Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Exercise Science
Hometown/State: Des Moines
Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Life Time Athletic
Company/Organization website: https://www.lifetimefitness.com/en.html
Title: Personal Trainer
Destination: Des Moines
Timeframe: May 2016- August 2016
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
Throughout my time at Life Time, my responsibilities kept growing. Even when not busy with clients during the day, Life Time made sure that I was staying busy and doing everything that I could to get my schedule full and learn as much as I could. When I had open hours I did things such as: hand out towels to guests coming in for their workouts, clean my equipment section, do complementary on the spot workouts for members, supplement booths with free samples for our members to try and push supplement sales, schedule complimentary workout sessions in the future to show members what I’m made of, and potentially get them to sign for training afterwards; walk around the gym and converse with members to see how their workout was going and if they have any questions, walk onto the fitness floor and spot individuals who may need it or help someone with their form on an exercise, go to the café to make protein shake and smoothie samples that are chilled so that I can bring samples to those that are outside at the pool on a hot day. There are many more things that you can do at Life Time to get your name out there, those are just a few that I have done myself and will continue to do.
I will never forget...
Life Time as a whole is going to be my most memorable experience. I have never been to a place where everyone is so supportive and all work for the same cause. I work there, workout there, get my hair cut there, eat there, hangout there in my free time, it's endless. Maybe things will change, although I hope they never do, but Life Time is simply a great place to be.
Advice for others...
Actually pay attention in class, yes I know that seems very obvious. But I will say that the interview process for our line of work is going to get more rigorous as the world realizes how applicable exercise is to health. You're going to want to stand out, and to do that you've got to know your stuff.