WHERE

The Trainers currently offer Nia at the Goederverwachting Studio in Sir Lowry's Pass and from time to time at the Community Hall in Pringle Bay.

For directions to either of our venues please email us at info@thetrainers.co.za.
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WHEN

Sir Lowry's Pass classes - Every Tuesday (17h15) and Thursday (08h30).
Pringle Bay classes - Usually on Long weekends and Holidays. Please enquire for more information.

WHAT IS NIA?

Since its inception in 1983, Nia has continued to revolutionize the wellness industry with its emphasis on joy as the pathway to finding health and well-being. More than a fitness program, Nia provides conditioning, healing and transformation.

Nia is fun.
Practiced barefoot to music, Nia integrates nine movement forms to provide freedom, variety and most of all enjoyment.
Nia draws on the wisdom of:
Martial Arts: T’ai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido
Dance Arts: Jazz Dance, Modern Dance, Duncan Dance
Healing Arts: Yoga, Alexander Technique, The Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais


Nia addresses your whole being, not just your body.

Nia activates the realms of the body, mind, emotion and spirit. We unite movement with introspection, imagery, expressiveness, and sound to heal the mind, emotions and spirit. Nia students experience a deep sense of satisfaction that keeps them returning for more.

Nia’s foundation is awareness.
By tuning into the sensations of the body, Nia teaches you to stop moving in habitual ways and start moving with purpose. By tuning into the structure of the body, Nia teaches you to use the body as it was designed. Awareness of both sensation and structure will help you develop a loving and joyous relationship with your body.

Nia is adaptable and safe for any fitness level.
Every movement can be done within three planes – low, middle and high – and three different levels of intensity. By encouraging students to self-guide and tweak the movement, Nia provides cardiovascular, whole-body conditioning for every body. No matter what your current fitness level, Nia celebrates the current design and function of your body. At the same time, Nia will gradually move you toward the pinnacle of proper physical function.


Nia isn’t an acronym anymore. It‘s simply a name meaning “with purpose”. Previously, NIA (all capitals) meant non-impact aerobics (1983) and in 1987, neuromuscular integrative action. Though they're not used anymore, those definitions give this movement more meaning, particularly the latter definition.

Neuromuscular - going straight from the nerves to the muscles, bypassing the “thinking” brain. Movement is copied and absorbed into the body and not through mental thought processes.
Integrative - systemic, whole-body movement integrating music, movement and sensation.
Action - the power of now, continual movement in the moment.

To find out more about our Nia classes you can either DOWNLOAD our class timetable and attend a FREE class with the mention of this website or you can email us: info@thetrainers.co.za