February 26, 2013

After living in Dana Point for two years now, and walking by the OC Sailing & Events Center at the harbor almost every day, I finally got my ass in gear this morning and tried a 9 a.m. Jazzercise class. Loved it! So glad to see Jazzercise is still alive and kicking. I seriously thought it had come and gone in the 80s, like topsiders and the Rubik’s cube.

It was the perfect panacea for a few things I’ve been looking for: a way to incorporate more dance into my life; a way to get moving, with music, in the mornings (it is also offered in the evenings); and the perfect escape from the apartment in the mornings to give my boyfriend more space to get ready for work.

After the hour-long class, I popped over to my favorite Coffee Importers for a Phil’s Power Pancake (gotta try it!), and basked in the sun with an L.A. Times. Mornings just don’t get any better than this! Felt a spring in my step and the party music reverberating in my head.

So, I will definitely be coming back to more Jazzercise classes, and encourage all Dana Point residents to try a class. It’s fairly low impact – definitely not the high intensity of what I’ve heard Zumba is all about, although I’ve never tried that (next on my list – so if anyone has a good Zumba class to recommend in Dana Point, please post a comment).

The only possible disincentive – the pricing seems a little steep. $55 a month to pay by check. $45 with automatic debit. $15 for a drop-in.  But the more frequently you go, it definitely pays for itself. http://www.jazzercise.com