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Matt Mason
Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Exercise Science
Year: Senior

Type of experience: Internship
Company/Organization: Fitness Formula Club
Company/Organization website: ffc.com
Title: Fitness Specialist
Destination: Chicago
Timeframe: 5/18/15 - 8/7/15

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
My internship took place in downtown Chicago. I had the wonderful opportunity of working at 8 different clubs with FFC throughout the summer. Responsibilities and duties included: - LOTS of trainer shadowing - updating session count spreadsheets for each club - keeping each club well maintained and "photo ready" - designing training programs to take fitness directors through - develop working relationships with staff members - demonstrate knowledge of proper equipment usage - attend all staff meetings

I will never forget...
To me the most memorable experience had to meeting and working with all the great marathon runners and triathletes. Many of them had such motivating stories to share for the reason in competing.

Advice for others...
Throughout the internship I worked at 8 different clubs, meaning I had 8 different fitness directors I got to meet with each week. They were all extremely helpful. Making sure you pay close attention the the small and big details and tips they give you will help you out tremendously in the end.

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