‘More Than Ex­er­cise, It’s A Life­style’

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For Wainani Arnold, help­ing oth­ers at­tain their body and well­ness goals has be­come both a pas­sion and life’s mis­sion.

A dancer al­most her whole life, and a well­ness in­struc­tor in Pi­lates, yoga and the GYROTONIC EX­PAN­SION SYS­TEM method for nearly a decade, Arnold re­cently opened her own stu­dio, Wainani Well

“This is what I’m sup­posed to do with my life — help with their bod­ies and with that, when you’re well in your body, you’re well in your mind,” says but also those in­ter­ested in be- com­ing in­struc­tors through our teacher train­ing pro­gram.”

A 2000 grad­u­ate of Kame­hameha Schools, Arnold grew up danc­ing hula, jazz and con­tem­po­rary dance, as well as gymnastics and ten­nis. She earned a bach­e­lors in dance teach­ing and per­for­mance from

“I thought I was pretty strong as a gym­nast, dancer, but then I saw how Pi­lates im well-be­ing,” re­calls Arnold. “I en­ergy, more strength, more con­trol and less pain.”

Af­ter col­lege, she be­came a dancer for a mod­ern dance com­pany called Back­haus­dance in Cal­i­for­nia, while also work­ing as a Pi­lates and yoga in­struc­tor in Costa Mesa. It GYROTONIC method, which she cred­its for heal­ing her body of the wear and tear from her many years of dance.

“It helped me be aware of my dys­func­tional pat­terns and im­bal­ances, un­wind tight­ness, - cient pat­terns, which got me out of aches and pains, and feel­ing stronger, more co­ordi

through spi­ral­ing, cir­cling pat­terns. It cen­ters from the breath, the spine and the idea from deep con­nec­tion we can at­tain our op­ti­mal strength and mo­bil­ity.”

in 2007, and taught dance at as yoga, Pi­lates and GYRO - dios be­fore open­ing her stu­dio in July.

“The time spent in the stu­dio is more than ex­er­cise, it’s a life­style,” she adds. “The con­cepts, aware­ness and sen­sa­tions you ex­pe­ri­ence in your one-hour ses­sion or class should sup­port and en­hance what you do daily and that in turn sup­ports the

“We are a place for well­ness-con­scious con­sumers. Those who are seek­ing body work t hat’s mean­ing­ful, deep and cre­ates long-last­ing changes.”

Wainani Well­ness Cen­ter First group class is free to new clients. Visit wainani­well­ness. com or call 369-1992.

Wainani Arnold demon­strates stretches on the GYROTONIC EX­PAN­SION SYS­TEM.

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