What You Should Know
Jazzercise is a cardio workout that infuses weight lifting, hip hop, kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and cardio movements into a single workout, characterized by its upbeat music and its unique moves. Jazzercise instructors claim this type of workout helps burn the most amount of calories while toning every part of the body for a slim, toned appearance. Testimonials of Jazzercise emphasize the fun, challenging workouts and the social experience felt with its 60 minute programs. A number of people claim to have lost weight with this program, although it isn’t significant — fat loss is emphasized instead.
Whether you are a first timer or have the physique of an athlete, Jazzercise claims their workout will provide a new experience and help build muscle while cutting flab. Dieters have the option of doing the program at a local gym with an instructor or ordering a Jazzercise program for home use, with videos usually costing $16.99 per DVD. The sales speak for themselves — this program is extremely popular with young adults. Will this exercise program fit into your routine? Let’s find out.
The Jazzercise program only requires their DVD or enrollment in their Jazzercise program. No weights or additional devices are needed.
Jazzercise rips many of their components from popular exercise routines, such as kickboxing and Pilates. They also integrate moves from yoga, and for an interesting kick, hip hop. The main issue with these exercises is that it may take a while for first time “Jazzercisers” to learn, and they even address this issue on their website. Otherwise, it does appear all of their exercises target each muscle group appropriately, and it does have documented effects on all core muscle groups.
Jazzercise also prescribes dieters follow a sensible diet while doing their program to see better results. Jazzercise does not promise to provide any dietary results, but they do claim dieters will experience better stamina, increased strength, and decreased fat distribution after doing their program. Testimonials seem to attest to all of these claims, but the results seemed to vary from person to person. No extreme weight loss was noted in any testimonials.
Overall, Jazzercise may be a new approach to exercise for those seeking a new exercise routine.
- Offers classes and in-home DVDs for purchase.
- Integrates moves that exercise each part of the body.
- Moves may be difficult to learn.
- Their exercise system may be too challenging for first timers seeking an easy program to complete.
- No testimonials state substantial weight loss.
Jazzercise offers a new, intensive workout for dieters who want a different exercise routine, and in that aspect it appears to be succeeding. The difficulty of learning these moves and the difficulty of performing it may be a deterrent for first timers seeking easier, hassle-free routines. Nevertheless, it is a unique exercise program that might be worth the perusal.