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Angel Barrera

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Green Hills Retirement Community
Company/Organization website: https://www.greenhillsrc.com/
Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Create, lead, and participate in land and aqua classes. Attend Wellness meetings. Kickstart Green Hills games, which involved residents and various events to compete in.

I accomplished...
Being confident and maturing as a fitness instructor. With having minimal experience in leading group fitness classes, I came into Green Hills not knowing how to lead a class. As time went by I learned how to speak up, cue exercises, and program routines.

I learned...
Physical fitness is key component to a long and healthy lifestyle. Individuals at Green Hills make it a priority to exercise each day, whether it be walking around the neighborhood, attending exercise classes, aqua fitness, or going to the fitness center in the community.

Advice for others...
Don't be afraid to ask questions, be open minded of your internship and get to know the clients/individuals on a personal level.

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