by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas —
NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action) is an advanced form of fusion fitness combining the martial arts, the healing arts and dance to create a high-powered, synergistic workout.
Drawing from a variety of disciplines, including tae kwon do, t’ai chi, yoga, jazz and modern dance, the result is a total-body, total-life makeover.
NIA promotes healthy and fit living by using movements that shift the body’s own weight with varying levels of intensity, range and speed to create truly effective pleasure-based exercise without repetitive motion or weights.
Each workout is fully explained through step-by-step instruction and elegant, black-and-white, composite photos that capture the energy and fluidity of the movements.
The basic sequence of movement can be performed easily at home and adapted to any level of fitness with high or low impact.
$17.95 — Broadway Book, a division of Random House, Inc., 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 24, Number 2, April/May 2005.