Candice “Candy” Crews

Own­er and Founder

My History

Can­dy is a long­time Maui res­i­dent. She has worked as a pro­fes­sion­al fit­ness train­er in Cal­i­for­nia, Hawaii, Europe, Asia, Japan and Indonesia.
Can­dy has over thir­ty-five years expe­ri­ence coach­ing, teach­ing and instruct­ing phys­i­cal fit­ness and lifestyle changes. She focus­es her train­ing on the edu­ca­tion of indi­vid­u­als in meth­ods that will increase their qual­i­ty of life for them­selves and loved ones. Every­body is dif­fer­ent so their per­son­al train­ing pro­gram must be var­ied and tai­lored to each indi­vid­ual needs. This is why her train­ing is so exten­sive. This enables her to keep clients inter­est and intro­duce many var­ied meth­ods of activ­i­ty to com­plete a full and reward­ing train­ing pro­gram. Can­dy has worked with many post surgery clients and those chal­lenged with Parkinson’s and Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis M.S. Inquire today to get fit, have fun and stay healthy.

Can­dy began her career by train­ing with 1968 Mex­i­co City Women’s Olympic Swim team. She start­ed her first Fit­ness busi­ness short­ly after. She coached and instruct­ed cours­es for swim­ming and var­i­ous water sports sup­port­ing her through Col­lege at San Diego State Uni­ver­si­ty. She com­plet­ed her Pri­ma­ry Teach­ing degree while attend­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia San Diego. It was in San Diego 1971- 1973; she start­ed study­ing yoga at the Self Real­iza­tion Fel­low­ship Yoga Insti­tute Escon­di­do Cal­i­for­nia and soon began teach­ing. Always an adven­ture and trav­el enthu­si­asts, Can­dy came to Hawaii in 1972. She vowed to return and con­tin­ue her career in teach­ing exer­cise, yoga and health edu­ca­tion. She returned to Hawaii to reside fol­low­ing her grad­u­a­tion, mar­ried and had two sons.

She lived abroad and helped estab­lish a school in Bali Indone­sia 1975. Upon her return to Hawaii she pur­sued her yoga train­ing with Yogi­raj Sri Swa­mi Satchi­danan­da in Kipahu­lu Maui Hawaii. 1976–1978 she built her own Pri­vate Yoga stu­dio in Kula, Hawaii and taught cou­ple and pre and post­na­tal yoga. She was trained and cer­ti­fied through the Maui Child Birth asso­ci­a­tion to teach Pre­na­tal Lamaze Birthing and pre and post natal Yoga. In 1980 – 1982 she taught Health and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion at the St. Antho­ny High School on Maui and began an Aer­o­bic Dance pro­gram. In 1980 – 1985 Can­dy helped direct the Aer­o­bic pro­gram for the YMCA – Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii and became an Aer­o­bic Instruc­tor at the Maui Mar­riott Resort, Kaana­pali, Maui, Hawaii. In 1985 Can­dy returned to her teach­ing of water sports form­ing her own com­pa­ny Reef Seek­ers. She taught Hob­by Cat Sail­ing, wind surf­ing and did snor­kel­ing tours for the Hawaii State Nature Con­ser­van­cy Soci­ety. She stud­ied with lead­ing marine biol­o­gists through out the Pacific.

Once she returned to teach on land again she pur­sued her per­son­al edu­ca­tion. In 1996 she began focus­ing her stud­ies on Pilates. Her Pilates edu­ca­tion began with the Phys­i­cal­mind Insti­tute using The Method and Mat work of Joseph Pilates. Study­ing with Maria Leong of Body­line Stu­dio of Bev­er­ly Hills Can­dy became cer­ti­fied in 1998 through the Phys­i­cal­mind Insti­tute #25030. In 1999 she began study­ing Yoga with Lin­da Shel­ton founder of AFAA’s Mat Sci­ence I and II and fit­ness edi­tor for Shape Mag­a­zine. She also began study­ing with Beth Shaw founder and own­er of Yogafit. She became Yogafit and Mat Sci­ence I and II cer­ti­fied. She became cer­ti­fied with the Aer­o­bic Fit­ness Asso­ci­a­tion of Amer­i­can for the fol­low­ing: AFAA Pri­ma­ry Aer­o­bic Teach­ing Cer­tifi­cate , AFAA Pre & Post Natal Exer­cise Instruc­tor, AFAA Aquat­ic Aer­o­bics Instruc­tor, AFAA Step Aer­o­bics Instruc­tor Cer­tifi­cate #60302, AFAA Kick­box­ing Instruc­tor Cer­tifi­cate #94334, AFAA Per­son­al Exer­cise Train­er Cer­tifi­cate #PT557‑2, AFAA Kick­box Exam­in­er and an AFAA Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Provider.

She began per­son­al train­ing in 1997 with refer­rals from physi­cians to help cre­ate exer­cise pro­grams for stroke vic­tims. She again pur­sued more edu­ca­tion to work towards a sec­ond BS degree in Kine­si­ol­o­gy Exer­cise Sci­ence at Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­si­ty, Hum­boldt Cal­i­for­nia. She lec­tured at Hum­boldt State Uni­ver­si­ty and became cer­ti­fied with the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Sports Med­i­cine as a Health and Fit­ness Instruc­tor and Licensed # 12131. She con­tin­ued to work in Fit­ness Clubs in Cal­i­for­nia and Hawaii as a per­son­al train­er, group exer­cise instruc­tor, yoga instruc­tor, and nutri­tion­al con­sul­tant with APEX orga­ni­za­tion Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion No. 4741A. Oth­er cer­ti­fi­ca­tions held by Can­dy are as fol­lows: Pre­ci­sion Cycle group cycling cer­ti­fied, Mad Dog John­ny G Spin­ning cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, Tur­bo Kick Box­ing cer­ti­fied, REP Reebok and Reebok Core­board cer­ti­fied, and Urban Rebound cer­ti­fied. STOTT PILATES® cer­ti­fied Mat, Reformer, ISPCCB

She is hap­py to offer her exper­tise as a spe­cial­ized trav­el con­sul­tant, schol­ar of west­ern and east­ern exer­cise dis­ci­plines as well as an exten­sive edu­ca­tion in the fields of health and fit­ness to you, your love ones, groups or orga­ni­za­tions for a chance of a life­time. Go where few have gone before to increase your fit­ness lev­el and health con­scious­ness by tak­ing advan­tage of her won­der­ful fit­ness tour pack­ages to won­der­ful places with all her expertise.

Live long, play hard and stay healthy