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Sensei Lanai Launches Golf and Tennis Optimal Wellbeing Programs

Two New Programs Will Help Guests Improve Wellbeing While Reaching Golf and Tennis Performance Goals


Building on the success of the Optimal Wellbeing Program (OWP) that launched in February at Sensei Lānaʻi, a Four Seasons Resort (HI) to enhance overall health and wellbeing, Sensei will now apply the same data and programs to two new sports performance packages for golf and tennis enthusiasts looking to improve their overall health, productivity, and game.

“The launch of OWP was such a success that we wanted to expand the use of the data captured through WHOOP wearable technology and our on-site diagnostics as well as the guidance offered by our practitioners to help guests achieve and sustain their wellness goals,” says CEO Kevin Kelly. “With premier tennis and world-class oceanfront golf on Lānaʻi, our guests will apply our data-driven OWP techniques to enhance their skills through a highly tailored itinerary designed by our Sensei Guides and sports instructors.”

The tailored programs are not traditional tennis or golf clinics, but an integration of Sensei’s popular OWP with sports instruction. As with the original OWP, technology is leveraged to track and analyze each guest’s unique health data, and guests consult with exercise physiologists, nutritionists, mindfulness coaches, and other practitioners. That data, including a wearable device through a partnership with WHOOP, the human performance company, is then layered in with additional golf and tennis performance metrics through detailed video analysis and instruction. Guests are supported at every step from goal setting to daily practices with an integrated team of Sensei Guides, wellness practitioners, and golf and tennis professionals who incorporate the Sensei philosophy—distilling the wellbeing journey into three simple paths for healthier living: Move, Nourish, and Rest. 

Golf Optimal Wellbeing Program

Designed for intermediate and advanced players, the five-night program with Sunday arrival starts at $1,640 per night (single)/$2,480 per night (double). Highlights include:

  • Eight-plus hours of one-on-one instruction with a golf instructor, which includes: 
    • One On-Course Assessment to assess pre-shot routine, mental approach, full swing, short game, putting, course strategy, rotational power, force output (internal), ball trajectory, and club head (external) 
    • One Private Lesson to discover the importance and advantage of receiving instant and actionable feedback from the latest Trackman technology measuring club path, angle of attack, spin, club face, club speed/ball speed, carry distance, and other key factors
    • One nine-hole round with a golf instructor putting into practice learnings from prior sessions while implementing new techniques to fine-tune each guest’s course strategy
    • One round of solo golf at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Manele Golf Course

Tennis Optimal Wellbeing Program 

Designed for Level 4.0 tennis players (as ranked by the National Tennis Rating Program), the five-night program with Sunday arrival starts at $1,555 per night (single)/$2,310 per night (double). Highlights include:

  • Four-plus hours of one-on-one instruction with a tennis professional and working with other similar-level 4.0 players, which includes:
    • Two Private Tennis Lessons including video analysis to discover the importance and advantage of receiving instant and actionable feedback on racquet path, spin, racquet face, racquet speed/ball speed, and other key factors
    • One Tennis Footwork Workshop designed to target each specific tennis stroke and discover how efficient footwork helps save energy, improve court coverage, and maximize reaction time
    • One Guided Match Play at the Manele Tennis Garden with the guidance of a tennis professional to learn how to play different styles such as aggressive baseliner, serve and volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player

Both programs include the same amenities as the original OWP, including luxurious accommodations, personalized support from pre-arrival through post-stay, biometrics testing, WHOOP wearable technology, private wellness consultations, restorative spa treatments, semi-private round-trip air transport from Honolulu International Airport, and more. Given the in-depth and one-on-one experience, weekly availability for the Golf and Tennis Optimal Wellbeing Programs is limited. Reservations can be made for stays beginning January 2, 2022, and require a minimum 14-days advance notice to allow for optimal data collection in preparation of guest visit and personalized programming. 

About The Author

Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.