Most workouts are built on the concept of getting fit, but they often lack a certain edge that distinguishes them from other routines. Jazzercise — a mixture of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing — combines exercising with an element rarely incorporated into workouts: fun.
According to Jazzercise member Karen Slack, the added fun helps make make it "a great experience and an awesome workout."
How it got started: Founded in 1969 by Judy Sheppard Missett, Jazzercise is a global program that holds classes in over 30 countries. Some of those classes are held in Pam Smith's Jazzercise building in Glen Burnie.