through repletion and the unique movements from Pacific Islander dances, PolyFit™ provides a total body workout. In 60 minutes PolyFit targets your larger muscle groups, improves muscular endurance, tones the core and engages the upper and lower body – all while providing a fun, culturally informative, stamina improving, core strengthening workout!

Get the cardio of Zumba® through Polynesian Dance moves.