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Benjamin Brixius

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Company/Organization: Fitness World Clubs
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Title: Personal Trainer and Membership Consultant
Destination: West Des Moines, IA
Timeframe: Fall 2016

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I was responsible for...
Throughout my internship, my responsibilities varied. When I first started my first real responsibilities were to get to know the regular members and to build my rapport with the members of the club. Once I gained some more contacts and really honed my speaking/selling ability I was then given the responsibility of selling memberships. After I had some time in the membership department and was able to sell my first training package I was given the opportunity to train a few clients. Also during this time I worked on numerous small promotions and projects to help better the company as a whole.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment from my experience was being able to sell a membership, which lead into a training package which lead into me training two clients that I worked from the ground up with.

I learned...
I learned that nothing compares to real life experience and the earlier you get it the better off you will be throughout your entire career.

Advice for others...
Be outgoing and willing to be outside your comfort zone. You will be given the opportunity to change peoples lives so you need to put forth your best effort no matter the person or the situation.

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