If you are applying for a Personal Trainer or Fitness Instructor position you should make sure that you enclose a well written cover letter with your Personal Trainer CV or resume.

To find out what to include in your Personal Trainer cover letter, read and analyse the job advert you are replying to. Most advertised vacancies will include a job description and person specification. Make sure that you read these; that you have the skills required and that you clearly highlight them in your cover letter or your Personal Trainer CV / resume.

If you are sending out a speculative cover letter, find out as much as you can about the company.  Research the organisation by visiting their website, phoning and asking relevant questions or visiting one of their centres.  This can give you insight into what you can include in your cover letter.

What should your Personal Trainer cover letter contain?

Your cover letter is meant to introduce yourself and to get the reader to look at your CV or resume. A good cover letter should grab the reader’s attention by highlighting your skills, qualities, experience and suitability for the job in 3 or 4 paragraphs. It should make the reader interested enough to read your CV / resume for more details.  It should not be a duplicate of your Personal Trainer CV / resume.

sample personal trainer cover letterYour Personal Trainer cover letter should give examples of:

•Your ability to create and oversee tailored personal training programmes

•Your qualifications (especially medical, biology), experience and skills

•Special areas of training (i.e. athletics, body building, women)

•Experience in nutrition including knowledge of relevant diets

•Knowledge of Health & Safety

Make sure your cover letter enhances your Personal Trainer CV / resume by keeping it relevant and to the point. Check it yourself, then get someone you trust to check it again for spelling and grammar.

Sample Personal Trainer or Fitness Instructor cover letter

40 Any Rd


Tel: 0208 888888 Mobile: 077 777777

E-mail: abodi{@}hmail.com

Mr F Itness

Recruitment Manager

Super Bodies

1 Any Street


Today’s date

Dear Mr Itness

Vacant Post of Personal Trainer

I wish to apply for the position of Personal Trainer as advertised in the Anytown News and on The Personal Development Cafe website.

As you can see from my enclosed CV, I gained a degree in Sports Science from Loughborough University.  Whilst undergoing my degree I coached a local colts rugby team and gained experience as a Personal Trainer.

I have considerable experience in health and fitness. For the past two years I have been employed by Body Conscious Ltd. as a Personal Trainer. My previous roles as a Fitness Instructor have equipped me with the necessary skills and qualities required to make a valuable contribution to a prestige organisation such a Super Bodies.

Having read the job description and person specification supplied, I am confident that I fill all the criteria required in that I:

  • Hold the required sports related degree
  • Have successfully devised and delivered personal training programmes
  • Am able to communicate and interact with people at all levels
  • Am a qualified sports nutritionist

If you require any more information I would be happy to provide it and can be contacted either by telephone on the numbers on my CV or by email abodi@hmail.com. I am available for interviews at your convenience and hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

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Before you send out your Personal Trainer cover letter, please remember how important it is to check for grammar and punctuation. Sometimes a word transposed or omitted can have a devastating effect. Just look at some of the worst CV mistakes for examples of bad grammar and punctuation.

Once you have constructed a great Personal Trainer CV covering letter that will impress, you can search for a job in your country or overseas, find the latest Personal Trainer or Fitness Instructor jobs and start applying instantly by uploading your CV / resume online.

Start preparing by studying interview questions for a personal trainer so that you are ready for any future interviews that result from your actions.

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Another alternative you could consider is to download a software program that enables you to produce powerful letters by following their process.

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