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Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur – Rank no. 27 – Jazzercise Inc. – US

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Products & Services: Dance fitness classes, conventions, apparel & accessories

Number of Locations: 8,543

Total Investment: $4.28K – 76.5K

Founded: 1969

Began Franchising: 1982

About Jazzercise Inc.

While teaching traditional jazz dance classes in Evanston, Illinois, in 1969, Judi Sheppard Missett turned her students away from the mirrors and started a “just for fun" class that incorporated dance moves to provide aerobic exercise. After moving to Southern California, she started training other instructors in the Jazzercise program in 1977. Six years later, the company began franchising. Now Jazzercise’s CEO, she continues to teach weekly Jazzercise classes and choreograph new dance routines. Based in Carlsbad, California, Jazzercise’s instructors teach its total-body conditioning program to almost half a million participants each year in the United States and more than 30 other countries. Jazzercise instructors are trained and certified before becoming franchised.

Franchise Units

YEAR U.S. CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OWNED
2013 6,854 186 1,500 3
2012 6,984 183 1,474 2
2011 6,763 165 1,251 2
2010 6,627 149 1,233 2
2009 6,522 136 1,196 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Mexico, South America, Western Europe.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $4,280 – $76,500
Franchise Fee: $2,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 20%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: At franchisee’s location: 2-3 weeks home study. Seminars : 3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #27 (2013), #13 (2012), #17 (2011), #18 (2010), #42 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #7 (2013), #14 (2012), #21 (2011), #17 (2010), #7 (2009),
Low-Cost: #5 (2013), #3 (2012), #4 (2011), #6 (2010), #8 (2009),
Top Home-Based: #5 (2013), #3 (2012), #4 (2011), #5 (2010), #8 (2009),
America’s Top Global: #16 (2013), #12 (2012), #15 (2011), #14 (2010), #37 (2009),
Jazzercise, Inc.
Type Corporation
Industry Physical fitness
Founded 1969
Founder(s) Judi Sheppard Missett
Headquarters CarlsbadCalifornia
Revenue $96 million for fiscal year 2009/2010 [1]
Employees 228 corporate staff [1]
Divisions Jazzertogs, JM DigitalWorks
Website http://www.jazzercise.com

Jazzercise YouTube Channel

Jazzercise is a dance-based group fitness program. Each 60-minute Jazzercise class features a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilatesyogakickboxing, and Latin-style movements set to popular music.

The Jazzercise program was founded in 1969 by Jazzercise CEO Judi Sheppard Missett, a native of Red Oak, Iowa. Today, Jazzercise involves 7,800 instructors teaching more than 32,000 classes weekly in all 50 states and 32 countries. In 2009/2010, Jazzercise reported 96 Million in revenue. On the 2011 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, Jazzercise ranks as the #1 fitness franchise and #17 overall. In March 2009, MSNBC placed Jazzercise in their top 5 list of proven franchises that provide growth opportunity. [2] Jazzercise has partnered with two-time “Dancing with the Stars" champion Cheryl Burke, a company spokesperson through 2011.

Jazzercise instructors are franchise owners and therefore have individual locations, class hours, and pricing.

Jazzercise in popular media[edit]

In Ron Howard‘s movie adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch’s schedule has an hour blocked off for Jazzercise.[3]

In the episode of Taxi entitled “Louie Goes Too Far", Andy Kaufman (playing Vic Ferrari) suggests to Christopher Lloyd (playing Jim) that he take up Jazzercise as a way of meeting beautiful women.

On The Golden Girls, Bea Arthur (Dorothy) admits taking up Jazzercise in the episodes “The Stan Who Came to Dinner" and “The Audit".

In the Futurama episode “Parasite Lost", the parasitic worms are seen Jazzercising Fry’s muscles. [4]

The Flight of the Conchords episode “New Zealand Town" of their second television series features a song called “Fashion is Danger" which is a parody of 1980s music and style, and contains a reference to Jazzercise.

“Jazzercise Instructor" is featured as a job in The Sims 2.

In the third series of The Mighty Boosh, Howard Moon goes to ‘Jazzercise’ classes.

In the Glee episode “Bad Reputation“, a tape is found of Sue Sylvester Jazzercising to Olivia Newton-John‘s “Physical“. In the following season’s episode “Sexy“, Holly Holliday is shown teaching a jazzercise class in which Will Schuester participates.

On the October 9, 2012 episode of The Daily ShowJon Stewart references Jazzercise in his opening monologue.