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Sensei Lāna‘i, A Four Seasons Resort Debuts Optimal Wellbeing Program

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Sensei Lāna’i, A Four Seasons Resort unveiled its Optimal Wellbeing Program in partnership with WHOOP, the human performance company. This newly enhanced program is a deep lifestyle analysis designed to inspire an optimal self via heightened awareness and experiential learning that are brought together into understandable and actionable insights by the Sensei Guides who are experts in their fields. At the heart of the program is the Sensei Way, which distills preventive health science, data and research into three simple paths for everyday living: move, nourish, and rest.

“Sensei is committed to helping people live longer, healthier lives through preventative care and healthy lifestyle practices, and the Optimal Wellbeing Program is the next evolution of that purpose,” said Kevin Kelly, CEO of Sensei. “Beyond administering health and wellness principles that are rooted in scientific findings, Sensei’s value is the understanding of the data points and knowledgeable interpretation for each guest’s unique needs and goals.”

Sensei’s Optimal Wellbeing Program is an augmented wellness experience that integrates intention, health metrics, lifestyle, and long-term wellbeing vision set against the unique landscape of Kō’ele, Lāna’i’s traditionally spiritual uplands. The program consists of custom, evidence-led practices supported by technology to seamlessly connect each guest with their health information. This new digital platform provides personal data and insights from Sensei and the WHOOP Strap 3.0 wearable device.

WHOOP provides personalized, actionable feedback and tracks key metrics like heart rate variability, resting heart rate, respiratory rate, and sleep staging with industry-leading accuracy. While visualizing biometric data can be helpful, the true value of this program comes from contextualizing the information within the bigger picture. Every data point is evaluated in relation to an individual’s unique variables and circumstances. The Sensei Portal applies a systematic approach to wellness by examining how all elements combine to influence lifestyle, versus simply confronting challenges in a vacuum. The portal displays member health data with radar diagrams of move, nourish, and rest, which reflect the balance and interdependency of each path’s dynamic pieces. The diagrams reveal how optimization of any system requires strategic coordination of all its components. The portal’s simplified display of aggregated data provides timely education and empowerment for those seeking improved wellbeing via self-care.

The data-rich wellness experience includes a blood biomarker diagnostic administered by MODO MD (Maui Mobile Doctor). With results available in 10 minutes, the fasted blood glucose and lipid panel findings are used to enhance and identify areas of opportunity during the one-on-one nutrition session with a Sensei Guide. While included in the Optimal Wellbeing Program, the blood marker testing is available as an add-on service for all other guests.

Whoop wearable device. Photo Credit: Adam Moran
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