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Judi Sheppard Missett
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Judi Sheppard Missett founded Jazzercise in 1969 and remains CEO of the world’s leading dance fitness program with 7,800 franchisees teaching 32,000 classes weekly in 32 countries. The franchise business has empowered women to become successful entrepreneurs while the workout program has positively affected millions of people worldwide. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility, as well as an overall "feel good" factor. After 45 successful years in the fitness industry, Jazzercise was recently ranked #27 on the 2013 Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500.

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Staying in Shape While Summer Traveling

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 10:59 AM


With summer vacation just around the corner, it's time to start planning some fun summer travels!

Time away during this time of year allows for a much-needed, well-deserved hiatus to unwind, celebrate and rejuvenate. Sometimes, however, a more relaxed state...

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The Best Mother's Day Gift

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 1:25 PM


For millions of mothers out there, Mother's Day can be expressed as a beautiful little nudge of a reminder about how much of a joy it is to be a mom. Each year our children attempt to brainstorm the perfect gift to...

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Nurture and Grow Your Life's Garden

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2016 | 12:11 PM


When you think of your physical, mental, and emotional health in terms of a spring garden, what does it look like? Is it green and lush, or could it use a little tender loving care? Whether you realize you could de-stress more often,...

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Spring Clean Your Life: New Season, Fresh Start!

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 1:19 PM


From the fragrance of freshly blooming flowers to the sound of happily chirping birds, spring is in the air! I absolutely love this time of year, as it signifies rebirth, new growth, and vitality.

Some people associate this season with "spring cleaning"...

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Your First Love Should Be You!

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2016 | 9:34 AM


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while many of us are anticipating a day filled with romance with a special someone, others of us are dreading a holiday that only seems to serve as a glaring reminder that we're not coupled...

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New Year, New Rear

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 4:40 PM


Now that the holidays have wrapped up, many of us are left recovering from a whirlwind month of celebrations and events full of reveling...and of course, an overabundance of delicious food!

We may have a few things to show for all our holiday...

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Peace on Earth Begins in Our Hearts and Minds

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 8:04 AM


The holidays are in full swing! While this is typically a fun and festive time of year, it also has the potential to be stressful, or even downright blue for some. From all the hustle and bustle, to having to host shall we...

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The Healthy Side of Giving: How Paying It Forward Pays Back

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 4:19 PM


From the crisp air to the colorful leaves, fall is one of my favorite times of year for many reasons. Not only does it mean that the holidays are almost upon us, but it also represents an ideal time to reflect on all...

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Dogs: How Our Furry Friends Are Good for Our Health

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 3:52 PM


"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." -- Josh Billings

They welcome us home with wagging tails and ready to play, loving us loyally and unconditionally no matter what kind of day we've had...

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Choose Work Over Your Workout

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 9:40 AM

Tempted to work through your workout? Let's see... you did the right thing and planned to take an hour or even a half hour out of your busy workday to exercise (and let's be honest that was probably your "lunch break"). Now the projects are piling up and you're thinking...

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Be Present

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 2:43 PM


Feeling distracted? Overwhelmed by the demands on your time and attention? Does your To Do List keep growing instead of shrinking? It's easier than ever to communicate, stay in touch and get our hands on information. But with all the notifications, distractions and...

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Thanks, Mom -- Your Advice Still Rings True

(3) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 10:34 AM


So many of the things our mothers encouraged us to do as children still apply in adulthood. My mother's best advice was to follow your passion and ask, "Why not?" This month as we celebrate mothers in all their forms, let's...

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Sleep Well With This Bedtime Ritual

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2015 | 9:35 AM

We're grownups. We don't need a bedtime story with Mom to help us fall asleep, right? Not so fast. There's a reason parents for generations have been creating nightly bedtime rituals. Sleep is essential for a healthy body, high functioning mind and the energy to take on the day. Here...

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Change: Love It Or Hate It?

(4) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 8:29 AM


How do you feel about change? We generally fall into two camps: those who like change and those who, well, hate it. I personally like change. It keeps me feeling challenged, interested and alive. But if your natural reaction to the idea of...

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Are You Giving Your Body Its Best Shot at a Long, Healthy Life?

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 11:30 AM


Think of your health like a savings account. Are you saving for a rainy day? There's so much we can do right now to contribute to our future wellbeing and longevity. Ask yourself these questions to get on track for a long, happy,...

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Avoid the Holiday Crazy

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 4:36 PM


Can you feel it? The holiday rush? The clock ticking away the minutes left to shop, wrap, send cards, buy groceries, finish up work projects, coordinate with relatives, prep for travel, etc., etc? Even if you don't celebrate the winter holidays, the idea...

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Beating Breast Cancer: Lessons From a Survivor

(4) Comments | Posted October 4, 2014 | 11:08 AM


I'm in awe of the amazing courage of those who battle breast cancer. I'm also in awe of the friends and family who support them through it (often in the form of a casserole or well-timed milkshake). My friend Susan Shofner fought her...

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Give a Little, Get a Lot -- Easy Ways to Give Back

(4) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 4:24 PM

Want to add a little happiness to your life? Fill up your tank when you're feeling empty? Try doing something for someone else. From the simplest act of smiling at a stranger to a bigger commitment like fundraising, I've found the best way to feel better is...

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Make Time for Your Own Wellbeing: Ways to Rethink Exercise So You'll Actually Do It

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 1:16 PM


Deadlines loom, new projects pop up and you're putting off that lunchtime workout... again. Your day fills up with rides to practice, errands and family obligations and you're driving everywhere except to the gym... again. With all those To Dos crowding your list...

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Don't Act Your Age

(6) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 1:12 PM


How old do you feel? I feel about 30. Then I look in the mirror, and I don't see a 30-year-old. What I do see is someone who looks pretty good, is active and healthy, and has a serious spark to her. Sure there...

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