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Spa Montage in Kapalua a one-stop health center INDOOR AND OUTDOOR the sunrise morning yoga TRAINING WITH NEW HIIT class with certified yoga instructor Christina Farias. CLASS, YOGA SESSIONS Spa Montage’s state-ofFind your perfect fit with a the-art fitness center is home spectrum of Spa Montage fit- to a staff of highly skilled ness classes, right on the stun- personal trainers, who are ning shores of Kapalua Bay. available for customized inThe spa, which boasts in- struction that covers an array door and outdoor training of fitness disciplines. The fitsettings, along with a 30,000 ness team works with each square-foot facility, offers client to provide an individudaily exercise options, in- alized program that suits the cluding Pilates, yoga, cardio fitness goals and lifestyle of and cross-training sessions. each guest. Popular, new features inThe Fitness Center & clude the heart-pumping HI- Movement Studio is outfitted IT (high intensity interval with the latest cardio equiptraining) class with personal ment, including treadmills, trainer Vincent Nolasco and recumbent bikes, elliptical

trainers, rowing machines, and strength-training tools, such as free weights and the Kinesis Weight system. For overall wellness, check out the spa’s hydrotherapy circuit, salt water infinity pool and sunning deck, cafe, boutique and beauty salon. The Spa Cafe and Juice Bar provides post-workout or massage detox drinks or a healthy snack. Menu includes sandwiches, salads and wraps that use fresh, local ingredients. Specialty coffees, specially crafted smoothies and organic snack items are also available. For details on Spa Montage, call 665-8282.

■ HIIT CLASS (high intensity interval training), 10:30 a.m. Saturdays in the Fitness Center & Movement Studio. Inspired by the “Insanity” and “PX90” workouts, HIIT combines periods of high-intensity exercise with short periods of rest. Vincent Nolasco (squatting above) instructs. ■ SUNRISE MORNING YOGA, 6:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays on the point fronting Kapalua Bay. Students of all levels are led through an active and engaging practice against the backdrop of the Pacific. Christina Farias (left) instructs.

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ealth and home just got a little closer when Anytime Fitness, Maui’s newest gym, opened its doors in Pukalani. The comfortable facility allows Upcountry residents to stay in the area for all their fitness needs. Gone are the days of driving down Haleakala hill for classes, treadmills, free weights and personal training. “The things we try to emphasize is number one: the convenience factor. We didn’t feel like we had to go downtown, and people can come Higuchi whenever they want,” said Sean Ky Higuchi, owner and certified trainer. “Also, we created an atmosphere that’s good for everyone. Just the other day we had college-age kids working out, and right next to them was Barbara, our 80-year-old member, and it’s not like there’s any awkwardness . . . it’s everybody’s neighborhood gym.” Anytime Fitness, with more than 2,000 locations around the world, stays open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Traditional gyms are staffed, operating during specific hours. Instead, AF allows member access around the clock via keyless locks; and one membership covers gyms in all locations. Continuous video security monitoring and personal devices with one-touch access to emergency care promote a safe environment. The Maui spot is the first Anytime Fitness in Hawaii. It opened in June in the former Cinemagic Building off Old Haleakala Highway. Four employees take turns staffing the gym during certain hours. All

are available seven days a week by appointment. Member Liane Kawasaki of Pukalani, who was recently working out during the day, joined the gym two months ago and said she likes the fact that she can exercise based on her own schedule. Also, “it’s clean, new and close by,” she said. “Everyone is really nice.” Pukalani’s fresh, vibrant colors create an inviting and energizing atmosphere. Equipment ranges from treadmills and elliptical machines, to free weights and squat racks, to yoga mats, kettlebells and TRX bands. Multiple rooms flow together well, bringing a cohesive community feel that’s also well-organized. Weekly small group classes are listed on the bulletin board near the entrance; personal training is also available. Office Manager Lauren Plemel said Anytime Fitness Maui is a good fit for people of all fitness levels. “It’s for all ages,” she said. “We see people ranging from age 13 to 80. We coexist well together. It’s not intimidating.” Sean said the staff has worked to present an environment that’s welcoming for everyone, regardless of age or exercise experience. “When I envisioned opening a gym, obviously it’s fun to have the young guys who are excited to lift weights, but I also thought about who lives Upcountry: my parents, my aunties and uncles . . . I wanted those people to feel comfortable coming here,” he said. “I think we did a good job of creating that atmosphere.” The Maui native said it’s long been a dream to open a gym in his hometown of Pukalani. After graduating from Maui High School, he attended college in Tacoma, Wash.,

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WAILEA — Be rejuvenated from head to toe with the beauty and benefits of Hawaii. At the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui’s new Willow Stream Spa in Wailea, experts take special care to include Hawaii’s ingredients in a thoughtful selection of treatments and products. Visitors and residents will embark on a sensory journey through the island’s flora, fruits, earth deposits and waters — all of which inspire health and balance. Director of Spa Paola Perin said Willow Stream, the award-winning signature spa brand of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, blends luxury with local environments at each property. The Maui spa, which underwent $8 million in upgrades and doubled in size, offers an exciting chance to present the island’s rich colors, design and healing properties.

“We want the guests to just feel and experience the benefits,” said Perin, who worked with Fairmont Kea Lani’s cultural adviser and others to derive the locally-inspired treatments and facility design. “A lot of people don’t know about these products when they leave Maui or if they’ve come here before. It’s really understanding and feeling these ingredients during the treatment.” Ti leaf. Kawa. Awapuhi. Kukui nut. Alaea salt. Hawaii’s natural healers are showcased at Willow Stream, and spa guests will leave with an authentic experience that combines sophistication, tradition, science and nature. Even the products were selected with care. Willow Stream offers ‘Ala Lani Bath and Body, a Maui-based, family-owned company, which promotes health through hand-crafted products from pure Hawaiian ingredients.

Wailea’s Willow Stream Spa, which opened last month, features more than 9,000 square feet of 13 interior treatment rooms, eight manicure and pedicure locations, three outdoor spa cabanas and one makeup station. Treatments, massages, skin care, pampering and other services are designed for relief, restoration and results. Aside from the locally-inspired treatments, some of the standout spa features include state-of-the-art technology. A wave table, which will be open in early February, simulates the feeling of floating on water, enhancing relaxation. The therapist will use the bed to move and stretch the body, manipulating joints and tissues in a way that’s more fluid to the body’s movement, Perin said. “It will allow us to address concerns that we are not normally able to target in a treatment bed because we don’t have the ability to rotate. So that may be helpful for a golf swing to achieve flexibility and mobility.”

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The K-Lift facial utilizes a trio of energy systems and is hailed by the spa as one of the most results-oriented, noninvasive treatments that can be found on the island. Experienced practitioners apply a 660-megahertz LED light to the face, which benefits cellular turnover and stimulates collagen production. Then, micro-enfusion allows product to penetrate a deeper layer of the tissue, allowing for optimal hydration and nutrient absorption. Finally, microcurrent technology is applied, which stimulates muscle fibers and yields a contouring effect. “This is the most noninvasive facial with the best results,” she said. “Everyone who has a facial with this machine says it’s the best.” Treatment rooms include the Nalu (Wave) Suite, with the state-of-the-art wave table; the Wailele (Waterfall) JOSH FLETCHER photos Suite, which offers Vichy Photos counterclockwise from top: The women’s Shower treatments; Aloha hydro area at new Willow Stream Spa offers experi(Love) Couples Suite with in-table sound/image thera- ence showers inspired by varieties of Maui rain and a warm palolo (mud) bar and foot bed. • Enjoy the comSee WILLOW STREAM forts of the co-ed lounge. • The nail salon will pamper on Page 6 guests. • The men’s sauna was recently unveiled.

Sporting accidents among vertigo culprits; new treatment promising

covered and then treated. All 60 cases responded to treatA new treatment focusing ment. In 48 cases, chronic on cervical (neck) injuries vertigo ceased. Twelve cases shows promise for patients experienced fewer and less sewith chronic dizziness and vere vertigo episodes. vertigo. Because vertigo is a brain According to a study pub- disorder that has been freIntroducing Willow Stream Spa lished in the Journal of Verte- quently linked to head trauFind your mana (energy) and achieve kaulike (internal balance) at Wailea’s newest luxury spa. Offering bral Subluxation Research, ma, it was theorized that cora full menu of authentic, locally-inspired experiences to relieve, restore or drive results, the new 9,000 60 patients with chronic rection of trauma-induced square-foot Willow Stream Spa features experience showers inspired by varieties of Maui rain, dizziness and vertigo disor- cervical misalignments may a soothing palolo (mud) bar, an invigorating hot lava stone foot bed and state-of-the-art technology. ders were evaluated for mis- positively impact vertigo. alignments in their upper neck Of the 60 patients in the Now open at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui in Wailea. vertebrae. In all subjects, cer- JVSR study, 56 recalled at For more information, call 808.875.2229 or visit vical misalignments were dis- least one traumatic event priA Supplement of THE MAUI NEWS – Friday, January 24, 2014 – Page 4 By ERIN ELSTER

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or to his or her vertigo onset. The most common traumas included whiplash and/or concussion sustained as a result of auto accidents (25 patients); sporting accidents, such as skiing, cycling, or horseback riding (16 patients); or falls on slippery sidewalks or down stairs (six patients.) The duration between the traumatic event and vertigo onset ranged

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Live better via BCBH ILLNESS MANAGEMENT SERIES TO BEGIN IN SPRECKELSVILLE, LAHAINA Maui County Office on Aging aims to make residents’ lives better lived. The agency is offering “Better Choices Better Health,” a statewide self-management workshop, in Spreckelsville starting in February and in Lahaina beginning in March. The six-class sessions teach participants how to improve quality of life by learning skills for managing health conditions. It is geared toward any adult with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease and arthritis, among others. Caregivers are

welcomed. BCBH will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 18 to March 25, at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville. Also, it runs during the same times and days, March 27 to May 1, at Kaiser Permanente in Lahaina. Classes are interactive and fun; the program is based on a format developed by Stanford University and Kaiser Permanente. Participants will learn how to manage chronic conditions and improve overall health through achievable

action plans for better nutrition, exercise, relaxation, communication skills, medication management and more. Cost is $10 for participants ages 60 and older and for caregivers of any age. Cost is $35 for those younger than 60. Scholarships are available. Participants receive a book, “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions,” and a relaxation CD, “Time for Healing.” Call Maui County Office on Aging program specialist Jo Reyes at 270-7755 for more information or to register for the workshop series.

Safe, effective workouts for Maui’s older adults with Enhance Fitness Become more active, energized and empowered with Enhance Fitness, an awardwinning exercise program for adults 50 and older. Led by certified instructors, the workouts are designed to be safe and effective for individuals of all fitness levels and abilities. One-hour classes are ongoing and offered three times a Keele week. Each session includes an aerobic/cardiovascular segment, balance exercises, strength training with adjustable cuff weights and stretching. EF improves cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility and balance. In addi-

tion to the physical benefits, the program helps build relationships among class members in a fun and friendly exercise environment. Moreover, the program has demonstrated improved health while reducing health care costs for regular participants. Exercise is known to protect against heart attacks and high blood pressure, to lower bad cholesterol levels, increase strength and flexibility, improve mental functioning, and reduce the risk of falls. Progress is measured with fitness checks at the time of enrollment and again after four months. For more information or to find a class in your area, contact Enhance Fitness trainer Paula Keele at 870-5530.

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Judy’s Gang in Wailuku is making fitness more fun Judy Ridolfino teaches that there’s no work in working out. When you’re having a good time, dancing, strength training, stretching and other physical activities fly by. All the while, your movement is promoting good health — physically and mentally. Ridolfino’s Judy’s Gang Inc., located in Wailuku, offers classes in tap and jazz dancing, weights and more. Her training, located at 811 Kolu St., No. 104, promotes variety and prioritizes enjoy-

ment. She encourages people to give it a try to see if it’s a good fit. “All of a sudden you are coming regularly, making friends, improving your blood pressure, cholesterol and bone density, gaining flexibility and liking your body a whole lot more,” Ridolfino said. “When you like what you see, you get on a roll of more good things to 101 Kanani Road, Kihei Maui, HI 96753 come.” 808-879-1500 • For a full class schedule and prices, call Judy’s Gang Ask about our move in Specials! at 879-8742. A Supplement of THE MAUI NEWS – Friday, January 24, 2014 – Page 5 Saturday, January 25, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 noon • Garden Room Visit with our community partners, including Partners in Care, Venture Physical Therapy and many more. We will also have free blood pressure and accu-checks. At Kalama Heights, your month-to-month rent includes utilities (except phone), basic cable, three chef-prepared meals daily, housekeeping & linen service, scheduled transportation, activities, 24/7 on-site management teams …ask about our free travel program.

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tled among the majestic 22 acres of tropical landscape at The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui will be recognized for its exception level of treatment and service. “Authenticity is the key word,” she said. “We want anyone who leaves here to think, ‘Wow, these are professionals.’ This is not just for you to get a massage and you’re out the door. . . . You have to truly take away that there was an experience you gained from being at this property.” ■ Kehaulani Cerizo can be reached at kcerizo

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ANYTIME FITNESS Continued from Page 3 where he received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He met and married his wife, Katie, and remained in Seattle for 15 years to manage area gyms. Sean said he had always wanted to move home, and he envisioned launching a small, independent gym once he returned. After getting a call from a friend, who had converted his Mainland gym to an Anytime Fitness, Sean did some research and said, “Everything about it made sense.” What appealed to him most, though, was the worklife balance. “That’s one of the biggest premises . . . it allows a work/life balance,” said Sean, who recently celebrated the first birthday of daughter Tori. Because gym operations aren’t reliant on staffing, it allows more flexibility when trainers come down with illnesses, or if the owners have to be away from the facility. “Because you are going to be happy and excited when you are here working at the gym, your members will know it, and they will be happy and excited. You can have a positive atmosphere here. . . . Our members feel it; our employees feel it.

Hawaii tops U.S. health rankings in 2013 The Associated Press The Aloha State was recently ranked as the healthiest state in United Health Foundation’s 2013 America’s Health Rankings. The last time Hawaii was No. 1 was in 2008, said Dr. Ronald Y. Fujimoto, chief medical officer for the UnitedHealthCare’s Community Plan for Hawaii. Hawaii ranked second in 2012, with

Vermont taking the top spot; Mississippi is ranked as the least healthy state. “We are definitely leading the nation as being the healthiest state,” Fujimoto said. The Aloha State’s ranking over the years has varied from first to sixth in the United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings. Hawaii stands out for leading the nation in public health

funding at $225 per person and for an 80.2-percent immunization rate for children, according to the report. The report notes that 14.6 percent of adults in Hawaii smoke, an improvement in the past year from 16.8 percent. Nationally, 19.6 percent of adults smoke. Hawaii has one of the lowest obesity rates at 23.6 percent, compared with 27.6 percent nationally.

here in the open. People can come and take a shirt and we trust that they will write us to bill for it.” Sean said AF’s round-theclock security monitoring initially was a question for him. However, he has found that in the six months of operation, he’s only been called onsite three times, mainly to check whether doors were Tropical Hale Package completely closed, he said. 50-minute Massage or Facial & Lunch with access to Spa Facilities: “There are over 2,000 Rain Showers, Waterfall Hot Tubs, Steams & Saunas — SEAN HIGUCHI Anytime Fitness locations in Infinity Hawaiian Sea Salt Pool • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center Anytime Fitness Maui owner the world, so they’ve been Duo: $280* • Single: $140* working,” he said. 808-665-8282 100 Bay Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761 Tax and service charges are applied to all services. Other discounts are not applicable with this offering. Anytime Fitness, hailed And with the growth of for its “financial strength and membership, and positive stability, growth rate and feedback, Sean said, his size of the system,” is ranked Anytime Fitness is going No. 1 on Entrepreneur Mag- better than expected. The azine’s 2014 Franchise 500 Maui native said he’s thanklist, surpassing Subway, Mc- ful to be back home, cultiDonald’s and Pizza Hut. vating a healthy community Since Sean’s experience in his neighborhood. he staff at Maui Pain Clinic treats each patient according to covers more than a decade of “I remember writing their needs and develops a plan unique for every individual. Dr. working in varied gym envi- down goals, what I want to Van Natta was trained in pain management and anesthesia at the ronments, he observes that do. My number one thing Pukalani’s Anytime Fitness was that I wanted to open a rigorous University of Southern California/Los Angeles County is unique, in that, members gym in Pukalani, back home, Hospital residency program, one of the most challenging training take care of the facility. because there’s never been hospitals in the United States. Since completing his residency and “What I’ve found in here something here,” Sean said. becoming Board Certified, Dr. Van Natta has safely performed over is that because we’re not “To remember that is kind of 5,000 pain management procedures. staffed necessarily all the a cool thing. It was like, time, a lot of our members ‘Wow. I set out to do this a take ownership in this; long time ago, back in ’99.’ NOW ACCEPTING they’re the ones who will And here it is; it’s open and ALL INSURANCE. wipe down equipment and it’s running great. It’s a goal INCLUDING WORK COMP keep things clean because accomplished and a dream AND AUTO ACCIDENT they feel, ‘Oh, this is mine, I come true.” Maui Pain Clinic 53 S. Puunene Ave., #101 have to take care,’ ” he said. ■ Kehaulani Cerizo can be “It does rely on the honor reached at kcerizo system. Our retail is just out A Supplement of THE MAUI NEWS – Friday, January 24, 2014 – Page 7

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The Maui News 2014 HEALTH + fitness guide VERTIGO Continued from Page 4 from just a few months to multiple years. One patient in the study, for example, was involved in an auto accident, in which she sustained a cervical injury and wore a hard cervical collar for two months. Subsequent to the accident, she began suffering from chronic vertigo for 10 years, until un-

dergoing the study treatment; whereby, the vertigo ceased. Even in cases where the study subjects did not recall incidences of head or neck trauma prior to their vertigo onset, upper cervical misalignments were found. In fact, all 60 cases showed evidence of cervical injury when two diagnostic tests — thermal imaging and cervical X-ray — were performed. Of the 60 vertigo patients,

there were nine positional vertigo (BPPV) cases, 27 cervicogenic cases, three disembarkment cases, two labyrinthitis cases, 11 Meniere’s cases and eight migraine-associated vertigo (MAV) cases. Patients ranged in age from 12 to 73 years and had experienced vertigo between one and 37 years. All patients had been diagnosed by their physicians and many had suffered

for years and “had tried everything” to find relief including but not limited to medications, vestibular therapy, cervical exercises, physical therapy, massage, rolfing, acupuncture, herbs, cervical manipulation, Chinese medicine and biofeedback. A variety of symptoms can occur in people with vertigo disorders: vertigo (rotational or spinning sensation); dizziness (lightheadedness, faint-

ness or unsteadiness); involuntary eye movements (nystagmus); brain fog; nausea / vomiting; hearing loss; ringing in the ears (tinnitus); ear pressure, fatigue and cognitive and memory problems. The evaluation and treatment protocol administered in the study was a specialized form of chiropractic care, known as Upper Cervical Chiropractic. After determining a diagnosis of cervical in-

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jury, each patient’s injured neck was corrected by administering a precise adjustment by hand on a speciallydesigned knee chest table. Vertigo was resolved in the study subjects between one and six months of care. ■ The vertigo research discussed above was performed by Upper Cervical Chiropractor, Dr. Erin Elster, D.C., and is available on her website,

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