SOURCE: Jazzercise, Inc.

Jazzercise, Inc.

August 20, 2015 14:00 ET

Jazzercise Offers Schools Free Dance Parties to Fight Childhood Obesity

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwired - August 20, 2015) - Childhood obesity is on the rise and kids are becoming less active. To get children moving Jazzercise, Inc. is offering free Kids Get Fit dance parties in schools worldwide. Jazzercise Kids Get Fit is a community outreach program designed to help school districts, daycare facilities and community centers promote kids' fitness as a way of life. These events combine beat-pumping music with high energy, easy to follow dance moves and interactive fitness games designed for school-aged children. The free dance parties are led by certified Jazzercise instructors at their local schools during recess, assembly or P.E. periods for all grade levels. Schools interested in a Kids Get Fit event can contact a Jazzercise location in their area for more information.

Children and adolescents need 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day to grow up to a healthy weight. Today only one in four American children get the recommended daily amount of exercise and nearly one in three are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Jazzercise Kids Get Fit program was established in 1991 to help children understand the benefits of regular exercise, make good choices and establish healthy habits that last a lifetime. Jazzercise has asked its 8,300+ instructors to host free dance parties at the schools in their communities to spread the message that fitness can be fun. The company is proud of its longstanding work to achieve the objectives of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative to create a brighter and healthier future for our nation's youth.

"Helping others lead stronger, healthier lives is our mission and our passion," said Judi Sheppard Missett, Founder and CEO of Jazzercise. "We're excited to be able to act locally to fight childhood obesity by helping schools inspire children to get moving."

About Jazzercise

Jazzercise is one of the world's leading dance fitness companies with 8,300+ franchisees teaching 32,000+ classes per week in 32 countries around the world. Classes include Dance Mixx, Interval, Fusion, Strike, Strength and Core and can incinerate up to 800 calories in just 60 minutes. With constantly changing moves, new beats, a variety of workouts and calorie-crushing intensity, customers can expect to feel results after three classes and expect to stick with it. Junior Jazzercise classes offer kids uniquely choreographed, age appropriate moves with a focus on strength, endurance, agility, nutrition and confidence.

To find local classes go to jazzercise.com or download our mobile app: iOS or Android. For more information visit jazzercise.com or contact (800) FIT-IS-IT. Stop working out and start working it…with Jazzercise.

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