Getting Fit For 2015!

By / Health and Wellness / Monday, 19 January 2015 05:00

Ready to make 2015 the year that you actually enjoy staying fit? The go-for-the-burn method of working out is old news and the current trend is all about feeling great in your body, mind and soul rather than dreading the gym and aching all week.
This is where Nia fitness comes into the picture. Nia, a holistic dance method that was developed in Los Angeles, is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that combines elements of martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being.
This fun and joyful class empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by experiencing the joy of movement. No former experience or particular level of fitness is required. “That’s one of the many things that I love about Nia,” enthuses local teacher Kim Henry, “ the whole point is to do it at your own level. It’s not about keeping up, it’s about adapting it to your body’s way. I’ve been in a class with people from 19 years old to 84!” Henry has a background in theater and has worked for many years fusing her love of drama, music and movement to inspire and empower people of all ages. She discovered Nia in 2013 and has since taken two of the four levels of instruction in order to become a Blue Belt Nia teacher. Henry began teaching at the Islands’ own Salty Dog Yoga and Surf studio last January and will be continuing classes there throughout 2015.
Nicole Ferguson, a Wilmington local, had this to say about the class, “A weekly dose of Kim's Nia class is exactly what the body and soul needs! It is like you are painting your life through your own movement with the help of Kim's guidance and music. Thank you Kim for a phenomenal experience.”
Henry is also about to begin an Ageless Grace class at the Kure Beach Community center. This is a fitness program especially designed for the senior community, including those with physical disabilities. “I’m really looking forward to getting this class going,” smiles Henry, “ it’s a lot of fun, uses everyone’s favorite music and is a great way for the older members of our community to keep their body moving regardless of their current fitness level or abilities.”
To find out more about these classes contact:
Kim Henry - 910 616 9180
Facebook - Nia Wilmington


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