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Dustin Schelling

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Year: Senior
Hometown/State: Newton

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Life Time Fitness
Company/Organization website:
Title: Personal Trainer
Destination: Des Moines, IA

Advisor/Coordinator Email:

I was responsible for...
-Develop and deliver safe, professional, exciting and comprehensive personal training programs to ensure members are satisfied with their workout program and remain motivated to attain their personal health and fitness goals. -Promote and sell Life Time Training services, supplements, and technology. -Responsible for achieving or exceeding monthly revenue and session goals. -Attend and participate in PT Department, All Club, and One-on-One meetings. -Fulfill Member Service requirements: (up to 25 hours per week): -Fitness Assessments & Equipment Orientations -Service Desk -Facilitate Seminars -Fitness Equipment Cleaning

I accomplished...
-Surpassed revenue goals each month with > 10K trailing average -Took initiative to become a Metabolic Technician and was certified within two months of hire -Top 50 in the Heartland in total sales at the conclusion of quarter one -Since being employed full-time, consistently led Des Moines in metabolic assessments and devices -1st in Heartland Region device sales for the past three months -Finished 13th nationally with the launch of the (Active Metabolic Assessment) AMA 2.0 in February

I will never forget...
The most memorable experience I have had, is having my client send me a picture after only 60 days of working together. He had lost 23 lbs and 10% BF. When he sent me the picture of the day we started next to the picture of him 60 days later, I couldn't believe it. It was really humbling to see that all my hard work was paying off. Changing someones life is a rewarding thing and should never be taken lightly. It is moments like these that make me proud to do what I do.

Advice for others...
Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone. Nothing truly fun or exciting in life comes within your comfort zone. For me, when you get outside your normal and do things you wouldn't normally do, and then it pays off. Those are the moments that are special and mold you into the person you are going to be. Take risks, Be kind, and do what makes you happy. That is what will lead to the most successes.

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