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HPW Internship: Full Circle Fitness and Massage

Posted by Deising, Deanna - May 10, 2017 - 2015 Internships, Community, HPW Internships, Out-of-State, Worksite

HPW Student Internship Experience – David Hebert 15′
My internship at Full Circle Fitness & Massage was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. Due to it being a very small business I got to experience a wide variety of duties. The main service provided at Full Circle is personal training and so I spent a lot of time observing, assisting, and eventually conducting personal training sessions with actual clients. I got to design various promotional flyers and social media posts as well as putting together several informational fact sheets on topics such as yoga and osteoporosis. The online research skills I acquired from paper writing and projects at school greatly helped me with that. My boss is also the high school cross country coach and so I got to put my running abilities to use by being in charge of the summer training sessions for the high school cross
country athletes every week. Putting my running knowledge to further use, we were asked to help plan, organize and execute a 5k charity run in town here. The majority of that work was given to me and though in the end we chose to not have the event it was an invaluable
experience. I was also given the project of contracting with a local bakery to put together some “client appreciation” baskets for all of Full Circle’s clients. Something I experienced here at Full Circle that I probably wouldn’t have somewhere else is how to run a business. My boss is also the founder and owner and so I was able to learn a lot from him about what it takes to start a business like this and keep it running as well as a lot of the day to day operation. I was actively included in business discussions and even some decisions. The idea of owning my own business someday is very appealing and so I am very glad I have this experience.

Objectives

  1. Behavior:
    1. Will create, help design, and execute (4) behavioral change programs in direct relationship to the services offered at Full Circle Fitness & Massage.
      1. Training of clientele (group classes, individual training, testing, etc.)
      2. New client lead development (visit local area businesses to discuss potential corporate training packages)
      3. Develop interventions for clients to assist them with behavior change.
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Coordinating (2) community events to promote health and fitness in the area.
    2. Designing flyers, posters, etc.
    3. Using social media to increase awareness and promote our services and events.
  3. Organizational Experiences:
    1. Learn the keys to effective management and build upon what has been learned by finding ways to improve Full Circle’s efficiency.
    2. Experience invoice tracking, scheduling, and package selling as a vital key to operating a successful business model.
    3. Assist with budget management and administrative duties.

On-Site Supervisor
Joey Rankin
Owner
229 Diamond Street
Iron River, MI 49935
fullcirclebiz@outlook.com
906-284-2530

Hours
400-500 hours total

Stipend
None

UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • David Herbert, Summer 2015 (pictured above)

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