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Michelle Berls, Newest Jazzercise Instructor to teach dance/fitness classes in St. Charles

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    Michelle Berls

June Armbruster

(St. Charles, IL) -- Michelle Berls, a newly certified Jazzercise instructor, has begun offering classes in St. Charles. Berls earned the right to teach Jazzercise by completing an intense three -day workshop and performing a letter-perfect audition. Becoming a Jazzercise instructor requires dedication and thorough training. After submitting adequate references and putting in long hours of practice, Berls recently participated in a rigorous workshop in Schaumburg, Illinois, sponsored by the Franchise Programs and Services Department of Jazzercise, Inc. She was required to learn approximately 15 Jazzercise routines for her audition; pass a written exam on basic anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition; learn Jazzercise business practices; and become certified to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Join Michelle for a FREE class on Saturday July 27, 2013 at 8:05 am in St. Charles. Our new facility is located in the Foundry Business Center at 731 N. 17th Street, (just off Dean and Randall Rd).

Jazzercise combines effective exercise with jazz dance-based choreography and popular music. Each 60-minute high-energy class includes a warm up, aerobic segment, muscle toning and flexibility exercises, and a cool-down. Fresh choreography is continually introduced into the program as Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Missett creates new routines every ten weeks. The non-competitive atmosphere makes it easy for people of all fitness levels to participate. Instructors demonstrate both challenging movements and low-impact variations. Most importantly, Jazzercise classes are designed to be fun!

Instructors may also offer classes in several alternative formats, including Jazzercise Lite, Jazzercise Personal Touch and Junior Jazzercise.

About Jazzercise

Judi Sheppard Missett, who turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon, founded the Jazzercise dance fitness program in 1969. She has advanced the business opportunities of women and men in the fitness industry by growing her program into an international franchise business that today, hosts a network of 7,500 instructors teaching more than 32,000 classes weekly in 32 countries.

The workout program, which offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing movements, has positively affected millions of people worldwide. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility, as well as an overall "feel good" factor. For more information on Jazzercise, contact June Armbruster, Jazzercise Franchisee/Class Owner at 630-699-5424. For worldwide class information, go to or call (800)FIT-IS-IT.

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