Richard is a certified Franklin Method instructor. He was a gymnast for seven years and a professional ballet dancer for nine. Formerly a principal dancer with the Cleveland Ballet, he is a Level 2 certified instructor in the Franklin Method through the Franklin Institute in Switzerland and a certified pilates instructor through the Physical Mind Institute in New York. He has also been certified through the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and as an athletic Performance Enhancement Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. His Franklin Method seminars have been approved by both the American Council on Exercise and the California Board of Registered Nursing for continuing education credits (CECs).