Joy Bucher, a Saline area Jazzercise instructor and owner of Saline Jazzercise, will offer a citywide free-for-all 25th anniversary Jazzercise Open House on April 13 at Saline Jazzercise Fitness Center, 1209 N. Industrial Dr.
“This event allows me to thank all the students who have made Jazzercise a success in Saline,” Bucher said. “I also want to give the public an opportunity to see what Jazzercise is all about.”
Open house festivities will include information on the Jazzercise program and a free workout. Admission is free to everyone, and participants should dress to exercise. Refreshments will also be served. There will be a traditional Jazzercise class at 8am, followed at 9:15 by a special 25 years of Jazzercise class featuring multiple instructors and favorite routines from the past and present. There will also be door prizes and a registration special - $25 joining fee and $25 for the first month
The 60-minute Jazzercise class includes a warm-up, high-energy aerobic routines, muscle-toning and cool-down stretch segment. Jazzercise combines elements of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and more to create programs for people of every age and fitness level. Alternative formats include Jazzercise Lite, Jazzercise Personal Touch and Junior Jazzercise.
Judi Sheppard Missett, who turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon, founded the Jazzercise dance fitness program in 1969. She has advanced the business opportunities of women and men in the fitness industry by growing her program into an international franchise business that today, hosts a network of 7,500 instructors teaching more than 32,000 classes weekly in 32 countries.
The workout program, which offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing movements, has positively affected millions of people worldwide. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility, as well as an overall "feel good" factor.