Most patients with chronic illness benefit from gentle exercise as tolerated. Some patients prefer to design their own program while others do better in a structured class, such as ballet or stretch n strength.
If you live near the Cincinnati area, we suggest that you consider AbunDANCE Ballet & Worship Arts for your fitness needs!
The founder and artistic director of AbunDANCE Ballet is Miss Heather Bachman, who is a professional ballet dancer and who has chronic Lyme disease. Also, she is Dr. Richey's daughter!
AbunDANCE offers private lessons and Fit Fellowship for adults. Classes incorporate aspects of Pilates for strength, ballet-based stretches for flexibility, Barre Fitness inspired exercises for full-body toning as well as a lighter form of Zumba for cardio. The focus is on shaping significant muscle groups within the arms, core, hips, and legs. Each movement supports the pursuit of leanness, strength, flexibility, and grace.
And AbunDANCE offers a variety of classes for youth, too!
Dr. Richey takes classes with AbunDANCE. If she can do it, so can you! So, come and dance with us!