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HPW Internship: YMCA-West Bend

Posted by Deising, Deanna - June 19, 2017 - 2017 Internships, Community, HPW Internships, In-State

HPW Student Internship Experience – Wesley Titus Spring 17′
Interning at the Kettle Moraine YMCA was an amazing experience to learn from people working with many different wellness journeys. I was able to work at West Bend Mutual insurance, Alloy
training at the Y, group training, live strong, Diabetes Prevention training, and was able to lead my own Healthy living appointments. I assisted and made many corporate fitness challenges. Some of them at West Bend Mutual insurance called Warrior Dash and World Travelers. I helped facilitate Functional Movement screens and helped with recommendation for exercises based off the results. This internship was convenient on its versatility. I was introduced to so many different professionals and learned even more subjects. I feel prepared for many different circumstances because of the training that was made available for me.

Objectives

  1. Behavior:
    1. Observe, support and engage in wellness programs offered at the Kettle Moraine YMCA. This includes but is not limited to: program development and implementation, marketing, participant engagement/relationship building, daily program setup and preparation, and learning about program partnership relationships.
    2. Wellness coaching for members observed the Healthy Living Appointments and Personal Training.
    3. Assistance and daily set-up of the following programs:
      1. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA
      2. YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
      3. Parkinson’s Exercise Group
      4. Moving for Better Balance
      5. Enhanced Fitness
      6. Youth Fitness
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Contribute to the marketing of all fitness and wellness programs and services. This may be through member newsletter articles, social media, and community events such as health fairs.
  3. Organizational Experiences:
    1. Assist in the implementation of health promotion activities and events including but not limited incentive challenges and health promotion bulletin boards.
    2. Increase understanding of Group Fitness by participating in classes.
    3. Increase understanding of Small Group Training by observing and shadowing Alloy training sessions.
    4. Support Fitness Director and Coordinators on events, including but not limited to BODYPUMP™ 100 Launch (January 13, 2017) and Health Kids Day (April 29th, 2017)
    5. Sit in on meetings to learn about programming and program development, including but not limited to: Personal Training meeting, Alloy Leadership Meeting, Healthy Living
    6. Learn about program budgeting and costs analysis
    7. Increase understanding of workplace wellness though observation and hands-on experience at West Bend Mutual Insurance.
    8. Compete and internship project that increases understanding of the Kettle Moraine YMCA’s mission, vision and promise, as well as the Healthy Living Department’s mission, vision and guiding principles.

Contact
Kristina Chapman
Director of Wellness Strategies
River Shores Site Director
1111 West Washington Street
West Bend, WI 53095
kchapman@kmymca.org
(262) 247 1008

Hours
40- 50 hrs/wk, at least 400 hours total

Stipend
None

UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • Wesley Titus, Spring 2017 (pictured above)

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