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Samantha Garner

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Fitness Revolution Iowa
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Destination: Urbandale
Timeframe: Spring 2019

Advisor/Coordinator Email:

I was responsible for...
Fitness Revolution Iowa is a small gym in West Des Moines, that utilizes progressive techniques of multiple facets of exercise, to lead group and personal training. As an intern I was responsible for leading small groups of exercise, developing programs, monitoring and offering advice on client form, and assisting in creative methods of prospecting.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishments were learning how to network and market a gym, learning new movements and how to teach them, and working with a more flexible group setting.

I learned...
The greatest thing I learned from this experience is how to appropriately lead a group of all abilities, ages, and strengths. It was important to provide appropriate progressions in a way that any member with any ability would feel confident in attempting some version of the assigned movements and volumes.

Advice for others...
This internship leaves room for initiative. Its a good place to come in and take charge of your learning. If you come in with little initiative then you may leave yourself with little room to learn something new. Bring your ideas, strengths, and weakness with expectation of contributing and learning from them.

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