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IMG_9501Chandler Smith- Strength Assistant

Hometown: Zeeland, MI

A bit about me:

I am a Sophomore at the University of Michigan with a double major in Economics and Psychology.

Favorite Movie:

All of the Fast and the Furious movies

Favorite Sports Team:

I don’t have a favorite sports team, but my favorite athlete is Marshawn Lynch!

Favorite Cheat Meal:

Cheeseburgers with french fries and crepes for dessert

Biggest Fear:

Being kidnapped!

Hidden Talent:

I am a great singer

Bucket List:

To live in Hawaii

Person I look up to Most:

Warren Buffett.

Reason I chose to work at AFS:

I have a passion for health and fitness and love working with people to help achieve their goals!
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IMG_9495Bailey Paull-Baird-Intern

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI

A bit about me:

Grew up in Ann Arbor. Middle child. Older brother is Sawyer, and have a younger sister. Played football in high school (3 year varsity starter). Love sports, working out, spikeball, handball, movies, netflix/tv shows, video games, animals(especially my two dogs and hairless cat) and food. Just graduated from Michigan State University and studied Kinesiology.

Favorite Movie:

I love way too many movies to choose one, but I really like Marvel superhero movies, Denzel Washington movies, and Will Ferrell movies, among lots of others.

Favorite Sports Team:

Michigan State Spartans (football and basketball) or Detroit Lions

Favorite Cheat Meal:

Almost as hard as favorite movie. If I had to choose I’d say ice cream or chicken lo mein..actually lets go with an all you can eat buffet.

Biggest Fear:

Not being satisfied with my life, at a point in which I feel its too late to change.

Hidden Talent:

I know how to knit.

Bucket List:

Skydiving without being strapped to an instructor.

Person I look up to Most:

My parents. They are incredible people and it’s amazing what they do for our family.

Reason I chose to work at AFS:

Through my brother, Sawyer, I’ve heard about how unique and awesome of a place it is, and since I want a career in the fitness industry it felt like a perfect fit.
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IMG_9496Kate Shafer-Intern

Hometown: Jackson, MI

A bit about me:

I would describe myself as adventurous and open-minded. I like meeting different kinds of individuals, and going to places that I have never been. I love to try new things, and have a positive outlook on life. I am also a big animal lover.

I am a former track and field sprint athlete, and enjoy playing other sports such as volleyball and softball. I also like to lift some weights! I taught a variety of group fitness classes for CMU, which I also loved doing. I have had a passion for fitness my entire life, and enjoy helping others with their goals. I just graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science with a Health Fitness Concentration and minors in Nutrition and Psychology.

Favorite Movie:

Avatar or Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Favorite Sports Team:

Detroit Red Wings

Favorite Cheat Meal:

Banana split ice cream!

Biggest Fear:

Frogs

Hidden Talent:

Green belt in Judo

Bucket List:

Skydiving, scuba diving, complete my first Tough Mudder this year

Person I look up to Most:

My dad

Reason I chose to work at AFS:

There are many reasons why I chose AFS. It has a very positive image from both professional and client viewpoints. I was also impressed by how organized everything is! I like being able to work with a variety of people including athletes. At AFS, everyone is constantly learning something new while also enjoying the experience.

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IMG_9498Brian Diefenbach-Intern

Hometown: Saline, MI

A bit about me:

After graduating Saline in 2014, I will be a Sophomore in the fall at the University of Michigan. I am currently in the school of Kinesiology majoring in Movement Science with interest in Physical Therapy for graduate school.

Favorite Movie:

The Hurtlocker

 

Favorite Sports Team:

Any University of Michigan sports

Favorite Cheat Meal:

Lunchables

Biggest Fear:

Shots and bees

Hidden Talent:

Competing on Amateur Hot Dog Eating Contests

Bucket List:

Compete on American Ninja Warrior

Reason I chose to work at AFS:

During my high school football career at saline, I often trained with AFS and Mike in the off season. This sparked my interest Exercise Science and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to intern for AFS.
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