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Jazzercise Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Instructor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jazzercise part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful work-out with friendly, fun people.

    Cons

    There is a lot of prep time required to teach classes.


  2. "Pay is terrible"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jazzercise part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the women I work with and the program itself. Great full. Indy workout.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and the way pay can fluctuate each month is ridiculous. So much time and energy is put in to creating a great workout set and a great experience for our customers. Besides the hour I teach class I usually prep for 1 hour learning a new routine or two and then getting the set in order. To get paid $10 then becomes $5. My time is worth more than that-the last time I made $5 an hour was as a teenager in the 90's at a fast food restaurant. Not allowing us to teach at fitness centers like 24hrfitness was your biggest downfall.

    Advice to Management

    If Jazzercise is going to continue to tout itself as the best workout out there than it's instructors should be paid as such. Instructors at box gyms starting pay per class is $20-$30. Your $1500 certification fee is excessive as well. Zumba charges $200 and their instructors make$20-$30+ per class. Time to make a move.


  3. "Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Instructor in Cleveland, OH
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun to engage with clients

    Cons

    low wage for time put in


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Can't make money"

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    Former Employee - Jazzercise Instructor in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Jazzercise Instructor in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jazzercise (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed learning routines, loved the franchieese owner she was a great trainer and had tons of energy!

    Cons

    Can't earn any money even when working hard. Very strict with review process. Didn't have a good maternity leave in place even though the whole company is women.

    Advice to Management

    Help the franchieeses make more money instead of taking it all! Retire Judi, your too old dance and create routines.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jazzercise full-time

    Pros

    Some support by senior management for change but most in leadership want growth without fundamental change.

    Cons

    Back biting and gossiping by senior leaders in the company went on regularly. Decisions were not based on business fundamentals but on the whims of Judi, the founder, who is desperately trying to hang on to the success of Jazzercise from its hey day in the 80's. Unfortunately, the market has progressed and, sadly, she does not seem to be interested in evolving with the market and delivering to customers and franchisees what they are wishing for today. Her daughter is more than capable to take over and would do a good job at progressing the company but he is unable to do because Judi wants to continue to be in the limelight and run the show.

    Advice to Management

    You need some new blood and new ideas to breathe life into the business. Takebadvice from those who have more experience running and building successful companies as you do not have the right leaders at the top.

    Stop trying to defend yourselves from those who mock Jazzercise and instead focus on building the brand and creating a customer experience that cannot be matched by other fitness programs. Be open to change or this business will continue to lose relevance in the market.


  7. "Owner/instructor"

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    Former Employee - Franchise Owner, Instructor, and Center Owner in Pepperell, MA
    Former Employee - Franchise Owner, Instructor, and Center Owner in Pepperell, MA

    I worked at Jazzercise (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Jazzercise is a franchise and they do have support available. Compared to other franchises, their franchise fees are much less. The work out program is the best overall body, for any body work out.

    Cons

    Your business, like many others are at the whim of the economy. Support and advice from corporate sometimes means spending more money.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Franchisee"

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    Current Employee - Certified Fitness Instructor and Franchisee in Hamden, CT
    Current Employee - Certified Fitness Instructor and Franchisee in Hamden, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jazzercise (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get paid to do what you love!

    Cons

    It's only a part-time job.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Company Ever!!"

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    Former Employee - Jazzercise Instructor in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Jazzercise Instructor in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jazzercise part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you ever wanted to join a dysfunctionl sorrority....Jazzercise is for you

    Cons

    Oh where do I begin:

    * hORRIBLE mgmt (at least in southern Calif)
    *Ridiculous audition process
    *Don't question Judy or relatives or you are blackballed
    *One is regularly critiqued and observed by others less qualified
    *$2000 fee to audition snd become "franchisee"
    *If you are lucky you will make $10 an hour to teach. Spend $200 with Zumba and make $35 a class
    *You will be pressured to constantly look for new potential franchisees

    Advice to Management

    Judy needs to fire her relatives (and friends of relatives) that work for her cpmpany. They all have their agenda. Mgmt needs to look at the friendly, inclusive sense of community Zumba provides. The current Jazzercise model is ineffective and outdated.


  10. "Fun Company"

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    Former Employee - District Manager Support in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - District Manager Support in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jazzercise full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Healthy, Fitness company to work for. Always looking for ways to be on the cutting edge.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, those with innovative ideas are sometimes pushed to the back.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little people as well. Sometimes the cutting edge is already a few years behind. Strive to be ahead of the game, not behind the curve.


  11. "I love Jazzercise"

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    Current Employee - Jazzercise Instructor in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Jazzercise Instructor in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jazzercise part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Where else can you go to get paid to have fun, dance, and get fit at the same time!

    Cons

    When under the weather, you sometimes need to find a substitute on a short notice.


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