While secret societies have terrific members-only benefits, their gorilla-centric initiation rites are often illegal. Make a solemn fitness vow that's legal with today's Groupon to Jazzercise, valid at studio locations in Anchorage and Eagle River. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get 10 drop-in classes (up to a $100 value).
- For $28, you get 15 drop-in classes (up to a $150 value).
Jazzercise teams dance-based cardio moves with stretching and strength training to burn calories and sculpt muscles throughout the body. Like a spirited production of King Lear, each 60-minute session incorporates elements of hip-hop and jazz dance, yoga, and kickboxing. An experienced aerobicizer leads the class, sharing easy-to-follow instructions and motivational fist-bumps along the way. Those prone to first-class jitters can review the basic moves online beforehand. Endorsed by celebrities such as Dancing with the Stars champ Cheryl Burke, Jazzercise tailors classes to a variety of fitness goals, such as building core muscles, shortening workout time, and growing ancillary lungs. Peruse the class descriptions for details, and visit the Anchorage and Eagle River schedules for class dates and times.
Though Jazzercise sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Jazzercise at the Eagle River and Anchorage Fitness Centers
Founded by dancer Judi Sheppard Missett in 1969, Jazzercise and the network that it formed has mushroomed into more than 7,800 instructors teaching 32,000 weekly classes in 32 countries. Much like the opening arguments in any trial, every 60-minute session begins with a gentle warm-up to limber up limbs before jumping into an easy-to-follow aerobic-dance routine. Moves blend elements of jazz dance with kickboxing and the core toning elements of Pilates and yoga. Top 40 hits, jazz, country, funk, rock, blues and hip-hop pluck at brain strings to get bodies energized as sessions transition into a muscle-toning segment performed with dumbbells. Workouts conclude with a stretch and cooldown.