Many resumes are discarded just due to lack of information or complicated format. If an employer does not find the right information at first glance, s/he might reject your resume at the very beginning. This is why it is very important to start off your Personal Trainer resume in an interesting manner with attractive headings and compelling content and bullet statements that employer want to see in a prospective candidate.

Personal Trainer Job Description

A personal trainer is hired by fitness companies to help clients meet their fitness goals. Personal trainers also work in private capacities where they can choose their clients. The basic job of a personal trainer is to assess their clients’ fitness needs and goals and work out a plan to meet those needs. While this seems straightforward enough, it requires a lot of thought and planning. Exercise is not the only avenue that personal trainers use to assist their clients with meeting their goals; nutrition also plays an important role and it is the job of a personal trainer to help his clients chart out diets and supplements to augment their exercise regimes.

Look at a resume sample for a personal trainer. This will help you understand how you can prepare a resume for this position.


Personal Trainer Resume Sample


Scott Fields

409 Pickwick Road, Foxworth, MS 72222
(500) 999-9999, Email


A focused and resourceful Personal Trainer with 8 years’ dedicated experience working in diverse fitness environments. Adept at counseling clients regarding body fat analysis, nutritional needs, proper use of fitness equipment and suitable form of exercises. Well-versed in conducting personal fitness workouts in accordance to individual client’s needs. ACSM, CPR and First Aid certified.


● Fitness assessment● Appointment scheduling
● Cleanliness maintenance● Delivering training sessions
● Training equipment usage● Anatomy and Biomechanics
● Customer care● Team Work


Personal Trainer | Fitness Inc. – Foxworth, MS                        Jan 2005 – Present

• Interview clients to determine personal fitness and health goals
• Develop, design and implement specifically designed diet and exercise plans based on individual client’s needs
• Engage clients in exercises
• Perform periodic fitness assessments
• Support and encourage clients to meet their fitness goals
• Demonstrate exercises when requires
• Advise clients on diet and nutrition

Major Achievements
• Maximized the company’s profits by introducing yoga and aerobics regimes the memberships for which was bought by 80% of the patrons
• Managed a special personal training class for 7 Hollywood celebrities
• Reorganized the personal training regimens being employed by other personal trainers by introducing new and novel exercises
• Awarded Personal Trainer of the Year Award by Training In Motion three times during the years 2010, 2011 and 2012

Assistant Trainer (Fitness) | Club One  – Miami, FL                   Jan 2004 – Dec 2004

• Assisted with analyzing clients’ training goals and needs
• Prepared equipment for clients’ use
• Maintained exercise equipment on an ongoing basis
• Provided demonstrations of exercises and equipment operation
• Sold exercise sessions and supplemental products to clients
• Provided front desk support when needed


Miami University, Miami, FL
Bachelor’s in Physical Education – 2004
Majors: Exercise Science