Where does NIA come from?

Accredited by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Nia Technique is an internationally recognized fitness program. Nia founders Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas transformed the fitness industry in 1983 when they took off their shoes and created a barefoot technique that addresses the whole person, not just the body.

Leaders in the fitness industry since 1976, Debbie and Carlos have been keynote presenters at the International Dance Exercise Association (IDEA) Conferences for over ten years, and are the authors of two books, as well as seven Nia videos. Now based at their Nia dojo in Portland, Oregon – Body Moves – they teach weekly Nia classes, train Nia teachers, create the Nia class routines, teach workshops, and write on health, fitness and wellness.