April 2013

Jazzercise Changed My Life And Yes, Men DO Jazzercise!

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Jazzercise Changed My Life And Yes, Men DO Jazzercise!

Health Tips for Men

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 can change your life
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!

1 comment
Rusty Harwood
I also wish more men joined our studio. I am one of only 2 men. Been doing this for 10 years. I may just pay and do the online JOD. There are many reasons for really becoming a bit frustrated with just me and so many women. Congratulations on becoming an instructor. I am 75 and go to jazz twice daily. Most days.
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