Inspired by her own weight loss journey, and the alarming health statistics for black women, BOC Client Ms. Chisholm created Fit4Dance. Everyday Fit4Dance instructors inspire women and children to prioritize health and have fun at a low cost through the medium of dance.
Dance and business fit perfectly together for Lacy Chisholm. Chisholm has degrees in Advertising and Education, certifications in fitness instruction, and years of choreography experience. She is an accomplished dancer in African, Salsa, Hip-Hop, and more, as well as a current member of Kriye Bode Haitian Dance performance troupe. Chisholm has been spreading the benefits of movement since her childhood in South Carolina.
Inspired by her own weight loss journey and the alarming health statistics for black women, Ms. Chisholm created Fit4Dance. Everyday Fit4Dance instructors inspire women and children to prioritize health and have fun at a low cost through the medium of dance.
In the beginning, Chisholm organized fitness classes in studio spaces throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. After two years on the move, she had the confidence, vision, and foundation to establish her own location. She invested time and energy in finding an ideal space in Crown Heights, negotiated her lease with the help of the BOC Women’s Business Center, and, as her business grew, participated in the Center’s Bank of the West Mentoring Program and Best for NYC Business Peer Exchange.
Fit4Dance is a Certified B Corporation, going above and beyond to meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. It was recognized for this commitment by Best for NYC in 2015 and 2017.
Fit4Dance has grown to offer a full-time schedule with 11 committed instructors. With support from the Brooklyn Arts Council, Chisholm also teaches exercise to elderly community residents in East New York.
"We are so grateful for BOC's support. Their urgent responses and professionalism have helped us keep our business alive."
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