Sample Resume for a Personal Fitness Trainer

There’s no time like the present to get your resume in order

If you are in training to become a personal fitness trainer, it is a smart time to start working on your resume. Before you know it, your training will be completed and it will be time to begin looking for your first job in your new field.

For people who are just getting started in a new career field, it is a good idea to write a skills-based resume. This is a resume where you emphasize the skills that you have, rather than your past experience (since you don’t have any experience yet). Here is a sample of a skills-based resume for a personal fitness trainer. Use this resume to help get your own resume started!

Jackson Jones
444 Branford Street
Southington, CT 06489
Cell: 123-456-4567
Email: jjones@youremailhere
LinkedIn: YourLinkedInURL.here

Skilled professional fitness trainer and sales-oriented people-person seeking to develop new clients and provide targeted, high-quality personal fitness coaching and instruction to improve the fitness, wellness, and lives of clients of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.


  • Positive, motivating personality with good communications skills
  • Trained in sales and marketing techniques to attract and retain clients
  • Understanding of exercise physiology and body mechanics
  • Committed to lifestyle coaching, including diet and nutrition
  • Trained to develop safe, appropriate, and effective fitness plans tailored to the individual
  • Program development expertise in resistance training, weight training, aerobic endurance, speed training, and pylometrics
  • Group programming for Pilates, yoga, Zumba, cycling, kickboxing, and boot camps
  • Current with CPR/AED training

List any certifications here


Professional Fitness Trainer Extern (unpaid)

Bell’s Gym, Southington, CT, Jan 2017-Mar 2017

  • Shadowed lead trainer during appointments and consultations with clients
  • Co-led exercise classes with the lead trainer
  • Made follow-up calls to potential clients
  • Assisted clients in using exercise equipment safely
  • Reviewed nutrition and exercise plans with clients
  • Assisted in producing marketing mailing
  • Posted social media updates and photos for the gym’s marketing efforts

Landscaping crew member
Jim’s Landscaping, Waterbury, CT, June 2014- Sep 2016

  • Worked on main landscaping crew during summers
  • Mowed corporate and residential lawns
  • Sodded lawns and helped in major landscaping overhauls


Branford Hall Career Institute, Southington, CT

Professional Fitness Trainer diploma, 2017

Bristol Regional High School
Diploma, 2016


For more information about the career-focused training programs at Branford Hall Career Institute, contact us online. We hope your future career begins with us.