I was responsible for conducting blood pressure and InBody Scan readings, personal training, assisting/shadowing personal training, building exercise programs, conducting prenatal group fitness classes, leading kid's exercise camps, shadowing group fitness classes, building a women-specific exercise interactive learning program, leading new client orientations, conducting consultation sessions, as well as cleaning and organizing when needed.
Creating and establishing a 4 week women's exercise program that covered the topics of core strength, cardio and stretching techniques, free weight training, and the 5 daily movements. Each session involved a learning block as well as an interactive workout blending in our learned concepts for the session.
The greatest lesson I learned from this experience was to say 'yes' to everything you possibly can. Even if it was something that I ended up doing and not liking, I became that much closer to figuring out what I really liked to do, and was learning valuable lessons along the way, no matter if each experience ended up being positive or negative. Because of that, I came out of the internship more experienced and well-rounded than I ever thought I would.
What advice would you give?
You get out what you put into this major. Put in the work early and start gaining new experiences however you can. That way by the time you graduate you can have a great idea on where you want to take your career next. The employers in this field recognize and appreciate ambitious students. Showing that you are putting in the work and gaining new experiences will get you more in the door than any A+ ever will, in my opinion. Don't just work on getting the good grades, work on your whole self as a professional.