WHAT IS HOT HULA fitness®?

HOT HULA fitness® is a fun, new and exciting dance workout. It provides a “total body workout” in 6o minutes. Our low impact workouts isolate your larger muscle groups, increasing strength and definition to your core with specific emphasis on the abs, glutes, quads and arms.

Inspired by the dances of the Pacific Islands, HOT HULA fitness® incorporates easy to perform dance movements set to the sounds of traditional Polynesian drum beats fused with funky hip-hop and Reggae music, resulting in a modern, hip fitness workout.


Nenette Alejandria Mayor is the first and only certified HOT HULA fitness® Instructor in Winnipeg.  She has over 40 years of Polynesian dance experience, as well as experience in hip hop, jazz, and cultural Filipino dance.  She has taught hula 'auana and tahitian dance classes and workshops in her home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Hi!  I'm Nenette -- a mum, wife, Certified HOT HULA fitness Instructor, and lifestyle blogger.

At the age of 6, I joined the Kealoha Polynesian Dancers of Winnipeg, and under the instruction of Mabelle Perez de Tagle, I learned hula 'auana (modern hula) and tahitian ote'a.  I have also had the pleasure of performing at various cultural and family-oriented events throughout the city, including the Red River Exhibition Parade in 1977 where our hula group participated with our own float.

In 1997, I briefly lived in Hilo, Hawai'i, where I was fully immersed in the Hawaiian culture and learned many things that I enjoyed sharing with my students as well as those simply interested in all things Hawai'ian.

After returning to Winnipeg, I opened Makana Aloha Hula School and Performance Group to share my knowledge and love of the dance.  My dancers and I also had the pleasure of introducing the hula to a new generation through workshops and family events.

In 2005, Makana Aloha was featured in an article in Flare Magazine entitled "Shall We Dance?" about dance as fitness. 

Today, I teach HOT HULA fitness classes throughout the week and on the weekends.  It's been such a blessing to me to help people get fit in this new exciting exercise format.

You can find me on my personal blog at LifeCandy.

Cheers and Mahalo...