Dela Cruz’s new workout

October 30th, 2008

Earlier this week, Honolulu City Councilman Donovan Dela Cruz took a break from running City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi’s campaign for mayor to work out — on a stand up paddle skateboard.


I had no idea what a stand up paddle skateboard was, but it looks like it could become the new workout craze.

It’s similar to another popular workout, stand up paddleboarding on the water, another one of Dela Cruz’s hobbies. You get on a skateboard and carry a paddle that has two wheels on the bottom, which you use to push off on the ground.

It’s not easy as it seems (I can verify that), and it works out your core, just like stand up paddling. And it’s a lot cheaper than paddleboarding, which can cost easily more than $1,000. Dela Cruz, who dropped 60 pounds in two years, bought his skateboard and paddle at the Bike Factory in Kakaako.

5 Responses to “Dela Cruz’s new workout”

  1. Kahuna Brad:

    Get yourself one of those at You can see Buttons cruise all around town with his BIG STICK.

  2. Spinergy:

    I’m seeing more and more of these out and about on the promenades now. Interesting how ahead of the game you were back in 08!

  3. Air Climber:

    Exercising has tremendous benefits for your heart and overall health. Alot of people have trouble finding the time in their day to exercise. The way I do it is to set a dedicated time each day and stick to it.

  4. skinny fiber:

    Most people look to find time in their lives to exercise. To really be successful you need to MAKE time in your life. Once you’ve integrated a good exercise regimen into your lifestyle, only then will you have real success.

  5. Herbert Zulauf:

    Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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