BY ELi CHEP & EVE CHEGE
Nairobi’s home for the lively middle class, last Friday received a new gem comprising: a state -of –the- art wellness center with a gym, group fitness classes, luxurious spa treatments and massages, nutritional consultations, meditation & yoga classes. The center will also have a juice and coffee bar as well as a salon.
The new wellness center dubbed ‘Revitalize Wellness Center is the first of its kind in Nairobi and will be located at ICEA Lion Centre, Block 1A, on Chiromo Road – sitting in the middle of Westland’s commercial capital that’s a dynamic social hub for expatriates and middle class Kenyans.
“Around the world, there is growing interest in changing the way we take care of ourselves – not just our bodies, but also our minds, spirit, society, and planet. There is a growing impetus for paradigm shift to a proactive and holistic approach to addressing and preventing the root causes of our personal and societal ills. This is what our wellness movement is all about,” said Susan Rodrigues, Managing Director, Revitalize Limited.
Susan Rodrigues is a Professional turned Entrepreneur having previously worked in accounting and auditing at Safaricom, Deloitte East Africa, Eastern Produce (K) Ltd and Block Hotels (Management) Limited among others. She is now the founder of Revitalize Limited the company behind ‘Revitalize Wellness Center that is opening at the heart of Westlands.
Revitalize Wellness Center will combine world skin care best practices to some of the common services such as facial treatments (the center is making use of the luxury British spa and skincare brand Elemis), yoga and meditation classes, a gym, body treatments and massages including deep tissue massages, manicures and pedicures as well as stylist haircut for men, grooming and saloon services for ladies among others.
“In addition to beauty, fitness, therapy and other skin care services, Revitalize is opening a coffee and Juice bar providing fresh juices and smoothies, gourmet coffee and tea infused with much sought after Ganoderma –a herb of mushroom type used in Asia for its ability to maintain and improve health courtesy of Organo Coffee,” said Susan.
According to Susan, Revitalize shapes the future of wellness and promises to assist consumers in their quest to live better and healthier lives. “The global interest in, and confidence about wellness, is poised to impact everything about the way we live our lives, from the products we buy to the places we work and play. The Revitalize Brand in Kenya is about to do just that,” she said while on interview.
Revitalize Wellness Center comes amid 2014 statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicating that about a quarter (23 per cent) of Kenyan women aged 15 years and above is either underweight or obese. Also about seven per cent of men in the same age group suffer from the conditions.
“Many people are now suffering from lifestyle diseases such as heart diseases, cancers, diabetes, bone issues and psychological disorders due to their weight,” said Susan.
“Increased threat to lives by lifestyle diseases has brought about the yearning for a balance between work, personal time and quality time with family and friends as a perpetual need within today’s society,” said Susan.
In addition to increased consciousness for personal health and fitness, Kenya’s health tourism provides a plus for wellness centres like Revitalize where health spas are gaining ground due to surging demand for the services from tourists and expatriates.
About Revitalize Limited
Revitalize Limited is opening a new state-of-the art wellness center in Nairobi’s Westlands area -located at ICEA Lion Centre, Block 1A, on Chiromo Road. This is a high-end luxurious and upscale Wellness Center occupying 5000sq feet of office space. It is a perfect setting for a complete holistic adventure and unequalled revitalized experience for those looking for renewal. Susan Rodrigues is the Owner and Managing Director of Revitalize Limited.
A. Group Fitness:
• Zumba dance class, Aerobics, Yoga and Meditation
• Insanity Fitness
• Fun dance classes like Mummy and Me (dad’s invited too) as a special bonding session for parents and kids, Jukebox Boomerang for the over 50’s; Mama Mia for the housewives and a corporate synergy class
• 3km power walk with music
B. Gym Membership:
• There are various packages to choose from ranging from individual, couple and corporate, as well as daily or annual packages.
• Massage, body treatments and facials.
• Hair care for both men and women
• Manicure and Pedicures
D. Other Services
• Nutritionist consultation
• To cap it all, a Healthy Juice & Coffee Bar offering fresh juice and coffee made on order both of which promote health and longevity.
For more information contact +254721889777 +254733889777 via http://www.revitalize.co.ke, Facebook – Revitalize Wellness Center, Follow on Twitter @RevitalizeKE and Instagram on @Revitalize_Kenya