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About Jazzercise NYC
Jazzercise is a fitness program that combines elements of jazz dance into aerobic exercise. The name also refers to the company that develops and markets the program. The Jazzercise program was created in 1969 by Judi Sheppard Missett, who is now the CEO of Jazzercise, Inc. Missett thought up the program while teaching traditional jazz dance classes in Evanston, Illinois. Missett moved to Carlsbad, California to start Jazzercise, Inc. and began training instructors. There are now 7,500 certified Jazzercise instructors worldwide. Instructors own franchises, and can operate their own studio, or they can "sub" for a studio owner and thus teach without having to open a studio. Jazzercise locations range from church basements and grade school gymnasiums to state of the art, stand alone studios. Each Jazzercise class consists of a series of dance routines set to popular music. Yoga, pilates, cardio-kickboxing, and other fitness styles are incorporated into the routines. The routines are not very complex and each set incorporates routines that start with a lighter intensity, move to a medium level of intensity, peak at a high intensity and then move incrementally down to a lower intensity. The class finishes with strength training, stretch and flexibility and balance routines. The company regularly creates new choreographed routines and provides them to all instructors. Jazzercisers workout to music by a wide range of contemporary musicians and bands, like Coldplay, Rob Thomas, Gwen Stefani, Santana, Roger Ruskin Spear, Jamiroquai, Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Bublé, The Pussycat Dolls, Black Eyed Peas, Bob Dylan and U2.