Amanda Kronhaus, acting junior, is offering exercise classes for students.
Kronhaus said she started the classes because she wanted to use her knowledge to help other people live healthier lifestyles.
After struggling with obesity as a child, Kronhaus said she committed herself to losing weight in a healthy way. She said she worked with a personal trainer and spent a lot of the time in the gym.
“I found a passion for fitness and health, and I want to share that with others. Getting healthy and enjoying going to the gym completely changed my life,” Kronhaus said.
Kronhaus said her interest in fitness started when she began training in the Miss Florida local pageant.
Kathryn Sugianto, business administration sophomore, said Kronhaus posted about the classes on the Phi Mu sorority Facebook page, and Sugianto decided to give it a try.
“I knew she did pageants, so she has to get that strict regime of keeping her body in shape,” Sugianto said.
Sugianto said she took the class to learn more about health and fitness.
“I wasn’t sure if I was doing the proper things that I needed to get where I wanted to get,” she said.
Kronhaus said her workouts are a good introduction for students with less experience in weightifting and intense cardio.
“I do a lot of strength training and high intensity interval training cardio. My training sessions basically help teach people how to get into strength training and proper form,” Kronhaus said.
Sugianto said, during the session, they used different weights and exercise machines in ways that were different from how they normally would be used. Kronhaus taught her how to incorporate different movements that would stimulate exercise in certain muscles.
“She explained what each exercise worked out and what part of my body was supposed to be burning. She was super good at explaining how it all ties in together,” she said.
The first class is free, but subsequent classes cost $10 for an hour or $5 for 30 minutes.
“One of my clients does two half-hour sessions a week‒one on arms, one on legs. It’s about the cheapest training you’ll ever get. Once I get certified, I will have to charge more, but, for now, I am happy to teach all I know about fitness for just $10 an hour,” Kronhaus said.
Kronhaus said her schedule is busy, so she is unable to take many new clients, but, later in the semester, she will be able to work with more students.
She said her clients have been supportive, and she loves helping people reach their goals.
“Girls lift too, and there is this whole stigma about it, but strength training is the best way to lose weight and get strong, which should always be the goal,” Kronhaus said.
Interested students may email Kronhaus at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her fitness Instagram @amandakayefitness.