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- $39 for 10 Jazzercise classes (up to a $150 value)
- $59 for 20 Jazzercise classes (up to a $300 value)
- $89 for 30 Jazzercise classes (up to a $450 value)<p>
Certified instructors lead groups through intuitive, energized footwork synced with chart-topping songs. Traditional one-hour sessions begin with warm-ups before segueing into 30 minutes of aerobic dance moves. Instructors incorporate hand weights during a strength-building segment and conclude classes with cathartic stretches. Additional class formats, such as Jazzercise Body Sculpting and Jazzercise Express, target specific fitness goals. Click here for location information.<p>
Today, it's undeniable: Jazzercise is a worldwide empire, spanning more than 3,400+ locations and 32,000 weekly classes across the globe. It's also hip; gone are the leotards and legwarmers of the 1980s, replaced with a high-intensity blend of cardio, strength training, kickboxing and power yoga performed to hits by chart-toppers from Shakira to Pitbull. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set, with recent additions such as Fusion, Core, and Strike broadening the workouts' variety and application. 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. This sense of community keeps Jazzercise devotees coming back, but so too do the results; benefits ranging from weight loss and boosted core strength to increased flexibility and stress relief. Participants can expect to burn up to 800 calories in one pulse-pounding 60-minute class.
Jazzercise's continued success can be traced to the innovation of its founder, Judi Sheppard Missett. While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, she 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. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the Jazzercise sensation.