Jenn Hicks

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Coming Soon: Nia Move IT classes

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Nia Move IT classes

I’m cooking up something NEW in my Nia class offerings!

A few weekends back, I had a privilege of studying with Kelle Rae Oien, a Nia trainer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Here’s a short video of some of our classes:

 

That weekend was INCREDIBLY energizing for me.
We studied Nia’s 52 Moves and how to use them to create an interval training experience – a new class format called Move IT.
(You can read the technical description of Move IT here).

After the training, we had the option to continue studying via an apprenticeship program.

Based on the conditioning and enlivening fitness feeling I got, I decided to go for it!

 

Nia Move I.T.

 

 

Why I want to teach Move IT

  • It’s such a FUN interval training experience that feels like dancing with a twist!
  • I feel FRACKING FANTASTIC after a Move IT class
  • I want anaerobic conditioning (which will give me energy and optimize my aging process)
  • I want to train my reflexive muscular skills (the ability to move/react without thinking)
  • I want the challenge of doing something different
  • I don’t want to get injured – I want to continue to respect the body’s way (my body ‘s wayand this is the ONLY interval training program that will do that.

 

Stay tuned for Move IT classes starting in the coming months!

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Attending the Michael Franti & Spearhead concert was undoubtedly one of the highlights of my summer so far!

Throughout the concert there were so many times that I held my heart – the lyrics, the love, the peacefulness, joy, respect and audience engagement made it such a precious experience. I COULD NOT STOP DANCING AND I COULD NOT STOP SMILING!

At one point I turned to Lorella (who got to dance on stage with Michael!) and said, “If I had to die right now, that would be ok.”

What a deeply fulfilling and supremely satisfying experience!

Michael sang some songs from his new album Soulrocker. One that caught my attention was called “We are all earthlings“.

These lyrics blew me away:

And I love this life we live
And I love to give this feeling away

When I heard these lyrics, I had a visceral reaction as they sum up the PURE JOY I experience when teaching Nia.

Below is a fun video of our time at the concert.

Michael Franti July 1, 2016 from jennifer hicks on Vimeo.