We are a portal for Mind-Body Fitness classes, Body-Movement education and personal transformation.
Our Nia® classes consistently motivate individuals to want to be in the "driver seat" of their workout routine. Every class offers clients, an opportunity to make body-centered choices that are safe, empowering, and a step closer to their overall fitness goals. We help you stay on the wagon!
We work closely with private clients who want to learn more about Nia® tools and other creative techniques, to enhance life and overall wellness. We teach you how to become personally invested in your growth so you courageously take action and live a more fulfilling and intentional life.
We Inspire Change
We believe transformation is the result of all the small and big changes we make to our inner and outer world. We help you become more receptive to your physical and mental needs, so you create a deeper and more integrated relationship with yourself and the environment around you.
We make people feel good
Join us for a public class or inquire about a private session or private event. We work with individuals and with corporate groups.
About Your Teacher
Hola! I’m Valerie, the Founder of Groove and Wellness. I am a Nia Technique® Teacher, Body-Movement Educator and Certified Corporate Wellness Coach. My classes are unique because I use a multidimensional approach towards exercise and healing.
For starters, I help people reshape the way they think and feel about “fitness,” so they redefine “fit” and it feels personal. I am certified in multiple Nia Technique® Specialty Programs and have tools to tailor movement experiences for all audiences. My classes are very adaptable and participants are encouraged to make body-centered choices based on their personal needs.
People who are in leadership, entrepreneurs, holistic practitioners, artists and community builders appreciate and love my classes because I teach them how to workout from the inside out. I encourage them to take care of themselves first- so they can better serve others. My approach is authentic, intentional and positive; it’s fitness for body-mind-spirit. I craft every experience using a class Focus and a class Intent, this makes the class integrated, conscious and whole.
In my classes I will challenge you and I will also guide you so you learn how to maximize your movement and neural potential with Nia®. I believe in leading by example, so I coach based on what motivates, educates, and inspires me as an Entrepreneur, Holistic Fitness instructor and Wellness Coach.
Communities and places I've practiced Nia®
Honolulu, Hawai’i- Trained
St. Pete, Florida
Baltimore, Maryland- Trained
New York, New York- Trained
Denver, Colorado- Trained
Portland, Oregon (Nia Headquarters)- Trained
Gold Coast, Australia- Trained
Certifications and Trainings
- Certified Nia Technique® Blue Belt Teacher
- Nia 52 Moves
- Nia Moving to Heal Teacher- Specialty Program
- Nia Move IT Coach- Specialty Program
- Certified Wellness Coach, CWC- Individuals
- Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, CCWC- Corporate Groups
- Certification of Course Completion- ITT Communication Wisdom for the World of Work
- Athletics and Fitness Association of America, AFAA- Certified Group Fitness Instructor
- Certified First Aid, CPR & AED
Other Professional Experience
Valerie graduated from Florida State University with a double major in Multinational Business Operations and Marketing. Her careers include: Advertising, Sales & Marketing, Media, Travel, Creative Publishing, Holistic Health and Entrepreneurship....