Intern Goodbyes

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Force Fam,

As the summer internship semester ends, I’d like to thank every one of you for your time, energy, effort, smiles, and many great experiences during my time at Force. I hope that not only have I done my job and helped you become a better version of yourself, but that you understand how much you have helped me become a better version of myself.

I’d like to summarize the themes I’ve learned at Force in 3 sayings:

  1. “Get comfortable being uncomfortable”
  2. “Be willing to be a beginner every morning”
  3. “Don’t talk about it, be about it”

Each of these mottos captures a lesson I’ve learned at Force:

Beginning at the top, “get comfortable with being uncomfortable” means nothing comes without its challenges. I face a huge challenge as a natural introvert because I want to avoid interactions that are uncomfortable. Both the coaches and clients pushed me to ‘get comfortable with being uncomfortable,’ and I thank you for that.

Next is the adage, “be willing to be a beginner every morning.” This saying has a dual meaning for me. One is to appreciate the gift that is a morning. To me, mornings are a treat we get every single day. Thank you to those of you that I was privileged to share a morning with. The second meaning for me is more literal: to be a lifelong learner. Everyone has something they can teach you if you choose to listen and learn. You have all taught me more than you realize, so thank you.

The last aphorism, “don’t talk about it, be about it,” comes from the idea that talk is cheap, and effort materializes. After learning and understanding, putting pen to paper is what it’s all about. I can talk about being a great coach and how I help clients, but that’s for nothing unless I do it. Thank you for pushing me to stop simply thinking and talking about what I can or can’t do and to just do it.

Again, I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to come in and be a part of the mighty Force Fam. I will miss the environment, the coaches, and all the people that make it so great. It’s been a fantastic time working with and getting to know all of you. “Captivate and motivate!”

All the best,
Levi Copas

To my Force Family,

I am forever grateful for having the opportunity to make everlasting friendships here at Force. As an intern, I was able to learn first-hand what it’s like to be a coach. I learned how to become more of a leader, team player, motivational speaker, a deep listener, but most importantly, a friend to all clients if they ever needed someone to talk to. I am so honored to have taken up this memorable role.

I would like to greatly thank coach Vince and coach Emily for constantly educating me and expanding my current knowledge in the fitness industry. Without you both, I would not know near as much as I do now. I am extremely grateful.

To coach Isaac, Bram, Pat, Katie, and Branden, thank you for your willingness to work with me daily and helping me grow as an individual. I will forever cherish the unforgettable laughs, Friday trash ball games, and the goofy, yet whole-hearted conversations we have shared together and with our clients.

Finally, to Levi, I am glad to of had the opportunity to work with you this summer. It is super cool being able to watch the both of us grow in knowledge from the start of our internship to the end. I wish you the best of luck in the future.

Again, thank you to all clients and coaches who made this experience possible and worth-while. My advice to anyone is, “If you have the courage to start, you have the courage to succeed.” – Mel Robbins

Sincerely,

Veronica

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