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Nickolas Meeks

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Iowa State Rec Services
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Title: Intern
Destination: State Gym
Timeframe: Summer 2017

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I was responsible for...
I worked with Nora Hudson to develop a Strength and Conditioning program for the Iowa State Club Sports teams. We developed this program from scratch and have outline were the program should go. I was also responsible for training other personal trainers in different skills such as Olympic Lifting, TRX, and FMS. Finally, I ran a free personal training program designed to promote the Iowa State personal training services.

I accomplished...
The greatest accomplishment from my experience was developing a Strength and Conditioning program that could evolve into something really special in a few years and could become a huge program at Iowa State.

I learned...
The greatest lesson I learned is that Communication is Key. If everyone is on the same page then developing programs and coordinating programs goes a lot smoother.

Advice for others...
I would say start looking right away. You can't get too far ahead of finding an internship. Also, don't be afraid to ask. Sometimes an organization would love to develop an internship that suites your needs.

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