Interventions Exercise classes

Excercise Interventions

Working Out a Solution

Exercise is crucial to diabetes prevention, but not every exercise program is compatible with the different indigenous cultures ‘Amanaki Fo’ou serves. That’s why we avoid one-size-fits-all fitness regimens and instead focus on fun and effective exercise classes that are tailored to fit in with local interests and pastimes.

Moving and Shaking

With the help of trained experts, ‘Amanaki Fo’ou has found culturally relevant exercise programs for the people we serve. In Tonga, for example, that means lots of socializing and laughing during our popular group dance events and local pickleball tournaments.

Excercise Intervention Resources

Fitness: boxing
Fitness: Tahitian dancing
Fitness: body weights
Fitness: cardio step
Fitness: boxing
Fitness: Tahitian dancing
Fitness: body weights
Fitness: cardio step

We Need Your Help

Whether you’re giving a donation, spreading the word on social media, or joining us on a medical mission, our success depends on volunteers like you getting involved and making an impact.


Your donation goes a long way


Great partners make a great difference


Needed: volunteers with big hearts and willing hands

Dr. Rob Ferguson

Chair of Treatment Team

Co-founder of ‘Amanaki Fo’ou’ with wife Andrea Ferguson

Since 2013, Rob Ferguson has been working with ministries of health, medical professionals, government leaders, and hospital and clinic staff to address the management, treatment, and education on the sequelae of diabetes. Rob is a reconstructive surgeon and hospital system medical officer with Intermountain Health (based in Salt Lake City, UT). His focus includes training teams on surgical management of diabetic complications as well as working with local teams to recruit volunteer specialists to meet their goals and needs.



Rob graduated from Brigham Young University prior to obtaining his medical degree from the University of Virginia. His surgical and specialty training programs include the University of Kentucky, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX), and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Taipei, Taiwan). He obtained a masters in business administration from the University of Utah.