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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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.
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.
Technique and safety tips
Routine set (R-set) variations and song info
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.
Purpose and labels
Aerobic curve progression
Move Forward 0 to 1 Column Only
L or LM
Move fwd 1
Move fwd 1
Write the total aerobic time on the left side of the set structure sheet.
Required to teach one complete strength training routine on the floor.
Always read your notes for placement!
Every class ends with an “E”
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.
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.
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.
Domestic Jazzercise music on iTunes
Blank Audio Files
International instructors can access music from soundburstaudio.com or playlist within select countries.Talk to your district manager.
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!
Let’s test your
Time for a Break
Feel & Flow DVD
“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.
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.
Perceived Exertion Chart
Learn the Moves
Encourage customers to ask questions.
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.
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)
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.
Use microphone properly.
Hydrate prior to class.
Check the balance on sound system.
Research use of a stage monitor for sound.
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.
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?
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.
Jazzercise – Yesterday & Today DVD
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.
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.
Jazzercise, Inc. Resources:
Franchisee and Customer Support
EFT (Electronic Funds Transfers)
JFAS – Jazzercise Franchise Assistant Software
Marketing/Media Relations/Public Relations
Choreography Notes online/Routine DVD shipped.
Other corporate communication – e-mails, mailings, conference calls, postings.
Legal binding document
Sub or regular franchisee
Addendums: Juniors, Lite/Low Impact, or Business Franchise
State/territory where your franchise is valid
You own your own franchise.
You can teach for anyone you choose in your franchise territory.
File your copy of Franchise Agreement.
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.
Termination of your Franchise Agreement will occur if you do not abide by the terms of the agreement. All Terminations are FINAL.
Annual Evaluation of Instructors
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.
Franchise Zone & Business Center
Once your paperwork has been received and processed, you will receive your instructor number and temporary password via two e-mails from firstname.lastname@example.org. Then follow the steps below:
Go to jazzercise.com.
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.
Above information is located in your Trainee Packet.
Following the Workshop
Set up a Business Center password.
Take some time to click around the Business Center, Franchise Zone and Routines Database.
Evolution of Jazzercise Business
Planning for Success
Short-termHow long will it take to earn back the money you’ve spent to date?
Anticipated Weekly Income
Example: 3 classes x $12
= 83 Weeks (a little over a year and a half)
Anticipated Yearly Revenue
Sub Annual Fee $100
CPR Certification $50
District Meetings $100
Profit = $887
Teaches Jazzercise and Body Sculpting
Will drive up to 30 minutes to teach
Can teach six mornings a week
Teaches all formats
Can teach three mornings a week
Will drive no more than five miles
Needs 24 hours notice
Teach more classes
Advertise services to local instructors.
Junior Jazzercise or Personal Touch
10% CFF and remain on substitute status
Become a Class Owner!
Send out an e-mail or post card to all class owners letting them know your availability.
When you first start
Prior to Holidays
Convenience is Key!
Make yourself available and attend as many classes as possible to make yourself visible!
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!
Complete the New Instructor Plan
Review the To-Do List
Review Substitute/Associate Guidelines
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…
Please complete the online Workshop Survey.
Franchise Zone/Recruiting New Instructors/Post Workshop Mentoring/
You are now officially
a Jazzercise instructor!