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I had heard about Jazzercise from a friend and co-worker who persuaded me to attend a class with her. I saw so many women of all ages and shapes dancing in the class that, even weighing 18 stone at the time, I did not feel awkward. In fact from day one I have felt part of one big “Jazzercise family”.
I attended my first class at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex on 11 May 2012 and after just one Jazzercise class I was hooked. I now attend 3-4 classes a week without fail and literally crave my workout if I have to miss any classes due to my shift work.
After only 10 months I now weigh 11 stone, 10 pounds (which is a huge 88 pounds weight loss!!). I now feel so much better about myself and Jazzercise has given me the confidence that I never had before.
West Seneca NY
I started "Jazzing" in January of 2011. I joined on a 1 class a week for 6 weeks trial. My goal was to just tone up a little before my wedding. Two years later, I attend class 3 days a week and have moved up to being a class manager. Not only have I met an awesome group of people, the health benefits have been overwhelming! I have lost 40 pounds, resolved my sleep apnea and my back pain. At my last physical, my doctor actually called me thin! When people ask me what my weight loss secret is, I tell them better choices and Jazzercise!
Mrs TIna Clark
Hiya, my name is Tina and I am the Jazzercise class manager in Thurrock. I wanted to tell everyone about my passion for Jazzercise. When I did my very first class, I appeared like a happy, bubbly person but I was a size 22 and weighed nearly 18st. I was still VERY active, cycling walking even running and inside I was so unhappy. So I saw an advert for Jazzercise and emailed Liza who is the class owner and instructor, waffled a load of stuff about being fat and she said to come and have a go. SO, for the first time ever I took the plunge all on my own, and haven't looked back since! In fact because I was always the first one there and the last one to leave, when the position came up I became the class manager! I still have a way to go, but I am the happiest I have EVER been. Ok I do 5 classes a week, but my shape and my attitude has changed completely. At the moment I am a size 14-16 and have lost nearly 5 stone! The ladies are all great, and no-one judges or laughs when we get it a bit wrong (which we do quite regular) but I can honestly say I feel that my life wouldn't be complete without Jazzercise now.. I know.. In know...sounds like a cliché, right? But that is how Jazzercise has gripped me. I am hoping to become an instructor myself. I am just so thankful that I decided to "give it a go" :)
San Diego, CA
I started going to Jazzercise after months of begging from my boyfriend's mom. The first time I went, it kicked my butt! I saw so many woman of all ages around me dancing and looking great and I wanted in! I had only 7 months until my 10 Year Reunion from high school and I wanted to show up looking good! I started going 3-5 times a week and I started to notice a difference immediately. I had more energy, more focus, I became a real part of this new community, and it felt great to take care of myself. I also travel a lot so every time I was in a new city, I would visit a local Jazzercise class. They were all wonderful, no matter where I went! After 7 months, I lost 50 pounds and strutted my stuff at my high school reunion feeling great! Even that high school crush I had had took notice. Too bad for him, this ship has sailed! Thanks, Jazzercise!
I started jazzing during the summer of 2007. I got an email saying that there were Jazzercise classes in my building and thought I would give it a try. I quickly fell in love with Jazzercise! The next summer my husband and I moved to North Carolina for a career opportunity. Before we even found a place to live, I'd located two Jazzercise locations that would be close by (Mallard Creek and Fancy Feet). I even danced with fellow Jazzercisers in two half time shows for the Charlotte Bobcats! During that time, my husband and I were trying to start a family, and I was struggling with infertility issues. I found so much strength and comfort in each Jazzercise class I took. Two years ago, my husband and I moved back to Georgia (home for us) and I've been jazzing in Atlanta (Decatur Jazzercise) ever since...all the way through my first pregnancy (it finally happened)! I jazzed the day before I gave birth and had an amazing and quick labor and delivery. I've jazzed lots of places and can't imagine my life without it! I realize that not only has Jazzercise gotten me in shape, but it has also gotten me through so many things. Thanks to all the wonderful instructors out there, I still look forward to every class I go to.
Ladner, British Columbia, Canada
My name is Flavia, and I've been taking Jazzercise classes with Janice Triffon as part of a stroke recovery.
Janice has helped me & others - she is amazing! Janice is extremely informative - it's like having your own personal trainer!
I had back pain while in the Navy but towards the end it became extremely painful to workout so I gained a lot weight when I retired. I knew from the past that you can burn calories in a modified workout with Jazzercise so I joined. I found out there was a sculpting class and so very thankful I included that class with the regular classes because it's helped greatly to strengthened my back over time so I can workout harder. As of now I have lost 70lbs within 2 years with a combination of Jazzercise and Weight Watchers. My weight loss journey have inspired at least two other Jazzercisers to join weight watchers. Thank God I look smaller than I am for people think I'm at my ideal weight which is 30lbs less than I am. I'll be happy to get to my goal weight which is 10lbs away. I love Jazzercise because it is so much fun while I loose the weight. It's all the motivation I need for a great workout
My name is Michael. I am 32 years old. I have been a Jazzercise member for 2 1/2 years (330 classes). For me, weight loss has always been a roller coaster ride. At my highest I weighed 255 pounds. My biggest problem in this struggle was finding a exercise program that I wanted to stick with. I thought I had tried everything. Thanks to a friend of mine I discovered Jazzercise and was immediately hooked. I lost 70 lbs in a year and have been maintaining for 1 1/2 years, (my longest streak). There are so many things I love about Jazzercise including the music, dance, camaraderie of the other members and the motivating instructors. Being one of only a few males out of approximately 150 members was a little daunting at first, but I quickly became comfortable thanks to the welcoming atmosphere. Even if I've had a bad day at work Jazzercise puts a smile on my face. I always look forward to dancing, singing and seeing my friends at each class! I am in the process of training to become a certified Jazzercise instructor, because I want to help others in their weight loss goals!
Stacy J. Porter
Chesapeake, Virginia (Western Branch Jazzercise)
I began my Jazzercise journey in early 2010 after winning a $25 Jazzercise gift card in a raffle in 2009. I’d held on to the gift card for a few months never finding the right time, it seemed, to start exercising. I discovered a local Jazzercise center and intended to use the gift card towards a couple of one-time visits. The franchise owner of the center I visited told me kindly to hold on to my gift card and take a class to see if I liked it first. I took my first class and fought my way through to the end. It was fun, but hard. Deep in my gut I knew what I had to do. I became a member and it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. It helped me to accomplish my 60 pound weight loss and has provided me the energy and emotional boost I need to conquer the stressful moments of my life. In addition, it has provided me a “family” of ladies (fellow classmates and instructors) that truly care about one another. No other exercise program I’ve participated in has offered this very personal experience. Everyone in my life knows that I truly LOVE Jazzercise and that it is an integral part of my life.
I am 60 years old, married 41 years, a Gramma and I am self-employed. I started Jazzercise in 2002. I needed to change how I felt about myself and to get some much needed exercise. Jazzercise did that for me. I lost 30 pounds within the year (and have have kept it off! ) I have more energy than ever. Jazzercise is so much fun and the rewards are plenty in how you feel and look!!!
I started Jazzercise in 2003 after the insisitance of friends after moving into a new area. Jazzercise is an exercise program that is a wonderful way to stay in shape and become stronger and more flexible. The instructors provide an atmosphere of support and encouragement to help each person achieve their personal goals. At age 64, I am in the best shape of my life and have made some wonderful friends.
Wesley Chapel, FLA.
476 classes!!! I started Jazzercise in 1980 in Indianapolis, but had some "breaks" when Jazzercise was no longer offered in my area and had to do other types of exercise. I found Jazzercise again! It makes me feel great, look younger, I am more limber, stronger and more flexible. I am now 58 years old and find Jazzercise to be a great exercise program. It is also a great social and a place to meet wonderful friends.
Wheeling, West Virginia
Jazzercise has been a part of our family for over ten years now, when my mom attended her first class. Her true calling was discovered. Within months, she was on her way to become an instructor, and the rest is history. She now owns her own facility and has a team of wonderful ladies that never stop working to give students the best workout possible.They change lives every single day. She is my inspiration, my motivation, and she is the reason I am the young lady that I am today.
I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to read this letter; my family is so blessed and grateful to have a music and dance program present in our lives for so long. It will forever be a part of us, as is already the case with my mom. Again, thank you so very much, and best wishes in the new year! May it bring good music and happy memories for your family. God bless you!
At the age of 40 my orthopaedic surgeon told me that I had the hips of a 60 year old and would need a hip replacement anytime soon.
Anytime soon was in fact 7 years later and having been given a new lease of life I was determined to make the most of it. I knew that the key to ensuring that my new hip lasted for many years to come was to keep it moving and keep fit. But 7 years of avoiding exercise for fear of hurting myself had left me out of shape.
Then Sarah’s “Come back to Jazzercise” post card dropped through the door. I hadn’t been since about 2004 but the postcards had still come regularly – thank goodness. So I dug out my old aerobics shoes and headed for Newmarket Upper School.
“Clare - How lovely to see you!!!!!” After all that time Sarah still remembered me and within about 3 weeks all the registrars new my name without prompting too. It felt like being welcomed back into my old family
Now I really can make the most of my lovely new hip. Since starting Jazzercise 8 months ago I have scaled Snowdon, Hellvelyn and Scafell Pike and have dived to 70m, each adventure becoming easier than the last the fitter I get.
Clare Brooks – Newmarket, England
Thank you for changing my life in so many beautiful and positive ways! I joined Jazzercise in May of 2012 specifically to lose weight, gain energy, and end my sedentary lifestyle. I weighed 286 pounds, the heaviest I have ever been. I knew that I would have to be careful in class because I have kept every single postcard as motivation to keep going and as a reminder that they truly care about my progress and having me in class. I hope the instructors know how much their encouragement means to me; it truly matters! Once I learned the moves, I stayed with the low impact option because I did not want to risk injuring myself and I definitely didn’t want the fun to end! I LOVED IT! The music, the moves, the high energy instructors, the camaraderie with the other members…I could feel myself getting stronger and more fit every day. But one thing I didn’t expect was how Jazzercise changed my mood. Jazzercise MAKES ME ESTATIC!!! I feel good because I know I am doing something so essential for good health and long life. I love the music! I love to dance! I dance every day now and I actually have the energy to do it!
I have lost 55 pounds and several dress sizes. YAHOOOO!!!! I have energy to chase after my 2- year- old son and keep up with him. My heart doesn’t pound out of my chest. Thank you, from the bottom of my big ol’ heart, for changing my life for the better. Jazzercise is the best thing I have done for my health and the health of my family. I love it and I am a member FOR LIFE!!!
In November of 2011, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and was looking improve my health with a new exercise plan. One day in May my husband and I were in Diamond Springs and I saw the Jazzercise sign on the street. I love Jazzercise! I knew about Jazzercise because while living in Sacramento I was a member. I felt very comfortable and decided to join. I have lost 23 pounds since November and the last blood test showed average glucose levels. My doctor took me off the diabetes medication and said keep up the good work. I now know how important diet and exercise is for my health and will continue to keep up the good work. Thank you Lynn and Jazzercise for making exercise fun!!
A friend of mine had been doing Jazzercise for 3 years and we all marveled at how she kept her figure. Jazzercise had a special sale and I decided to give it a shot. Within the first few weeks of going to my Jazzercise class I saw noticeable differences and I loved how weight training was incorporated into the end. Unfortunately life got in the way in December and I started slacking a bit and bounced back up. The "Jazzercise Jazz It Off" promo came back around in the spring I very hesitantly decided to join again. In the first week I lost over 7lbs. This set off a slightly competitive streak in me and in the end drove me to where I am now, which is where I never thought I'd be, down 67lbs!
After yo-yoing from diet to diet and fitness program to fitness program, I had gained weight and lost weight and wasn't able to stick with a regimen that felt right for me. I finally came to Jazzercise in January 2006, weighing nearly 330 pounds, by January 2008, Jazzercise and healthy eating with Weight Watchers allowed me to drop to 150 pounds. In total, I lost 180 pounds and feel amazing! I now set a great example for my children with a healthy lifestyle. I was featured in People Magazine for losing over half my body weight and aspire to be a Jazzercise instructor someday soon! Thank you Jazzercise!
Jazzercise saved my life! When I was toppling almost 160 pounds on a 4"11 frame and then looking at a photo taken on my Wedding Anniversary, I knew then it was time for change! I started my journey right away and there was no turning back. I incorporated a clean diet and started Jazzercising at least five days a week. I started losing inches and people started noticing. I felt so good and had so much more energy to keep up with my busy life. With the support of all my friends at Jazzercise I knew I could take to the next level.... the stage! I reached my goal by getting certified in April 2009 and now fit very comfortably in size 4 and weigh less than what did when I got married! I've been married almost 18 years and have 5 awesome kids who continue to support me 100%.
I've been a part of Jazzercise for over 4 years and have seen outstanding results! I dropped over 70 pounds in about six months by going to Jazzercise four-six times a week. I was certified to teach Jazzercise in November 2009 and I love it! They even featured my story and results on QVC!
My mother and I joined together the day I was given permission by my doctor to start an exercise program (6 weeks post-partum). Jazzercise has become a very important part of my life without my really being aware of it! I have hardly missed a class since, going to 5-6 classes per week and I've recently added Personal Touch to my fitness regimen. About a year after I joined, I had lost the 30 lbs that I gained with my second pregnancy. Friends, family members, and strangers ask me all the time what I do as a workout and tell me I look great. I am proud to tell them that my one and only fitness choice is Jazzercise. It has made me a happier and healthier me!! It provides everything you need to look and feel great in 60 minutes. I love it so much, I am now an instructor! I can't believe how lucky I am to have found an exercise program that I love AND it loves me back!