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Personal Trainer Sample Resume

Now that you understand the elements of a good resume, lets take a look at our personal trainer sample resume. Use it as a guide to how to make a resume effective.

Writing a resume and good resume cover letters is a critical factor in your success. When in doubt, hire a professional to update your resume and write effective cover letters.

And remember you can download this sample personal trainer resume as part of our Free Personal Trainer Starter kit.

Personal Trainer Sample Resume



Sally Strongtrainer
123 Main Street
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Home: (555) 555-1234
Cell: (555) 555-1235



To get a position as a personal trainer and develop my skills in providing professional training advice with an emphasis on working with athletes.



Bally Total Fitness
11/05 - present – Santa Monica, CA (555) 555-5555 Personal Fitness Trainer
Designed workouts, diet plans, and other training sessions, as well as focus on specific problems (i.e. injuries, obesity, etc.) for gym members.

4/05 – 9/05 – Van Nuys, CA (555) 555-5555          Customer Service
Served customers quickly while maintaining a cheerful attitude in a high-stress workplace.  Store won best customer service award for August 2005.  Employee of the month July 2005.



Certified Personal Trainer - Ace Fitness (October 2005)
Adult CPR and First Aid – Red Cross (September 2005)



Personal Trainer Practical Training Program – Ace Fitness (August 2005)
Training & Conditioning for Sport Performance - Ace Fitness (July 2005)



Rancho Hills Community College
A.A. - Associate of Arts Degree, June 2005

Classes include:  Anatomy of Fitness, Exercise Science, Communications



Set Rancho High School High Jump record – 2002
Employee of the Month – Starbucks (2005)


Special Skills:           

Fluent in Spanish and English.  Strong computer and writing skills.

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