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Kristin Powell

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Company/Organization: Fit Workz
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Title: Intern
Destination: Dekalb, IL
Timeframe: Spring 2017

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I was responsible for...
While interning at Fit Workz, I helped with sports performance, evolution, and small group training sessions. The sports performance training's focused on speed and agility drills for clients ages 6-23. The evolution training sessions are circuit based training's that focus on functional training. Small group training's are small personal training groups that focus on weight lifting. I also worked at the front desk helping clients with memberships and any other questions they had.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment during this experience was learning how to communicate with the sports performance athletes. Most of the athletes are elementary through high school aged students. I did not expect this to be as difficult as it was. I learned how to explain aspects of the training to the children in a way that they could understand it.

I learned...
My greatest lesson was learning how to communicate with the athletes. It was the most difficult part of the internship and it was my biggest accomplishment over the past semester.

Advice for others...
My advice to students looking to do sports performance would be to do research on why the training is conducted the way it is. I would have had an easier transition into the position if I would have known why the speed and agility training's were done the way they were before I started.

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