Mackenzie Klemme

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Exercise Science
Company/Organization: Green Hills Retirement Community
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Destination: Ames, IA
Timeframe: Summer
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Instructing land and water classes, attending wellness and safety committee meetings, observing classes and personal training, creating and programming a new class, presenting on a topic within the 8 dimensions of wellness, and learning about Green Hills' policies and procedures.


My greatest accomplishment was becoming acquainted with aqua aerobics. Prior to my internship, I did not have any experience with water classes and am now confident in instructing and creating workouts for the pool. I learned how working in a warm-water pool is extremely beneficial for older adults, especially those with limited mobility.

What advice would you give?

Take advantage of every opportunity. By trying something new or different, you make new connections and become well-rounded in your experience. You'll never know if you never try!

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