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Audio 101 DVD. Set Structure. What is Jazzercise set structure? Importance of set structure: Jazzercise consistent worldwide Set structure and uniformity Maintains quality of Jazzercise Promotes the integrity of Jazzercise

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Audio 101 dvd

Audio 101


Audio 101 dvd

Set Structure

Set structure

What is Jazzercise set structure?

Importance of set structure:

Jazzercise consistent worldwide

Set structure and uniformity

Maintains quality of Jazzercise

Promotes the integrity of Jazzercise

“Regular” set structure guidelines will be covered today at the workshop.

Set Structure

American college of sports medicine industry standards

Work large muscle groups continuously and rhythmically at an aerobic level.

Perform frequently (three to five times/week).

Work the heart at 64-94% of maximum heart rate (HR).

Activity is continuous and has a duration of 20-60 minutes.

Include strength training at least two days per week, sufficient to condition the major muscle groups.

Resistance bands, balls, weights etc.

Well-rounded and includes stretching exercises in every class.

American College of Sports Medicine Industry Standards

Choreography notes

Routine info


Technique and safety tips

Routine set (R-set) variations and song info

Alternative movements


Choreography Notes

Parts of a class

Parts of a Class

  • Part 1: Warm-up and Aerobic

  • Part 2: Strength Training, Stretch and Cool Down

Warm up segment

Purpose and labels

Write the title of the O/I

Write the total warm-up time on the left side of the set structure sheet.

Warm-up Segment

Aerobic segment

Purpose and labels


Aerobic curve progression

Move Forward 0 to 1 Column Only

L or LM

Move fwd 1


Move fwd 1

L or





Aerobic Segment

Build an aerobic set

Build an Aerobic Set!

  • Consider both the label as well as the musical flow from one routine to the next.

  • Write the title of the aerobic routines

    Write the total aerobic time on the left side of the set structure sheet.

Warm up aerobic considerations

Warm-Up & Aerobic Considerations

  • Perceived Exertion Chart

    • Required to post in every class.

    • Required to reference during aerobic section.

  • Where to place a BCO routine

  • Music changes should flow from one routine to the next.

    • Cut unnecessary time from end of aerobic routines.

Strength stretch cool down purpose

Strength/Stretch/Cool DownPurpose

  • Purpose of strength training segment

  • Purpose of stretching segment

  • Purpose of cool down segment

Strength stretch cool down labels

Strength/Stretch/Cool DownLabels

  • Strength

    • Meets requirement

    • Optional

    • Versions

    • Transitions

  • Stretch

  • Cool down (“E” in the label to end class)

    • SAE – Stretch/Ascend/End

    • SE – Stretch/End

    • SAE or SE Combo (Combo = Strength Training)

  • Strength stretch cool down can be taught as

    Strength/Stretch/Cool DownCan Be Taught as….

    • Standing/FloorDescend to the floor at some point during the strength training section and ascend prior to or during the final routine.

      Required to teach one complete strength training routine on the floor.

    • All StandingRemain standing from the warm-up to the last routine.

    Strength training requirements

    Strength TrainingRequirements

    • Must have minimum (3) strength training routines: (1) gluteal, (1) abdominal, (1) upper torso.

    • Can have maximum (4) strength training routines.

      • Does not include stretch or cool down routine.

      • Fourth routine can be labeled optional or meets requirement.

      • If you repeat a muscle group, use a different movement to do so.

  • No more than two consecutive routines without equipment.

  • Choreographed stretch routine

    Choreographed Stretch Routine


    • Entire routine spent stretching


    • All Standing Class:

      • Place anywhere within the strength training segment.

    • Standing/Floor Class:

      • Prior to descending

      • Immediately following a descending routine.

      • Immediately prior to an ascending routine.

        Always read your notes for placement!

    Stretch cool down requirements

    Stretch/Cool DownRequirements

    Every class ends with an “E”

    • You have met the stretching and cool down requirements when ending class with a “E” in the routine label.

    • In addition, if you choose to use a choreographed stretch, your “E” routine must include strength training.

    Build a strength set

    Write three required strength routines.

    Add required ender/cool down “E” routine.

    Add additional routine strength routine.

    Add a choreographed stretch routine.

    Write the total time for the strength, stretch and cool down combined on the left side of the set structure sheet.

    Build a Strength Set

    Calculate your worksheet

    Total all class segments on set structure sheet.

    Is your total correct?

    Add 10-20 seconds (slug) between aerobic and strength section when picking up equipment.

    Calculate Your Worksheet

    Ask yourself if

    The music is current (and oldies rule).

    There is enough diversity and style and feel of the music (more to be reviewed on Feel & Flow DVD).

    If there are a variety of movements in your set.

    Your routines belong on the front or backside of the curve (remember BCO label).

    The music and movements build class up and bring it down/flow.

    Your total class time meets the requirements.

    Ask Yourself If….

    Securing music for class

    Domestic Jazzercise music on iTunes

    Independent labels


    Blank Audio Files

    International instructors can access music from or playlist within select countries.Talk to your district manager.

    Securing Music for Class

    The take away

    The purpose of set structure is to provide a safe and effective workout.

    Putting together a set is an important process that requires thought and planning.

    Routines Database – check it out!

    The Take Away

    Set structure quiz

    Let’s test your

    set structure


    Set Structure Quiz

    Audio 101 dvd

    Time for a Break

    Audio 101 dvd

    Feel & Flow DVD

    Injury awareness


    Industry standards

    Industry Standards

    “A facility must offer each adult member a pre-activity screening that is appropriate to the physical activities to be performed by the member.”

    Not adhering to industry standards can result in legal judgment in favor of the customer.

    Participation authorization release

    Participation Authorization Release

    ALL customers must complete a Participation Authorization Release.

    Screen for customers with pre-existing conditions.

    Review Participation Authorization Release prior to the class.

    Evaluate customer readiness.

    Encourage high-risk customers to watch first.

    Get written permission from a physician if necessary.

    Update forms annually.

    New customers

    New Customers

    Workout Guide

    Perceived Exertion Chart

    Learn the Moves

    Encourage customers to ask questions.

    Ask questions if customer informs you of a problem

    Ask Questions If Customer Informs You of a Problem

    Does your doctor know you are taking Jazzercise?

    What movements cause discomfort?

    Ask customer to identify movements that cause pain.

    Instructor can show modifications for those movements prior to class.



    Give literature and offer to answer any questionsthe doctor may have.

    Ask if there are any guidelines or warnings given.

    Injury prevention

    Injury Prevention

    What could potentially create an unsafe class environment?

    Wear proper footwear.

    Be aware of the customers.

    Encourage layered clothing.

    Bring water container with lid.

    Ear plugs (not cotton) can provide 20 dB of protection.

    Adequate room to dance and include safety tips when cueing!

    Have required emergency supplies in each class

    (See Class Structure sheet of evaluation form)

    What to do when an injury occurs

    What to Do When an Injury Occurs

    Keep class going if possible.

    Aid and evaluate injured person.

    Offer ice pack.

    Activate EMS if needed.

    Teaching instructor completesIncident Report.

    DO NOT give medical advice. Refer customer to a doctor.

    Refer to Emergency Card.

    Taking care of yourself

    Taking Care of Yourself


    Use microphone properly.

    Hydrate prior to class.


    Check the balance on sound system.

    Research use of a stage monitor for sound.

    Eat Well

    Eat a healthy, well balanced diet.


    Listen to your body for appropriate number of classes for your body. One 24-hour rest weekly is ideal.

    Quick quiz

    Quick Quiz

    If an injury occurs, what form must be completed?

    Where is this form located? Who completes the form?

    What form must all participants complete prior to class?

    What measures can be taken to prevent an incident?

    The take away1

    The Take Away

    All customers must complete a Participation Authorization Release.

    If an accident occurs, do not give medical advice.

    Complete an Incident Report ASAP after an accident.

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    Corporate connection


    Corporate structure

    Corporate Structure

    Jazzercise inc philosophy

    We believe fitness is an important aspect of well being and enhances the overall quality of people’s lives; therefore Jazzercise is committed to helping people understand and value the importance of health and fitness.

    Jazzercise, Inc. Philosophy

    Jazzercise goals

    Jazzercise Goals





    Your jazzercise goals

    What are your short-term and long-term goals for your Jazzercise franchise?

    How do your goals align with Jazzercise, Inc. goals?

    Achieve your goals! Utilize all Jazzercise resources and understand your franchise.

    Open classes when possible – class proposal procedures on JCLS.

    Your Jazzercise Goals

    Contact information

    District Manager

    Jazzercise, Inc. Resources:

    Franchisee and Customer Support

    EFT (Electronic Funds Transfers)

    JFAS – Jazzercise Franchise Assistant Software

    Marketing/Media Relations/Public Relations

    Jazzercise Apparel

    Contact Information

    Corporate communication

    Choreography Notes online/Routine DVD shipped.

    District Hotline

    District meetings

    Other corporate communication – e-mails, mailings, conference calls, postings.

    Corporate Communication

    Franchise agreement

    Legal binding document


    Sub or regular franchisee

    Addendums: Juniors, Lite/Low Impact, or Business Franchise

    State/territory where your franchise is valid

    Franchise/Instructor number

    You own your own franchise.

    You can teach for anyone you choose in your franchise territory.

    File your copy of Franchise Agreement.

    Franchise Agreement

    Terms conditions

    MUST abide by franchise agreement terms and conditions.

    All instructors – current liability insurance paid by November 1. $250.00 deductible.

    All instructors – current CPR and Internet access required.

    All instructors – satisfactory annual evaluation.

    All instructors – attend all district meetings.

    CFF paid on all class generated income the 5th of each month.

    Sub/Associates report all classes taught by the 5th of each month and must sub 4-8 times per month.

    Sub/Associates - sub annual fee paid by November 1.

    NOTE: Late filing of any payment or report will result in a late fee.

    Terms & Conditions

    Termination of your Franchise Agreement will occur if you do not abide by the terms of the agreement. All Terminations are FINAL.

    Terms conditions1

    Terms & Conditions

    Annual Evaluation of Instructors

    • Review Class Performance Review forms in Trainee Packet.

    • New instructors notified prior to 1st evaluation.

    • Workshop routine set will be considered current (only) for 60 days.

    • Ideally evaluated within 60 days of the workshop to give you helpful feedback and encouragement.

    The take away2

    More Instructors – More Classes – More Customers

    Your district manager is your first point of contact for any questions.

    Use your Jazzercise resources to achieve your goals.

    The Take Away

    Franchise zone business center

    Franchise Zone & Business Center

    Jazzercise com franchise zone business center Zone/Business Center

    Business Center

    Franchise Zone

    Accessing the franchise zone

    Once your paperwork has been received and processed, you will receive your instructor number and temporary password via two e-mails from Then follow the steps below:

    Go to

    Click on Franchisee Login on the top menu bar.

    Enter your instructor number.

    Enter the temporary password and login.

    Once in the Franchise Zone, click on Your Business Center on the top menu bar.

    You will then be immediately prompted to enter your desired permanent password.

    Accessing theFranchise Zone

    Above information is located in your Trainee Packet.

    Let s review business center franchise zone

    Let’s Review: Business Center & Franchise Zone

    Business Center

    Franchise Zone

    The take away3

    Following the Workshop

    Set up a Business Center password.

    Take some time to click around the Business Center, Franchise Zone and Routines Database.

    The Take Away

    Evolution of jazzercise business

    Evolution of Jazzercise Business

    Planning for success

    Planning for Success

    Develop a plan to make a profit

    Short-termHow long will it take to earn back the money you’ve spent to date?








    Develop a Plan to Make a Profit



    Break Even

    Return on your investment

    Initial Investment

    Workshop Expenses

    Startup Expenses

    Anticipated Weekly Income

    Example: 3 classes x $12

    Return on Your Investment



    Weekly Revenue


    Initial Investment


    divided by

    = 83 Weeks (a little over a year and a half)

    Your sample profit

    Your Sample Profit

    Anticipated Yearly Revenue



    Music $150

    Sub Annual Fee $100

    Apparel $400

    On-going Expenses


    Insurance $185

    CPR Certification $50

    District Meetings $100

    Profit = $887

    Let s talk


    Teaches Jazzercise and Body Sculpting

    Will drive up to 30 minutes to teach

    Can teach six mornings a week

    Requires childcare


    Teaches all formats

    Can teach three mornings a week

    Will drive no more than five miles

    Needs 24 hours notice

    Requires childcare

    Let’s Talk

    It s your choice

    It’s Your Choice!










    Center Owner



    Income opportunities

    Teach more classes

    Advertise services to local instructors.

    Short-term classes

    Junior Jazzercise or Personal Touch

    10% CFF and remain on substitute status

    Become a Class Owner!

    Income Opportunities

    Be in charge of your destiny

    Send out an e-mail or post card to all class owners letting them know your availability.

    When you first start

    Prior to Holidays

    Before Summer

    Convenience is Key!

    Make yourself available and attend as many classes as possible to make yourself visible!

    Be in Charge of Your Destiny

    The take away4

    Determine your short-term and long-term profit goals.

    Variety of income opportunities available.

    Figure out what you want and make your choices accordingly.

    You are your own boss.

    Be in charge of your destiny!

    The Take Away

    Workshop wrap up


    Workshop wrap up activities

    Complete the New Instructor Plan

    Review the To-Do List

    Review Substitute/Associate Guidelines

    Workshop Wrap-Up Activities

    Workshop wrap up1

    There are many resources and income opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

    Your district manager is here to help. Contact him/her with any questions or concerns.

    Be in charge of your destiny…the choice is yours!

    Assistance to new instructors continues with post workshop conference call in weeks!

    Now let’s watch what Shanna has to say…

    Workshop Wrap-Up

    Please complete the online Workshop Survey.

    Franchise Zone/Recruiting New Instructors/Post Workshop Mentoring/

    Workshop Survey

    Audio 101 dvd


    You are now officially

    a Jazzercise instructor!

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