So you're out and about and you come across this unique little specialty shop. You step inside. A welcoming feeling of warmth and familiarity washes over you. Your eyes explore the eclectic wares that adorn the space; hand-crafted pottery, worldly patterned fabrics, distinct earthy aromas. . . it speaks to you. The swelling sounds of drumming and vocals play in the distance as you move freely among the simple masterpieces. You find you are drawn to each piece that claims it's space among the others. Soon, you realize this familiar feeling sparks inner happiness, peace, and a sense of purpose. It's a feeling of connection to your self and surrounding. You step out of the space with your precious new valuables in hand. There's a skip in your step and a relaxed smile on your face. You think to yourself. . . "Why hadn't I discovered this sooner?" Why is this little gem neatly tucked away? Why am I overcome with a sense of home when I'm there? You decide to keep your special discovery a secret just for yourself. It's your escape from the norm. It's your personal hideaway. It's a space to simply be. It's YOU!
Welcome to the Nia Technique® ~ The fitness industry's best kept secret for over 30 years! Participants who step-in a Nia® class fall in love with themselves again. They discover their niche, their place, their sense of belonging; simply because it's all about their unique selves. Nia®'s welcoming atmosphere invites all to let go, be child-like and free. It's a special community of movers, dancers, and athletes who unite under one concept. . . . loving their bodies and lives. Yes, it's a hidden gem! It breaks free from the mold of traditional fitness that tends to focus on counts, steps, reps, more is better, a "No Pain, No Gain" motto, and bikini bodies. Nia® is far from traditional! It's feel good fitness and wellness that invites you to seek pleasure in your body and your movements. Most importantly, it's sustainable; a part of your wellness routine that can take place in all stages of your life.
So why is Nia® still unknown by many after all these years? It may be that Nia® is much like that unique specialty shop you come across. You discover it's exceptional qualities and then find it tempting to keep it secretly all to yourself. . . your hideaway, or hidden gem.
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Among the many fitness classes offered at the Alton Nautilus Center, there is one class that emits a unique, energetic presence. . . it's called Nia®! Nia® is a one-stop class that combines a little of everything! Maybe you enjoy kick-boxing, Martial Arts, and dynamic movement. Nia® has it! How about a fun, heart-pumping dance vibe? Nia® has it! Wait, are you a yogi who looks forward to relaxing stretches and toning.? You guessed it, Nia® has that too! Take your favorite movements from Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts, blend them within fun, low-impact routines, and you just bought yourself a ticket to amazing whole-body conditioning! From triathletes to gentle movers, the Nia Technique® invites all fitness levels, ages, and physical abilities to step-in to moving in pleasure with a purpose! Scientifically designed movements offer maximum efficiency with minimal effort. In other words, you will feel no fatigue, pain, torquing, or strain. Nia's "No Pain, All Gain" motto welcomes participants to enjoy moving in their unique body while gaining holistic conditioning of the mind, body, spirit, emotions. Sounds awesome right? There's more! Nia® classes get the vibe going with eclectic playlists of worldly tunes, bound to motivate and inspire all! If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind movement and lifestyle practice that motivates people of all walks of life and all body-types to embrace loving their bodies and their lives while moving in pleasure, you've hit the sweet spot with Nia®!
For more information about the Nia Technique: http://onthemovewithlizandcarleen.weebly.com
In the heart of celebrating the season of love this month, take time to give yourself some TLC! Reflect on your unique talents and explore new ways to share them with others. Touch base with what makes you truly happy, content, and inspired. Spend time connecting with your thoughts, feelings, and body. Is everything in tune?
When we pay attention to our whole-self (mind, body, spirit, emotions), positive transformation begins and our path of least resistance unfolds naturally. From there we witness our true passion and purpose ignite and flourish!
~ Nia® lifestyle and movement practice!
Broncos vs Panthers. . . Which team are you rooting for? Bring your game face tomorrow for post-Super Bowl workout!
It's not a trend, it's here to stay! Fitness centers are beginning to see the importance of mind-body wellness within their programs and so are their members. Participants are seeking more than just physical development. They desire a more holistic approach to taking care of their health and wellness by engaging and conditioning their whole-self. . . mind, body, spirit, emotions. While keeping up with fast-paced daily schedules and other factors that bring on stress in today's world, more and more people are searching for a positive outlet for emotional release, spiritual boost, fun physical exertion, and mental enlightening. The Nia Technique is a movement and lifestyle practice that offers just that!
"Nee-ah" (Nia) made its mark in the fitness industry in the early 1980's and continues to grow and evolve as a cutting edge, mind-body wellness and fitness practice around the world. If you're searching for a pleasurable and sustainable wellness and fitness lifestyle, look no further. The Nia Technique uniquely blends movements from Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts, set to dynamic music, offering you a joyful experience conditioning all of you. With it's "No Pain, All Gain" motto, Nia welcomes all ages, fitness levels, physical abilities, and body-types to tap into the joy of moving in their bodies.
The Nautilus Fitness Center in Alton holds Nia classes: Tuesdays: 8:30-9:15 a.m. in the Yoga Room. It is located at 4425 Industrial Drive, Alton Il 62002. Please contact Susie Sweetman for more information: phone: 618.466.9115 website: http://www.nautilusalton.com
Some spend hours working out at the gym each week. Some enter themselves in races and marathons to check off bucket lists. Some grunt, sweat, and clench teeth through cardio intense exercises; sometimes cursing all the way through. What if these 3 questions are asked?. . . "Am I truly fulfilled when I engage in this activity? Does this activity feel pleasurable to my whole being (mind, body, spirit, emotions)? Do I see myself doing this activity for the rest of my life"?
Fitness enthusiasts may choose fitness trends that utilize slogans such as "No Pain No Gain!" and "Go Hard or Go Home!" to motivate them. But. . . what if the opposite route is taken? What if it's consciously decided to choose pleasure over discomfort, pain, and fatigue? What if looking beyond the physical body and diving deeper in the realms of the holistic self is the key? Why holistic wellness & fitness?
Holistic wellness & fitness welcomes child-like freedom engaging you in sustainable health, encompassing all that is YOU ~ your unique self. You choose to move your body in pleasure and sense positive energy absorbed and released. You choose joy and witness opening the door to profound growth, healing, and purpose. You celebrate your beautiful body as it's fully conditioned from the inside ~ out!
Welcome to the Nia Technique! A holistic, sensory-based movement and lifestyle practice that conditions the whole self and positively changes lives. Experience the joy of moving in your body, the way is was designed to move. It's time to Love Your Body ~ Love Your Life!
"For every physical response there's a feeling. As you open up parts of your body, you may tap into feelings you've locked deep inside. Movement is wonderful therapy in this way."
~ Nia® co-founders, Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas
Keeping it fresh, fun, & exciting! Liz Lane (pictured right) & Carleen Weber (pictured left) are Licensed Nia Instructors 'On The Move' in the Greater St. Louis area leading holistic health, wellness, and fitness classes inspired by the Nia Technique.