Meet Alyssa Gaudreault .
Name: Alyssa Gaudreault
Undergraduate Degree: University of Massachusetts, Amherst BS in Kinesiology, 2014
Graduate Degree: Western Illinois Unviersity, MS in Kinesiology, 2016
Hometown: Leominster, Massachusetts
Job: Fitness Coordinator
Working at FSU since: June of 2017
What was your first job?
My first job ever was a cashier at a grocery store when I was 14!
How did you get your start in Campus Recreation?
I began taking cardio kickboxing classes and working out at the Recreation Center at UMass and fell in love! I decided I wanted to become an instructor and began with teaching cardio kickboxing. The staff there was amazing and supportive and I was able to also work every student position from member services, facility positions, and personal training and nutrition advising. Eventually I worked my way up to the highest student position there of Building Supervisor as well.
What do you do for fun?
I love working out and physical activity in any way, shape or form! I like spending time outdoors running or walking my dog on the trails, spending time by the water, and listening to various podcasts. And of course spending time with my friends and Pup, Cookie!
Who do you admire and why?
Jay Shetty. Enough said!
What’s your favorite place to grab a meal in Tallahassee?
The Lunchbox or Lofty Pursuits for breakfast!
What do you do?
As the Group Fitness Coordinator, I oversee all of the programming in addition to small group training, and assist in fitness programming as well. I supervise up to 50 student employees per semester, and also plan and implement events-both collaborative and internal.
What does an average day look like?
The beauty of this job is that every day is different. Sometimes it’s heavy on admin work, programming, meetings, or on mentoring and training. There is always emails in some component of the day, but aside from that you can find me teaching a class a day or 2 a week, working with my pro staff team on upcoming projects or programming, working with my students in several capacities, and much more!
What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is the students hands down. Seeing them learn, grow, and succeed as leaders is the best feeling!
What advice would you give yourself in college?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. You’re not supposed to have it all figured out yet, so just trust the process and enjoy the ride.