You probably grew up hearing about Jazzercise. After all, it began in 1969 and quickly became one of the favorite housewives’ workouts. (I actually used to be a Jazzercise queen at one time!)
But this isn’t your mother’s Jazzercise. Modern classes involve a dance routine that’s mixed with elements of kickboxing and yoga to give you a full-body workout. There are 32,000 classes every week in 32 different countries, so we’d bet there’s a class near you! But if not, they offer some great online instruction, too, to bring the fun into your own home. That’s especially great if you’re still social distancing.
Once you find a club near you, you’ll want to sign up for a Dance Mixx class. Dance Mixx is their foundational class that combines jazz dance with strength training. It’s a full-body workout class that combines 40 minutes of high intensity, dance-based cardio with 20 minutes of strength training and stretching. The moves are easy-to-follow and everything is led by a certified instructor to make it even easier! They can help you modify anything you need and keep you motivated throughout the class.
If you want to bust a move at home and give it a try before you head to a class, you can sign up for a free 14 day trial for their on-demand system! Follow along to 10-, 20- , 30- and 40-minute classes or create your own playlists. Starting at just $24.99/month and available to stream on any device, we think it’s definitely worth the free trial.
Do you know what we think is really cool? 50 years later, Jazzercise is still led by its founder and fitness guru Judi Sheppard Missett. It was her original love of Jazz dance and epiphany to combine it with strength training that led to this impressive workout and business.
If you like to dance even a little, we think you’ll love this! And bonus, no lycra body suit required. 😉