People who love rhythm and music and appreciate a certain amount of ‘partying’ when working out will love both Nia and Zumba. As a Zumba fan you will quickly feel at home during the Nia cardio and dance phase. There is a party atmosphere with party songs – which often also includes Latino songs – and a lot of hip swinging!
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF NIA
Nia is more than a dance workout; it is a holistic movement concept and focuses on body, mind and soul. In addition to fun and enjoyment it will also offer you calm, concentration and deep relaxation. Elements from aikido, yoga and tai chi will guide you through slow moves to discover relaxing movement patterns. Elements taken from martial arts will allow you not only to express your joy and inner party animal but also to release your aggression and let go of other emotions. The martial arts elements also provide good strength training, effectively developing muscle tone, while Zumba is above all a cardio workout for burning calories. And there’s more – thanks to the extended warm-up phase in which all muscle groups are well stretched at the beginning of the session, Nia effectively minimizes the risk of injury.
WHAT NIA CAN OFFER YOUR ZUMBA FITNESS
If you enjoy dancing and love the party atmosphere then Zumba is absolutely right for you. Nia is a good physical supplement to the fast Latino moves of Zumba. Not only because it will give you the opportunity to get to know other choreography styles from jazz dance, modern dance and Duncan dance, making you more supple; Nia is also an extremely joint-friendly form of training. In Nia, you will learn to move in such a way that you avoid any joint problems when doing Zumba too.