Green Festival Speakers

Debbie Rosas



Since 1975, Debbie Rosas and Carlos Rosas have been leaders and pioneers in the fitness and wellness industry. They have devoted their personal and professional lives toward the dream of creating a fitness and lifestyle program that would meet the needs of all people. In 1983, at the height of the nopain, nogain fitness mentality, Debbie and Carlos created Nia, a pleasurable way to get fit, maintain health and have more fun while working out. By taking off their shoes and eliminating repetitive jogging and jumping, they catalyzed one of the most dramatic changes to take place in the fitness industry: the emergence of fusion fitness. This revolutionary body/mind/spirit approach inspired the fitness industry to accept nontraditional practices, now widely accepted and gaining in popularity each day. Today, the Nia workout is still considered the most effective fusion of Eastern and Western wisdom. More than 2000 licensed Teachers offer Nia in close to 40 countries around the world. Their most recent book, The Nia Technique: The HighPowered, Energizing Workout That Gives You a New Body and A New Life, is a reflection of more than 25 years of personal and professional exploration and development. Debbie and Carlos currently live in Portland, Oregon, where they teach and train fitness and health professionals at Nia International Headquarters.