A Message from our Ursinus College Externship

My name is Emelia Perry. I am a senior at Ursinus College, majoring in Exercise and Sport Science. I came to Vertex Fitness Personal Training Studio for the externship program from January 12th to 14th. Coming into Vertex, I was hoping to learn what it is like to be a personal trainer and the way of exercise this studio utilizes.

In the three days I was here for my externship, I learned about many of the benefits for clients to have a one-to-one personal trainer. Vertex really focuses on the clients by having the personal trainer always looking at their forms while lifting, which allows them to target the muscles they are supposed to with each exercise. Having a personal trainer in this way also allows clients to push themselves to fatigue with each exercise, which is very difficult to do on your own.

The unique way of training Vertex uses; one set for each exercise till exhaustion, is very different from what I learned at school; two to three sets of eight to twelve reps for each exercise. I did the exercise routine they provide to the clients while I was here. It was difficult and hard but more than anything it was fun. It was very different from what I used to do when lifting and it was a mind-opening experience.

I am very glad that I came to Vertex Fitness Personal Training Studio for my externship and thankful to everyone here who allowed me to have such a great experience. My externship experience here reminded me of the importance of ongoing education and gave me motivation to keep working.


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