Nia® Turns 30

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Aug 22, 2013

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Nia celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Under the current leadership of Debbie Rosas, co-creator and co-founder of the Nia Technique, the program continues to expand, with approximately 2,500 instructors worldwide. This year’s highlights include the launch of a new, high-energy program called “52 Moves,” which offers an adapted approach to interval training.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at