Why Music Pumps Up Workouts
Nothing can brighten your day like hearing a favorite song. Music lifts your spirits, and can give you an instant jolt of energy. That’s useful because during a workout, music soothes unpleasant feelings brought on by intense exercise.
Music’s influence on mood and emotions inspires people to move, and motivates them to keep going. Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett says music can energize your workouts, and help you achieve your long-term health and fitness goals.
Music in exercise makes hard training seem like fun by shaping how the mind interprets fatigue, and acts as a motivator, enabling individuals to exercise with greater efficiency. Music increases energy, and bolsters happiness, while tension, depression, and anger are relieved.
Born to be Alive
When performing physically demanding exercise, energetic music improves stylistic movement. Motor, cognitive and perceptive processes are influenced by music, which produces an overall improvement in rhythm, coordination and muscle receptor control.
Go with the Flow
Music enhances endurance by 15 percent, improving “feeling states” and helping to derive much greater pleasure. Recent research in sports settings has found that music promotes flow states, a feeling of energized focus and complete absorption in an activity.
Play That Funky Music
The synchronization of music with repetitive exercise is associated with increased levels of work output. Jazzercise music is contemporary, upbeat, and motivating. It’s designed to get the heart rate high, so you can enter your training zone, and burn fat optimally.
Scientific studies prove that music improves workouts. But you already knew that, didn’t you?
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 the program into an international franchise business that today, hosts a network of 7,800 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, cardio box and Latin style movements, has positively affected millions of people worldwide. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility, as well as an overall "feel good" factor. Additional Jazzercise programs include Junior Jazzercise, Jazzercise Lite and Personal Touch. For more information on Jazzercise go to jazzercise.com or call (800)FIT-IS-IT or (760)476-1750.