Scientists turned to the sax-fueled powers of jazz after the failure of early dance-exercise fusions like Foxtrottercise and Waltzercise. Choose your rhythmic weapon with today's deal: for $39, you get two months of access to Jazzercise classes at any of 17 locations in and around Kansas City (a $166 value).
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
The class formats are as varied as the workouts themselves. There are special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod, cut your workout time in half, or help you get those Bill Maher arms you asked for last Christmas. As for the ittie-ditties, childcare is available during select times at many locations.
If Jazzercise is a fleeting '80s memory for you, today's Groupon gives you a chance to discover how the exercise phenomenon has evolved into one of the better total-body workouts available today. Just leave the hot-pink leotard in the glove compartment next to Abercrombie and Fitch's failed 2006 attempt to revive legwarmers.
Valid for new clients or those not registered in the past three months only.
- If you love to dance (or even if you don't), this is the class for you. Everyone is so welcoming and crazy (in a good way) that you'll be hooked after your first time. – Judy P., Insider Pages