Jazzercise is alive and well in Alexandria. According to Alexandria area instructor Debbie Lynch, the dance-fitness classes, formerly held at Lee Center, have now moved back to the Durant Center.
“Our move to Durant Center allows us to better accommodate students with a convenient location and comfortable workout space,” Lynch said.
Classes will now take place at Durant Center on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Weekend classes, however, will remain at the Nannie J. Lee Center gym on Saturday at 9 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.
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, kick-boxing and more to create programs for people of every age and fitness level. Alternative formats include Jazzercise Lite, Jazzercise Body Sculpting, Jazzercise Step, Jazzercise Plus, Jazzercise Circuit Training, Jazzercise Personal Touch and Junior Jazzercise.
Jazzercise, which was created by Judi Sheppard Missett 35 years ago, is the world’s leading dance-fitness program. More than 5,800 instructors teach 20,000 classes weekly worldwide. Lynch has been an instructor in the Alexandria area for 15 years.
The comprehensive program, designed to enhance cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility, has helped millions of people of all ages and fitness levels reap the benefits of exercise and improve well-being, Lynch said.