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Just Back: MOJO Insiders Hawaii with John Peel Fitness

Take an Insider’s look at the adventure everyone’s talking about. If you think you saw it all on our social platforms, think again! Here’s a recap with plenty of pictures that are worth a thousand words

We’re just back from our first MOJO Hawaii Insider Adventure with John Peel Fitness on the Big Island of Hawaii and what an adventure it was! Being a MOJO Insider brought unparalleled perks and a customized five day itinerary packed with one-of-a-kind moments. 

“As our Insiders Series gains momentum, I can confidently say that hosted group travel is at the heart and minds of many,” says Molly, founder of MOJO Adventures. “Taking time for yourself, without all the stress of planning and simply showing up knowing all the details are taken care of is a true gift we provide on our hosted adventures.” 

The Hawaiian adventure seamlessly unfolded as participants took part in group workouts to kick off the day and personalized training throughout, guided by iFit Master Trainer and founder of JPF, John Peel.  Whether it was a stretch and mobility session overlooking the pacific blue waters or a high-intensity workout in the outdoor fitness center, this experience was a testament to the fusion of fitness combined with stretching boundaries and strengthening goals.

While the luxury accommodations of the Mauna Lani resort were hard to leave, our group embarked on a series of island explorations — from zip lining through the treetops, hiking to majestic waterfalls and an unforgettable experience snorkeling at night with the giant Manta Rays of the Pacific. By the time we capped our adventure on an outrigger sunrise canoe experience gliding through the ocean to welcome the day and set our intentions, our Insiders felt a sense of unity and achievement. The spirit of friendly competition blended seamlessly with the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural surroundings, creating a lasting memory etched in the hearts of those lucky enough to be part of the exclusive travel circle.

Julie and Frank Longenecker, MOJO Insiders from Wisconsin, were along for the adventure and Julie had this to say about stepping outside of her comfort zone:

“This trip was amazing! Zip lining was definitely my challenge. There was no way I thought I would be able to cross the swinging bridges until our group started singing to lighten the load and ease my fears. I made it across and felt a huge sense of accomplishment.”

Before leaving the island, the couple had committed to another MOJO Insider Adventure in 2024. Frank says it’s due to the personal touches and care that goes into planning every detail, leaving them able to just enjoy each other and the adventure.

“The most amazing thing to me was how Molly and John put together a group of ‘strangers’ who became friends within 24 hours. The level of support, camaraderie and comedy was incredible!” says Frank.

“I think everyone felt the importance that comes with being part of a community of adventure-seekers that values health and wellness and getting out your comfort zone,” says John Peel, founder of John Peel Fitness and our Insider partner.

Experiencing the local cuisine was also an integral part of the experience, with menus showcasing the surrounding sea and no shortage of gourmet food. Downtime at the resort included bike riding, beach combing and an occasional game of pickle ball and corn hole.

“Above all else, it was amazing to be part of the connections formed for this group of like-minded adventurers,” says Molly. “When you travel as an Insider it’s an opportunity to explore and expand what’s most important to you.”