Maintaining Positivity Through Life’s Challenges
Amanda Kloots shares the story of losing her husband unexpectedly to COVID-19, and reflects on this overwhelming loss, love, hope, parenting, and the need for a community during struggles. Through her honesty, audiences come to see that even the most challenging times can be survived with hope and positivity.
Fitness and Fun with Amanda Kloots
As a former Broadway dancer and Radio City Rockette turned fitness guru to celebrities and the rest of us, Amanda Kloots leads a fun, exciting interactive fitness demo experience. Whether your group wants to sweat, learn new moves, or anything else, she creates an experience that’s perfect for your audience.
Amanda Kloots bravely reflects on love, loss, and life with her husband in her book Live Your Life and in her talks
In the early spring of 2020, Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Nick Cordero was hospitalized for what he and his wife, AMANDA KLOOTS, believed was a severe case of pneumonia. Diagnosed with Covid-19, this rising star—who only a few days earlier was the picture of health—soon deteriorated. Suffering a series of complications – minor heart attacks, an amputation, sepsis—he was kept alive for weeks, hooked to a ventilator, bypass machines, dialysis, and a specialized heart-lung bypass machine. Staying strong for Nick and their infant son, Elvis, Amanda shared their journey on social media, documenting Nick’s condition and the risks of Covid-19 for all ages. Her updates quickly made an impact, inspiring millions of followers around the globe who offered positive thoughts and virtual prayers, and danced each day to Nick’s hit song Live Your Life. When Nick passed away after 94 grueling days in the ICU, the world grieved for Amanda and her family’s devastating loss.
Live Your Life is her and Nick’s story: of their love and fairy-tale marriage, of the disease that quickly upended it, of the fight for Nick’s survival—those sudden tragic months that permanently changed her world and ours—of her grief and how she came to terms with his death, of keeping Nick’s memory alive for Elvis and the world. Offering courage and inspiration to anyone coping with overwhelming loss and written with her sister Anna Kloots who was with her every step of this journey, Amanda’s story is a thoughtful and poignant reflection on love, hope, motherhood, and the power of community in times of hardship. In sharing her experience through her book and conversations, she shows us that, through positivity and community, even the most impossible circumstances can be endured.
An Ohio native, Amanda brings her infectious and inspirational attitude to everything that she does. A former Broadway dancer and Radio City Rockette, Amanda performed on a variety of stage, film and tv productions for over seventeen years and now, a cohost on CBS’s The Talk.
Amanda’s love of dance and fitness led her to work and lead classes at one of New York’s premiere fitness studios with regularly sold out classes teaching upwards of 12 hours a day. Amanda developed the jump rope method after years of trying different ways to stay in great shape. She fell in love with the jump rope after discovering it's the quickest, most effective way to get a full body workout, and spent years creating ways to use it for more than just jumping. In 2016, Amanda decided to focus full time on her AK! Fitness brand – her signature classes featured jump ropes and dance mixed with cross training to create a unique full body workout.
In addition to the AK! Fitness brand, Amanda and her sister Anna launched the apparel company Hooray For® that celebrates positivity and donates proceeds to non-profit organizations worldwide. Amanda’s first memoir, co-written with her sister, will be released in June 2021. The title, Live Your Life, tells of her ninety-five-day struggle and love story with her husband Nick Cordero.
Kloots currently resides in Los Angeles with her son, Elvis.