Groove and Wellness

Groove and Wellness

 

A portal for Nia Technique® fitness classes and wellness education

 
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Nia Technique® with Groove and Wellness

I’m Valerie, the Founder of Groove and Wellness LLC. I created Groove and Wellness because I wanted one place I could integrate all the things I am passionate about: holistic fitness, corporate wellness, public speaking, entrepreneurship and personal development. I’m happy you are interested in learning more about this portal because it is a gateway to my passions. Sharing my services with you is important, but telling you why I offer these services, is key.

Why Nia?

The first time I stepped into a Nia Techique® class it was like stepping into a portal full of possibilities. Unlike other exercise programs that felt transactional and less personal to me, Nia tuned into the needs of my body, mind, emotions and spirit- and I loved that!

For years, Nia’s attracted athletes, artists, elders, people rehabilitating, people in leadership, life coaches and entrepreneurs alike because classes are adaptable not intractable, exhilarating not guilt-driven, expressive not one-dimensional and healing, not exhausting. Take a Nia class with Groove and Wellness and you will see it is more than just exercise!

As a workout, we’ll blend Nia's 52 moves (27 base moves, 7 core moves and 18 upper extremities moves) to give your body an opportunity to experience movement variation that brings health and vitality to every body part, muscle group and joint. As a practice, we’ll use Nia Technique® principles and fundamentals as the foundation of every class. The more classes you attend, the more Nia teachings will begin spill off the dance floor and into your everyday life. As a lifestyle, Nia education makes excellent tools for achieving personal transformation and self-directed personal growth.

Experience Nia with me, I work with individuals and corporate groups.

Learn more about Nia workouts here.


Corporate Wellness

Valerie graduated from Florida State University with a double major in Multinational Business Operations and Marketing. Her careers include: Advertising, Sales & Marketing, Media, Creative Publishing, Holistic Health and Entrepreneurship. In addition to managing Groove and Wellness, she serves as the Director of Professional Development at  Limitless Association Solution Resource.

Valerie graduated from Florida State University with a double major in Multinational Business Operations and Marketing. Her careers include: Advertising, Sales & Marketing, Media, Creative Publishing, Holistic Health and Entrepreneurship. In addition to managing Groove and Wellness, she serves as the Director of Professional Development at Limitless Association Solution Resource.

As a Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, I’ve identified a need for mindful fitness programs, like Nia, in the workplace. As a busy business professional myself, I am passionate about helping other business leaders establish a better work-life balance too. A lot like Nia Technique®, my educational and wellness initiatives are thought provoking, powerful and varied. Every group I work with I create strong rapport so personalizing my services is easy.

I am available:

  • to guest speak at your company’s next Brown Bag Meeting or Lunch and Learn event

  • to interview for your next podcast, show or print publication

  • to lead a Nia Technique® demonstration class at your next community wellness event

  • to design private Nia Technique® sessions for your group or staff at: your workplace, corporate meeting or conference event


Communities and places I've practiced Nia Technique®

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United States
Honolulu, Hawai’i
Miami, Florida
St. Pete, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, Massachusetts
New York, New York
Portland, Maine
Chicago, Illinois
Denver, Colorado
Portland, Oregon (Nia Headquarters)

Southeast Asia
Bali, Indonesia
Phuket, Thailand

Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Gold Coast, Australia
Brisbane, Australia

Europe
Marbella, Spain

Central America
Ometepe, Nicaragua

 

Certifications and Trainings

 
 

Nia Technique®

  • Licensed Nia Technique® Blue Belt Teacher

  • Nia Moving to Heal teacher- for special populations

  • Nia Move IT coach- a Nia Technique® specialty program

Other

  • 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