NIA Fitness

A fun and free-spirited way to keep fit that keeps the body healthy, the mind alert, and the spirit alive. Great for all ages and all fitness levels.


Creativity with colour and chakras

I went to the Mind, Body, Spirit, Wellbeing Festival in Birmingham last weekend and loved it.  And I was surrounded by creativity.  Thank you fellow Nia teacher, Vicky Rainbow, for suggesting it and also to her friend Gillian – you were lovely company. I explored and discovered so many new things that were full of […]

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Creativity with wonderful word clouds

I’ve just created this beautiful word cloud (via jasondavies.com word generator) from words that I’ve used in my blog. And yay!! The top 7 words that stand out the most are: Words, Writing, Content, Creative, Web, Nia, Freelance and….um…. Fish! Phew!  Being that I’m a freelance web content writer (who focuses on creativity with words), […]

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Word of the week: proprioceptors

Do you have good proprioception?   This is the word that came up today from Dictionary.com.  And I got quite excited! I knew this word from my recent Nia fitness Green Belt training.  In Nia we talk about ‘listening’ to the body.  And it’s the proprioceptors – within the sensory nerve endings – that help to […]

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Keep Calm and dance through life ….

  Wise words indeed!   Nia fitness is a wonderful way to dance through life.  Nia is: – non-impact and safe for the joints – good for all ages, body types and fitness levels – gets the whole body moving – incorporates movements from nine classic movement forms including Tai Chi, Yoga, Alexander Technique, and […]

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Using creativity to meet the needs of real people

I came across this interesting post last week entitled ‘What’s the point of creativity? It talks about creativity in business, and how many businesses do in fact use creativity ‘out of a desire to improve people’s lives and transform their sense of what possibilities life itself has to offer’. And then I thought about Nia. […]

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Teaching Nia fitness

  After a break for the summer I am starting up my Nia classes again from next week. My classes are at a new venue – Winshill Neighbourhood Resource Centre – and at a new time: 9.30am-10.30am, and start next Tuesday, 1st October, then every Tues after that. I’m SO looking forward to getting back to […]

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Creativity in movement

I have at last found a form of exercise that I enjoy. And it’s its creativity that I find so appealing. It’s called Nia and it’s a holistic form of dance that combines yoga, jazz dance, and martial arts. The beauty of it is that, although there are set dances and routines, it’s the creative […]

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