Barb Wagner, a newly certified Jazzercise instructor, has begun offering classes at the Great Bend Jazzercise Center. Wagner earned the right to teach Jazzercise by completing an intense three-day workshop and performing a letter-perfect audition. Becoming a Jazzercise instructor requires dedication and thorough training. After submitting adequate references and putting in long hours of practice, Wagner recently participated in a rigorous workshop in Tulsa, Okla. sponsored by the Franchise Programs and Services Department of Jazzercise, Inc. She was required to learn approximately 15 Jazzercise routines for her audition; pass a written exam on basic anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition; learn Jazzercise business practices; and become certified to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Four new Jazzercise dance-fitness classes will open in the week of June 11th. Jazzercise owner Charise Oelger has added the classes to accommodate new participants and to provide current participants with a greater choice of convenient class times. Wagners new low impact classes will take place at 5:30 a.m. on Monday and Friday and at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Oelger will also be teaching a new Wednesday 5:30 a.m. Jazzercise class as well.
“I’m excited about the growth of Jazzercise locally”, said Oelger. Jazzercise offers a unique blend of fitness and jazz dance that Great Bend residents have discovered is a lot of fun. The new classes will just make it easier for participants to enjoy a workout where and when its convenient for them.
The center is offering Free Monday classes during the month of June and it would be a great opportunity to check out the Center. Current specials, class information, and pricing information can be found at jazzercise.com, checking out the Great Bend Jazzercise Center facebook page, or contacting Oelger by email or phone.
Jazzercise combines effective exercise with jazz dance-based choreography and popular music. Each 60-minute high-energy class includes a warm up, aerobic segment, muscle toning and flexibility exercises, and a cool-down. Fresh choreography is continually introduced into the program as Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Missett creates new routines every ten weeks. The non-competitive atmosphere makes it easy for people of all fitness levels to participate. Instructors demonstrate both challenging movements and low-impact variations. Most importantly, Jazzercise classes are designed to be fun.