Donita Knaus, owner of The Body Strength Training Shed in downtown Kimball, recently competed in her first Natural Bodybuilding Competition.
Knaus competed in the 2018 Ms Natural Minnesota bodybuilding and fitness competition held in Bloomington May 25 and 26. She placed first in masters women’s bodybuilding, second in masters women’s physique, third in novice bodybuilding and novice physique, third in open bodybuilding, and fourth in open physique, totaling six awards for the weekend.
Knaus started training in late November and lost a total of 25 pounds and achieved 9 percent body fat in only six months preparing to compete. Her journey was driven by a passion to live a healthy, strong and active lifestyle herself in order to help those around her to do the same.