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Daniel Throndson

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Iowa State Recreation Services
Company/Organization website: http://www.recservices.iastate.edu/
Destination: Ames
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Some of my responsibilities included performing fitness assessments on clients and personal training clients with different backgrounds, as well as supervising the fitness and wellness desk during some shifts. I also helped out at the Wallace and Wilson fitness room: cleaning, making inventory sheet, and helping the hall director with the fitness room. I performed some fitness consultations by interviewing clients before they received a trainer. I helped organize and promote a workshop on spotting and form, which is taking place in the spring semester of 2018. Some minor tasks included preparing client folders and doing other tasks given to me by my supervisor.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment from being a part of Rec Services is helping set-up, promote, and put together a spotting and form workshop for the upcoming spring semester, targeting all students at Iowa State University. This will teach students all forms of spotting barbell exercises, and will be available to all students, whether they have prior weight training experience, or not.

I learned...
Do not be afraid to stand up for what you believe in. If you are not going to stand up for your beliefs,then who is.

Advice for others...
My advice is to put yourself in uncomfortable situations, because as you get in the habit of being there, you are more likely to put yourself out there. Dress to impress, no matter where you are, because you never know who you will meet. Lastly, do not take opportunities for granted. You never know what will come your way.

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