Judi Sheppard Missett started that revolution in 1969 when she created Jazzercise. Today she runs our company as CEO and Founder and teaches classes every week. Her daughter, Shanna Missett Nelson, is our President and an instructor. We’re psyched to be led by strong, active women. And if you want proof that our workouts crush it, just take a look at those two.
Something else we’re proud of is our longstanding tradition of giving back. Our Jazzercise instructors have raised more than $28 million for a wide range of causes, most of them directly affecting their local communities. We also offer Kids Get Fit, a community outreach program to fight childhood obesity. Our instructors throw free dance parties at schools all over the world to get kids moving.
So yep, we’re the original dance party workout. And today we continue to rock it.