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Setting a new habit is one of the hardest things anyone can do. It takes on average 2-3 weeks of doing something everyday, consistently to make it a new full fledged habit. So this week’s blog is aimed at all … Continue reading

Warhawk Fitness and Aquatics Family!

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Coming to college was one of the biggest steps of my life. Moving 2+ hours south from home, not knowing a single person, and then try to find new friends; there is nothing scarier. So what did I do? I attended events, went to class, and even forced myself to talk to the kids on my floor. Nothing really worked; we didn’t really connect. I didn’t really feel like UW-Whitewater was where I fit best, until I was hired as a Fitness Supervisor for Warhawk Fitness & Aquatics. Not only is it a great job but it also allows me to meet so many new friends, two of them being my best friends still to this day. Becoming a Fitness Supervisor was where I started, but I didn’t stop there.

Being a Fitness Supervisor is a very exciting and rewarding position. The shifts are small enough that they work around your academic schedule and the daily cleaning duties are simple enough that you can still enjoy time meeting and greeting the patrons that come into the facilities. One of my favorite parts about being a Fitness Supervisor is that I am able to see other individuals take their health into their own hands.

After a semester of being a Fitness Supervisor, I got hired to be a part of the Public Relations team. We write blogs such as this, that allow each of our members to show their interests and passions by writing about different health or wellness related topics. We also tweet/post/pin to our Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts with different ways to stay healthy on campus, recipes, inspirational quotes, Warhawk Fitness & Aquatics updates, and other healthy campus events. Don’t follow us? START NOW!

The next step in my journey is in the spring of 2014 I was hired as a Group Fitness Instructor. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to use your personal passion to help influence others. Another way that we help others is each month we have a “Pay-It-Forward” program where we donate certain items, cash contributions, or volunteer time to an organization that we choose needs assistance the most. There is nothing more rewarding than helping others, which is one of the top priorities for the Warhawk Fitness & Aquatics family!

Being a part of Warhawk Fitness & Aquatics doesn’t just add another job to your resume, it adds a whole different group of people to those that you refer to as “family”.  All of these positions are great on-campus jobs and also an easy way to meet so many new people. Here is what other co-workers think about being a part of the family:

“Being a freshman on campus was incredibly overwhelming for me, but working at University Fitness gave me a chance to get familiar with some amazing, hard-working individuals like myself and make friends! Not only that, but Warhawk Fitness also works with many charity organizations and gives me opportunities to make a difference right here in my Whitewater community! “ –Ensley Gossett

“I love the new friends I met in the fitness family and meeting the people that attend my classes.  It is always nice to go around campus and be a familiar face for everyone that comes to the Williams Center!” –Drew Lederman

“As a future physical education teacher, I appreciate the opportunity to the gain experience related to the upkeep of a fitness facility. I am also thankful to work with such a supporting and energetic staff led by managers who truly care for the well-being of their employees.” –Connor Driscoll

If this doesn’t prove why you should apply to work for Warhawk Fitness & Aquatics, I don’t know what will!

Are you hard working, dedicated, reliable, energetic, and fun to be around? THEN APPLY NOW!

“Always remember that it doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you keep on going”

~Kenzi Weidman

 

Farewell to Warhawk Fitness

Farewell to Warhawk FitnessBy: Abbey Bowen

Last week, the public relations team started looking for new candidates to replace me, as I will be graduating in a week.

During the interviews, we asked “What does Warhawk Fitness mean to you?”

I would like to take a moment to reflect on my answer to that question.

I started working at University Fitness during my sophomore year. I applied for the position on a whim, and didn’t think I had any chance of getting it.

To my surprise, I was selected out of a pool over 100 other people. My membership in the highly-desired Warhawk Fitness family soon began.

Working at the gym gave me so much more than an hourly wage.

Socially, I was immediately welcomed and assimilated into the group. I made instant friends with the other supervisors I worked with.

Physically, on the other hand, working for Warhawk Fitness kept me motivated to be the healthiest version of myself.

I had always tried to stay fit and eat a healthy diet, but working around other individuals who ate, slept and breathed fitness truly inspired me.

This aspect of my new, healthy life gave me the desire to work as part of the public relations team. I wanted to give others access to the information I had learned while working at the UF.

More than anything, Warhawk Fitness kept me accountable throughout college. Not only did my colleagues motivate me to be healthier, but the relationships I formed made me a better “me” overall.

As I sit here reflecting on my time working for Warhawk Fitness, three words come to mind when I think of what being a member of the Warhawk Fitness family means to me: inspiration, motivation and friendship.

The friends I made working as a fitness supervisor and member of the PR team inspire me, and will continue to inspire me, to continually seek a healthier lifestyle. They have motivated me to do so through their own example and actions. They’re supervisors and promoters for a reason; they know what they’re talking about! Some of the most dedicated people I have ever met work for Warhawk Fitness.

Above all, my fellow employees have provided me with unconditional friendship. Some day when I’m old and grey, I know I will always chuckle while thinking back to the UF’s Christmas parties, which were properly named “Snowballs and Booty Calls,” and the time we ran in the freezing cold “nearly naked” to raise money for charity.

I would also like to thank Jen Kaina for everything she’s given me. She first hired me to be a fitness supervisor and later as a member of the PR team, two opportunities I would’ve never had access to without her. She is one of the most hardworking and caring people I will ever have the pleasure of working for. I also know it is thanks to her and her talent for writing recommendation letters that I was accepted to attend law school at Marquette University next fall.

As I leave my Warhawk Fitness family next week, I will make the commitment to continue improving myself every day. I will also leave with warm memories of all the amazing people I have met.

Thank you all.

~Remember, you have to learn to love yourself before you can truly love someone else~
Abbey :]