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A new local group wants to get your day started in a fun, unique way: with a DJ’ed dance party.


Get Up is a morning dance party that brings other health enthusiasts together.

The party starts at 7… a.m.

That’s the idea behind a new concept called “Get Up” that features a DJ’ed dance party in one of downtown-Cincinnati’s hotspots, bright and early to rejuvenate attendees before starting their day.

“Get Up fuses mindfulness with expression and connection through a high energy dance experience. The first event [took] place at 6:00 a.m. on March 15 at Aster,” Sarah Habib, CEO and Founder of Mission 2 Move, says. “Starting with deep house yoga at 6:00 a.m. to calm the mind and open the heart, the real party begins at 7:00 a.m. with ‘a beat pumpin’ dance part, featuring live DJ.”

Then it’s time to fuel up, she says, as “attendees rejuvenate with beverages and snacks before leaving motivated, energized and inspired to face whatever their day has in store.”

This is the first Get Up event happening in the Cincinnati area. In addition to Habib, “Kai Schneider, Eric Elias, Annie Kanter are behind Cincinnati’s first ever morning yoga and dance party called Get Up,” she says. “It was Inspired by the wildly popular early morning movement in New York and San Francisco. All of us had participated in similar events in other cities and wanted to bring the magic here to Cincinnati, all in an effort to build culture.”

The name of the event came from a desire to have fun in the morning. “No better way to start the day than with Get Up,” Habib says. 

The point of having the event in the morning is to set the tone for the day. “The whole point is to set the intention for the day, doing something out of the ordinary, get up and have fun!” What goes into organizing the event is “bringing together the right providers, from location to DJ to yoga teacher,” Habib explains. Her favorite part of working on the Get Up event is “Building culture in Cincinnati,” she says. 

Aster is located at 8 East 4th Street, in downtown Cincinnati. To learn more about Get Up, follow them on Facebook and their website.

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A local sports facility is helping athletes take their performance to the next level. Read on for the high-powered details.


Griffin Elite Sports & Wellness is a fitness facility that offers sports, classes, and other sports services.

Athletes who’d like to take their performance to a new level and reach new goals, listen up.

Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness is a 52,000 square foot “fitness facility for individuals, teams, group fitness, basketball training and court rental, indoor turf rental for soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, martial arts, and flag football,” says Greg Von Hoene, General Manager. “Also, we have a partnership with St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine and Ortho Cincy Orthopedics.” 

This Erlanger-based business has been open for a total of two years and now employs 10 people, Hoene says.

There are a variety of different services that are offered at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness. They are:

• Speed and Agility: Accelerations, Deceleration, Linear and Lateral Movement Techniques, Running Mechanics, and Footwork
• Strength and Conditioning: Olympic Lifting, Plyometrics, Medicine Ball Exercises, Jumping and Landing, Game Ready Preparations for all Athletes.
• Injury Prevention Education: Identify and Correct Muscular Imbalances, Balance and Stabilization, Stretching and Flexibility Program, and Nutrition Counseling.

There are certain credentials that the staff members have that have given them the experience to work at Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness, and they are:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from a four-year university
• Minimum of a NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa Certification
• Minimum of over two years in a performance based training environment
• Able to use knowledge of Exercise Science to train athletes of all sports and all abilities
• Have a desire to make a difference in the lives of athletes they get to coach. 

What gets Hoene to come to work every day is to “grow awareness, grow our services and find new customers,” he says. The business defines success by “Improving health and sports performance of all athletes and participating,” Hoene adds. 

Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness is located at 700 Dolwick, Erlanger, Kentucky, 41018. To learn more, visit their website, Facebook and Twitter.



There are significant health benefits to having live plants in your home. Our wellness columnists share five things you should know about them and the best places to get them locally!


Fern in College Hill can help you find and even create arrangements that will bring healthy plants into your home.

House plants are filling up our Instagram feed these days, and there doesn’t seem to be a buzzier green than a succulent. Other than being a beautiful backdrop for a yoga pose or smoothie bowl, theres actually significant health benefits to having live greens in your home. 

The benefits are extensive, but here are the top 5 we think you should know about: 

1. Plants help you breathe easier. When you take a deep breath, your body absorbs oxygen, and releases carbon dioxide. Plants do the opposite, specifically succulents and orchids, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, making the air in your home full of fresh oxygen to make you breathe with ease. 
2. They are a natural humidifier. Plants release 97% of the water they take in, so by putting a couple of plants together, you can increase the humidity of your home, which, in turn, will aid in preventing dry skin, colds, dry coughs and sore throats. I particularly like to keep plants in my bedroom, so that they can aid in hydration while I sleep.
3. They help you focus. Studies have proven that plants increase concentration and productivity by 15%. Place plants in your home office, or at your desk at work, to benefit from this trait and boost your effectiveness.
4. They improve overall health. NASA performed extensive research on the effects that plants have on an indoor environment. They were able to prove that houseplants can remove up to 87% of air toxins in just 24 hours. 
5. They can remove mold from home. Certain species, such as the peace lily, are known for having this magic talent, and are recommended to be placed in bathrooms or damp areas of the home.  

Here are a few local shops in Cincinnati that can help spruce your home by providing you with healthy greens:

Fern is located in the College Hill neighborhood and offers a selection of meticulously curated plants. They also offer a variety of classes throughout the year, such as crafting a macrame plant hanger.

Tropical Foliage Plants is located in Delhi and has been operating since 1968. They are a wholesale supplier of indoor tropicals and potted blooming plants. 

Eden Floral Boutique is located in OTR and is known for their unique, beautiful potted plants. 

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Learn about a physician-guided, technology-based program that helps you lose 15-30 pounds in a month and keep it off.


This client lost 50 pounds working with Cincinnati Transformation.

Do you want to experience a company that wants to see people transform their bodies? Cincinnati Transformation is “a technology based program that helps clients lose an average of 15-30 pounds in 30 days,” says Ashley Berlin, Weight Loss and Body Consultant. “Or for those people not looking to lose weight, we help balance out any inflammation, toxicity, mineral deficiencies and a variety of other things.”

The inspiration behind starting the business came from the exclusive technology being introduced to them. “When we were introduced to the technology that could give us over 502 biomarkers, which are essentially data points about what’s happening inside each of our bodies. We looked at the information and developed programs to help ourselves and our families get healthy,” she says. “Once we saw the results, how much our health elevated and the weight loss a few of us experienced, we knew we had to share this system with our community.”

The name of the business came from a heart for serving the community. “My husband is a chiropractor in the area and I owned a gym for seven years, so we’ve always had the big picture vision of helping the people we live near operate to their full potential of health. And through the course of this program, we’ve seen people who didn’t believe they could lose more than a few pounds here and there, or lose weight and keep it off, do just that,” Berlin says. “So the heart of the business is literally about transformations happening right here in Cincinnati.”

The different services that are offered at Cincinnati Transformation are weight loss programs, body balancing programs, cleanse programs, and once you’ve graduated from any of these programs, they offer a balancing for life program. 

Dr. Ryan Berlin

One of their most programs is a Weight Loss Program that lasts 30 days. “It’s a technology-driven program that looks specifically at your body, reads the age your metabolism is working at and we create a program specific to your body to get you in the best health possible,” says Berlin. “We’ve found that our average client loses between 15-30 pounds in 30 days. We had clients whose doctors have taken them off medications, and most importantly, they feel better than they ever have in their lives.”

There is an extensive process that happens with the 30-Day Weight Loss Program. “We start with a frequency based scan that reads 502 different biomarkers to tell us what your most stressed organs are, what toxins can be found in your body, it will give us a food list, to eat and to not eat, for proteins, fruits and vegetables and we’ll find out specifically, which of our detox, anti-inflammatory, minerals and pure sea vegetable dosages you’ll need to bring your into balance,” Berlin says. “We have a very detailed meal plan during the 30 days, which also allows you to cook your own food the entire time, making sure nothing you’re eating is prepackaged.”

Berlin loves to help people in the community to achieve their health goals. “It brings as much satisfaction to us as it does them,” she says. “If every person in our community who was stuck at a weight they are unhappy with could experience what our clients do at the end of our program, we would all be living at such a higher potential, whether it’s the energy to play with our kids and grandkids, not feel tired every day, clear up certain health conditions that have been nagging at us,” Berlin says, “whatever it is, great health is the ultimate goal.” 

To learn more, visit and watch the video below.

Our wellness columnist, who’s in the midst of planning her wedding, shares helpful tips for reducing stress while prepping for the big day.


Photo Credit: Streetlight Photography

This is Meriden writing with CincyStateofBeing. Its t-minus four months until my wedding. While I do like nice things, I consider myself a pretty simple, minimalistic person. I have a background in yoga and stress management, and Ive never once been called indecisive. So, to be honest, walking into the wedding planning process, I didn’t lose an ounce of sleep over the possibility of wedding stress. I knew the majority of brides find it stressful, but surely with a positive perspective, deep breathing techniques, and my fiances organizational skills, Id be different. 

Then, just two months in, I found myself stress eating chicken wings while ugly crying to our best friends over wine. The stress was, and is, real. 

Weddings are this beautiful, messy mixture of two people, two families, past traditions, new traditions, opinions, details, societal norms, friends, expectations, and Pinterest (Pinterest, I love/hate you). Weddings are a life transition, and so much more than just 24-hours, or a season, or a year of planning. And, as Ive come to realize that with the wonderful, life changing parts of a wedding come hard conversations, difficult decisions, and long to-do lists which naturally can cause stress. Its important for those involved in wedding planning to cope with this stress in a healthy way through self-care. Here are some things that have helped me during this hectic (yet amazing) time:

Acupuncture:  Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and is arguably the oldest continuously practiced form of healing.  Acupuncture uses small, thin needles (super thin) to regulate and harmonize the flow of energy in the body. Research supports its positive effects on the body, namely with stress and anxiety. If nothing else, its a hour of complete stillness and quiet in a relaxing environment. You might just fall asleep–I usually do, and I always leave feeling calmer and more centered. There are a few community acupuncture locations in Cincinnati which offer the service at a reduced price in a shared setting.  Check out Tiny Needle in Mt. Lookout Square for prices as low as $25. 

Breathing: Never underestimate the power of the breath. We can control our entire physical and mental experience by changing our breath patterns.  A friend of mine, Jen Wright at Real Human Performance, offers a number of pranayama (breath practice) classes for both beginners and experts. My favorite practice is inhaling for a count of three and exhaling for a count of six. This practice automatically triggers the parasympathetic nervous system (which helps us relax). You can also do it anywhere, at anytime (think in your car, in line, at the office, while doing dress fittings, etc.). 

Gratitude journaling: Numerous studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously practice gratitude tend to be happier and less depressed.  Gratitude can also help us shift our perspective from stress to one of positivity. Every evening before bed I jot down three to five things Im grateful for. Real talk: some days I forget just how lucky I am. This practice helps remind me, and re-centers my focus on what is really important. 

I also use physical activity, massage, yoga, and socializing with fantastic friends to burn off stress. Find what works for you, and check out for more recommendations on self-care, stress reduction, and health. If youre planning a wedding, good luck! Weve got this. 

Check out Streetlight Photography’s website and Instagram.


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A local organization is hosting a fun event to raise funds for couples battling infertility.

A local couple turned their stumbling blocks with infertility into stepping stones for another couples battling similar struggles.

“Parental Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the infertility community through emotional and financial support,” Jennifer Bross, Founder of Parental Hope, says. “The burdens imposed on a couple battling infertility are enormous. Because infertility is a little known and often a misunderstood disease, those diagnosed with infertility can feel isolated and alone.” 

She and her husband know those feelings all too well, which is why — after having their twins through lengthy fertility treatments that were luckily covered by insurance, as many aren’t — they wanted to create an organization that helps others struggling with the emotional, physical, and financial struggles of infertility.

The mission of Parental Hope is to make people aware of infertility and provide couples with emotional and financial support. Parental Hope helps couples with infertility through:

1. Parental Hope Family Grants: “We help alleviate the financial burden of infertility,” she says.
2. Various Events and Public Outreach: “Parental Hope advocates for those struggling with infertility by raising awareness and educating the public,” Bross says.
3. Quarterly Peer-Led Support: “Parental Hope helps alleviate the emotional burden of couples battling infertility,” she says.

As a way to help educate people about infertility, Parental Hope produces an annual event, during National Infertility Week in April “to help spread awareness that this disease affects one in eight couples,” she says. 

The event is called Journey To Parenthood, “The name seemed fitting because there’s always a journey to parenthood – whether it’s an easy or difficult one,” Bross says. “We wanted an event name that holds true to what our mission is and what our organization stands for.” 

This year, it’ll be held at the Newport Syndicate in Newport, Kentucky on Saturday April 21, 2018. The inspiration behind starting the event came from Bross wanting to bring the infertility community together, and wanting to lift the financial burdens of couples battling with infertility. “There will be open bar, dinner by the bite, live music, silent auction, and the biggest draw of the event is the LIVE IVF raffle that will change one person’s life,” Bross says. 

There is a lot that goes into preparing for the event. In fact, there are a total of 12 people who help plan and execute the event. “We start planning our April event in July and have a dedicated volunteer event and fundraising committee that meticulously plans for nine solid months,” Bross says.

The event is important because “It will bring the infertility community together, while changing lives and lifting the financial burden of IVF,” Bross says. “The success of the event is based off of attendance and beating last year’s fundraising goal. But most importantly, a successful event is bringing hope to those currently battling infertility.”

For more about Parental Hope and the Journey to Parenthood event, follow Parental Hope on their website, Facebook and Instagram. Also, watch our exclusive interview above with Jennifer to learn more about the organization and event.

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As national heart health awareness month comes to a close, we learn about a local lady with a personal story that will educate and inspire you to take heart.

Susan Cox, a St. Elizabeth patient


Susan Cox did the unthinkable—she drove herself to the hospital, even though she thought she could be having a heart attack.

Her children had already been through so much when they lost their father to heart disease, so she didn’t want them to see her leave in an ambulance.

Susan said, “Just two years ago my husband Randy was at St. Elizabeth for heart surgery. That was the most difficult time of my life. Randy was everything to me, we were together for 20 years.”

After Randy suffered a heart attack, Dr. Victor Schmelzer performed triple-bypass surgery. Soon after surgery, Randy suffered a stroke. When he woke, he remembered the names of family members, but most of his memories appeared to be gone. Randy then went to rehab to get stronger, but he suffered a second heart attack and stroke. He returned to St. Elizabeth for care and in the end was under the care of Hospice.

“Dr. Schmelzer was there for me every step of the way when Randy was sick. Not only was he caring for Randy, he was there for me. He would always ask how I was doing, put a hand on my shoulder, or sometimes let me cry in his arms,” Susan said. “Although Randy didn’t make it, Dr. Schmelzer did everything he could for Randy and my family. He was unbelievably good to me.”

Nine months later, Susan arrived at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Emergency Department and learned she was having a heart attack and would need surgery. There was one thing Susan was sure of when she arrived, she wanted Dr. Schmelzer to care for her.

“I found out I had small arteries and they may need to transfer me for surgery. But I knew if anyone could take good care of me, it was St. Elizabeth and Dr. Schmelzer, and so I stayed at St. Elizabeth for surgery.”

Dr. Schmelzer discussed his care for Susan and her family, “I had the opportunity to become acquainted with Ms. Cox and her family while taking care of her husband, Randy, a few years ago. It’s extremely gratifying when family members of previous patients choose our team at St. Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Institute for their heart care.”

Dr. Schmelzer added, “When Ms. Cox needed surgery we took into consideration that she has school-age children that relied on her every day. Getting to know our patients and their unique life circumstances is an important element in our ability to provide the personalized care for each and every patient that they deserve. Our staff, nurses, and physicians work together daily to meet the unique needs of every patient and their families.”

Susan believes it takes a special kind of person to care for someone when they are at their weakest, and she felt that kindness throughout her experience with her husband and during her care.

Susan said, “Dr. Schmelzer means so much to me. I can’t say enough about the support and compassion he gave me when my husband was sick. He is one of the kindest people I have ever met. Then when I needed surgery, he was there for me again.”

After surgery, Susan attended the St. Elizabeth Cardiac Rehabilitation program. Today, she is doing well—she has quit smoking, exercises regularly and eats a healthy diet.

Many women, like Susan, don’t immediately recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, because they might not experience classic chest pain. Instead, women are likely to experience symptoms such as:

• Nausea

• Shortness of breath

• Overall discomfort and fatigue

Susan hopes not to need another heart surgery, but she knows, “if I ever need Dr. Schmlezer or St. Elizabeth, they will be there for me.” She added, ”I will also never drive myself to the Emergency Department if I think I am having a heart attack.”

Learn more about heart attack symptoms.

This is a special advertising supplement, paid for by St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Inspired by her own struggles, learn about a local fitness instructor who helps people to get healthy by working on both their physical and mental health.


Yoga with Erika is offered at the Norwood Community Center.

Erika McClure, Certified Yoga Instructor, started her business Yoga with Erika in 2017 with humble beginnings.

“I teach the majority of my classes at the Norwood Community Center. My husband and I fixed up a room on the second floor, creating a zen yoga space,” she says. “I also teach a few classes at Rooks Fitness in Blue Ash, and a class every month at Shumrick and Leys Distillery in Norwood. That’s a fun one!”

What got McClure into the fitness industry was when she was diagnosed with a chronic disease. “I’ve always been active and into health, but started focusing a lot more on it when I got diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease causes inflammation in the body and joints, making some exercises hard and painful,” she explains. “Yoga is gentle on your joints, and can be modified to fit any body type, making it universal. I tried several other forms of fitness, but always came back to yoga. Through my struggles, I learned that yoga can work for everybody, and wanted to show people that didn’t think they could ‘work out’ that they could!”

Erika McClure of Yoga with Erika

She has experience and education that prepared her for Yoga with Erika. “I successfully completed the RYS 200 Hour Training Program at Simply Power Yoga and used many guinea yogis to practice on,” McClure says.

The inspiration for the business came from practicing her teaching with friends, family and her co-workers. “I would always say, hey, come do yoga with me, which inspired the name, ‘Yoga with Erika,’ and that’s what inspired me to reach out to our local community center.”

Yoga with Erika offers a variety of classes at her studio in the Norwood Community Center:

  • “60 minute Vinyasa Flow – “Classes that focus on moving with breath as we flow from one pose to the next,” McClure says. “In these classes, we elevate our heart rate and work on building lean muscle. Classes are Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm and Saturday at 9am.”
  • Gentle 45- “Classes that are less intense and focus on breathing, stretching, and correct posture during poses,” she says. “Gentle classes are 45 minutes and appropriate for all levels; but especially geared for those recovering from injury or just getting back into fitness. Classes are Wednesday at 5:45pm and Saturday at 10:45am.”
  • Family classes happen on the last Thursday of each month at 6pm. It’s open for all ages, from toddlers to adults. 
“I also teach two lunch time Power-Hour classes at Rooks Fitness in Blue Ash, on Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3,” she says. “My classes are $10 for 1 or $25 for 3.”

Yoga with Erika defines success by having people feel good after her classes. “When I first started teaching at the Norwood Community Center, I would have maybe one or two students and sometimes’ nobody would show up. Now, I have a couple regulars and a few drop-ins for each class,” McClure says. “I’ve recently added new classes to the schedule, and already have regulars for those. People who leave my classes, leave feeling rejuvenated and good about themselves. To me, that’s success!”

McClure says her business is an important service for the community because it fits for all ages, sizes and abilities. “Yoga is not only great for the physical body,” she adds, “it does wonders for the mental body, too. Who doesn’t need that?”

She loves coming back to work every day because her students love it. “I recently had a student say after class, ‘I love yoga, and I’m so glad I started taking classes with you. If I’m not in class, it’s because I’m at work. That’s the only thing that keeps me away,’” McClure says. “I had another student that had to miss a few classes due to work, say ‘I hate missing yoga. My body knows when I haven’t been.’  My students keep me coming back.”

The Norwood Community Center is located at 1810 Courtland Avenue, 45212. To learn more about Yoga with Erika, follow her on Facebook or visit her website.

Our new wellness columnists share the top five reasons why workouts with friends are more successful (and fun!).


Exercising with your best friend has several benefits.

Chili and cheese. Johnny Bench and baseball. The chicken dance and German beer. Good things become great with the help of the perfect pairing. This is exactly why we love pairing our workouts with friends. 

Here are the top five reasons we believe its better to sweat with your BFF(s) than going solo. 


5:30AM wake up calls come early, especially in the middle of winter. Its pretty easy (we know from experience) to snooze through your scheduled sweat sesh. However, when you know someone is counting on you to show up, youre much more likely to drag yourself out of bed and get to that early morning workout.  Also, when you make concrete plans with a friend to sweat, it becomes an actual event on your calendar, which increases the likelihood of attending. 

Harder. Faster. Stronger. 

When you workout alone, no one is watching. No one is around to call you out when you skip that last circuit or that final set of abdominal work (weve all done it).  Working out with a pal pushes you to give your workout that extra oomph. You might even find yourself pushing yourself past your comfort zone and your normal limits (often where success happens).  This is especially true if you workout with someone who is stronger or faster than you are right now. Youre not as likely to stop for a break when the person next to you is still going hard!

Fun, healthy socializing 

Its simple. Hanging out with your friends is fun. In fact, we believe the more time spent with friends the merrier, and that life is always better with a partner in crime by your side. Working out is no different. When you schedule a workout with your friend, it gives you time to catch up before and after. While were all for the happy hour catch up, when you exercise together instead, you can still socialize while being healthy. And, you can always stop for that glass of wine or appetizer after your workout is finished, which also tends to be a great motivator to get through it.

Try new exercises

Sometimes it can be intimidating to try new workouts (or new things in general). Its a lot easier to walk into a new studio, gym, or fitness class when you have a buddy with you. That extra bit of confidence is sometimes all you need to try and (hopefully) find a new workout that you love. If nothing else, you can laugh with each other through the process and create lasting memories.    

Moral Support

Working out is hard work. And if youre doing it right, your body is going to be sore at times. Working out with a friend gives you a person to commiserate with post workout. For example, when you cant make it up the stairs because your legs are so sore, giving a new meaning to the term misery loves company.”

At CincyStateofBeing, we love working out together. Some of our favorite workouts to do together are aerial yoga at Inner Fire Fitness (guarantee youll laugh and have fun), barre (super supportive community), and the Thrive class at Iron Sharpens Iron. Grab a friend, and get out there!  

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Learn about an instructor-turned-business-owner who’s creating quite the following with her transformational techniques.


ImWithKelly is a fitness movement bringing people together through exercise.

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 Lululemon. “I’m a current ambassador of the Cincinnati stores and when we sat down to set goals and find our purpose, it became clear that I should be working for myself and not another brand,” she says. “I needed to start owning the fact that ‘Kelly’ was the brand people would follow.” 

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.”

Kelly Amshoff of ImWithKelly

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:

• Chisel: “Nonstop movement with lighter dumbbells aiming for muscle burnout with bursts of cardio to spike heart rate along the way,” she says.
• Grounded: “Similar to Chisel, but with zero cardio. One foot will always stay on the ground,” Amshoff says.
• InTENsity: “Tabata training at its finest! Ten exercises are chosen and clients will rotate through circuits of 20 seconds at max effort, with 10 seconds of rest,” she says.
• Hustle: “An explosive 30 minutes (cardio, strength and core), followed by 20 minutes of mat work,” Amshoffsays. 
• Personal Training

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 says, is: “When my clients followed me to a new space at the beginning of 2018. It meant the world. I was worried I would lose some of my following and they all transitioned to stay a part of the classes.”

To learn more about ImwithKelly, visit her website or Facebook.