Apr 30 2013
Jazzercise Changed My Life And Yes, Men DO Jazzercise!
By David Marten, Jazzercise Fitness Instructor
Hi, my name is David and I have been a Jazzercise instructor since August 2012. I teach at the Topeka West Jazzercise Fitness Center in Topeka, Kansas. Jazzercise has changed my life. Prior to becoming an instructor, I was overweight, tired and just plain “spent” at the end of the day. It didn’t help that I also had sleep apnea. These problems left me feeling angry with myself that I didn’t have the energy to spend quality time with my wife and daughter when I got home from work as I often dozed through the night on the couch.
I’m so glad I decided to take the leap into Jazzercise, first as a customer and then as a fitness instructor. I was nervous at first as Jazzercise instruction is a female dominated career field and I thought the women would judge my dancing skills. However, now I can see that the issues I was struggling with – weight, energy, attitude, etc. are problems that both women and MEN face. The only thing stopping me from succeeding was my own attitude.
Jazzercise Instructor David Marten Before Jazzercise
Now that I am a Jazzercise instructor, I have never been more fit in my life. I have lost over 50 pounds and I have more energy to devote quality time to my family at night. Jazzercise has made me a better man. My hope is that more men will get over the fear of dancing and join Jazzercise. Believe me, their family will thank them!