Today I started my first job ever!
To to give a little back story, I’ve been working out at a gym for about 5 months now… And I love it! Working out has become my favorite thing to do! I find it a great way to get rid of stress and just to feel better about myself.
As of late I’ve been wanting to get a job, and it’s important to me to live by the quote “Do what you love, and love what you do.” And I discovered I love to workout more than any other job I could really think of!
Since I’m homeschooled I’ve not gotten all the opportunities some kids have to get out of the house and meet people. So loving to workout as much as I do, and the fact that our trainer at the gym let’s college students intern there, my Mom and I talked about it and decided that would be the coolest job for me to do. So she asked our personal trainer if I could intern there at his gym and he said yes!
I went in at 7:00 A.M and I was, of course, nervous about my first day. The first thing I was told to do was to clean the equipment with a rag and bleach, I don’t mind cleaning, I actually find it fun so I didn’t mind that!
Then I was told to write down all the workouts we were going to do that day on a board for everyone to see when they came into the gym.
Some of these workouts I knew from months of doing them, and some I didn’t know. So I asked what they were and tried my best remember. I made lots of notes in my phone so I wouldn’t forget, best trick of the day–Make notes.
I’m not the most social person, but I knew that working at a gym there is going to be a lot of social interacting. So when the first person walked in it took me awhile to get the confidence to actually say “Hi, I’m Mallory. I’m a new intern here.” But after the first few times I got comfortable with it. And also helping people learn what exercise is what is sometimes confidence driven, too. I didn’t think it would be, but after the first time it became a normal thing. After people see you help one person they adapt to asking you.
You have to build confidence like you build muscle… by working with it.
After a days work I’m super happy to be working where I am! It’s a fun place to be, and that’s important. I’m glad I am where I am.