U-Jam Fitness In the Media
May 31, 2018: U-Jam Fitness Instructor Offers Five Tips For Dance Newbies
We just want you to bring your motivation and your smile to class all the time, and just know that it’s a judgment-free zone any time you drop into a U-Jam Fitness class...“We have someone who has a walker who comes to class,” Williams says. “She just enjoys herself. She does what she can. She’s encouraging. She has some favorite songs that she loves and we put them on for her, and she’s just absolutely a ray of light that lights up when her favorite music comes on.”
May 29, 2018: Four Ways Fitness Can Help You Flourish In A New City
“I think first and foremost, we will try to attract them with the music and with the dance and choreography, but then slowly [we will] continue to work with the new instructors that are here to teach them how to build their classes, how to teach their students the culture of U-Jam,” Susy says. “I think it’s going to take some time, but we’re off to a good start.”
January 8, 2018: Meet Susy and Matt Marks of U-Jam Fitness
We are most proud of what really sets us apart: the community aspect! By making the students the stars, our instructors are very attentive and unique. The “U-Jam Nation” comes in different sizes, dance backgrounds and culture. We teach and preach love and acceptance for all.
December 15, 2017: I Jam, U-Jam, We All Jam
Upon taking my first class at a 24 Hour Fitness in Houston, I was hooked. U-Jam has cultivated a social environment and a sense of community and belonging for its students. The athletic, urban dance fitness workout combines choreography and high-energy music. It certainly got my heart rate up, my body moving, and I worked up a sweat—plus, I had fun.
November 3, 2017: How I Did It: Ania Flatau
And then I remember seeing the co-teacher: She’s smiling the whole time. She was walking up to everybody, high-fiving everyone and there was this energy in the room that was addictive. I remember looking at the co-instructor and thinking, “Oh my gosh. That is who I want to be.” The instructor saw that I was a wheelchair user. She had never had someone in her class who was a wheelchair user before. She approached me and she said, “Think about the amazing things that you can do. The lives that you can touch.”
August 25, 2017: Project Summer: Meet Chansada Sonesing, Trainer And Instructor For U-jam Fitness
I love teaching U-Jam because dancing is a passion of mine and I love to share the experience with everyone.
August 23, 2017: Project Summer: Meet Susy Marks, Co-founder And Creative Director Of U-jam Fitness
I don’t think I’ve ever shared my story, but I had an eating disorder from my teens all the way to my early twenties. First, anorexia. My body was always “curvy” and I hated the fact that I didn’t look like the other ballerinas. Later, bulimia seemed like the better deal because I was able to eat, and then run to the bathroom, thinking I was saving myself from getting fat…so WRONG.
August 8, 2017: Class Notes: What to Expect At Your First U-Jam Class
U-Jam Fitness is an urban dance workout that makes you sweat while having a dance party. With easy-to-follow dance moves and high-energy music (everything from hip-hop to Bollywood), you’ll be samba and swinging your way to a sweat in this 55-minute class.
July 4, 2017: The Day I Found U-Jam Fitness Was the Day I Changed My Life
But U-Jam was more for me than just a workout class. Yes, it did help me get my cardio in, but it built my inner strength by taking me back to the type of workout that I loved and felt confident in. Once I got a handle on the choreography, I didn't hesitate to take the front row in the group exercise room to help the instructor lead the class. I felt strong and I felt confident, all while working up a crazy-intense sweat in a room full of people who just wanted to have fun and dance.
June 21, 2017: It Took Years and 3 Half-Marathons For Me to Realize I Really Hate Running
There are so many other workouts that I enjoy more, like U-Jam Fitness. U-Jam was fun and didn't fill me with dread, and you know what? It's just as great cardio as going for a run and it's a hell of a lot more energizing.
November 12, 2016: U-Jam Fitness Announces Four New Members
As we continue to grow U-Jam Fitness, our board of advisors will bring their unique and individual expertise to help guide our business and continue to give our students, instructors and community the best experience possible
July 27, 2016: A Midsummer Night's Dance Party
The “U” in U-Jam? That stands for unity, and that’s what Susy says is the essence of the program. Instructors coach students not only on the movements and choreography but also “to show love to the person next to you,” she says. New participants always get a warm welcome, high fives are a regular feature of any class, and everyone leaves with glowing smiles and dripping with sweat.
January 19, 2016: Get Healthy and Fit With New U-Jam Dance Workouts
It is a high-energy athletic class that takes dances from all over the world and mixes them with an urban, hip-hop flavour. There are only a handful of studios in Australia where you can participate in the classes. Studio Z Dance and Fitness owner Casey Etheridge decided to bring the workout to town after running Zumba classes for the past few years.
January 7, 2015: 24 Hour Fitness and U-Jam Fitness Expand to 60 U.S. Clubs
This month, 24 Hour Fitness is launching U-Jam in Utah, Washington, Houston (Texas), San Diego (CA), Orange County (CA), Colorado, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Las Vegas (NV). 24 Hour Fitness will also be expanding the number of U-Jam Fitness classes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area (TX) and Los Angeles (CA).
November 18, 2014: Dance way to health with U-Jam Fitness
A chemical engineer by day, Bruer-Robinson started as a part-time fitness trainer at Bally's and later as a Zumba instructor. While searching for something with a hip-hop groove, she discovered U-Jam online. Without ever taking a class, she flew out to California to get certified.
June 10, 2013: FREE U-Jam Fitness Class Coming To McHenry
Come out and see what all of the buzz is about and experience U-Jam Fitness for yourself! But be careful, you might love it so much that you decide to stay for the whole weekend and participate on our instructor training.