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Madeline Smith

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science

Company/Organization: Ames Racquet and Fitness
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Title: Personal Trainer
Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Fall 2016

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I was responsible for...
As an intern at Ames Racquet and Fitness I had the opportunity to do a lot of things. First, I shadowed other trainers and learned quickly from their expertise. As my knowledge grew, so did my responsibilities. I taught multiple group fitness classes at Workiva in Ames, and personal trained as many clients as I could attain.I also wrote informational articles for multiple magazines in the local area.

I accomplished...
The greatest accomplishment during my time with Ames Racquet and Fitness was building a client base of 17 personal training clients.

I learned...
I learned that if you want to do something great, you have to put yourself out there and show your superiors that you are dedicated and excited to be there.

Advice for others...
If you want to do any personal training at any gym, get a certification before your internship. It makes you much more valuable to the company and places you a step ahead of the rest.

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