Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert 3 Oct 2023
This guide has been created to give you all the necessary information, examples and tips to help you write your perfect fitness instructor CV that will introduce you as an expert in the field of fitness and well-being and secure more job interviews.
167 Summerfield Road
Mob: 079 7344 7892 Email: [email protected]
I am an experienced, self-motivated and focused Fitness Instructor with a passion for all things health and wellness. My key areas of expertise include weight loss, workout routines, strength building and martial arts. I firmly believe that any person, regardless of their current personal circumstances, can dramatically improve their health with the right support and guidance. It is my conviction that I am the suitable candidate to provide the necessary support to make a real difference in other people’s lives.
|2012 – 2015
|BSc Fitness and Personal Training
|Grade achieved: [2.1]
|2010 – 2012
Results: PE: A Biology: C Sociology: B
|2002 – 2009
Results: 9 GCSEs at Grades A-C including Maths (B) and English (B)
|Reading Secondary School
|Mar 2016 – Present
|Fitness Instructor Easy Gym
Main duties performed:
|Jul 2015 – Feb 2016
|Personal Trainer Freedom Leisure
Main duties performed:
In my spare time, I enjoy playing football with friends and colleagues. Additionally, I keep myself up-to-date with the latest developments in the health industry, and I regularly write and post new articles on my personal nutrition blog.
Please note: the above CV Example is presented in the UK format and layout.
At the top of your CV, start by writing your personal details such as your full name, address, phone number and email address.
Next, write a compelling personal profile statement tailored to the job of a fitness instructor. Your personal profile tells the employer more about your skills, personal qualities, relevant work experience and career ambitions.
Guidelines for writing a personal profile:
I am a personal trainer and fitness instructor with over 3 years of experience in the industry specialising in the areas of boxing fitness, strength and conditioning, circuit training, bodyweight exercise, endurance training and nutritional plan development. I am professional and highly motivated with a strong desire to learn and develop in the areas of fitness, nutrition, general health and wellness. I am committed to providing a holistic approach to fitness and reaching clients’ goals.
In the achievements section, you should list some key accomplishments that will make you stand out from the crowd.
Your achievements could be many things including awards, promotions, excellent qualifications, relevant work experience or being elected for leadership roles.
This is the most important section of your fitness instructor CV.
It contains details about your employment or work experience in full-time or part-time jobs, internships, placements and voluntary positions.
Each entry should be accompanied by the following information:
|Jan 2021 – Present
|Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer Pure Gym, Wakefield
Main duties and responsibilities performed:
The education section of your CV, as its name suggests, contains details about your education to date. Things to include in this section: undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, college-level courses and any vocational or professional training that you have completed such as your level 2 or 3 qualifications in Personal Training.
|2016 – 2018
|Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training Level 3
|Innovate Awarding, Manchester
|2015 – 2016
|YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Promoting Health and Wellness
|West Birmingham College
|2012 – 2014
Results: 8 GCSEs at Grades A*-C, including Maths and English.
|Dawlish Community College
The qualifications section contains details of any additional professional training qualifications that you possess. Don’t include this section if you don’t have any additional qualifications, or if you’ve already mentioned your professional qualifications under the education section (above).
Employers expect fitness/gym instructors to have a lot of fitness know-how and expertise. You can demonstrate this by mentioning the key skills and abilities that will make you excel in this position. Some relevant skills you could list in this section include your communications, interpersonal, leadership and management skills that are essential requirements for the job.
Do you have hobbies that would help you in your job as a gym/fitness instructor?
If your answer is ‘Yes’ to this question, then the hobbies and interests section provides an excellent opportunity to make mention of these extracurricular activities and make your CV more effective.
Relevant hobbies you could list here include:
This is the last section of your CV and it should contain details of two referees who know you well and who can vouch for you to the prospective employer.
Your referees could be your current or former employer, manager, teacher or anyone who knows you well and has worked with you before.
You can also write “References are available upon request.” if you do not have space left on your CV or if you do not wish to disclose these details this early in the recruitment process.