May 2023

The Miraculous Benefits of Trying New Things

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The Miraculous Benefits of Trying New Things

The Miraculous Benefits of Trying New Things

When’s the last time you took an exciting risk? Was it last week? Last month? YEARS ago? Most of us try to avoid risk because we love the safety and security that comes with routine. After all, there’s a certain amount of uncertainty involved in venturing outside the norm - “what if I order a different meal and hate it?” or “what if I try a new fitness class and embarrass myself?” 

These are completely normal thoughts, but imagine if you could move past them? What new and possibly life-changing opportunities are waiting on the other side? 

Well Jazzercise Nation, we’ve decided this summer is all about YES. To kick things off, we’re shining light on the total-body benefits of trying new things. Think of it as a friendly reminder that you’re always one “yes” away from the next best thing!

Saying YES Boosts Brain Health

We know the incredible physical benefits of dance cardio, but did you know trying new things can help stimulate brain cell health? To paint a better picture of what that means, let’s first uncover the importance of new brain cells. In order to keep our brains healthy, it's crucial that we develop new pathway connections between our brain cells. These new pathways act as an exercise for your brain—and we know all about the benefits of a good workout!

So, now that we know we need them, what are the easiest ways to stimulate brain health? 

Luckily, it’s not expensive or difficult! By simply experiencing something new, you can generate these new neural pathways. Whether you learn how to play chess, pick up a new language, or add a different workout like Jazzercise into your routine—engaging in new tasks will boost your brain health!

Saying YES Improves Confidence

While there’s no easy button for building confidence, we do know that confidence is built through experience. There are a number of ways to cultivate your confidence, and trying new things is one of the most powerful!

When you overcome the initial discomfort of learning something new and get better at it, you’ll find strength and confidence you never knew you had! Some confidence-boosting activities could be:

• Completing a project: build a piece of furniture, try a DIY project, cook a new dish, or write a short story.
• Join a new like-minded community: trivia nights, non-profit organizations, or grabbing a coffee with new friends after a sweat sesh!
• Learn a new skill: read a book on personal finance, take music lessons, learn how to code, book an online course in a subject you’re interested in.

You’ll never know what you like—or don’t like—by saying no. So, uplift your sense of self by seeing what’s possible with YES. 

Saying YES Encourages Growth 

If you wait until you feel ready to pursue something, it may pass you by. By saying yes, you naturally adopt a growth mindset, because you’re leading with your curiosity rather than your fear. 

Let’s say you eat the same meal every night. While you know and swear by this meal, you’re only limited to those flavors. Once you introduce a different dish, you’ll be exposed to a whole new set of ingredients that will open the door to different possibilities. So, the more you forge ahead making new discoveries, the more you’ll expand your interests!

Start Your Summer of YES

Whether you’re looking to improve your brain health or simply prevent boredom, saying “yes” is an easy way to invite more goodness into your life!

Suzzy Glickman
Always loved to dance! When a little girl, I did Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Baton Twirling, etc.
Then after grew up, it was the Disco Era, & best times ever, was doing all kinds of line dancing in a group. Remember one name of dance was
the Philadelphia Shuffle. Don’t remember the steps, but had a blast.
3/22/2024 8:41:41 PM

Susan Fletcher
Excited to come back to Jazzercise
6/10/2023 3:20:24 AM

Mary J Stewart
sounds great just the motivation I need to get healthier
6/9/2023 8:32:19 PM

Do you have senior rates?
6/9/2023 10:08:22 AM

Georgina Davison
waiting to hear back from you.
6/9/2023 3:25:52 AM

Georgina Davison
are the classes online?
6/9/2023 3:25:00 AM

Maia McCarty
How much per session
6/9/2023 12:05:48 AM

Maia McCarty
Would love to come check this out!!! Can I pay per session?
6/9/2023 12:04:14 AM

Maia McCarty
Would love to come check this out!!! Can I pay per session?
6/9/2023 12:04:14 AM

Lona Richard
Not sure where the classes are held near me. I am near the old Williams Road location. Need price. Please reply.
6/8/2023 7:58:01 PM

Terry Linda Hodge
94502 zip code are there any classes?
6/8/2023 7:17:38 PM

Johnnie Levy
I love the idea of saying yes. I’m actually doing quite well however I really miss Jazzercise
6/8/2023 6:41:10 PM

Debra L Rivas
I would like to join a beginner class. Haven't done this in years!
6/8/2023 5:09:30 PM

Caprice Bitar
6/8/2023 4:35:33 PM

Christine Conlin
I m 70 and did Jazzercise for 9 years in Florida, Canada and California. I’m not sure if I can handle the workout since I had some back trouble. Also don’t know if I can keep up
6/8/2023 2:34:23 PM

Rita Tetens
I have been a member of jazzercise for over 40 years. I cannot imagine not going to a class at least 4 times a week.
6/1/2023 11:22:33 PM

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