Chelsie Hill leads a dance class during October’s Wellness Your Way Festival in Cincinnati.

Chelsie Hill leads a dance class during October’s Wellness Your Way Festival in Cincinnati.

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The Wellness Your Way Festival bills itself as a “life-altering weekend experience to kick-start your journey to a healthy lifestyle.” Sponsored by Kroger, it takes place yearly in Cincinnati and Denver, and participants can meet up with fitness and nutrition experts as well as enjoy concerts and talks by such well-known celebrities as fitness guru Jillian Michaels, singer Jewel and Pushgirl Chelsie Hill, who taught a dance class at October’s Cincinnati event.

“This year has been a big health year for me,” says Hill, founder of the Rollettes dance team. “My mind, body and spirit health has been a big focus and when I had the oppor­tunity to work with a community that is in line with the kind of health that I love to promote, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”

Accessibility is a priority of the Wellness Festival, and Hill enjoyed teaching dance class for the participants.

“I really just wanted everyone to see how much fun moving your body and expressing yourself can be,” says Hill. “It was important for me that everyone had fun and got a new perspective on adaptive dance.”

To learn more about the Wellness Festival visit wellnessyourwayfestival.com.

Photos by Duane Prokop/Getty Images for Wellness Your Way Festival