A good way to know that you are ready to begin change process is to understand where you are in the stages of change (i.e. Pre-contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance, Termination, Lapse, or Relapse). You are generally ready to train when you enter the “Preparation” stage. The hallmark of this stage is the spontaneous desire to make random changes toward your goals (e.g. buying a new pair of running shoes). Once you arrive at this stage, you are ready to meet for a consultation and starting the goal setting process for the next 12 weeks.
Yes. You can train if you are injured as long as you have clearance from your doctor. When starting an exercise program after an injury, you will generally start in the Corrective Exercise phase. The corrective exercise phase focuses on light cardio, improved sleep, soft tissue release, flexibility, isolated muscle strengthening, and full body integrated movements.
The typical goals clients have in beginning a training program are the following: Weight Loss, Improved strength, increased energy, improved flexibility, and improve mind/body connection.
I have a recovery-based approach to fitness that recognizes that exercise is planned and skillfully dosed stress on the human body. The body is only being signaled to change by the stress of the workout: it is in the 48-72 hours after the workout that the body is adapting and becoming stronger in multiple ways. In my training methods, I use biofeedback (Heart Rate Variability) and detailed recovery programming to plan and facilitate recovery after the workouts—I spend as much time planning the recovery between workouts as I do design and facilitating the actual workout. In addition, bring a trauma-sensitive and somatic approach to all my sessions. Trauma is cause by overwhelming stress on the human body that creates numbness and a freeze response. My approach to fitness seeks to be attuned to past traumas that each client my be holding in their nervous systems: I use my training as a somatic coach to modulate the intensity of the workout to ensure each client leaves the session feeling more alive and vital.
Nia (pronounced nee-ah) is the original barefoot, JOY workout, transforming bodies and lives since 1983. Nia Technique was founded by Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas with the vision of creating a movement practice that integrated elements of dance, martial arts, healing arts and more. Since then, Nia Technique has grown into a global community of teachers and students who share a passion for movement and self-expression.
Nia classes provide an effective, inspiring, and adaptable whole-body workout through a blend of music, movement, and mindfulness that leaves you physically energized, mentally calm, emotionally balanced and joyful in spirit. Nia is personally modifiable and intended for every body at any fitness level.
In addition to being a perfect rebound workout in the Morpheus fitness training program, additional benefits of Nia include:
- Increased confidence
- Enhanced vitality
- Lower stress and anxiety
- Reduced pain
- Increased strength
- Greater mobility and flexibility
- Mental clarity
- Emotional release
- Improved heart health
- Elevated mood
Nia classes are offered every week at Heroic Fitness Adventures. View our upcoming class schedule and register here You can also download the Walla App at X for easy access on your phone.