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Former "Bachelorette" contestant teaching workout classes in Tucson this week

Posted at 6:38 PM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 13:08:29-04

From April 2 to April 6, former "The Bachelorette" contestant Peter Kraus is teaching workout classes at Kamps Tucson, a new facility to town. 

Kamps offers group classes, where a trainer coaches participants through high-intensity interval training (HIIT). 

"The classes are 50 minutes, and it's non-stop movement," Kraus said. "So that's where the high intensity interval training comes from. We do periodization. You'll pick it up for a little bit, break it down, while one muscle group is recovering, the next muscle group is being used."

That being said, he explained that the participants are in control of how hard they want to push themselves. At the end of the day, any physical activity is better than no physical activity, according to Kraus.

"Maybe you can't do a squat, here's an alternative," Kraus said. "Maybe you can't do a push up, here's an alternative. Maybe you can't run at the speeds that we're giving, but the treadmill goes at whatever speed that you want, so here's an alternative speed for that as well."

They cater to people of all ages, but due to their proximity to the University of Arizona, they primarily deal with students, according to co-owner Ari Karl. The company opened it's first location in Madison, WI. They opened their second location here in Tucson back in January.

"It's a fitness oriented community," co-owner Sam Karl said. "We know that there's a lot of crossfit gyms and orange theories and similar type workouts in the area, that are very popular."

If you want to sign up for classes, click here.