Emilie’s Placement Experience

As we embark on our mission to empower older adults to lead healthier, more active lives, it’s essential for us to continually evaluate and enhance our approach. One of the most valuable sources of insight in this process comes from the individuals who work closely with us, bringing fresh perspectives, ideas, and enthusiasm. Today, we take a moment to reflect on the journey of Emilie Daroga, a dedicated student who has recently completed her placement with us.

Throughout her time with Fit After 50, Emilie has immersed herself in our ethos, culture, and mission. She’s been an integral part of our team, contributing her energy, passion, and knowledge to our collective efforts in promoting well-being among older adults. Now, as she bids farewell to her placement, we sit down with Emilie and ask her a few questions to delve deeper into her experiences, learnings, and the impact of her time with us.

Why did you choose Fit After 50 as a placement?

I was drawn towards this placement because I was interested in being able to work as a coach with an older population. Physical activity has played an important role throughout my life and I wanted to learn more about promoting health and wellness in older adults.

Tell us about your experience working with us.

Over the past 7 months, I have had the opportunity to work with amazing clients and coaches. I was able to develop strong connections that I hope to maintain in the future.

How was your experience working with older adults?

I really enjoyed working with older adults. It allowed me to learn more about exercise areas to focus on, such as balance and developing functional strength.

What did you learn during your time with Fit After 50?

This opportunity helped me learn more about how to design programs and apply evidence-based practices to physical activity. I also developed planning, communication and leadership skills and gained an appreciation for the importance of creativity and adaptability in exercise programs.

Now you have finished your placement. Would you recommend our company as a placement to other students?

I would recommend this placement to other students because it taught me a lot about the unique purpose of kinesiology services and their role in maintaining health and preventing injury. It also helped me learn more about running a small business and the importance of building connections and providing a good client experience.

Would you recommend Fit After 50 services to older adults? Why?

I would definitely recommend Fit After 50 services to older adults to help them maintain and improve their functional abilities. Being engaged in physical activity is one of the most important things you can do as you age, and the different options offered at Fit After 50 mean anyone at any level can benefit from the services.