Welcome to Terre Haute Intensity Resistance and Sports Training (THIRST).
We are a locally owned and operated fitness and performance facility located in Terre Haute, Indiana. We strive to provide world class coaching and fitness services to the greater Wabash Valley community, using scientific and practical applications to help people of all levels and desires to reach their fullest potential, whether that be on the field/court, or just in life.
Our strength coach internships include over 500 hours of field time. Interns start by observing the various approaches and strategies our staff uses to build rapport with individual clients. With time, interns are given an increasing amount of responsibility, progressing from helping clients with warm-ups to coaching both semi-private and team-training sessions. Interns also support the day-to-day operations of the business by assisting with cleaning and general office tasks.
Additionally, interns are expected to attend weekly educational in-services and develop a strong understanding of our assessment and program design process. Finally, we invite interns to actively think about how they can leverage their personal skills and interests to make THIRST better. We expect interns to be passionate, show initiative, obsessively read (strength and conditioning, psychology, physiology, business, marketing, anatomy, etc.) and ask lots and lots of questions.
In short, we expect our interns to leave THIRST being able to assess clients and write training programs better than the majority of personal trainers in the country.
What You Can Expect
We take pride in knowing that our internship program will be challenging, but highly rewarding. Please expect to be able to do the following over the course of your period with us:
- Weekly In-Service Meetings
- Daily Upkeep and Cleaning Responsibilities
- Personal Training and Sports Performance Coaching
- Quizzes on Bars, Equipment, Exercises, and Methods
- Group Class Coaching
- Required Training with Owners/Team THIRST
- Potential to Help Run Competitions and Charity Events
- Potential to Attend Seminars and Clinics
- Understanding of Business Responsibilities, Purchasing, and Point of Sale System
- Free THIRST Apparel, Membership, Programming
What Previous Interns Have To Say
“My internship experience at Terre Haute Intensity Resistance and Sports Training (THIRST) was life changing. Not only did it help me to develop skills to be a better trainer, but it also taught me valuable life lessons. THIRST is a friendly and inviting gym that treats you like family. I was welcomed with open arms and felt accepted from the first time I stepped foot into the gym. The clients and members are friendly and caring. The owners Brandon and Adrian Smitley really helped me to understand the concepts and notions when it comes to being a trainer.
Each week you will learn new and different concepts such as, warm ups, basic fitness, training programs, etc. The knowledge I gained at this internship helped me to secure a job as a fitness specialist. I can’t thank THIRST enough for everything they’ve done for me, and I highly recommend this internship if you are interested in the fitness field.”
– Evonta Kimmons
Internship Dates and Deadlines
Our internship program provides three options each year based usually on college and university semesters. Exact dates will be discussed during interviews and per individual.
January to May
Application Deadline – November 30th
May to August
Application Deadline – March 31st
August to December
Application Deadline – June 30th
Please read thoroughly.
Please send your cover letter, resume, three professional references, and letter of intent to email@example.com with the subject line “THIRST Internship Application [internship period you are applying for] [year]”. Example – “THIRST Internship Application Summer 2020”.
Our internships are competitive and demanding. Serious inquiries only, please.
Monday: 7-10am; 3-9pm
Tuesday: 7am-10am; 6-9pm
Wednesday: 7am-10am; 6-9pm
Thursday: 7-10am; 3-9pm
Friday: 7-10am; 3-8pm