I am a personal trainer at the Campus Recreation. My job is providing professional guidance and suggestions to clients based on their specific needs. Before joining the team, I need to get certificates from NASM to become a qualified trainer. Moreover, CPA certification is also required.
Clients are randomly assigned to me by the system after clients signing up on the website. Usually I will have an initial meeting with my clients before our first training session. During the initial meeting, I will gain a deeper understanding of my clients’ life behaviors and exercise preference. After knowing the exercising goals of my clients, I will come up with specific plans. I will also set up a fixed schedule with my clients during the initial meeting.
Normally, a training session will last for an hour. The first 10-15 minutes I will ask my clients to warm up and do some active stretches. Then, I will spend around 35-40 minutes to do strength training. The rest of the session will contain cool down and stretching out.
The organization structure of our team is simple. The Campus Recreation has about 20 personal trainers, and 2 senior coordinators. The 2 senior coordinators are responsible for clients’ distribution and equipment renew. There is a full time supervisor who is in charge of the policy and costumer complaints.
In economics and business, transaction costs are the costs we incur when we make economic exchanges during the purchase of goods and services. The theory of transaction cost economics is a concept developed by Ronald Coase and refined by Oliver Williamson. The theory states that organizations like firms may distribute resources more efficiently than an imperfect or limited bargaining system, like a market. As far as I am concerned, the higher efficiency in organizations is due to the low transaction cost. Take my job as an example, when clients come to our facility and sign up for a session. All he needs to do is show up and follow my guidance. If he tries to work out by himself as a beginner, he may spend lots of time digging exercise information online, and maybe waste a bunch of time making the move in a wrong form. These are the transaction cost.