Personal Trainer CV or resume

Does your Personal Trainer CV / resume do you justice? Is it a good reflection of you? Some of the most important things that you must highlight in a CV / resume for a health and fitness position are your ability to motivate and communicate with your clients. As a Personal Trainer you not only have to exude confidence; you have to deliver! If you cannot demonstrate your communication skills on paper you might not get the chance to impress in person.

What should your Personal Trainer CV say about you?

sample personal trainer cv resumeYour Personal Trainer CV / resume should also include any areas of expertise that you have attained – for example if you specialise in working with athletes, body builders, those wishing to lose weight or with new mothers; then it may be that your employer might just be looking for those attributes – tell them!

It is important to get across your people skills on your personal trainer CV / resume.  Let the reader know that you have the personality and ability to get the results they are looking for.

Here is a sample Personal Trainer CV / resume that you can adapt to your needs. Remember though – at The Personal Development Cafe we offer this as an example and you should ensure that your Personal Trainer CV / resume is an honest reflection of you and the skills and experience you have to offer.

Sample Personal Trainer CV / resume

Anna Bodi

40 Any Rd
E1 1AA
Tel: 0208 888888
Mobile: 077 777777


A highly engaging and confident person with considerable experience within the fitness industry. Has created an excellent reputation as a personal trainer and is now seeking to develop her skills in providing professional fitness training advice with an emphasis on working with professional athletes.

Key Skills / Qualities:

  • First-rate knowledge of training techniques and disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills and friendly attitude
  • Proven team player with the ability to work effectively unsupervised
  • Quick learner able to implement new methods and initiatives

Employment Summary:

Completely Fit, London
Personal Fitness Trainer
Mar 2005 –date 

Working in a prestige health club, my duties involve designing and taking workouts and other training sessions. I also advise gym members on diet plans and specific problems such as weight issues, injuries etc.

Pretty Fit, London
Senior Instructor
Sep 2003 – Mar 2005

Working for a national fitness chain, my duties were to design and take aerobics, pilates and other training sessions. As a Senior Instructor I was required to supervise junior instructors.

Get Fit, Bournemouth
Aerobics Instructor
Jun 2002 – Aug 2003

Working in a family run gym, my duties were to enrol new clients, assess their level of fitness and deliver aerobics classes to female members.

Relevant Qualifications:

YMCA Certified Personal Trainer Dec 2004

YMCA Advanced Aerobics Instruction Certificate Aug 2004

YMCA Aerobics Instruction Certificate May 2002


Boscombe Sixth Form College Sep 2000 – Jun 2002

A levels English, Combined Science, Sports Fitness

Bournemouth High School For Girls Sep 1995 – Jun 2000

Gained 8 GCSEs:

English (A*) Maths (A) French (A*) History (A*) Combined Science (A*) Geography (A*) Sociology (A*) ICT (C)


Appointed Head Girl, Bournemouth School For Girls.  Represented Dorset in Lacrosse, Hockey, Tennis and Athletics.

Hobbies & Interests:

In my spare time I enjoy horse riding, playing tennis and captaining my hockey team. I am a member of the local amateur dramatic society and regularly organise dinner parties to raise funds for breast cancer.

Additional Information:

I hold a CCDL, and am fluent in French and German.

Excellent references available upon request

If you would like us to analyze your Personal Trainer CV, why not contact us and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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Before you send out your Personal Trainer CV/resume, you should make sure you have an effective cover letter.

Go to our sample CV cover letters section if you are looking for great example cover letters  in your field to introduce your CV/resume to a prospective employer.

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

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