Jon T. | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

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Position: Personal Trainer

Hometown: Morris,Illinois

How long have you worked for us?: One year

What have you learned from working here?: Quite a lot, for a short amount of time. Of course how to be a better trainer, and other professional skills like work ethic, time management, and communication etc. More importantly, I think, the team and my boss have made me a better person: I have certainly learned a great amount of empathy, the ability to rely on and be relied on by others, as well as a tremendous amount of selflessness that makes Angela and the team so amazing (and successful).

What is something interesting about yourself?: I have half of a different colored eye.

What do you like to do in your spare time?: Anything active/outdoors, spending time with my dog, reading, writing, and making food.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about working in your position?: The best athletes aren't always the best coaches, and vice versa. There's a lot more to personal training than simply being a good athlete. 

Do you have any plans after graduation?: Opening my own business/pursuing a Master's degree.

If you could eat any food every day for the rest of your life without any health consequences, what would it be?: Any and every cookie, but especially chocolate chip. 


*Jon was nominated for Faces of RecServ in Spring 2018