Typically I would be cleaning all the equipment in the gym, making sure everything is tidy and assisting customers. This was very enjoyable. I learned that a gym is a lot more complicated than it looks. One of my friends was doing the same 2-week work placement as me and came in with the same attitude, however he was kicked out by management on his first day, so overall that couldn’t be improved on. The culture was very diverse, people from every ethnic background possible. The hardest part of the job was moving the heavy weights, this was very difficult as the biggest dumbbell I could lift was 16kg before I started, when I finished I was moving 40kg dumbbells, even if it took me forever and I used both hands, I was still proud of myself. The most enjoyable part of this was meeting new people and building my confidence up.
Good experience, lots of enjoyable memories.
Management was overly strict, too much heavy lifting.