Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science
Company/Organization: EXOS- Wells Fargo Advisors
Company/Organization website: https://sites.google.com/a/teamexos.com/wellsfargo/home/st-louis-advisors-fitness-center
Title: Health and Fitness Specialist Intern
Destination: St. Louis, MO
Timeframe: Spring 2017
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
My responsibilities included leading effective group fitness classes and personal training sessions, help develop and create content for Lunch n Learn presentations, conduct body fat composition measurements and skin caliper readings, help develop and participate in member retention programs, served a major role in the genesis of nutrition programs for members, designed exercise programs for members based off their goals, and participated in running wellness programs and pit stops.
My greatest accomplishment from this internship was developing personal relationships with members of the fitness center and also my team I worked closely with over the semester. Coming in everyday to see the familiar faces of members, getting to know them, and learning how my presence at the gym along with the programs I helped create had an impact on their life or work day is an accomplishment itself.
The greatest lesson I learned from my experience with EXOS was my teaching style and how to push members when participating in group fitness. I branched out of my comfort zone from the start by teaching larger sized classes and with that I had to learn effective and creative ways to teach. Because of this internship I'm an all around better instructor with more knowledge than I came in with.
Advice for others...
My advice to other students is to break out of your comfort zone. The worst thing you can do is to stay too comfortable in your internship. Try new techniques, learn new skills, and discover your teaching style. You'll become a better exercise specialist if you do so.