Healthy Living Programs
Moai Social Groups

HEALTH UPDATE: BCHD’s AdventurePlex and Center for Health & Fitness facilities will remain temporarily closed until further notice. Please visit our calendar for virtual programming, events and public meetings. Visit for more information. 

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. 

Virtual Moai Social: How to Overcome Procrastination NOW!
Wednesday, November 18 at 5 p.m.  
Cost: Free 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many are finding themselves procrastinating on taking action on their to-do lists. This often causes stress and negative feelings. For some, procrastination has been an ongoing issue and for others, it has increased during COVID-19. Join us in a supportive environment to explore this issue. During this workshop, we will discuss:
• The reasons why people procrastinate
• What causes procrastination
• 5 strategies to move forward
This event will be facilitated by Kathleen Terry and the Power 9 Programs Committee. 
If you have questions leading up to this event, please contact


Previous Virtual Moai Social Events

Start a Moai

Register Your Moai

Learn How to Start Your Moai

Connect with Virtual Moai Groups

Types of Moai

  • 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. Email to get started and learn about upcoming events.

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