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Nia is a fun, healing movement technique designed to ELEVATE your heart rate, LIFT your spirits, STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN every muscle and to CONNECT your mind to your body.

Jason uses eclectic music and simple movements inspired by Jazz & Modern Dance, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi, Yoga and other body healing modalities to guide the class through a workout that is challenging in more than just the physical realm. It will just seem like you’re having a good time dancing and the next thing you know you’re covered in sweat. You'll learn about your body and your movements. You'll learn to take cues from the sensations in your feet. You will be moving with emotional energy. You’ll be focusing on new and exciting aspects of your movement potential.

“This lyric dance-like routine is deceptively powerful, delivering a high-powered workout that will leave you strong and centered.”
— Health Magazine

Kick Off Your Shoes & Join The Fun!
    While Nia is a proper noun, it was created 35 years ago as a response to high impact aerobics and was named using an acronym for Non Impact Aerobics. After the practice began to develop and become more grounded, centered and profound, it soon became known more accurately as Neuromuscular Integrative Action. Nia is a Swahili word that means "for a purpose or reason". In Arabic it means "done with the heart and mind" In Hebrew it means, "small movement." The philosophy of Nia is "Through Movement We Find Health.

“Most innovative workout (Nia) stands head and shoulders above a crowded look-alike market.”
— American Fitness Magazine

Nia...

... looks like modern dance because it is beautiful, it is set to music and everyone is moving their bodies and smiling and having a great time.

... feels like yoga because the class is very focused on self-awareness and joining the body, mind and spirit.

... is taught and practiced like martial arts; using kicks, blocks and strikes with intention and self-discipline.

... takes aerobics classes in the direction of Tai Chi with its barefoot, controlled, whole body movements.

... tastes like chocolate and is just as indescribably unique and adored.

“... is fitness as an art form.” — Jason’s Student

 

Nia is indescribable. The best way to understand what it is, is to come and take a Nia class with Jason. If you're like most people, you will feel much better after you've done a Nia class than you did before you started. Isn't that the way a fitness class ought to make you feel?