If you just finished your personal training certification, you’ll still easily land a job at a gym using this gym resume template for new trainers. Surprisingly, many gum chains welcome trainers with no experience. This is because they have systems and processes they stick to for their personal training department. So, a new trainer means you're a clean slate without any bad habits to break. You’re moldable and passionate about working with clients. Since you lack experience, start with your education and follow this order in your resume.

  • Name and contact information 
  • Education
  • Experience
  • Skills
  • Other

Under experience (if you don’t have anything in the fitness industry to put yet), list any job-related experience in sales, leadership, or customer service. A gym chain will find these skills valuable because a new trainer will be conducting initial orientations for new members. So rapport building, verbal communication skills, and friendliness are all very important. 

Then, if you don’t have a specific personal training skill to include, list other skills in order of relevance that follow the theme of sales, leadership, and service. Remember, in a gym setting, interpersonal skills are far more important than technical skills like knowing Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Therefore, only include them if your personal trainer resume is less than two thirds of a page. 

Toward the end of the resume, include compelling personal fitness or sports experiences. This shows you have passion or are competitive (or both). These are great attributes to have as a personal trainer. Check out our examples and template for a gym resume for new trainers.

Trainer Tom



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Resume Summary

Energetic and motivational fitness and nutrition advocate. Looking to utilize exercise science education and fitness certifications as an entry level personal trainer with Crunch fitness. Seeking opportunity to learn and grow with a team of experienced personal trainers and leaders in fitness.


  • BA, Exercise Science | Lionel University | expected December 2022
  • Courses Completed
    • Biomechanics
    • Kinesiology
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Medical Terminology
    • Communication
    • Gen. Ed Requirements
  • ISSA Master Trainer Certificate
    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • Strength & Conditioning Specialist
    • Fitness Nutrition Specialist
    • Bodybuilding Specialist
    • Youth Fitness Specialist
    • Specialist In Group Fitness
  • Coronado High School (2016)

Work Experience

  • Front Of House, Protein House (2021 - Present)
    • Employee of the month January 2021 and August 2021
    • Obtained nutrition and meal ordering knowledge for common fitness goals (weight loss, lean body mass build, and popular diets)
    • Greeted customers and helped them understand menu items
    • Provided order guidance based on customer specialty diets 
    • Expedited food to correct order number
  • Retail Associate, Firebird Nutrition (2020 - 2021)
    • Obtained knowledge around common fitness supplements to achieve goals
    • Described smoothie menu items to customers based on fitness needs
    • Answered questions on common fitness supplements  
    • Fulfilled order transactions
  • Assistant Youth Coach, Soccer (2016 - Present)
    • Provide skills development training for youth soccer (ages 12 - 14)
    • Led and developed warmup and agility training sessions for team
    • Hosted fundraising events for team

Skills & Other

  • Highly competitive but team oriented
  • Energetic and motivational
  • Adaptable and willing to learn  
  • Excellent with time management and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Great customer service and willingness to help others
  • Friendly and easy to talk to about fitness and nutrition
  • Strong nutrition and supplementation background 

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