CARLSBAD, Calif. - August 2, 2013 - Jazzercise, Inc. held on to the number one spot on the San Diego Business Journal’s list of “Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses” in San Diego County for the second consecutive year. Ranked according to 2012 gross revenue which totaled $100 million ? the highest in the company’s 43-year history ? the Jazzercise team was thrilled to receive such a coveted ranking.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized for achievements and contributions to the San Diego business community,” says Judi Sheppard Missett, Jazzercise Founder and CEO. “After more than 40 years in the fitness industry, I am proud that Jazzercise has continued to thrive and climb our way to the top of this distinguished list of women-owned businesses.”
Jazzercise, Inc. ranked #1 for the first time in 2012 and had ranked #2 for four consecutive years prior on the San Diego Business Journal’s list of “Top 50 Women Owned Businesses” in San Diego. The firms on the list represent a half billion dollar force in San Diego’s diverse economy of high-tech firms, engineering, printing, staffing agencies and marketing firms, according to the San Diego Business Journal.
Missett, who turned her love of jazz dance into a worldwide dance exercise phenomenon, founded the Jazzercise dance fitness program in 1969 in Chicago, Ill. and relocated to San Diego County in 1972. She has advanced the business opportunities of women and men in the fitness industry by growing her program into an international franchise business that today, hosts a network of 7,800 instructors in more than 32 countries.
The company’s corporate office, based in Carlsbad, Calif., provides support to its franchisees worldwide, produces home workout DVDs, corporate training DVDs and new choreography and houses its Jazzercise Apparel division along with JM Digital Works, a full service video production division. For more information about Jazzercise, go to jazzercise.com or call (800) FIT-IS-IT.