It's not a secret that I have struggled with my weight throughout my life. I have to work diligently to stay in a healthy shape. I hate dieting and I like to eat. So I have to work out. I used to get on my elliptical machine and run for forty minutes every day. It worked for a while ( a year or so) but it was just working my leg muscles and it was boring. There is a Jazzercise center only about two miles from my house, so I joined.
I had no idea that I would love it so much, and that the workout would be so challenging at the same time. We dance to super fun pop songs, current hits as well as past-era classics, but we also do some super challenging strength training on floor mats or standing with hand weights. Each 50 minute class includes cardio, strength, and stretching exercises. There is an addictive positive energy at Jazzercise. It's a safe place with no pretension. I can relax, let loose, and focus on myself for 50 grand minutes. It's a stress relieving, mood-lifting, booty-tightening good time.
On average, I hit about 4 Jazzercise classes a week. Since joining in mid January I have seen some definite changes in my physical appearance. My arms are smaller and more toned, my waist is a little trimmer, my butt is lifted a little higher, my "girls" are a little perkier, my legs are a little stronger.
Both of these photos are unedited pictures by Vixen Pin Up Photography.
The above photo was taken last year, before Jazzercise,
the one below was taken this spring after three months of Jazzercise.
No dieting, just good ole fashion exercise.
If you want to get in shape or need a new exercise outlet, or if you just want to have fun and do something nice for yourself; I highly recommend you give Jazzercise a shot. There are numerous locations out there, chances are there is one close to you. Click here to find a center near you.