Healthy Living Programs
Moai Social Groups

A Moai (pronounced “Mo Eye”) is a group of people meeting for a common purpose and can include activities like walking, purpose discussions and potluck meals. The word “Moai” comes from Okinawa, Japan, where neighbors use Moais as support systems. Based on this tradition, Moai groups are considered just as important to a person’s health as the benefits of being active, healthy eating and finding a purpose.

Moai Group Matching Event 
Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Beach Cities Health District – Center for Health & Fitness
514 N. Prospect Ave, 2nd, Redondo Beach
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“Moai” (pronounced “mo-eye”) groups share healthy activities with friends! Moai groups are free, open to everyone, and meet monthly or weekly in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. During this FREE event you will get to know people who share your passion for healthy living and are ready for supportive group activities. Light refreshments will be served and registration is requested.

There will be a brief presentation about Blue Zones Project and you’ll hear from current group participants about their experiences with four different types of group activities. We’ll discuss weekly walking groups of various speeds, potlucks to share plant-slant meals, discussion groups around life purpose, and dining together at Blue Zones designated restaurants. 

Then, everyone will have the opportunity to chat and join groups. There will be a variety of established groups to connect with or you are welcome to create new groups meeting times too. Please come with an idea of your preferred activities and availability. 

Contact
If you have questions leading up to this event, please contact Tiana Rideout on her cellphone 310-866-0189 or email tiana.rideout@bchd.org. Our team looks forward to meeting you!

Walking Moai
Walking Moais meet once or twice a week and walk together for at least 30 minutes. In the past year, nearly 140 local walking Moai groups have brought together more than 1,750 people in the Beach Cities, turning strangers into friends.

Potluck Moai
Potluck Moais meet once a month and explore new recipes with a “Plant Slant,” dishes focused on vegetables, fruits and plant-based proteins. Vegans, vegetarians, or those simply looking to eat healthier are all welcome.

Purpose Discussion Moai
Purpose Discussion Moais meet once a week for 10 weeks to talk about how each member can live their purpose in everyday life. Discover your life’s purpose surrounded by a supportive, encouraging group.

Join a Group
Meeting times and locations vary throughout Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach. Contact Tiana Rideout to get started and learn about upcoming events.

Moai Groups List 

Interest Form

Why I Joined a Moai
"I joined a Walking Moai in April of 2011 and have been walking ever since. I'm sure my health has improved as a result of walking at least sixteen miles per week. However, what has been even more important is the fact that my wife and I have met a group of great people who also walk with our Moai, the Ocean Walkers. We not only walk together but we enjoy each others' company socially. When I walk with our partners in the Moai, it's so much more interesting to find out what our friends did on the weekend or what movies they saw, or to meet their sons or daughters who occasionally join us." – Irwin Brand, Moai participant