At PowerStrength we change the lives of our members with professional coaching, customized programming, and one of the most enjoyable training experiences on Earth. From humble beginnings in 2011, PowerStrength has grown year-after-year and is considered by many to be the area-leader for sports performance and personal training.
PowerStrength builds faster, stronger, more confident athletes ages 11+ of all sports and ability levels. PowerStrength is also a sought after consultant for multiple local high school athletic departments and leads multiple high school strength & conditioning programs. The facts show that PowerStrength trains the most athletes in the area year after year and have helped 500+ earn the opportunity to play collegiately.
In addition, PowerStrength serves adults ages 40+ who want to lose weight, look great, and feel great through premium personal training. Pioneering this style of training and programming in West Michigan has been a game-changer for our community. Thousands of lives have been positively impacted through the success that is achieved within the walls of PowerStrength.
PowerStrength currently operates out of three West Michigan locations – located in Grand Rapids, Kentwood, and Jenison.
The endless athletic and physical results speak loudly, but more importantly, the PowerStrength values system is ingrained throughout our program. The intention is to not simply build better performance and results – but to build stronger men and women and equip them with the habits and mindset for a successful, fulfilling, servant-leader lifestyle.
This growth and success is consistently achieved for the last 11+ years because of the members that make up our PowerStrength Team. This is a group of All-Stars that is catapulting success for our Team, our members, and their own careers as we are executing an exciting company vision. The PowerStrength Team is truly unique and unlike many facilities in the country. Hiring and investing in quality people for our team and performing our craft with integrity has, and will always be, a top priority.
Our goal is that upon successful completion of your internship experience, you have a confident understanding of how to get results with your clients, firsthand experience of being part of an industry-leading fitness facility, and the experience to be hired as a valuable trainer and team member at ANY training facility in the country.
PowerStrength alone has successfully hired over 25 team members out of our Internship Experience and counting!
This experience is perfect for individuals who are hungry to continually learn and want a complete, hands-on, ‘real-world’ experience working in the sports performance and fitness industry. This is for you if you have a passion for working with people and making a positive impact in their lives, while exploring a career in the fitness industry – and are ready to work hard to be successful.
While we have had college undergrads, college graduates, and fitness professionals with 10-years of experience participate in our Internship experience – our candidate pool is primarily made up of individuals who are:
My Internship experience at PowerStrength was incredible. I learned more in 4 months about the Health & Fitness Industry at PowerStrength than I did in 4 years at college. PowerStrength provided me with great hands-on experience where I got to grow and learn how to be a true coach. Every single day, with the help of the PowerStrength Coaching Staff, I felt myself improving as a Fitness Professional. Not only did I learn a ton about the Fitness Industry, I was able to build and maintain amazing relationships with all of the PowerStrength members and coaches. Interning here allowed me to build a future and a career around doing something I love - helping people.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the internship at PowerStrength changed my life. Coming out of college, I knew that I wanted to get into the fitness/coaching industry, but I was nervous because I had no direction and no mentors to help me along the way. When I started at PowerStrength, I knew right away that this is where I belonged. I was surrounded with a team that was always willing to educate me, answer any questions I had and help make me the best possible coach I could be. The clients welcomed me with open arms: I instantly became a part of the PowerStrength Family. In the months since I have started, I have learned more than I would have previously thought possible, which is a testament to the growth mentality that PowerStrength has as a team. This is a company that cares deeply about its employees from top to bottom and the clients that it serves. I am proud to be a part of the PowerStrength Family.
Having gone through multiple internships at the collegiate level and even running an Internship program myself, I can say that the Internship program and curriculum at PowerStrength Training Systems is the most well hands-on and seamless program I have been a part of. You will gain the knowledge and the practical experience you need to enter the coaching field - all while being instructed by high-performing coaches. This vast experience and knowledge coupled with the family aspect of the company make it to be one of the best Internship experiences around. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to enter the coaching field and make a difference in people’s lives, while growing themselves professionally.
We have heard the glooming questions of Kinesiology students everywhere –
“Does this apply to me?”
“When will I ever use this?”
“How will I use this?”
“What’s the best certification to take?”
“What’s the best way to get into the fitness industry?”
“Can I actually earn a living doing what I love?”
Our aim is to address these questions with a professional, university-level curriculum into coaching and understanding personal training, sports performance, and having a successful career in the fitness industry.
The PowerStrength Internship opportunity provides participants with first-class experience into one of the country’s most successful operations in the private-training sector. The goal of this course is to provide the “why” and the “how” of delivering optimal results through fitness training programs, building client relationships, working within a professional team, and understanding exemplary customer service. Multiple resources will be used to achieve this goal and detailed, progressively-structured study material is provided to ensure an optimal learning environment.
Upon full completion and adherence to the course, it is our aim for participants to demonstrate confidence in their ability to fulfill an entry level coaching position in the health and fitness field – ANYWHERE!
Part of the immersive experience is following a progressed curriculum that progresses you week-to-week that leads you into coaching real clients in real sessions in a functional learning environment. We do NOT just throw participants into a ‘live’ session to coach on Day 1. This is a disservice to the participant, our clients, and the credibility of the PowerStrength Team. Coaching confidence is built from participants ingesting the material and demonstrating competence before instructing a paying client to a high-standard.
In addition, the Internship Experience course is comprised of:
The course curriculum is based on learning fundamental movement patterns and exercises, client observation, QnA, and live demonstrations. Materials and methods have been compiled upon successfully working with thousands of clients over the last decade.
The curriculum includes but is not limited to:
The most beneficial part of my Internship at PowerStrength was the confidence I developed throughout the course. The weekly notes, focus meetings, and hands-on coaching practical exercises helped shape me into a successful, confident coach.
When I first started I was unsure of what I wanted to do in the future. After going through the Internship experience here it provided the clarity I needed to point me in the right direction for my career. I appreciated the true, team-atmosphere that is established in the culture at PowerStrength. Your co-workers become your mentors and push you to be your best self.
Compared to other Internships this has been my favorite one. The staff cares about you as an intern, just as much as their co-workers, and help you out as much as possible. It was awesome to be part of a team that has a growth mindset and pushes themselves and each other to become better every day. I would recommend this Internship experience to anyone interested in personal training or physical therapy. They set people up for success in this field of work. The tools and knowledge this place has to offer is never ending. There is always so much to learn and resources to learn from.
The PowerStrength Internship was incredibly impactful in my development as a coach. The attention that I received from the other PSTS coaches to help build up my capabilities has been unmatched from anything else I have experienced. The curriculum was in-depth, understandable, and applicable. Not only, was the curriculum fantastic, but the hands-on experience is what truly makes this internship unique. Having the opportunity to use what I was learning in REAL time with REAL feedback was very helpful to accelerate my skills as a coach. This was setup perfectly regardless of prior experience in the fitness industry.
PowerStrength cultivates a learning environment for everyone under its roof. If you're looking for a high-quality Internship experience then PowerStrength is the place to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!
My experience at PowerStrength has been very eye-opening. When I first started my internship I knew I wanted to be an athletic trainer. However, throughout my experience, I realized I wanted to continue on with coaching and gain more experience in that arena. I enjoyed getting to know clients, helping them have incredible training sessions, and supporting them in achieving their goals. Interning at PowerStrength made me realize I wanted to take an extra year in the private coaching sector expand my strength and conditions knowledge before exploring graduate school. It was definitely an awesome experience to help with my career clarity.
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