Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Jazzercise Fitness Center now open in Middletown

Armstrong Hall now houses Middletown's new Jazzercise Fitness Center. Courtesy photo.


MIDDLETOWN – What’s going on with that old building at the corner of Armstrong and Stewart Streets in Middletown?

Originally built as a Baptist church in 1947, Armstrong Hall has seen several occupancies, among them a music store, a slot machine storage and repair shop, a video store, and a children’s imagination and play spot. Now Armstrong Hall is receiving a complete makeover for its debut as the first Jazzercise Fitness Center in Lake County.

“Jazzercise has become so popular in Hidden Valley Lake and Middletown that we found it necessary to open our own facility,” local instructor Beth Rudiger explained. “Now we can offer our students wood floors, babysitting at selected classes and 22 classes weekly to fit their schedules.”

Fellow instructors Mary-Grace McMahon, Reikor Deacon and Marla Drake join Rudiger in teaching 22 classes each week.




Beth Rudiger is one of the new center's instructors. Courtesy photo.


Classes formerly held at the Hidden Valley Lake Country Club and the Middletown Methodist Church and PACK center are now taking place at Armstrong Hall at 15642 Armstrong Street (two blocks behind the Middletown post office).

The 60-minute Jazzercise class includes a warmup, high-energy aerobic routines, muscle-toning and cool-down stretch segment.

Jazzercise combines elements of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and more to create programs for people of every age and fitness level.

Additionally, Lake County Jazzercise offers Jazzercise Lite, a 60-minute low impact class that pairs moderate aerobics with exercises that are designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility.

“The easy-to-follow routines make Jazzercise Lite inviting to anyone new to exercise, and the aerobic portion of the workout can get the heart rate up without stressing the knees, legs and lower back,” said Rudiger. “The Jazzercise philosophy has always been that exercise is for everyone, and by using effective movements, jazz dance and popular music, we continually strive to make it fun for participants, too.”

For class information and special pricing, go to or contact Beth Rudiger at 707-987-1923 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



The interior of the newly renovated Armstrong Hall in Middletown. Courtesy photo.



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