“Join thousands of women worldwide who have experienced our unique programs, feeling empowered and confident as they gracefully dance Ura with us! Together, let’s cultivate healthier, happier communities, where strength, health, and harmony flourish, all while sharing the richness of our cultural heritage with the world.






“Join thousands of women worldwide who have experienced our unique programs, feeling empowered and confident as they gracefully dance Ura with us! Together, let’s cultivate healthier, happier communities, where strength, health, and harmony flourish, all while sharing the richness of our cultural heritage with the world.

Hulanesian Fitness

Finally, A Fitness Class with a

Holistic Cultural Approach to Empower Women

Expanding Our Mission: Connection, Culture, and Community

Yes it’s Fitness, Yes its Dance and absolutely it’s a Cultural Infusion created for anybody and everybody!!!

At Hulanesian Fitness, we embody the principles of Connection, Culture, and Community. We recognize that women carry within them not just the strength and resilience of generations but also, often, dormant trauma. Hulanesian offers more than fitness; it’s a sanctuary where the soul-stirring power of songs and the expressive freedom of dance converge to unlock healing, celebrate heritage, and foster deep connections.

Our Whakapapa: Woven into Our DNA

Our very DNA carries the stories, struggles, and strength of our ancestors. Hulanesian Fitness has crafted a unique platform where this rich heritage can be explored and expressed through dance. This isn’t just about movement; it’s about creating a safe space for women to navigate their emotions, feelings, and stories through each gesture and rhythm. Our dance choreography, though simple, is profoundly effective, serving as a catalyst for personal and collective transformation.

The Healing Power of Expressive Dance

At Hulanesian, we understand that the body remembers; it holds onto experiences, waiting for a moment of release. Through our carefully designed dance programs, with a Club Style Feel and ambience we provide an avenue for such release, allowing women to heal and grow from intergenerational trauma. Our approach to dance is more than physical activity; songs speak to our Soul, it’s a form of storytelling, where bodies narrate the tales of our ancestors, keeping alive our stories and heritage as well as having Fun.

Empowerment Through Movement

Hulanesian serves as a vessel—a Waka—empowering our wahine to view life through different lenses. By changing one woman, we initiate a ripple effect: transforming homes, nurturing champions, and ultimately, cultivating a healthier, happier community. Our programs are designed to empower, uplift, and inspire, ensuring every participant recognizes her strength and potential.


By supporting Hulanesian, you’re not just supporting a fitness program; you’re investing in a movement that heals, connects, and empowers. You’re helping to preserve cultural narratives and promote a sense of belonging and identity among women. Your support enables us to extend our reach, offering more women the chance to experience transformation, not only within themselves but within their families and communities, fostering a legacy of strength, health, and harmony.

Our Culture is the heartbeat of our lands, a rhythm that unites us all. Embracing the richness of both my heritages raised Haati as Maori and having a strong connection with my Cook Island side. I’m proud and privileged to welcome you into the world of Hulanesian


Papatūānuku Foundational Fundamentals

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If I could advise anyone where to begin, it would always be here FIRST. Whether you’re a brand-new beginner or a seasoned dancer, the key to success lies in MASTERING the BASICS and doing it well!. Starting with a solid foundation ensures that everything else falls into place effortlessly. By mastering your fundamentals, you pave the way for a journey of endless potential and fulfilment in Hulanesian.


Mareikura Beginners Course

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Welcome to the vibrant world of Hulanesian! Our introductory course is tailored to kickstart your journey, blending our rich cultural essence with invigorating RnB vibes. Dive into movement exploration, nurture your skills, and immerse yourself in an experience designed to ignite your passion right from the start.


Hinetitama Intermediate course

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Embark on a transformative journey with our Intermediate course, Hinetitama. Named after the daughter of the earth goddess Papatūānuku unlock new levels of skill and expression with our intermediate course

A stage of development refinement and progress, where participants deepen their understanding and skills in dance and fitness. Here you will find growth and development. Dive deeper into technique, explore advanced movements, and cultivate your unique dance style under expert guidance. Elevate your journey

Unlock new levels of skill and expression with our intermediate course which represents the stage of maturation and development”


Hineahuone Advance Course

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Elevate your dance journey with our Advanced course, crafted to propel experienced dancers to new heights of skill and artistry. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural injections of our Cook Islands, Nesian, and R&B soul influences as you refine your technique, embody mastery, and lead with confidence. Fitness is the ultimate by-product of this process and it is needed.

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Its next Level!




LJ - Hulanesian Fitness

Hulanesian Fitness is founded by Lady-Joe TangataTerekia.

A club style feel, lights are dimmed my body beats to the drums of the Pacific, Island infused and RNB Soul. Music has been a massive influencer in my life, it speaks to our soul, it has a powerful energy to change our moods, put us in our feels and brings out our emotions. We have a vast ray of all songs to keep your heart rate PUMPING!! Right down to our Sensual soul. From the ole skool to the new skool it encompasses all my childhood memories, most likely yours too, culturally and soulfully to ensure it is never lost or ever forgotten. When you have the right movements with the right songs MAGIC truly happens a connection within your body and soul. Hulanesian is about Whakapapa (Genealogy) from celebrating our loved ones that have passed thru to Memories that once were, we strongly encompass and embrace our Polynesian Heritage, from all parts of our Brothers and Sisters across the Motu. We are family and we are One, our Moana connects us from across the Seas but we are Proud Polynesian Women and Men. This has truly been My medicine and I hope it can be yours.

Our Mission

“Our program is designed to welcome individuals from all cultural backgrounds, offering a unique blend of cultural immersion alongside the vibrant rhythms of R&B soul. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced dancer, our aim is to equip you with the skills needed to authentically embrace our cultural roots, drawing inspiration from our rich Polynesian heritage with a special emphasis on our beloved Cook Island traditions. Polynesian descent or not, our aim is to provide a platform where everyone can come together to explore and celebrate the beauty of Polynesian heritage while grooving to the soulful beats that resonate universally. Join us on this enriching journey, where cultural diversity meets the infectious energy of R&B, creating an experience that transcends boundaries and unites us all.” With a variety of online courses designed to cater to different levels and interests, we also hope to cultivate a global community of Hulanesian Instructors who share our passion for preserving and celebrating Polynesian heritage, infusing it into their own communities worldwide to share a piece of who we are as a Community and as a People. We invite you to embark on an unforgettable journey with us.”

What our clients say…


“Hulanesian Fitness under the brilliant and skillful LadyJoe TangataTerekia, has helped and shown me appreciation of my own abilities while celebrating the accomplishments of others. I have learnt to appreciate and honour our very flavourful beautiful Polynesian cultures coming together as one through dance and the fusion of traditional island beats to the very soulful bass of RnB. We as a team are building our community through dance, with an attitude of gratitude which is key to our success. Watching the dynamics flowing from the stage to the floor is amazing and rewarding. In the beginning This class, this program was me needing to connect with my identity the other half of me, and I can honestly say every class I am still learning. This is also a great space to let go, to be yourself, to blow out all the frustrations, to leave all your inhibitions at the door and reset oneself. Ladies don’t hesitate, shy away, or think you can’t do it!!! Get in here and give it a go!”


After my second daughter I was 37kg heavier and I couldn’t shake the weight. I’m not a gym person at all – so I really wanted to find something that I enjoyed and had fun doing. I stumbled across Hulanesian by chance in early 2019. After attending for just under a year I had my pre-baby body back. 37kgs gone and I felt stronger and more toned. What the special part is, is – not only did I gain good fitness and weight loss, I also gained a sense of community and a support base. LJ and her team hold a very special and unique space for every and any women and gender. You will have your cup filled here!”