•Reveals How She Set Up VENIVICI Urban Spa In 1999
When Ms. Arinola Adeniyi set up Venivici Health Club & Urban Spa in May 1999, many elites didn’t quite buy into her vision. They just couldn’t understand why a Deputy General Manager of a top bank will exit the banking sector that held a lot of promise, and float a Spa called Venivici. They just couldn’t get it. But Arin could see the potential in that line of business.
Venivici Health Club + Urban Spa was born out of the sheer disruptive influence by the visioner, Arinola Adeniyi. Disruptive influence celebrates the desire to the different and does something different. She believed there had to be more to climbing the corporate ladder and executives do not have to carry out their duties in a state of permanent exhaustion. She envisioned a healthy Work-Life-Balance for all: with a conscious effort at helping others achieve optimum well being.
The journey began in May 1999 using a completely ‘novel’ medium in Nigeria to help others cope with the demands of modern day living syndrome. It was indeed referred to as ‘alien’.
Venivici has however, in the last 16 years effervesced and gone on to become a leading brand in the Spa and Wellness Industry. It has indeed made such a remarkable impact int he provision of Holistic and Alternative Therapy.
“At Venivici we provide holistic services in an Oasis of Tranquility and serenity she says. “Emphasis at Venivici is on Preventive Health as well as Health and Beauty Enhancement. Our treatments are natural, non-invasive and therapeutic with swift and immediate result as well as long term benefits. We impact in people positively, physically, psychologically, mentally and emotionally.
The Therapies are actually very therapeutic and not merely indulgent as thought of by some or intimidating as perceived by others. Venivici has evolved into a Sanctuary of Wellness for all with the highest moral ethics of service, quality and integrity.
Our Ultra-Modern Facility in the new hub of Lagos, Lekki Phase 1, bears credence to this Venivici literally means “I came and i conquered” It’s about the sense of positive achievement for out teeming clients!! You too should come and conquer…….. Venivici is your Sanctuary of Wellness!!
Arinola’s belief in Venivici being a Sanctuary of Wellness was borne out of a firm belief that the treasure trove of quintessential health lies in the human endowments of the Mind, Body and Soul.
“Enriching the Mind, Cultivating the Body and Nourishing the Soul ensure we all enjoy a Healthy Work-Life Balance. Little lifestyle behavioral changes culminate in huge dividends on our Health and Well-Being!” She explains.
With a BSc in Economics from University of Ife and an MBA from University of Lagos, Arinola embarked on a banking career which spanned 17 years. As an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, she was secretary to the Association of Professionals Women Bankers for several years and was 2nd Vice Chairman up till 2002. She left Banking as a Deputy General Manager to pursue her vision, Venivici Health Club and Urban Spa full time in 2002.She turned her passion into her profession.
She is a Corporate Wellness Coach, Diet & Nutrition specialist, Colon Therapist, Esthetician and is presently undergoing various courses with Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. Arinola writes in various Lifestyle Papers and Magazines on Spa and Wellness Issues and takes on public speaking engagements at Seminars, Corporate Retreats, Schools Universities, Women’s fora, Churches, etc. She had a weekly Wellness Column in Sunday Punch for several years, a platform through which she was able to reach a wider audience in creating healthier nation.
Arinola is involved in several charities and has several plaques in appreciation of her contribution to widows, orphans, less privileged as well as Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigeria. She served on the board of Covenant University from 2005-2010. She believes in nurturing and mentoring younger Therapists and Entrepreneurs. She is a YOUWIN and WIMBIZ mentor.