Nia Testimonial: Flo, Nia Student

MSSW
Altamont, New York, United States

About me:

I took my first Nia class at a local high school continuing education class, and was inspired to search for this site. I dance every morning to the "free" music you have so graciously offered. Thank you. My waist size and body weight have changed since I started practicing this movement style.

Why do you practice and/or teach Nia?

It makes me feel alive and helps me keep fit. I am 76 and have been somewhat sedentary for at least two years.

Where and with whom do you take Nia classes and/or trainings?

I just took one 6-week class. I was terrible and uncoordinated, but I stuck with it.

What is one thing most people don't know about Nia?

How good and easy it is to practice. It is almost addictive to find how it affects your waistline and makes you feel so good, even though it's not as hard to do as I first thought.

What tip can you give someone who is considering trying Nia for the first time?

Take a class at the local high school. Our teacher was a Black Belt I think. She was not a young woman, but all ages attended the class. It was hard at first for me, and I never did become as coordinated as I hoped – but I loved it and have continued to do Nia in my own home.

How do I begin?

By reading the local newspapers, looking it up on the internet, or meeting someone else who is already doing it.