It’s Mom & Pop Business Month on Havana Street and we are featuring several of our hard-working business owners in blogs and posts. Our featured business today is Jazzercise Aurora on Havana.
2740 S Havana ST Unit J
Aurora CO 80014
Owner: Debi Parcheta
Owner Debi Parcheta has been doing Jazzercise for 39 years. Her friend, Sherri, introduced her to it back in 1978. Sherri bought four girlfriends pairs of leg warmers and convinced them all to go to Jazzercise with her since it was really the only place back then that you could fashionably wear leg warmers. It’s all about the fashion, you know! Thirty-four years later, Deb walked Sherri onto the dance floor at Jazzercise Aurora and said, “See what you started! It’s all your fault.”
By day, Debi a database engineer at Blue Marble Enterprises, also an Aurora company. So Jazzercise Aurora is a sideline for her…..something she believes in or she would not put in the effort to run a wonderful dance floor and all those classes. Debi is in her 50’s and is active and strong. She believes it’s because she dances 3 – 5 times a week at Jazzercise.
Debi opened the Aurora Jazzercise Center 5 years ago because the center that had been operating at Iliff and Buckley was closing. It seemed like the right thing to do for this great community of women (and men) who motivate and encourage each other to be healthier. And they are always making new friends. This year, Jazzercise is free (nationwide) for women 16 – 21 (all year!) because we believe in helping the next generation form healthy fitness too.
The longevity of the program speaks for itself. Jazzercise is over 40 years old and franchised in over 40 countries of the world. They focus on the benefits of fitness as opposed to losing weight or training for some event. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to join us. A lot of their long time members will tell you that their success depends on one simple thing – showing up. If you will get there, the Jazzercise class managers will take it from there with great music and current moves in our choreography. Once you are in the door, it’s so much fun that you can’t help but love it and it’s different all the time (never boring). You leave feeling better, stronger and less stressed than when you came in.
There’s more than 35 classes to choose from each week. Check out their class schedule at:
TRY A CLASS FOR FREE BY MENTIONING THIS BLOG: Mention to your class manager that you saw this blog and you will receive a 7-day pass!
Our $59 per month membership is the most popular, but for someone who would rather visit occasionally at a rate that is half of the drop in rate, exercisers can ask for our 10 class pass, $100.
We also have a month-to-month membership, cancel any time for $79 per month.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TEACH JAZZERCISE? If anyone wants to teach Jazzercise, we are starting our next training program in March and Debi would love to talk with them. [email protected] It’s OK to teach Jazzercise even if you teach other forms of exercise. For example, we don’t exclude Zumba instructors or kick boxing instructors from being Jazzercise instructors.
Every Jazzercise group fitness class combines dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to sculpt, tone and lengthen muscles for maximum fat burn. Choreographed to today’s hottest music, Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. Start dancing yourself fit and change the shape of your body today!