Nia (fitness)

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The NIA Technique is a mind/body physical conditioning program that initially stood for Non-Impact Aerobics, a health and fitness alternative that emerged in the '80's, and evolved to include neurological integrative practices and teachings.[1][2] The Nia Technique was founded in 1983 by Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas in the San Francisco area. Nia combines martial arts, modern dance arts and yoga in a workout set to music.[3]

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From 1972 to 1983 Debbie Rosas operated an exercise business in the San Francisco Bay Area known as the Bod Squad.[4] In 1983 a series of sports related injuries prompted her to research and develop an alternative method of aerobic exercise and strength training aiming for safe, non-impact, bodymind based movement.

This led to the establishment of the Nia Technique.[5] Nia Technique headquarters moved to Portland, Oregon in 1991 and is currently overseen by Debbie Rosas, CEO.

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  • Nia Company website
  • Olga Rukovets (May 2013). "This Way In: Nia for Parkinson's Disease | Neurology Now". Neurology Now. Retrieved 2013-01-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Shayna Samuels (January 2005). "NIA: fitness meets improv | Dance Magazine". Dance Magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Gila Leiter (May 19, 2003). "Find Fitness Bliss With NIA". Webmd.com. Retrieved 2012-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)