In 1969 Judi Sheppard Missett turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon. Jazzercise offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing movements, not to mention the overall feel good factor that comes with every class. Keep in mind this advice, to help you lose weight and enjoy your Jazzercise class.
- have fun
- dance like no one’s watching
- be sure to get the three key elements for fitness in your workout
- attend as often as possible
- check out the specialty classes
- be intimidated
- expect to get bored
- worry if you need modifications
The best workout is the one you’ll stick with, and when you love your workout, results come easy. Not only that, relaxing and having fun with your workout makes the time fly by a lot faster. You’ll not only be burning lots of calories, but you’ll want to keep coming back for more.
Jazzercise is based on jazz dance, but you don’t need any dance experience to participate. The point is to get out there and lose weight while doing something that is fun to do. Dance like nobody is watching, and you will shed the pounds in no time.
For each workout, make sure you get the three key elements in a fitness class: cardio, strength training, and stretching. At Jazzercise, your workout is planned down to the minute, ensuring that these three aspects are included in every class. Let your instructor do the work for you, and you enjoy the dancing.
Consistency garners the best results, plus most Jazzercise classes keep you motivated with fun attendance games and incentives like earning the coveted “Fit Club” shirt when you reach the 150 class milestone. Attend as often as possible to stay motivated with your weight loss goals.
Specialty classes such as Bikini Body, Ballet Body and Pure Muscle will keep your body challenged and keep you coming back for more. Plus, it is fun and helpful to switch up your workout so that you don’t get bored with the same exercise over and over again.
Jazzercise offers a non-competitive environment and classes are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Beginners are always welcome. In fact, franchises are discouraged from having mirrors in their facilities so that participants will feel at ease.
Jazzercise classes use the hottest current music and there’s always a variety from pop and country to Latin and hip hop, with some favorite classic standards mixed in. To keep things interesting, specialty classes are a great switch-up.
Jazzercise instructors are trained to demonstrate low impact options and modifications when needed. Ask your instructor ways to make the workout lighter if you’re a beginner. There are many options available to people who are just starting to get in shape and are in need of modifications. Check out Jazzercise online for instructional video clips to help you become familiar with the various steps.
Most importantly, irrespective of what program you choose, take the first step and get started. Your health and wellbeing is important is the most precious resource you have. In order to put your best foot forward each day, you need to begin by taking care of you.