PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- David Lader
believes that fitness trends are hit or miss, as some offer great results and others are simply passing fads. But the Nia approach to fitness is one that Lader completely supports, and he encourages individuals to take advantage of the benefits that Nia has to offer.
A recent article
published by The Queensland Times explains that Nia is a fitness method that combines yoga, dance, and martial arts. As such, it allows individuals who participate in this activity to reap the benefits of these respective practices. Among these benefits include reduced stress, pain relief, and a higher overall feeling of wellbeing.
Founded in the United States three decades ago, Nia is now taught in 40 different countries. Ultimately, the practice calls upon a wide range of philosophies, including "tai chi, tae kwon do, aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, duncan dance, and yoga," according to the article. Lader explains that it is this versatility that makes it both exciting and physically beneficial, as individuals who engage in Nia are able to enjoy a wide range of moves that enhance flexibility, strength, and balance.
"It's a great idea to take a break from endless hours of sitting alone in front of our computer monitors! We have become an increasingly sedentary society, and this continues to take its toll in obvious and myriad ways," comments David Lader. "We've also become emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually disconnected through our abuse of modern technology. Going out to participate in any type of exercise class is certainly a step in the right direction, and Nia classes seem to provide that opportunity. Combining yoga, dance, and martial arts in an interesting and innovative fashion, Nia seems to offer an exciting and rewarding alternative to traditional aerobics classes. I support and strongly encourage people to get out and explore dance and movement in an emotionally safe, nurturing, and playful environment such as Nia."
Lader goes on to explain, though, that there other options out there: "As an instructor of traditional martial arts for over 30 years and a former fitness professional, I suggest that anyone having an interest in proper biomechanics, as they pertain to authentic and powerful martial arts practice, consider pursuing instruction within the context of a more traditional martial arts environment. Warrior's Dance is an interesting blend of two worlds. While Warrior's Dance lends itself to beautiful, graceful, and dance-like movement, as in Nia, the ideal 'warrior dancer' can, at any moment, rally in the face of an actual adversary. Nia practitioners seem to use movement that derives from martial arts to inspire creative moving meditations, while Warrior's Dance uses music, dance, and 'play' as tools to train martial artists."
To learn more about David Lader and the Warrior's Dance System visit http://warriorsdance.com
is the owner of the Tucson Warrior's Dance School. A fifth degree Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do master, Lader is dedicated to fitness and to sharing his love of martial arts and a healthy lifestyle with others. Lader is also the owner of Linoa, LLC, a real estate development company. When not working, he enjoys exercising, spending time with family, reading, cooking, listening to music, discovering new restaurants, photography, watching movies, and traveling.