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Michael Thompson

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Exercise Science

Company/Organization: G- Werx Fitness
Company/Organization website: https://www.gwerx.com/
Destination: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Participate in exercise sessions. Watch and document exercise sessions. Study exercise technique and G-Werx toolkit. Teach group exercise sessions, along with 1 on 1 personal training sessions. Maintain and manage studio. This includes cleaning the studio and supervising clients. Marketing the business throughout the city.

I accomplished...
Being able to independently run group personal training sessions while making meaningful connections with clients.

I learned...
To be patient when it comes to learning new ways to do things, such as exercise technique. They do things a different way and I had to be patient when adapting to this style. I developed with time, but it was very tough at first.

Advice for others...
To be patient when learning a new system of ways to do things, learning and adapting takes time. Also, to try to make as many connections with clients and people as quickly as possible because this will speed up your development throughout your internship process.

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