My main responsibilities were planning and preparing a workout plan for each day of the week based on what type of movement and lift we were performing. For example, Monday was linear movement and lower body lifting so I had to plan accordingly. I was also responsible for conducting the warmup and cool down and leading them through their entire workout. I had to demonstrate drills and lifts, as well as setup and takedown all necessary equipment. I was also tasked with cleaning duties around the facility in between classes and at the end of the day.
I'd say my greatest accomplishment was leading a whole day's worth of sessions all by myself. This was very important to me because going into this internship I had little knowledge of how they ran things, which was pretty intimidating. However, after asking questions and observing the other trainers, I was successfully able to compose a whole day's worth of training for each group and lead it all by myself.
You can never be too prepared. In this job you work with such a diverse group of athletes, all of whom require different training and coaching methods to reach their full potential. Some are injured, some have never lifted before in their life, and some are pro athletes. You need to make sure you have enough tools in your toolbox to be prepared for anything that gets thrown your way!
What advice would you give?
Never stop asking questions. Never stop learning, and put yourself in uncomfortable positions because its the only way you'll grow. When I first started this internship I was terrified that I had no clue what to do but that's perfectly normal. Don't be too hard on yourself either. You aren't supposed to know everything at first. That's why you're an intern! I promise you with time you'll adapt and get more comfortable.