Major: Kinesiology and Health
Company/Organization: Aspen Athletic Club -- Merle Hay
Company/Organization website: http://aspenathletic.com
Title: Personal Trainer
Destination: 4100 Merle Hay Rd. #6
Timeframe: Spring 2017
Advisor/Coordinator Email: email@example.com
I was responsible for...
--Pick up resistance training area by picking up all attachments, weights, and storing them to their proper location --Walk through club to tidy areas that need cleaning --Walk the floor and discuss personal training related material with members of the club --Assist at the front desk including o checking members into the club o referring declined members to membership staff for assistance o sign members in for tanning o make sales transactions o printing tickets for personal training clients o answering phone calls to help assist members with questions about the club --Attend weekly personal training meetings --Run clients through personalized training programs according to their goals
My greatest accomplishment from my experience was being able to sign a client to a long-term contract with 18 weeks of personal training. This was done by building trust within the client and providing him with the results that he wanted.
My greatest learning experience from the internship was learning that every client hour is situational and never to judge a book by its cover. You must take a conservative approach when working with new clients and what works in the past may not work every time.
Advice for others...
I advise to use the internship period as a way to gain the correct way to do your job from your immediate supervisor. This is the best way to find out your exact responsibilities as a worker as they change and shift as you find success within your field.