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The New Kid in Town

So, Jennipher asked me to write this blog because I‘m the new kid in town, and she wanted my name out there, I guess. So, I thought to myself: Okay, what is it going to hurt? I‘ll tell the world or the readers of our magazine and this blog about me and what I do for the staff of Club Industry‘s Fitness Business Pro magazine. Well, I‘m Kelsey, and I am an intern here at Penton Media (the publisher of Club Industry‘s Fitness Business Pro). I split my time working for Penton‘s business development department--and then the crazy staff of Fitness Business Pro.

Through the work I have done so far with the magazine, I‘ve gotten the itch to get back into exercising again. I ran cross country and track in high school, and then, of course, like many students, it all came to a halt during college because you can‘t find enough time in the day to go run for an hour. However, I‘ve recently gotten back into running. It‘s hard but feels good, and in fact, I‘m getting ready to run a 5K race next weekend for the first time since high school. Yikes! I think I‘ll be okay though. I‘ve been training and gearing myself up for it, so hopefully I won‘t keel over at the end.

Anyway, I suppose I should get back to what I do for the company...I wrote an article for the July issue of Fitness Business Pro and did some write-ups for the e-newsletter, Newsbeat, which has all been fun and a good experience. I also helped with the Top 100 list, which consisted of two long days of verifying information for Pam. (No worries Pam, it was fine. It gave me something to do and gave you additional resources for your list.) And coming up soon, I should have articles and things that will appear in upcoming issues and online material as well.

For the business development side of my work, one of my projects is to write a wrap-up story about the Kansas City Corporate Challenge that recently ended. The challenge involves members of area companies and organizations who come together and compete in many different events, such as track and field, bowling, swimming, darts, and much more. Each challenge is broken down into divisions depending on company size. The story is coming along, but it‘s taking me back to my days in college yearbook, all of six months ago, but still, cut a girl some slack. Okay, I‘m kidding, but it is fun. I‘m talking to several Penton employees about their experiences, and it‘s interesting to hear from the veterans and the rookies. They all seem like they had good experiences.

So, to wrap up, it‘s been a good experience here at Penton, and I‘m looking forward to what‘s next. I‘ll keep you updated on the exercise front and how I do on my race. Wish me luck. And, as I sign off with most things, talk to you later. -Kelsey

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