This week’s assignment was to perform a fanlike activity for something that we are not a fan of.
I chose Jazzercise. Jazzercise is group aerobic dance to popular music. I am not a fan of any of those things, but my girlfriend is a jazzercise instructor, and I am a fan of her, so this seemed like a good excuse to see what Jazzercise is all about my participating in a 60-minute session. Otherwise, I would’ve felt very awkward because I was the only male in the room. Also, Jazzercise has a different reputation than when it was founded in 1969, for example here is an example of another aerobics fitness group—Jazzercise’s target market—making fun of “the 80’s fad.” I think there is a lot of potential to make Jazzercise cool again, I also convinced my Fandom classmate Tessa to join in this activity, and here’s some evidence that we were there: