Since the word “working out” was discovered, I am pretty sure it meant EVERYTHING besides fun, especially if you’re struggling to lose weight.
Now however we have workout sessions where you can dance, have fun, enjoy and lose weight, all at the same time. Sounds like a dream come true? I know, right.
So let me introduce you to Jazzercise, born from the art of dance, is a calorie-torching, hip-swiveling dance party workout to put your abs to the test, with a hot playlist.
“A life without dance is like a year without summer”- Swedish Proverb
Losing weight is never easy, but having a workout buddy can be a huge help, as this fit mom-and-daughter duo have proven by losing a a total of 184 pounds together. Being fun and enjoyable, Jazzercise reduces your overall stress. There is nothing better to beat the blues than a dance class.
It allows you to express your emotions and creativity. When you dance or exercise, endorphins release that help fight depression and make you feel happier and alive again. Jazzercise is a great way to socialize and boost your energy.
Jamie Allison and her daughter, Calista Jean Jones, took their first Jazzercise class in their hometown of Trussville, Alabama, in January 2016 and have stuck with it ever since.
“From that point on we were hooked,” Allison told Health. “Who doesn’t love to dance? For one hour, a stress-free, heart-pounding, fun, fat-burning dance mix that give you amazing health benefits and even muscles!”
Allison has been posting pictures on Instagram, from workouts and healthy meal choices.
As you can see, it’s quite a transformation.
This hasn’t just been about weight loss, though. It’s been a bonding experience for them.
Thinking from my personal story, I have been exercising with my mom since I was 7 years old, running at the park at 6 am, biking around the city, going to Pilates class, and sometimes over-doing sauna, all these activities, made me who I am today, with my mom as my best friend and my healthy body I always wanted.
Because we all know that parenting is not an easy 24/7 job.
Allison said, it was difficult to watch her daughter struggle with her weight as a teen. Going to Jazzercise turned into a special activity they could do together.
“We are a team, helping each other, making good food choices and keeping each other on point,” Allison told Health. “Our bond is something special that I would never trade. I always wanted her to look up to me now I feel like we both inspire each other.”
Happy and healthy looks so good on you.
Jazzercise is the original dance party workout since 1969.
Jazzercise has been around for 48 years but it’s getting hotter with age, today’s Jazzercise studios offer a variety of classes that mix contemporary dance choreography with kickboxing and Pilates moves set to fun, modern music. A 2016 New York Times article featured one class that attracted women ranging in age from their 20s to 60s.
You are never to Old, Young, Thin, Fat,Fit or Unfit to jazzercise.
“It’s nonjudgmental; any age can do it,” instructor Janet Forward told the Times.
The best thing , when I read about Jazzercisers is that you can burn 800 calories during an hour-long session.
We’re still evolving and transforming people’s bodies and their lives.
But Allison isn’t just exercising to stay healthy. In addition to going to Jazzercise three or four times a week, she follows Weight Watchers. It makes sense: 80% is what you eat while 20% what you exercise, research shows that paying attention to what you eat is an important factor in weight loss.
Her motivation, determination, and amazing results can be easily spoted from her Instagram posts, She is inspiring other family members to start jazzecercise, as a way to stay in shape, have fun, and enjoy good music .
What an motivation — keep up the good work!
Jazzercise isn’t the only workout that can aid in dramatic weight loss, we have tons of great opportunities out there, to exercise, have fun and lose weight, we just need what suits our body best and enjoy .
A mom named Tessa lost 180 pounds — half her size — over the course of five years.
Inspirational weight loss journey.
She credits the app My Fitness Pal, which she uses to track what she eats during the day, and count calorie intake. She is also devoted to zumba, a fitness program that combines Latin music and dance moves .
“I fell in love with Zumba, which in turn made me love fitness in general,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
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