Austin Keller

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science
Company/Organization: Ankeny Fitness World
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Destination: Ankeny, IA
Timeframe: Summer
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Be able to design and instruct exercise routines for individual's specific fitness goals. Also, understanding the importance of working the front desk area and how to pitch a proper sale to a new member. These are the biggest responsibilities needed to work at Ankeny Fitness World. As well as, being accountable, social, inviting, creative, and understanding on a one-on-one basis.


My greatest accomplishment while interning at Fitness World, would be when I was training a new client the very basics of exercising. She was not very intrigued with working out and exercising in general. She had never done any sort of fitness related activities other than biking, walking, and jogging. Yet, after having a few personal one-on-one training sessions with her. She loved doing the resistance training that we did and wanted to purchase a personal training package from me.

What advice would you give?

My advice for future students is to not slack off during your internship. I luckily had the chance to get hired by Fitness World. Having this opportunity really helps guide you on that new career path. Never take any day for granted and give it all 100%. My final piece of advice would be to always mention your name. No matter who you are talking to. Ask for their name and then mention yours. This will help spread your own identity around the company.

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