Welcome to Second Life a podcast that focuses on successful women who have made major career changes — and have fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode gives you a direct line to the women game changers on their farms. Subscribe to Second Life on Apple Podcasts Spotify or anywhere you get your podcasts to stay up to date. or a beloved talk-show host, it’s undeniable that Amanda Kloots is an incredibly talented multi-hyphenate. He is the founder and creator of his global fitness brand AK! Fitness where he teaches his signature method using jump ropes and dance choreography mixed with cross-training, while maintaining his infectious smile. A popular fitness technique, AK! Fitness has caught the attention of many well -known celebrities like Zendaya and Kate Walsh. Kloots also launched the clothing company Hooray For with his sister Anna, which celebrates positivity and returns by donating proceeds to nonprofit organizations around the world. In January, Kloots joined CBS The Talk as co-host with Elaine Welteroth, Sheryl Underwood, and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Until tomorrow, June 15, Kloots was the published author of his memoir, which he wrote to his brother. Last July, hearts around the world were broken for the Kloots-Cordero family when their fight against COVID-19 began, and soon support began to flood in daily at 3:00 p.m. including singing Nick Cordero's song " Live Your Life ." Kloots ’Memoir, Live Your Life: My Story of Loving and Losing Nick Cordero, shared his 95-day struggle and love story with his wife Nick, which was tragically passed on in July due to COVID-19. While Kloots ’journey is one of the unimaginable, the memoir emerges as an uplifting message to all, ultimately reflecting Kloots’ one-of-a-kind, inspiring staff.
Before Kloots changed his career in many industries, he actually started a career he knew he was destined for: Broadway. Kloots is a Broadway and Radio City Rockette dancer and has performed in various stages of production on stage, film, and TV. Kloots remained on Broadway for more than 17 years, where he worked hard hours and learned a very important life lesson. "One of the biggest things I've learned from being a dancer [and] Broadway performer in New York City is you have to be you. No one else. No one else can be you," Kloots revealed to us.
Sort through the latest installment of Second Life to hear how Kloots' career on Broadway led him to start many businesses and, most importantly, teach the most important lesson to his life.