Riley DeBoest

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: Exercise Science
Company/Organization: CEM Can Felipa
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Destination: Barcelona, Spain
Timeframe: Summer
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I analyzed the nutrition department, the fitness center, personal training, group training, and physical therapy departments and determined how kinesiology could be incorporated. I implemented a comprehensive kinesiology education program for employees company-wide. I also created a new protocol for trainers to use with all new clients.


My greatest accomplishment from this experience was successfully implementing a new protocol for trainers to use from the second a new client walks through the door until they complete their program (and translated it into Spanish and Catalan!!!).

What advice would you give?

Remember that you have had an excellent education at Iowa State. You are fully prepared to begin working in the fitness world. But, don't be afraid to ask questions!

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