‘More Than Exercise, It’s A Lifestyle’
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.