What’s a ThriveWell NIA DIVA?

Anne Fowler Wade, friend and blogger of Soulmate Dance, was telling me through messaging the other day about what she does for exercise.  She said she walks, and does yoga and NIA.  What’s NIA?, I said.  She sent me a link to the main website https://nianow.com so I could check it out.

This rang a bell in the back of my brain reminding me that I had signed up for free exercise classes through a foundation here in San Antonio called ThriveWell.  The website says, “ThriveWell Cancer Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding cancer research, providing patient support and offering programs to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.”

About 6 months ago I got my wristbands that allow me in to the classes and my pink DIVA T-shirt.  For one lazy reason or another, I had not gone to any classes.  I get emails from them so I found one and clicked on the class schedule.  There was a NIA class!  And not too far from my house!  So Wednesday I hustle myself over to take this class.

NIA class

NIA class

I saw a bumper sticker on a mom van the other day that said “I used to be cool.”  I want a sticker for this photo that says, “I used to be cute!”  Haha!

So NIA stands for Non-Impact Aerobics and is a cardio-dance workout that combines 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.  Sounds good to me!  This class was held at R II M Fitness at 16635 Huebner Rd.

More about ThriveWell for a minute.  It is a not-for-profit foundation run off donations and offers Free Exercise classes to cancer patients and cancer survivors as well as patient assistance.  There are nutrition classes as well and get-togethers.  If you, are someone you know, has or had cancer, let them know about this great offering.  You can call ThriveWell at 210-593-5949 or email them at info@thrivewell.org.  The exercise classes are offered at various sites around the city and range from yoga and tai chi to belly dancing!  Bet you can’t wait for a picture of me belly dancing!

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Patti 🙂