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Chace Chambers

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Anytime Fitness
Company/Organization website: https://www.anytimefitness.com/gyms/521/west-des-moines-ia-50265/
Destination: West Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
This job had many different responsibilities including personal training clients, performing fitness consultations, marketing for the gym, cleaning the facility, leading group fitness activities, and coming up with new ideas for the gym. Random tasks would also be assigned as they came up.

I accomplished...
The greatest accomplishment throughout my experience was getting to see my clients improve and reach their own personal goals because of my guidance through training them. Seeing my clients succeed made me feel very accomplished and drove me to keep helping them as much as possible.

I learned...
I learned many lessons throughout this experience. I learned to be more patient while training clients because sometimes results do not happen immediately and they take time. I learned how to better work with different individuals from different backgrounds. I also learned how to better market myself to individuals. I learned how to show people how my training can benefit them and help them reach their goals.

Advice for others...
Always go into your internship with an open mind and try to learn as much as you can from the people around you that have more experience. Do not be afraid to use everything that you have learned throughout your time in the exercise science program to help benefit the organization you are working at in every way possible.

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