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Sally Woolpert

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: YMCA
Company/Organization website: https://www.dmymca.org/locations/boone-county-family-ymca
Destination: Boone
Timeframe: Spring

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Shadow the program director before and after school program Help the program director market my own program ideas Learn the facility budget Develop a softball camp Mostly at the welcome center, but I was able to communicate with personal trainers to learn more about group fitness.

I accomplished...
I learned how to handle a crisis very well. There was an incident in our pool one day that I had to take care of sending the ambulance to the right spot, keep the members calm and keep the place running downstairs by myself. I was also able to handle change well, while transferring to the Boone location.

I learned...
My greatest lesson was to stay calm no matter what is going on. If I am stressing, the members will start to freak out as well and we don't want that.

Advice for others...
My advice for the future students is to take advantage of every opportunity the Y gives you. Be there and be helpful with whatever is asked of you.

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