Case Study


It’s been 50 years since Jazzercise was founded in the USA, the dance fitness programme is still going strong, still relevant and continues to change and enhance lives. Jazzercise combines dance, strength, and resistance training with popular music for a full-body workout, blending dance cardio with Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing.

When Jazzercise Fitness Studio owner Sarah Sydney-Sheppard moved her business into its own purpose built facility in the Southernhay area of Exeter she turned to international flooring specialist Gerflor to provide 200m2 of its worldrenowned Taraflex® Multi-Use vinyl sports flooring for both the main studio and reception areas.

Sarah Sydney-Sheppard said, “having previously taught in community halls and schools we decided that we wanted to move our business into its own purpose built studio and have the highest quality in all aspects. The three most important aspects were the studio space, lighting and flooring.” On specification she went on to add, “for us there were three main requirements which included impact resistance in order to look after the joints and feet of our fabulous customers, durability and easy maintenance, together with providing a very high-quality look. Very simply, Gerflor really helped us to achieve these ambitions.”