Nia: More Than a Cardio Dance Workout
March 28, 2015
If You Can Walk, You Can Dance
Twenty-one years ago I walked into my first Nia class on two stress-fractured legs.
The teacher was a tiny woman with smiling eyes, and before the class began, I dutifully reported my injuries.
"I was running," I said. "Both my shins are stress fractured. I'm not sure I can do this class."
"If you walked in here," she said, "You can do this class."
I must have looked incredulous because she smiled again.
"If you can walk, you can dance."
By the third song, Madonna's Vogueâ€”Come on, let your body move to the musicâ€”I knew I had found a way of moving...