Meet Your Master Trainers
Laura Hales

I did ballet for a very long time with the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle. I struggled with body image issues and after an entire two decades of obsessing over my body in an unhealthy way, I turned to fitness and healthy eating. Lisa Loomis, from Utah, kept pushing me in the direction of HOT HULA fitness. Eventually, as HOT FUSION was introduced, I found my soul mate workout- I love dancing, old school music and moves, and lifting weights (I LOVE LIFTING WEIGHTS!), which is what HOT FUSION is! I got into HOT HULA fitness more and came it love it too. The changes that ladies see in their bodies are amazing! I love how powerful and beautiful HOT HULA fitness can be at the same time. I love the control and technique involved, and the fun! Teaching the programs is a blast. You are doing formats that are so different from anything else out there...

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Pi'ilani Sorrells


I always thought fitness was fun and thought it was a great way to help people :-) I was at a Zumba certification, and someone asked me if I had heard of HOT HULA fitness. I went home, googled it, and immediately ordered the Home Study program.  I thought it was a fun way to work out, and it incorporated Polynesian moves.  I liked the ohana connection. It’s a lot of fun and students really enjoy it. I want to help spread the word and educate people about the program worldwide.


My favorite thing to do is dance. When I die, I hope people remember that I was kind, giving, and full of life :-) I did everything in my power to make a difference :-)

Lisa Loomis

When I was 36 years old, I lost my mother and had 4 surgeries in one year, 3 of which were cancer scares. I was 65lbs heavier and at the lowest point in my life. I knew I had to change. I started in a Zumba class and 6 months later, I was down 40lbs and teaching Zumba. While teaching a Zumba class, I had a student come up to me and ask me if I had ever heard of HOT HULA fitness®. I had not, but I went home and went online to see if I could find anything on it: just a couple of videos, but I definitely wanted to know more. As fate may have it, a couple days later HHf was advertising an upcoming training in my area specifically targeted towards Zumba instructors. I jumped right on it and signed up! My first experience with HOT HULA fitness® and Polynesian dancing of any sort was Instructor Training. Although I was way out of my comfort zone, I immediately felt the love and sense of family that comes from our formats...



Molly Tanuvasa

A friend invited me to a HOT HULA fitness® class. Having danced hula in my younger days, I thought it would be fun! My first thought about 3 minutes into the class was how low impact it was. Having a bad knee, this was a bonus for me, but I couldn't imagine how something so low impact could produce results. At about 4 minutes in, when my thighs started burning and the sweat began to drip, there was no doubt in my mind that I would see results with this program. My favorite moment of that class was when I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. My big, child bearing hips, while awkward in other classes, were graceful and beautiful while doing HOT HULA fitness! I had always felt that once I lost the weight I would be beautiful, but in that moment, I realized that I was already beautiful, even with the weight! HOT HULA fitness awakened me! It made me proud of my body and my curves...









Paula Tuagalu

I became interested in fitness because I wanted to live a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, become fit and transform into a better version of me. I first found out about HOT HULA fitness® on Facebook back in 2010 from a friend of mine who lived in Sydney. She informed me of the HOT HULA fitness® classes that Anna-Rita was demonstrating in Auckland, NZ. I attended and became hooked since that first class with Anna-Rita at St Joseph's Catholic hall in Grey Lynn. I was attracted to the program because I could connect with it due to the Polynesian influence and became addicted to it because it was fun, had great music, was intense even though it was low impact, and I saw the results in myself and others...



Telinthia Mann

I attended a HOT HULA Master Class with Anna-Rita Sloss at LVAC and 24HR Fitness in Las Vegas. Immediately, I fell in love with HOT HULA fitness and knew this was the workout for me. She announced that she was looking for Instructors and handed out signup sheets. My sister is an exercise physiologist and mentioned that we could team teach together. We both signed up and planned to attend the first training in Las Vegas. At that time I was 208lbs, straight from couch-sitting but knew instantly that this was a workout that I could do and would keep me off the couch. I never aspired to become a fitness instructor, but I am loving this journey...

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