Fitness Coach

Fitness Coach Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Fitness Coach job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Fitness Training
  • Fitness
  • Personal Training
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Strength Training
  • Nutrition
  • Wellness
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Coaching
  • Weight Training
  • Fitness Consulting
  • CrossFit
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Fitness Industry
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Weight Loss Coaching
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Group Training
  • Functional Training
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Resume Skills: Software

  • FitnessForce
  • Virtuagym Pro
  • ClubWorx
  • PTminder
  • Vagaro
  • Trainerize
  • TrainingPeaks
  • TeamUp
  • Mindbody
  • Zen Planner
  • ClubReady
  • Fitbit
  • Garmin
  • MyFitnessPal
  • Apple Fitness
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Virtuagym
  • Zingfit

Resume Skills: Fitness Sciences

  • Strength Training
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Flexibility workouts
  • Aerobics
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Circuit Training
  • Zumba
  • Bootcamp Workouts
  • Senior Fitness
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Injury Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Weight Management
  • HIIT
  • CrossFit

Resume Skills: Techniques

  • Personal Training
  • Group Training
  • Circuit Training
  • Cross-Training
  • Stretching
  • Plyometrics
  • Core Training
  • Strength Training
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Functional Training
  • Endurance Training
  • Sport-specific Training
  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Flexibility workouts
  • Aerobics
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Bootcamp Workouts
  • Senior Fitness

Resume Skills: Fitness Assessments

  • BMI and Body Fat Testing
  • Fitness Testing
  • Postural Assessment
  • Health Screening
  • Nutritional Assessments

Resume Skills: Nutrition Knowledge

  • Diet Planning
  • Macronutrient Knowledge
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Weight Management

Resume Skills: Tools

  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • Treadmills
  • Resistance Bands
  • Suspension Trainers
  • Free Weights
  • Weight Machines

Resume Skills: Nutrition & Diet Planning

  • Meal planning
  • macronutrient counting
  • dietary supplement advice
  • food allergy management

Resume Skills: Others

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Injury prevention
  • fitness assessments
  • Progress tracking and monitoring

Resume Skills: Fitness Evaluations

  • BMI Calculation
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Flexibility Assessment
  • Cardiovascular Testing
  • Muscular Strength Testing
  • Nutritional Assessment

Resume Skills: First Aid

  • CPR Certified
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Proficient

Resume Skills: First Aid & Safety

  • CPR
  • AED
  • First Aid Certification
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Risk Management
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Sample Fitness Coach Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Fitness Coach
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Head Fitness Coach
Orchestrated the development of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program, maximizing client fitness levels and boosting overall class attendance by 30%
Inspired a wellness-focused culture, leading to a retention rate of over 80% among gym membership clientele
Effectively utilized fitness industry innovations to augment the training experience, increasing wellness levels of clients by 25%
Championed cross-functional team collaborations, enhancing the team’s efficiency by 45%
Boosted fitness consulting services, resulting in an additional $15K in revenue annually
Coached.com July 2016 - December 2019
Fitness Coach
Engineered a distinct group training program that attracted over 70% of gym members, leading to a revenue increase of 25%
Implemented comprehensive fitness instruction methodologies which lowered customer support issues by 38%
Catalyzed a focus on sports nutrition, promoting healthier eating habits and weight loss achievements among 90% of the clientele
Facilitated functional training routines, enhancing the workout experience and satisfaction level of clients
Gold's Gym February 2013 - June 2016
Personal Trainer
Led routine personal training sessions, leading to a membership growth rate of 15%
Implemented nutritional counseling sessions, improving the overall well-being of over 30 clients
Enhanced gym retention rate by delivering high-quality fitness training and successfully promoting a fitness-focused lifestyle among clients
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University May 2019
Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Focused coursework on Sports Nutrition, Biomechanics, and Performance Analysis
Resume Worded Institute January 2016
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Comprehensive certification to optimize athletic performance and improve training safety
SKILLS
Techniques: Strength Training, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Functional Training, Circuit Training, Endurance Training, Sport-specific Training
Tools: Heart Rate Monitors, Treadmills, Resistance Bands, Suspension Trainers, Free Weights, Weight Machines
OTHER
Certifications: American Heart Association CPR/AED Certification (2020), Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach (2018)
Volunteering: Frequent volunteer for local 5K and Marathon races, providing fitness coaching and recovery tips
Projects: Developed online community dedicated to healthy living and fitness tips, reaching over 5K followers in a year
Your Name
Group Fitness Instructor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Fitness Instructor
Spearheaded the gym's group training program, leading to an increase in group class participation from 25% to 50% of total membership
Engaged in continual learning to stay current with fitness industry trends, improving client satisfaction by 40%
Implemented a new strength training program, leading to an increase in regular client attendance by 35%
Initiated a unique wellness coaching program, leading to a 14% increase in client membership renewals
Integrated a sports nutrition initiative, positively impacting the eating habits of 85% of the gym's clientele
Coached.com July 2016 - December 2019
Group Fitness Instructor
Developed and supervised functional training classes with an average participation of 30 clients per class
Coached over 100 clients resulting in an average weight loss of 7 pounds within 4 weeks
Increased membership sales by 18% leveraging client success stories and referrals to attract new clients
Gold's Gym February 2013 - June 2016
Fitness Trainer
Successfully increased gym membership renewal rate by 20% through personalized instruction and result-oriented fitness programs
Increased client participation in group classes from 15% to 30% through constant promotional campaigns
Introduced a wellness program that encouraged overall fitness and improved clientele retention by 45%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Institute December 2019
Certified Personal Training Certificate
Earned specialization in senior fitness training
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Minored in Nutrition
Dean's List 2011 (Top 10%)
SKILLS
Fitness Programming: Strength Training, Circuit Training, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Bootcamp Workouts, Senior Fitness
Fitness Evaluations: BMI Calculation, Body Composition Analysis, Flexibility Assessment, Cardiovascular Testing, Muscular Strength Testing, Nutritional Assessment
Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), Mindbody (Proficient), Virtuagym (Proficient), Zingfit (Proficient)
First Aid: CPR Certified, Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Proficient
OTHER
Certifications: ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Volunteering: Volunteer Fitness Trainer at Local Senior Citizens Home, Youth Football Coach at Community Center
Courses: Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant Program, Mindful Stress Management Course
Awards: Fitness Instructor of the Year – Resume Worded, Most Innovative Class Award – Coached.com
Your Name
Wellness Coach
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Head Wellness Coach
Boosted client base by 30% by developing personalized wellness coaching programs tailored to individual needs
Launched a comprehensive wellness program resulting in a 200% increase in membership to health-oriented classes
Implemented a nutritional counseling program that improved dietary habits of 85% of participating clients
Grew gym revenue by 18% by expanding wellness services and attracting a wider demographic
Facilitated training sessions leading to an efficiency increase of the team by 45%
Coached.com July 2016 - December 2019
Fitness Instructor
Successfully implemented a weight loss coaching program, resulting in clients losing an average of 10% of their body weight in 6 weeks
Played a pivotal role in boosting gym membership by 25% through initiation of innovative fitness training programs
Established fitness consulting platforms, leading to a revenue increase of $5k per quarter
Gold's Gym February 2013 - June 2016
Fitness Trainer
Introduced a strength training program that attracted over 60 new members to the gym
Maintained an average client retention rate of 85% due to personalized training methods
Enhanced the gym's fitness program increasing overall client satisfaction rate by 20%
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Institute December 2019
Certified Wellness Coach
Specialization in Nutrition and Fitness Training
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Concentration in Fitness and Wellness
Recognized for leading student-run wellness programs
SKILLS
Training Techniques: Personal Training, Group Training, Circuit Training, Cross-Training, Stretching, Plyometrics, Core Training
Fitness Assessments: BMI and Body Fat Testing, Fitness Testing, Postural Assessment, Health Screening, Nutritional Assessments
Nutrition Knowledge: Diet Planning, Macronutrient Knowledge, Nutritional Supplementation, Sports Nutrition, Weight Management
Fitness Software: FitnessForce, Virtuagym Pro, ClubWorx, PTminder, Vagaro, Trainerize, TrainingPeaks
OTHER
Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certified (2021), Certified Group Fitness Instructor (CGFI) (2016), Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) (2013)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Coach at Community Fitness Initiatives, Mentor at New Trainers Program
Awards & Recognition: Wellness Personality of the Year by Fitness Forum (2020), Guest Speaker at National Fitness Conference (2018)
Professional Development: Attended workshops on Nutrition and Wellness, Expert in new fitness trends and wellness strategies
Your Name
Fitness Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded August 2020 - Present
Fitness Manager
Devised a comprehensive fitness training schedule, resulting in a 30% increase in regular consumers.
Increased wellness coaching sessions by 20% by introducing new science-backed training methods.
Streamlined gym operations by implementing strength training programs, resulting in a 15% increase in gym usage.
Boosted team efficiency by 40% by introducing rotational staff scheduling.
Spearheaded a successful weight training workshop that garnered the participation of 200+ community members.
Coached.com June 2018 - August 2020
Assistant Fitness Manager
Developed functional training exercises that attracted an increase of 50 new customers monthly.
Saved the company $20k annually by suggesting cost-efficient, high-quality gym equipment.
Launched a comprehensive Wellness Coaching program which improved client satisfaction by 35%.
24 Hour Fitness March 2015 - June 2018
Personal Trainer
Increased client base by 200% within the first year through effective promotion of personal training programs.
Successfully rehabilitated 50+ clients through corrective exercise programs.
EDUCATION
Resume Worded Institute January 2015
Certified Personal Trainer (NASM, ACE)
Earned both top-rated Personal Trainer certifications, demonstrating in-depth comprehension of diverse physical training methodologies.
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Science - Exercise Physiology
Focused studies on human anatomy, nutrition, kinesiology, and exercise physiology.
Award: Dean's List 2012 - 2014
SKILLS
Fitness Management: Fitness Assessments, Personal Training, Fitness Programming, Group Training, Client Retention
Technical Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Fitness Software (Mindbody, PTminder, Trainerize)
Wellness Expertise: Nutrition, Injury Prevention, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Weight Training, Cardiovascular Training, Flexibility and Stretching Exercises
Miscellaneous: CPR and AED Certified, First Aid Certified, Conflict Resolution, Budget Management
OTHER
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certification - American Red Cross (2020), Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Fitness Trainer - Local Community Center, Led weekly fitness classes for elderly participants
Projects: Developed and executed wellness initiatives improving company-wide health and fitness; resulted in 25% increase in employee productivity
Awards & Honors: Fitness Manager of the Year - Resume Worded (2021), Best Personal Trainer - 24 Hour Fitness (2016)
Your Name
Corporate Wellness Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Coached.com April 2019 - Present
Corporate Wellness Manager
Implemented an employee health and nutrition program that significantly improved employee wellness metrics by 50%
Introduced structured exercise physiology programs which boosted productivity by 20%
Organized quarterly corporate sports events, reducing team attrition rates by 10%
Negotiated corporate offers with local healthy food chains, scoring a win-win of 20% rebate for employees and increased custom for restaurants
Headed up an Awareness and Training drive resulting in 100% compliance with CPR training across the organisation.
Resume Worded December 2017 - April 2019
Associate Wellness Manager
Initiated a corporate functional training project which resulted in the active participation of 75% of the employees.
Improved employee satisfaction by 30% by including employee preferences in planning wellness activities.
Grew the participation in sports events by 25% through effective promotion and incentives.
Anytime Fitness January 2015 - December 2017
Fitness Consultant
Helped 200+ clients identify the right fitness equipment for their needs leading to an increase in sales by 30%
Managed fitness instruction sessions for new gym members, resulting in a 15% increase in member retention rate.
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University Dec 2016
Master of Business Administration - Human Resources
Specialization in Employee Wellbeing and Corporate Health Programs
Resume Worded Institute Nov 2014
Wellness Program Manager Certification
Comprehensive knowledge of program management and fitness consultation
Part-time certification
SKILLS
Wellness Program Management: Program Development, Health Assessments, Employee Engagement, Corporate Fitness Programs, Return to Work Programs, Health Promotion
Consultation & Training: Fitness Assessment, Training Program Development, Nutrition Consulting, Wellness Coaching, Personal Training, Ergonomics
Software and Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, Wellness Coach Software, Employee Wellness Apps, Health Management Platforms, Google Workspace, Zoom (Advanced)
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Health Coach (2022), Certified Yoga Instructor
Trainings & Workshops: Corporate Wellness Leadership Training, Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Workshop
Awards: Employee Wellness Initiative of the Year (2021), Rising Star in Corporate Wellness (2018)
Volunteering: Wellness Program Coordinator - Community Centre, Fitness Trainer - Annual Charity Marathon
Your Name
Athletics Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •  linkedin.com/in/your-profile
EXPERIENCE
Resume Worded June 2018 - Present
Athletics Director
Positively impacted sports participation by 40% by implementing initiatives like 'Sports Saturday'.
Developed an integrated athletics and nutrition program, enhancing student-athlete performance by 25%
Efficiently managed a budget of over $500k, realizing cost savings of 15%
Launched an inclusive Athletics program, resulting in a participation surge of 30% among differently-abled students
Established a Strength and Conditioning program that reduced player injuries by 60%.
Coached.com September 2016 - June 2018
Assistant Athletics Director
Formulated an interactive Sports Nutrition workshop, improving overall player health by 20%
Upgraded team equipment while staying within budget, resulting in better training efficiency.
Revamped the Athletics department website, boosting online engagement by 30%.
Crossfit February 2014 - September 2016
Athletics Coach
Built a dynamic athletics program, resulting in a 70% student participation rate.
Improved team performance by 35% through targeted fitness consulting and training sessions.
EDUCATION
Resume Worded University August 2016
Master of Science in Sports Management
Awarded university grant to research fostering athletic excellence
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration
Relevant coursework: Sports Administration, Marketing, Human Resources
SKILLS
Management & Leadership Skills: Team Building, Goal Setting, Development & Implementation of Athletic Programs, Strategic Planning, Personnel Management
Techniques: Athletic Training, Risk Management, Sports Psychology
Tools: Use of Microsoft Office Suite, Athletic Administration Software like AthleteTrak Sports Management & Front Rush
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
OTHER
Certifications: Certified Athletic Administrator by National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (November 2018)
Workshops: Participated in Professional Development Leadership Workshop by Coaches Association (2017)
Volunteering: Volunteer Coach at Local Community Center (2019-Present)
Awards: Recognized as Best Athletics Director by State Athletics Board (2020)

How do I add skills to a Fitness Coach resume?

1
Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Fitness Coach posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Wellness Coaching, Personal Training and Wellness are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

2
Add industry skills like Fitness Instruction and Strength Training.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Fitness, Nutrition and Fitness Training - into your resume if they're relevant.

3
Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Group Training, Nutritional Counseling and Weight Loss Coaching - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

4
Show examples of where you trained people.

On Fitness Coach resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

5
Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Fitness Coach, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Fitness Coach Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Fitness Coach job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Fitness Coach Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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What skills should you add to a Fitness Coach resume?

The most common skills and keywords we found on Fitness Coach resumes and job postings were Fitness Training, Fitness, Personal Training, Fitness Instruction, Strength Training, Nutrition, Wellness and Wellness Coaching.

Skills like Fitness Consulting, Weight Loss Coaching, Group Training, Nutritional Counseling and Coaching also appeared on related job postings.

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