Learn about an instructor-turned-business-owner who’s creating quite the following with her transformational techniques.
ImwithKelly isn’t just a business name. It’s a quickly building movement.
“ImwithKelly is a fitness movement that began in Chicago when I was teaching, and managing three health clubs. What started as an instructor following soon became a familiar hashtag and a common phrase associated with any class I taught,” Kelly Amshoff, owner of ImwithKelly, says. “When I came to Cincinnati and started teaching, I built a similar following and it caught on here as well. It means, simply, you’re ‘with’ a group led by Kelly, getting your ass kicked all together!”
Amshoff got the inspiration to start ImwithKelly from Lululem
That’s when she branches off and began ImwithKelly branded classes in 2013. “I just made the legal LLC in 2017,” Amshoff says, adding that business is located within Power 3 Fitness, where she teaches at 7227 Montgomery Road. “I hope to hold a lot of outdoor classes this summer, around the city.”
Health and fitness means a lot to Amshoff. “I don’t think ‘healthy’ means just eating clean or fitting into a new pair of jeans. Healthy means being happy in your skin and finding that you’re capable of so much more than you thought possible,” she says. “To watch clients become stronger is the biggest gift as a trainer.”
As for the fitness aspect, “Fitness means challenges. You can’t become complacent or you’ve dropped into ‘routine,’” Amshoff says. “Fitness means you’re putting your body through uncomfortable transformations, believing in your ability along the way.”
ImwithKelly offers a variety of classes, including:
She loves coming back to work every day. She defines success with her business by “having a career that you enjoy, being able to wake up each and every day and love what you do,” Amshoff says. “ImwithKelly is a community. “The camaraderie created through classes is addicting and it’s a wonderful way to meet new friends and try new challenges.”
The most memorable moment since launching ImwithKelly, Amshoff