PITTSBURG — People of all ages can get a full-body workout at the new Pittsburg Jazzercise location.
It’s youngest “jazzerciser” is nine-years-old and the oldest is 68-years-old. They move to music instructed by Emily George, Melissa Lomshek and Linda Niederklein.
The group originally met at Pittsburg Presbyterian Church in its Life Center. It was the home of Jazzercise for over a year.
“They were very gracious to let us use their life center,” George said.
Ultimately, George said she wanted to have a place to Jazzercise. In fact, it was one of the conditions of moving to Pittsburg — she wanted to move to a city with good schools and a Jazzercise studio.
There were great schools in Pittsburg, but no Jazzercise. She cured that by creating her own studio.
On Labor Day weekend she opened her new studio up at 1012 S. Broadway, Pittsburg and on Wednesday hosted a ribbon cutting.
Jazzercise is worldwide dance aerobic studio.
“We are one of the original dance party work outs and in 2019 it will be our 50th year,” George said.
During a workout session people participate in a combination of aerobics and strengthening through dance.
“It’s a total body workout,” George said.
The newly opened studio has 27 classes a week and is open seven days a week. It offers discounts to Pittsburg State University students and faculty. It has a childcare room and bathrooms to “freshen up” in after exercising.
People can learn more about hours, classes, childcare and costs on Pittsburg Jazzercise’s Facebook page or by visiting the studio.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.