The passionate instructors at Middletown Jazzercise Fitness Center get students moving with a schedule of daily classes appropriate for all levels of rug-cuttery. Traditional Jazzercise classes blend easy-to-follow steps with muscle-toning movements, guiding dancers 12 years and up through a dynamic routine scored by top 40 hits, jazz, country, funk, and a panel of grooving experts. After a gentle warm-up, instructors lead participants through a 30-minute aerobic workout, including a muscle toning-and-strengthening segment with free weights, before cooling down with gentle stretching. Beginners and advanced students are welcome, and instructors demonstrate low-impact adjustments to moves for beginners. Jazzercise Body Sculpting amps up anatomies by combining weight training and stretching, working to leave bodies stronger than Superman's willpower.
Christy, owner of Rhythm and Fitness, has always struggled with her weight. It wasn’t until she found herself running and walking in a half marathon, instead of cheering from the sidelines as she had intended, that she resolved to transform her body, and through that experience, her life. During her journey to better health, she dropped in on a Zumba class, and the rest was history. Christy fell in love with Zumba; she loved how it made her feel, how she lost weight after every workout, and how much fun it was. She resolved to share her newfound love with others and become a licensed instructor. Christy began teaching classes and ended up with more students than she knew what to do with. From there, Rhythm and Fitness was born.
Today, Christy sports a certification in weight management and nutrition, is working toward her PhD in health psychology, and helms a collection of instructors who lead a variety of fitness classes that focus on making cardio exercise enjoyable. They also teach ZumbAtomic classes for kids and host birthday parties complete with high-energy dancing and choreographed candle blowing.