Nia is a well-being fitness and lifestyle program. It is the original and most advanced form of fitness fusion. Nia blends the martial arts, the healing arts and the dance arts to create a high powered, synergistic workout that no isolated exercise technique can match. Nia is a blend of form (simple choreography) and freedom (freedance) The music is uplifting and inspiring. Nia is ideal for all ages and fitness levels. It's all about the Joy of Movement!
A Nia class is formatted like a traditional exercise class, including a warm-up, cardiovascular component, and floor play. Nia is safe for all ages and body shapes and is presented in levels of intensity so you can choose the degree of movement thatís right for you. Within each class, youíll find a different intention and focus, with various styles of music, such as jazz, classical, world beat, celtic and enigmatic. It is Pleasure and Fun.
Originally, Nia stood for Non-Impact Aerobics. The letters NIA have come to stand for Neuromuscular Integrative Action, in other words, the interaction between our bodies and our minds. In Swahili, the word Nia means ď With PurposeĒ.
So how do we define Nia? We say itís a lot like chocolateóyou have to taste it. Itís a mind-body-spirit movement program with purpose.
Itís awakening the soul. Itís mindful action. Itís fitness and health. Itís meditation in motion. Itís medicine for the soul. Itís nirvana in action. Itís nurturing internal awareness. Itís all of these things and more.Ē óDebbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas, who created Nia in 1983.
Nia healing Mind, Emotions, and Spirit through the Body Movement using the Bodyís Way Ė the natural body moves for an each individual.
The classic Nia workout.
Classic Nia is for everyone - from neothyte to dancer to athlete.
Classic Nia is a learning experience, with an emphasis on gaining new knowledge about your body and the best ways to move.
In Classic Nia, it is reasonable and acceptable not to expect perfection in your movements.
Classic Nia is noncompetitive, meaning you grow and change in your own time and in your own way.
Classic Nia teaches you to play, have fun, and express yourself.
In Classic Nia, you focus at least as much your Body's Way as you do on the Body's Way.
Nia movements based on Body's Way Ė method of using the body in accord with its design and structure. Everybody is unique and different, everybody has different Way of moving. Nia's Way is allowing bodies to move with its nature. That is the key to self-healing.
Benefits of Nia.
Pleasure of living in your body.
Strengthens muscles and improves muscle tone .
Calms the mind and relieves stress .
Improves endurance .
Increases grace and flexibility.
Helps weight loss and proper weight maintenance .
Improves organ function.
Balances nervous system.
Enhances sensory awareness .
Improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Improves concentration and cognitive function.