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June 8, 1986
We are pleased to commend Times writer Allan Parachini for his outstanding article on the rapidly evolving dance-exercise industry. The article underscored the responsible efforts of the many fitness professionals and organizations devoted to informing consumers about dance-exercise technique and injury prevention. Although we believe that the burden of responsibility to design and lead safe and effective exercise classes rests on the shoulders of the fitness instructor, we feel that the consumer must also assume the responsibility of making intelligent choices when selecting an exercise class and/or instructor.
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HEALTH
January 17, 2011 | By Melinda Fulmer, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you need proof that regular exercise is a prescription for a more youthful body and mind, look no further than the fitness icons from the aerobics-heavy 1980s. Some of the instructors who first burst onto the scene in spandex are out there promoting new fitness DVDs, decades after they started teaching. The Los Angeles Times reviewed the latest group of fitness DVDs created by and for exercisers 40 and up, selecting a few of the more interesting or effective workouts. Who's still got it?
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BUSINESS
March 26, 1989 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
Some of California's top-ranking franchises have prospered by selling affordable businesses reflecting the California life style--real estate and fitness. But at the top of the list is something a little more mundane: clean carpets. Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning, Century 21 Real Estate and Jazzercise lead the list of California firms on Entrepreneur magazine's list of top 100 franchisers in 1988. The magazine ranks franchisers based on years in business, start-up costs and growth.
BUSINESS
March 26, 1989 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
Some of California's top-ranking franchises have prospered by selling affordable businesses reflecting the California life style--real estate and fitness. But at the top of the list is something a little more mundane: clean carpets. Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning, Century 21 Real Estate and Jazzercise lead the list of California firms on Entrepreneur magazine's list of top 100 franchisers in 1988. The magazine ranks franchisers based on years in business, start-up costs and growth.
HEALTH
January 17, 2011 | By Melinda Fulmer, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you need proof that regular exercise is a prescription for a more youthful body and mind, look no further than the fitness icons from the aerobics-heavy 1980s. Some of the instructors who first burst onto the scene in spandex are out there promoting new fitness DVDs, decades after they started teaching. The Los Angeles Times reviewed the latest group of fitness DVDs created by and for exercisers 40 and up, selecting a few of the more interesting or effective workouts. Who's still got it?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1988
Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Missett of Oceanside has received Working Woman magazine's Harriet Alger Award as "Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year." Missett, whom the magazine describes in its November issue as the "Passionate Pioneer of Fitness Franchising," will be honored in ceremonies Nov. 15 in New York City. Missett developed the concept of Jazzercise in 1969 while performing as a professional dancer and dance teacher in Illinois.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1989 | TERRY ATKINSON
THIS WEEK'S MOVIES "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (Touchstone, $22.99, PG) hopped into video stores Thursday. An even more impressive blend of animation and live action than "Mary Poppins," the Robert Zemeckis-directed film made more than $150 million at theaters earlier this year. The plot: Roger Rabbit enlists the help of a down-and-out private eye (Bob Hoskins) when he's hunted for a crime he didn't commit.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1988 | Compiled by Terry Atkinson
Movies After last week's barrage of big movies--led by "The Last Emperor," "Moonstruck" and "Broadcast News"--this week's trip to the video store may be a little less exciting, but not for lack of violent/scary action in the films being tape-released. "Frantic" (Warner, $89.95, R) leads the way; the film failed at the box office early this year despite the potent combination of star Harrison Ford, director Roman Polanski and some good press.
NEWS
June 7, 1990 | EILEEN SONDAK
Twenty years ago, there were dance classes and there were calisthenics classes. Carlsbad jazz dance instructor Judi Sheppard Missett didn't think that was enough. "I figured out that there was a need for a third choice--dance and calisthenics, choreographed to music," she said. "I started out with five students, and I encouraged them instead of criticizing their mistakes. That approach worked, and they each brought a friend. Pretty soon, it really exploded." Jazzercise was launched.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Some of us were born to shop, others were born to run. But with the demands of modern life, few of us have the time to do both. Now, thanks to new, sophisticated and specialized catalogues, we can shop for everything we need for our fitness life styles and still have plenty of time left over for workouts. We can get the latest in workout gear and active apparel without worrying about parking, baby sitters or traffic.
NEWS
June 8, 1986
We are pleased to commend Times writer Allan Parachini for his outstanding article on the rapidly evolving dance-exercise industry. The article underscored the responsible efforts of the many fitness professionals and organizations devoted to informing consumers about dance-exercise technique and injury prevention. Although we believe that the burden of responsibility to design and lead safe and effective exercise classes rests on the shoulders of the fitness instructor, we feel that the consumer must also assume the responsibility of making intelligent choices when selecting an exercise class and/or instructor.
NEWS
June 22, 2003 | Ira Dreyfuss, Associated Press Writer
For those who think that hopping, shuffling, shouting and jumping isn't fulfilling, there is the demi-plie releve in first position. The demi-plie releve routine, as described by the New York City Ballet, includes dancers rocking back, lifting the toes, squeezing the buttocks and tightening the inner thighs. Translation: They work their butts, thighs and calves. Ballet is making its move on aerobic dance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1986 | ANNETTE HADDAD, United Press International
The days of the "ol' boy" network in the business world have been numbered since some of the nation's most powerful women were brought together four years ago by an entrepreneur for a little "networking" of their own. Adrienne Hall, vice chairwoman of the board of the Eisaman, Johns & Laws advertising agency, and 20 other women founded the Committee of 200 in 1982 to create a network for top-level businesswomen to exchange ideas and share experiences.
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