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November 10, 2014 16:28 ET

Jazzercise to Celebrate 30 Years of Dance Fitness in Japan With International Fitness Getaway Nov. 22-24

Thousands Expected for Largest Ever Jazzercise Live International Fitness Event

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwired - November 10, 2014) - Jazzercise, Inc. will celebrate thirty years of dance fitness in Japan with an international fitness getaway in Hiroshima, Japan's City of Peace, November 22-24th, 2014. Thousands of Jazzercise customers and instructors will come together to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jazzercise Japan with giant group fitness classes, shopping and the debut of new workout routines to be distributed worldwide.

The Jazzercise Live event, expected to be the largest in the company's history, will take place at Hiroshima Central Park, formerly Hiroshima Municipal Baseball Stadium, located at 5-25 Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. Jazzercise enthusiasts from all over Japan -- Okinawa to Hokkaido -- and countries including Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and the United States will attend this historic celebration of Jazzercise Japan's 30th anniversary. Visit the website for more information on Jazzercise Live Hiroshima.

The finale of the three-day event will be Let's Get Fit by Jazzercise, a huge, multi-generational dance party for all attendees as well as children from Hiroshima area schools. They will be dancing to music by Perfume, a globally popular all-girl electro-pop trio from Hiroshima. The session will begin on Monday, November 24th at 10 a.m. at Hiroshima Central Park.

Many of the children expected for the finale have attended Jazzercise Kids Get Fit dance parties at their local schools earlier this year. Jazzercise Kids Get Fit is a free community outreach program designed to help schools promote children's fitness as a way of life. Kids Get Fit events combine the latest popular music with high energy, easy to follow dance moves and interactive fitness games led by certified Jazzercise instructors. Last year Jazzercise instructors held 795 events, inspiring 78,600 children worldwide.

Jazzercise introduced its unique, high intensity dance fitness program to the Japanese people in 1984. Today 560 instructors teach more than 2,300 classes each week in 675 locations across Japan. Jazzercise Japan is operated and managed by Konami Sports & Life Co., Ltd., the largest operator in the fitness club industry. Konami Sports & Life Co., Ltd., the health and fitness business of the Konami Group, operates and manages sports clubs throughout Japan as well as the development, manufacture and sales of innovative health and fitness machines and products providing a wide range of health and fitness solutions.

"We are so proud of the growth and popularity of Jazzercise in Japan," said Judi Sheppard Missett, Founder and CEO of Jazzercise. "It's a true testament to the passion of our customers and instructors and we are thrilled to be able to honor that passion with a huge 30th anniversary celebration. We can't wait to share in the excitement and energy of what will be the largest Jazzercise Live event in our company's 45 year history."

This historic event is planned in partnership with the City of Hiroshima, Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau, Japan National Tourist Organization, Konami Sports & Life Co., Ltd. and the Organizing Committee of Jazzercise Live Hiroshima.

About Jazzercise
With Jazzercise you can burn up to 600 calories in one 60 minute cardio and strength fitness class. The high intensity dance-based fitness program mixes cardio, strength training, kickboxing, power yoga and chart-topping music. While most customers come for the fun, they stay because Jazzercise provides a highly effective total body workout plus a sense of community and personalized support. According to our members, benefits include increased weight loss, core strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, stress release and a mood boosting endorphin rush.

Jazzercise is an international dance fitness business hosting 8,300+ franchisees teaching 32,000+ classes per week in 32 countries. To find local classes go to jazzercise.com or download the mobile app: iOS or Android. For more information visit jazzercise.com or contact (800) FIT-IS-IT.

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