Personal trainer resume sample

If your personal trainer resume is looking a little soft, check out these resume writing tips to help it tighten up.

Personal trainer resume sample

What kind of shape is your resume in? To be considered for top personal trainer jobs, resume expert Kim Isaacs says it helps to have a finely tuned resume. For resume writing tips, view this sample resume for a personal trainer that Isaacs created below, or download the personal trainer resume template in Word. 

Jobs for personal trainers are projected to grow by 10% (or 30,100 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, which is faster than average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: CaliforniaNew YorkTexas, Illinois, and Florida; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityChicagoWashington D.C.Los Angeles, and Boston

As a personal trainer, you can expect to earn a median wage of $39,210 per year, or $18.85 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, you can search for personal trainer jobs on Monster.

Personal trainer resume template

Brett Addison | Multi-Certified Personal Trainer
Sometown, OR 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | | LinkedIn URL


  • Dedicated fitness professional with a passion for improving client health, wellness and quality of life. Deliver high-energy training using the latest techniques in exercise science, cardio programs and strength training.
  • Deliver fitness, weight loss and nutrition programs for youth, teens, adults and senior citizens that are fun, safe, extremely effective and tailored to individual needs/goals.
  • Body transformation specialist adept in helping diverse populations achieve their fitness, weight loss and conditioning goals faster than they ever thought possible.


  • 1-on-1 Personal Training
  • Group Fitness Instruction
  • Client Goal-Setting & Motivation
  • Customized Exercise & Meal Plans
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Cardiovascular / Endurance Training
  • Pilates & Bootcamp-Style Workouts
  • Nutrition Counseling

Professional Experience

ABC department of Parks & recreation — Sometown, OR
Personal Trainer | Group Fitness Instructor, 2014 to Present

As a personal trainer, lead individualized workouts incorporating aerobic and anaerobic exercises. Work with clients to evaluate fitness levels, set goals, monitor progress and blast through plateaus. As a group fitness instructor, lead fun, energetic classes for diverse age groups and fitness levels.

  • Built a strong client base with 97% repeat business and a roster of satisfied clients.
  • Custom designed exercise, nutrition and strength/conditioning programs that enabled scores of clients to achieve dramatic weight loss (up to 125+ lbs.); prevent/reverse type 2 diabetes; reduce medication for depression, anxiety and hypertension; and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
  • Guided clients through safe workouts modified to their fitness levels and medical considerations, from obesity to hypertension, arthritis, sports injuries and post-surgeries.
  • Developed and delivered fitness classes that consistently achieved filled-to-capacity enrollment (up to 50 per class) and rave reviews. Top-rated instructor of:

Cross-Training Mania | Pilates | Fat Blasters | Fitness Fusion | Bikini Bootcamp | Fit & Fun for Youth

DEF University — Sometown, OR
Personal Trainer, 2011 to 2014

Empowered university student clients to take control of their eating and exercise habits by providing personalized training, customized meal plans, knowledgeable instruction and motivational support.

  • Ranked #1 for highest number of client bookings 2 years in a row.
  • Developed university fitness center’s first preventive-maintenance program for gym equipment upkeep that saved thousands of dollars in annual repair and replacement costs.

Education & Certifications

DEF University — Sometown, OR  l  BS in Kinesiology

  • ACE-Certified Health Coach
  • IFPA-Certified Personal Trainer
  • IFPA-Certified Sports Nutritionist
  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • CPR Certified
  • American Council on Exercise, 2014 to Present
  • International Fitness Professionals Association, 2011 to Present
  • International Fitness Professionals Association, 2011 to Present
  • Peak Pilates®, 2014 to Present
  • American Red Cross, 2011 to Present