Monday, June 22, 2015

#texbraska and Jazzercise Live!

A few of the #texbraska delegation at Jazzercise Live!
Get ready to dance to Britney and Iggy’s “Pretty Girls” and a Pitch Perfect medley that will knock your socks off. And a few new Strength routines that promise to bring the burn.

That’s the word from Jazzercise instructor Lindsay Pappenhausen-Schmuecker, who just returned from Dallas and Jazzercise Live. The event brought together 1800 customers and instructors from 10 countries for a weekend of Jazzercise. The weekend included specialty classes and a live taping of the upcoming set of routines that will debut soon.

Lindsay and seven other Nebraska instructors made the trip and got the sneak peak at what’s coming. Apparently, there’s good stuff on the way, fresh new moves and great music. That’s one of the things I love about Jazzercise: it never gets old.

The #texbraska group took an Interval Fusion class led by Shanna Missett Nelson, the Jazzercise President, and Young McCarthy, who is Director of Training and Development and a taping team member. The live taping took place Saturday morning and the finale class was led by four instructors from California.

Our gang with Judi and Shanna

Nebraska girls with Young.
Lindsay says it’s fun to watch the corporate team in action, including the founder, Judi Sheppard Missett.

“ It’s fun to watch the members of the corporate team give one another grief or mess up on a routine. (As Jazzercise instructors) we can so relate! We all strive to be perfect for our class, but we are all so human,” Lindsay said. “I am also reminded that our company is in the hands of one of the greatest. Judi Sheppard Missett has a witty sense of humor, the ability to laugh at herself, is a great story teller, a visionary, and not afraid to admit she might be a bit of a show off or diva. She has so much passion and her heart is filled with love and gratitude. She lights up a room and can capture any audience.”

Of course, the weekend included pool time and shopping. (Do I even need to say that?) A shopping expo offered Jazzercise apparel that is stylish enough to be street-wear. Lindsay had her eye on the mesh, printed or cutout capris and the crop tops. I might need a few more Core classes before I’ll be ready for a bare midriff.
Hiding at the pool. Guess you had to be there.:)


And Lindsay had some great stories of fun times in Texas that she wouldn’t share. I think I need to take those girls out for a cocktail after class some night and get the real scoop. Most of it was just silly fun and good times with good friends.

“Of course, for me, I was looking forward to the workouts and Jazzercise fun, but I was equally pumped to spend a weekend with my girlfriends (and my sister who is a Jazzercise customer in Plainview, NE),” Lindsay said. “Given that Jazzercise is such a big part of my life, it's probably no surprise that some of my most precious and treasured girlfriends are fellow instructors. These events are a great way to bond as a team and to remind oneself of how lucky we are to be a part of this program.”

The 2016 Jazzercise Live event is in Palm Desert. I’m in! Who’s with me?

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