Referrals are the most common ways fitness studios get new clients. This is because they usually have a strong, existing, and loyal clientele base that loves to spread the word. In fact, it’s possible a personal trainer won’t have to do sales at all. Instead, a small gym or boutique fitness studio owner will prioritize your education first. Then, they’ll look for experience as a personal trainer and others. Always list your degrees first here.

For these resumes, if you’ve held fitness jobs before, put your personal training experience after your education. Then attach client testimonials or referral letters. Lastly, include skills and any other relevant information. These facilities will have a community and family feel. Therefore, characteristics related to sales are less necessary. But a skill that translates to the type of population the studio serves is important.


Trainer Tom

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Resume Summary

Dedicated and results-oriented personal trainer seeking a fitness coaching role with a fitness studio that caters to personalized fitness needs and goals. Client testimonials, before and after pictures, and referrals attached as portfolio. 


  • Associates Degree, Exercise Science | Lionel University | 2021
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Exercise Science | Lionel University | Expected 2022
  • ISSA Master Trainer Certificate
    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • Transformation Specialist
    • Fitness Nutrition Specialist
    • Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • Senior Fitness Specialist
    • Specialist In Group Fitness

Work Experience

  • Personal Trainer, Anytime Fitness (2020 - Present)
    • Fulfilled 30 weekly training sessions
    • Created referral based incentive program to drive new leads
    • Implemented weekly educational workshops and webinars
    • Facilitated social media posts to drive member engagement
  • Personal Trainer, LA Fitness (2020)
    • Fulfilled 40 weekly personal training sessions
    • Used group training offers to improve client retention rates after package completion
    • Initiated independent client social media groups to increase connection and peer accountability
  • Front Desk Associate, LA Fitness (2019)
    • Greet each guest and concierge like help as needed
    • Achieved personal training certification while working full time
  • Volunteer, Special Olympics of Arizona (2018 - Present)
    • Developed project management skills
    • Event organization and facilitation
  • Retail Associate, Dick’s Sporting Goods (2018)

Skills & Other

  • Compassionate and empathetic coaching style
  • Motivational interviewing approach to behavior change
  • Personally tailor fitness assessments and program designs
  • Reliable and excellent follow through
  • Relatable to all client types
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Energetic and motivational
  • Lifelong learner
  • Excellent with time management and attention to detail
  • Community oriented

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