How to Write a Fitness Resume


A fitness resume, like any other resume, should be eye-catching and should highlight your credentials as a fitness professional. In many ways, a fitness resume is similar to resumes written for other industries, but it needs to be specific to your time spent in the industry as well as include your training certifications. Industry professionals tend to recognize, however, that a standard resume will not always suffice for a career in the fitness industry.

  • List your contact information at the top of the resume. Include your full name, address, phone number -- both home and cell -- and email address. You want to make sure prospective employers know how to get in touch with you.

  • Create a list of your most impressive accomplishments. You will only list three to five of these skills on your resume. Place these skills under your contact information as a "Skills Summary" section the reader can peruse before continuing. This section acts as a brief glimpse into your greatest accomplishments and will set your resume apart from others. List each skill as a bullet point, and use actionable wording to catch the reader's eye.

  • Write your career or resume objective, which describes what you want to accomplish by submitting your resume in specific regards to the company or organization viewing your resume. Not having a resume objective can mean you just hope a person will look over resume. Stating a specific objective lets the reader know you have a specific purpose for applying with the company or organization. For example, if your hope to work as a personal trainer with a chain organization like Gold's Gym, your objective should include wanting to improve your status as a trainer by working for the top gym in the country. It should also state what kind of contribution you expect to make.

  • Create a functional resume rather than a chronological essay. Most resumes begin with your most recent job and then move backwards chronologically. If, however, you have obtained several certifications in the fitness industry, trained high-profile clients or have additional education or management skills, you can create a resume based on your skills and certifications rather than the chronology of your work history. You can also combine the functional format with the chronological format to create a resume that moves through the progression of your skills.

Related Searches


  • Photo Credit fitness trainer image by Andrejs Pidjass from
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

3 Day-to-Night Outfits for the Work Week

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!