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Whitney Carlson

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Life Time Athletic
Company/Organization website: http://www.lifetimefitness.com
Destination: Urbandale, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
As a personal trainer at Life Time, I have a wide variety of responsibilities. My responsibilities include- developing and implementing specialized exercise programs for clients. Performing and interpreting fitness assessments and body composition assessments. Overseeing day-to-day wellness center activities including answering phones and emails, assisting members. Greet members and offer equipment instructions and support. Maintain order & cleanliness of fitness floor and exercise equipment.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishments are my client's accomplishments. One of my client's greatest accomplishment thus far is that he has lost 34.4lbs in 60 days and will have a total of 50lbs lost by Septemeber 1st to fulfill his promise to his daughter.

I learned...
This internship helped me to realize that I love helping others become the best version of themselves- physically and mentally.

Advice for others...
You are your brand as a personal trainer. Practice what you preach.

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