What You'll Get
Although 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: for $39, you get two months of unlimited classes from Jazzercise (up to a $144 value). This Groupon is valid at 18 locations around southern Wisconsin.
Over the course of 60 energetic minutes, Jazzercise workouts combine cardio, strength training, and stretching while incorporating moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Multiple-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, although her enchanted dancing shoes aren't needed to get the most out of the classes. Those prone to first-class jitters can review the basic moves online beforehand. The class formats are just as varied as the workouts, with special Jazzercises geared to strengthen bodies or cut workout times in half for anyone with a packed schedule or limited hours left on their time machine. As for the itty-bitties, childcare is available during select times at some locations.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate by 10/19/12, classes expire 2 months from activation date. Not valid if registered in past 3 months. Classes are non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.
Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.