I’ve been teaching Jazzercise for 19 years.
33 1/2 years ago when my son was 6 months old, a friend of mine asked me to try a Jazzercise class with her. I had never heard of the program before but I said ok. I was hooked after my first class. I was one of those students who always stood in the front row and would even go up on the stage with other instructors from time to time. I was asked to become an instructor on a few occasions but life always got in the way. Finally, after 14 years of being a student, I took the leap and became an instructor. I have never looked back at my decision. Some of my best friends are my students. Everyone knows me as Jodie with an “IE”.
I love that no one judges anyone in our program. High or low impact is shown and you can do whatever feels safe and effective. I love all of the different kinds of moves and music that Jazzercise provides for us. The more smiles and sweat that I see during a class, the happier I am.