Nia Fitness Classes In Portland
What is Nia?
The Nia Technique was developed in the early 80s and it is an increasingly popular workout that is effective, engaging, and fun. It connects the body and mind to improve the overall physical and mental function. Nia incorporates movements and positions from martial arts, dance, and yoga to create a unique workout experience that anyone can participate in. Regardless of fitness level, Nia is dynamic and can be practiced by anyone from exercise beginners to athletes.
Nia classes are about an hour long and comprised of low impact aerobic exercises and strength training by way of music. The instructor choreographs several specific movements for each song played so the workout always feels fresh. Rhythmic genres such as hip-hop, electronic, Latin, jazz, and more set the tone for the workout as instructors teach you to move effectively.
Nia is a great way to get in shape and offers a unique experience from traditional aerobic exercises. Nia offers many physical benefits such as improved cardiovascular health, increased endurance, decreased body fat, and muscle strengthening but there are also mental benefits. With Nia, you can dance away the stresses of the day as it helps to alleviate anxiety and depression while strengthening cognitive abilities. Nia can be incorporated with other techniques such as Pilates and yoga for thorough physical and mental conditioning that can improve the quality of life.
If you are looking for a functional and entertaining means of exercise in the Portland area, our Nia classes may be the perfect fit for you. You don’t have to be a great dancer, there are no judgments, and our instructors are here to help you. Stop by our fitness center or contact us for more information on our Nia fitness classes in Portland.