What You'll Get
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: for $39, you get two months of unlimited Jazzercise classes at either the Rockford Clock Tower Racquet & Fitness Center, the Loves Park VFW, or Grinnell Hall in Beloit. The value of today’s Groupon varies depending on the location selected, ranging from $35 a month plus a $25 joining fee (a $95 value for two months) to $43 a month plus a $45 joining fee (a $131 value for two months).
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 600 calories with each go-round.
Just as varied as the workouts are the class formats themselves. There are special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod, cut your workout time in half, or help you get those Rachel Dratch arms you asked for last Christmas. For those with ittie-bitties, childcare is available during select times at some locations.
If Jazzercise is a fleeting '80s memory for you, like your Betamax tape of ALF reruns or the "Frankie Say Relax" T-shirt you wear to do masonry work, 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 your glove compartment.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 7, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate membership by 1/7/2012, membership expires 2 months from activation date. New clients or those not registered in past 6 months or longer only. Non-transferable. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Jazzercise - Chicago
Exercisers burn up to 600 calories during Jazzercise, Inc.’s 60-minute total-body workouts, which meld moves from diverse realms such as jazz dance, kickboxing, and yoga. Set to a medley of popular tunes, sessions are open to all skill levels and start off with a gentle warm-up before 30 minutes of cardio, strength training, and a closing stretching segment. The discontinuation of the Nobel Prize in Jazzercise ensures a noncompetitive class atmosphere, and whippersnappers aged 4–12 can get in on the fun during Juniors Jazzercise classes.