Ko Hikurangi toku Maunga, Ko Waiapu toku Awa, Ko Horouta toku Waka, Ko Waihirere Toku Marae Ko Ngatiporou Ko Te Aitanga A Mahaki raua Ko Rongowhakaata toku iwi, No Turanga nui a Kiwa toku Kainga. Ko Nga Tangata toku Rangatira hoa. Tekau ma tahi aku nga tamariki Ko Lady-Joe TangataTerekia toku ingoa .
Kia Ora, Kia Orana Tatou Katoa ...... Im LJ TangataTerekia My Maiden name is Terekia and My husband is Nga Tangata We are a Cook Iland Maori whanau we hail from the East Coast Gizzy Haati Ngaati's and also Aitutaki Cook islands
First of all I amUniquely ME than a Wife a Mother and Business Owner that wears many different Hats all in One day! I am VERY Passionate about us as Woman and in all that we have on our shoulders in todays World. Ive created this Wonderful HOLISTIC Program in the last 5 and a half years to help Heal Us, Empower Us, strengthen us as Woman and as Community to EMPOWER, and to ACCEPT ourselves standing in ALL our Truths. Is it Fitness? OOh yes, its Dance and Its Hulanesian! The Drums Soo Powerful as you swing those hips Fiercely to the Beats, the Slow Sensual, that extends your body movements to exaggerate the Moves, the Sexy to connect once again your inner beauty your Sass your Feminity, ustilizing your body your hands your eyes to Lure and tell the stories of Old. its like being a club style feel its Truly a PARTY up in here!! Island Soul as we remininse to our Ancestors keeping those Memories of our New Skool and Old Skool alive that it must NEVER be lost or Never be forgotten. Infused with RnB Soul ..
My Life consists of a very strong background of our Cook Island Culture, this is very important to me, my husband and our Children. Our Relgion and Our Culture is our Life!
I am very proud of where I've come from and where I am today because its been alot of hard work OOH BOY!! I am VERY Cultural and My Love for my country and Our People are very important to me. I’m extremely blessed with a wonderful Husband Nga Tangata who hails from Tautu Aitutaki in the beautiful Cook Islands and we run and operate our own Construction Business as well.
We have both been blessed with 10 Sons and finally number 11 my Princess Sparkle-Tiare. Yes Ive had all 11 Children from my Womb and all Singlebirths (one passed while carrying) and actually theres 12 as one is a Whangai . My husband has Supported me to be and do whatever my heart Dreams, my sons have been such an amazing help for me babysitting feeding the kids, cleaning and without their love and support I wouldn’t be able to DO or ACHIEVE half of what I have without them. They are my heart, soul, and drive behind everything that I do. We lived in the Gold Coast Australia for many years but moved back to New Zealand in 2015-2016 with all my kids to immerse them into our culture and raise them to be just as Hearty as I grew up . Located now in Horotiu, Hamilton, it has been such a blessing watching them grow, learn our culture and speak Fluent Te Reo Maori, as they all go to Te Reo Maori only speaking Kura. Rakaumangamanga and Bernard Fergusson. Our household is always chaos but filled with so much love and laughter, growlings and lots of work to do everyday. Cleaning everyday they say haha
Yes, I am a BUSY WOMAN!!…
But I LOVE it and wouldn’t have it any other way 😊
A lot of hard mahi (work), sacrifices, sweat and tears have been put into this program behind the scenes, in the last few years to help bring my vision of Hulanesian Fitness to fruition. Many trials, errors and lessons have been learnt along the way that have helped create and grow this program to where it is today and where it will be in the future.
This journey with Hulanesian Fitness has evolved so much since I first started it from humble beginnings on the sunny Gold Coast, Australia in 2014. I purchased this program from a previous owner which unfortunately meant only purchasing the “name” and not much of anything else which was both heartbreaking and disappointing. So, for the last 5 years I had to work really hard to create new material, endless hours of choreography, design & create new branding and merchandise and try and develop a program thats Holistic in many ways amnd that women would love it as much as I do.
I knew that I could have just created the program for myself and just operate it solely for my own benefit but because the demand from many women all over the globe was so overwhelming, I knew I had to bring this amazing program to their community. But that took time, thought and heart. I then decided that I needed to create a licensing opportunity for other women to take this program to the next level with me and share how Hulanesian Fitness has improved not only myself but many other women as well. They are completely hooked, and Hula is now an essential part of their everyday life and wellbeing. It’s amazing to know and feel that this program is truly an instrumental part of their fitness journey.
Woman come to our classes for many reasons. Sometimes it’s for that sense of belonging, or to feel feminine, sexy, and beautiful. It can also be that sense of achievement or accomplishment when they conquer certain choreography of songs they enjoy or feel connected to. It also becomes an outlet for women who sacrifice 1 hour out of their already busy lives to enjoy time to themselves at our classes.
This is the true essence of the program and what we are all about. We are a non-judgmental and stress-free zone where we come together to EMBRACE, UPLIFT & EMPOWER each other, and provide a safe welcoming environment for anyone to attend and be a part of.
Age, race, size, dance skill or fitness levels are ALL irrelevant with this program. We put a MASSIVE emphasis primarily on just coming to have fun first, let loose and enjoy the moment and as long as you keep moving you will work up a mean sweat! The choreography & hula technique will come over time, but I truly believe that life is too short to not smile and dance. Us women are already hard enough on ourselves, so we don’t need that from others. The Tautoko (support) that ties us together to encourage and uplift each other is what makes this program so unique and creates that sisterhood that all women are proud to be a part of.
I started my journey in the fitness arena many years ago and like most I had a tough& hard but hearty upbringing. Nothing came on a silver platter or for free for me so I learnt to work hard from a very early age. So, it started with me from as young as 13. I became a runner and a dancer because it was FREE, and I could run and dance whenever I wanted to, and no one could stop me.
I became a competitive netballer and I was adamant that I would be an advocate for a person who not only talks the talk but walks the walk too. I always made sure to follow through on what I put my mind to and always kept striving to improve and challenge myself to do more.
I later went on to do my Masters in Fitness and for many years I was a Personal Trainer & Educator on Health and Wellbeing. I worked as a Les Mills Fitness Instructor and even Zumba before I started trialing and creating my own style of Classes and Choreography with associated music created by my talented eldest Son who was my upcoming Muso Artist.
I find LIFE to be so AMAZING and always EXCITING! It is in my eyes the utmost epitome of our being on this earth.
I am always bouncing off the walls every day and everyone that knows me can vouch this to be true. I always radiate an energy of LOVE, gratefulness, and gratitude every day and I give everything 110%. Life is what you choose it to be. You really are the creator of your own destiny and the decisions and choices you make through life are a direct reflection of your thoughts and mindset.
Today I am the Proud Owner and Creator of Hulanesian Fitness. I now know and understand my true purpose in life and that is to utilize my experience, skills, and talent to bring the joy and happiness with this Fitness Program to my people, my country and the whole world.
That is my Focus & MY Ultimate Dream!
Hulanesian Fitness is not just a cardio workout or like any normal aerobic dance class out there, where you just do basic movements and follow along. It has so many other elements and fitness components that take it to a whole different level that you will only find in a Hulanesian Fitness Class.
The foundation of this program is based on the strong influence of our Cook island music and dance which is then complemented with other genres of music to show a wide selection of different movements and flavor with every song that has been handpicked for our playlists.
This is not a DANCE class, this is a DANCE FITNESS program so this truly is for ANYONE because it’s not heavily focused only on technique and dance ability. It is primarily focused on providing our women a fitness program that they can easily learn and adapt to and have fun doing it.
My vision has always been to create a class that is both welcoming and inviting whenever ladies step through those doors. It is a place where women WANT to come to and be proud to be a part of. It is a space surrounded by positive, influential people who empower and uplift each other. It is not a drama class or a place for gossip or negativity.
I like to think of it as a place where women love the feeling of going out and dancing with their girls and it’s fun and exciting that they can’t wait to go and do it again. It becomes an outlet for women to socialize outside their four walls and become a part of something that they feel connected to. They get to meet all different walks of life and get to know women who they may possibly never run into or associate with in their lifetime, but Hula connects us all as ONE.
So grateful for everyone that has been a part of this Hulanesian Fitness Journey both past and present and in Australia or NZ. I am so thankful for your contribution towards this amazing program. Thank you for believing in me and making Hulanesian Fitness a part of your life. I love and appreciate you all.
If you have never tried one of our classes I really do hope that you come and give it a go one day. You will love the atmosphere and the vibe. We are always looking for instructors to help us bring this empowering program to many more communities. So if you are keen or know anyone who would be a great fit for Hulanesian Fitness then let us know.
Wishing you health, love and laughter from my family to yours.
Introducing you to Hulanesian Fitness!!
A UNIQUE, POWERFUL
TOTAL BODY WORKOUT
OF HULA TRADITIONAL
TO CREATE AN AMAZING
60 MINUTE CARDIO BASED
DANCE FITNESS WORKOUT
THAT YOU WILL LOVE & ENJOY
WE REMINISCE & DANCE TO
TRADITIONAL DRUM BEATS &
SONGS INFUSED WITH RNB SOUL
OLDSKOOL & EVERYDAY MUSIC
UTILIZING OUR BODY & HIPS
TO EXPRESS THE STORY OF A SONG.
OUR EMPHASIS IS ON GRACEFUL
ELEGANT HULA DANCE MOVEMENTS
WITH “BEAUTIFUL HANDS AND DANGEROUS HIPS”
YOU WILL FEEL THE
ENERGY AND PASSION
THROUGHOUT THIS HIGH
INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING
WORKOUT DESIGNED TO
ISOLATE YOUR LARGER
MUSCLE GROUPS INCREASING
YOUR STRENGTH AND
DEFINING YOUR CORE
WITH SPECIFIC EMPHASIS
ON YOUR ABS, GLUTES
QUADS AND ARMS
HULANESIAN FITNESS IS AN
EMPOWERING, ENERGETIC, SENSUAL
& ADDICTIVE WORKOUT PROGRAM
THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WANTING MORE!!!
BE A PART OF THE HULANESIAN CULTURE.