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Personal Trainer Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Personal Trainer 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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  • Personal Training
  • Fitness
  • Fitness Training
  • Strength Training
  • Nutrition
  • Wellness
  • Weight Training
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Functional Training
  • Coaching
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Athletics
  • Sports
  • Weight Loss Coaching
  • U.S. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
  • Corrective Exercise
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Resume Skills: Techniques

  • Strength Training
  • Cardiovascular Training
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Flexibility and Balance Workouts
  • Functional Training
  • Core Training
  • Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Flexibility Routines
  • Strength Conditioning
  • Aerobic Exercises
  • Weight Management
  • Speed Training
  • Endurance Training
  • High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Circuit Training
  • Aerobic Exercise
  • Custom Programs
  • Resistance Training
  • Flexibility & Mobility Workouts
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Balance Training
  • Flexibility and Balance Training
  • Injury Prevention Techniques
  • TRX Suspension Training
  • Flexibility and Balance Exercises
  • Plyometric Exercises

Resume Skills: Fitness Knowledge

  • Strength Training
  • Cardiovascular Training
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Flexibility and Balance Workouts
  • Functional Training
  • Core Training
  • Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Flexibility Routines
  • Strength Conditioning
  • Aerobic Exercises
  • Weight Management
  • Speed Training
  • Endurance Training
  • High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Circuit Training
  • Aerobic Exercise
  • Custom Programs
  • Resistance Training
  • Flexibility & Mobility Workouts
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Balance Training
  • Flexibility and Balance Training
  • Injury Prevention Techniques
  • Conditioning
  • Kinesiology
  • Injury Prevention
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition

Resume Skills: Software

  • Fitness business software (PT Minder, ClubWorx)
  • Nutritional software (Nutritionist Pro, DietMaster Pro)
  • MS Office Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Wellness360
  • Trainerize
  • Vagaro
  • SimplePractice
  • Microsoft Office
  • Fitness Mobile Apps (MyFitnessPal, Trainerize)
  • Basic HTML
  • Mindbody
  • Virtuagym
  • Zingfit
  • Amilia
  • WellnessLiving
  • My PT Hub
  • PTminder
  • Zoom
  • Google Meet
  • DietMaster Pro
  • PT Distinction
  • TrueCoach
  • Nutritionist Pro
  • Axxya
  • NutriBase
  • Food Processor SQL
  • Nutritics

Resume Skills: Fitness Assessment Tools

  • Body Composition Tests
  • Cardiovascular Endurance Tests
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance Tests
  • Flexibility Tests
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Posture Assessment
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Cardiovascular Endurance Assessment
  • Strength & Flexibility Tests
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
  • Heart Rate Monitors
  • VO2 Max Testing

Resume Skills: Wellness

  • Dietary & Nutritional Analysis
  • Weight Management
  • Stress Management
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition
  • Injury Prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Diet Planning
  • Nutrition Supervision

Resume Skills: Fitness Equipment

  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Stationary Bikes
  • Rowing Machines
  • Weight Machines
  • Resistance Machines
  • Cardio Equipment (Various)
  • Dumbbells
  • Exercise Balls
  • Resistance Bands

Resume Skills: Nutritional Knowledge

  • Diet Planning
  • Supplementation
  • Nutrient-Exercise Interaction
  • Hydration
  • Post-workout Nutrition

Resume Skills: Certifications

  • Certified Wellness Coach
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Health Coach

Resume Skills: Wellness Techniques

  • Holistic Wellness
  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Health Promotion
  • Fitness Assessment and Workouts
  • Lifestyle Coaching
  • Client Assessment

Resume Skills: Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Resume Skills: Fitness Assessment

  • Body Composition
  • Muscular Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Cardiovascular Endurance
  • Motor Skill

Resume Skills: Technical

  • Computerized Fitness Tracking (FitBit, MyFitnessPal)
  • Microsoft Office
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Bio-mechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Cardiovascular and Strength Training
  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Resume Skills: CPR & Emergency Responses

  • First Aid (Certified)
  • CPR (Certified)
  • AED (Certified)
  • EAP Procedures

Resume Skills: Fitness Evaluation & Coaching

  • Body Fat Measurement
  • Fitness Testing
  • One-on-One Training
  • Aerobic Conditioning
  • Postural Assessment

Resume Skills: Diet & Nutrition

  • Meal Planning
  • Caloric Needs Assessment
  • Macronutrient Knowledge
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Supplements Guide

Resume Skills: Program Design & Development

  • Individualized Fitness Program Design
  • Progress Tracking
  • Performance Metrics Analysis
  • Client Goal Setting
  • Adjusting Fitness Programs

Resume Skills: CPR & First-Aid

  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • AED
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Your Name
Personal Trainer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2019 - Present
Senior Personal Trainer
Orchestrated the implementation of new strength training protocols, leading to an average increase in member weight lifting capacity by 45%
Utilized expertise in sports nutrition to design personalized nutritional counseling for clients, contributing to an average weight loss of 12 lbs
Developed and led wellness coaching workshops, engaging over 200 members and registering a 30% increase in program enrollments
Spearheaded corrective exercise programs using principles of the U.S. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), improving client recovery rates by 50%
Boosted member retention by 35% by delivering innovative fitness training techniques and one-on-one support to clients
Resume Worded May 2015 - June 2019
Certified Personal Trainer
Led personal training sessions which resulted in average customer fitness performance improvement of 45%
Initiated a nutrition and fitness education program that positively impacted over 100 employees and reduced health-related absences by 20%
Introduced a functional training program for post-rehab patients, leading to a 55% enhancement in the clients' mobility and flexibleness
Resume Worded University May 2015
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Certified by National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology
Minors in Nutrition and Health Wellness
Graduated with Honors
Fitness Assessment: Body Composition, Muscular Strength, Flexibility, Cardiovascular Endurance, Motor Skill
Training Techniques: High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Strength Training, Circuit Training, Aerobic Exercise, Custom Programs
Wellness Knowledge: Nutrition, Stress Management, Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, Wellness Coaching
Technical Skills: Computerized Fitness Tracking (FitBit, MyFitnessPal), Microsoft Office, CPR/AED Certified
Certifications: Level 1 Precision Nutrition Certification (2021), Group Fitness Instructor Certification (2016)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer, Health and Wellness Fair organization committee, (2017 - Present)
Projects: Created and successfully implemented 12-week fitness program for local charity running event participants
Your Name
Fitness Instructor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
24 Hour Fitness July 2021 - Present
Senior Fitness Instructor
Revamped existing workouts resulting in a 35% increase in group training attendance
Integrated weight training into fitness programs, enhancing client muscle gain by 30%
Implemented a performance tracking system that boosted client motivation by 40%
Provided expert fitness instruction to over 200 clients resulting in a retention rate increase of 33%
Introduced wellness coaching techniques that improved client healthy lifestyle adoption by 50% June 2016 - June 2021
Fitness Instructor
Conducted regular Athletics based fitness sessions leading to active participation from 80% of the enrolled members
Provided sports nutrition guidance that was adopted by over 70% of customers resulting in improved health reports
Guided clients through weight loss coaching, contributing to collective weight loss of over 500 lbs
Resume Worded University May 2021
Masters in Sports Science
Specialization in Fitness Education and Management
Resume Worded Institute April 2016
Certification in Advanced Fitness Training
Completed a 6 month comprehensive fitness training course
Acquired knowledge on different types of workout and rehabilitation routines
Training Techniques: Flexibility Routines, Strength Conditioning, Aerobic Exercises, Weight Management, Speed Training, Endurance Training
Fitness Equipment: Treadmills, Elliptical trainers, Stationary Bikes, Rowing Machines, Weight Machines
Fitness Software: MINDBODY, Virtuagym, Vagaro, Zingfit, WellnessLiving
Nutritional Knowledge: Diet Planning, Supplementation, Nutrient-Exercise Interaction, Hydration, Post-workout Nutrition
Certifications: CPR/AED Certification (2021), Certified Personal Trainer by National Academy of Sports Medicine (2020)
Awards: 24 Hour Fitness Trainer of the Year (2022), Most Innovative Trainer at (2019)
Volunteering: Fitness Coach for local underprivileged youth sports team (2017-Present)
Professional Development: Attended annual fitness industry conference (2016-2021)
Your Name
Wellness Coach
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Lead Wellness Coach
Directed the launch of a company-wide wellness program, increasing overall staff fitness engagement by 60%
Incorporated U.S. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) approved fitness regimes, boosting office health index by 35%
Pioneered a health management approach blending nutrition and strength conditioning, resulting in a 45% increase in staff weight management success rate
Coordinated wellness coaching programs with personalized tracking, boosting participant weekly fitness hours by 30%
Counseled over 200 employees under the personalized nutrition program enhancing the overall health profile of the staff by 20%
Gold's Gym December 2018 - December 2021
Wellness Coach
Designed and executed innovative functional training protocols for the aging demographic, enhancing their mobility by 40%
Introduced nutritional counseling sessions, promoting healthy eating habits among 300+ gym members
Facilitated strength and conditioning workouts focusing on physical endurance, leading to a 30% improvement in member stamina
Resume Worded University May 2021
Master of Science - Health and Wellness
Focus on holistic wellness strategies and client-focused coaching techniques
Resume Worded Institute November 2018
Certified Wellness Coach
Completed 300 hours of wellness coach training and passed comprehensive exam
Certifications: Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Health Coach
Wellness Techniques: Holistic Wellness, Stress Management Techniques, Health Promotion, Fitness Assessment and Workouts, Lifestyle Coaching, Client Assessment
Software Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Wellness360, MINDBODY, Trainerize, Vagaro, SimplePractice
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Awards: Gold's Gym Wellness Coach of the Year (2020), Resume Worded Wellness Coach Excellence Award (2022)
Professional Development: Advanced Wellness Coaching Techniques Workshop (2022), Annual Wellness Roundtable Speaker (2021, 2022)
Volunteering: Free Wellness Workshop Series for Local Community (Regular Speaker)
Projects: Led 'Wellness Revamp' project at Gold's Gym, improving client satisfaction by 20%
Your Name
Fitness Instructor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Lead Fitness Instructor
Curated a catalogue of 50+ unique group exercise classes leading to an increase in member engagement by 35%
Devised comprehensive fitness training programs, which boosted client strength training performance by 30%
Leveraged social media platforms to promote nutrition and wellness concepts, driving a 40% increase in online community engagement
Certified 20+ fitness trainers in Zumba, Pilates, weight training methodologies, and CPR proceedings
Introduced innovative yoga and Pilates programs that increased customer satisfaction rates by 45%
Planet Fitness June 2018 - December 2020
Personal Trainer
Facilitated fitness assessments and developed customized training plans resulting in 130+ clients achieving their targeted fitness goals
Implemented a proactive wellness coaching approach improving member retention rate by 25%
Conceived and promoted specialized group exercise instruction classes that increased class attendance by 35%
Gold's Gym January 2015 - May 2018
Fitness Assistant
Assisted in the delivery of personal training plans and group sessions, increasing total clientele by 20%
Organized multiple wellness events, leading to a 15% rise in gym memberships
Promoted to Personal Trainer 8 months ahead of schedule
Resume Worded Institute December 2017
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Specialization in Nutrition and Fitness Programming
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Minors in Nutrition and Wellness
Selected as Outstanding Senior in Kinesiology, insert graduation year
Fitness Training: Strength and Conditioning, Cardiovascular Training, HIIT, Pilates, Yoga, Bootcamp
Techniques: Injury Prevention, Corrective Exercise, Flexibility and Mobility, Functional Training, Rehabilitation
Software: MindBody, ClubReady, Zingfit, MINDBODY Connect, Trainerize
Health & Wellness: Holistic Health Coaching, Nutrition, Agility Drills, Wellness Programs
Certifications: Group Fitness Instructor Certification - Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
Training: TRX Suspension Training Course
Volunteering: Fitness Trainer for Charity Marathons
Awards: Employee of the Month at Planet Fitness (June 2019 & November 2020)
Your Name
Wellness Coach
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2020 - Present
Senior Wellness Coach
Guided and motivated a portfolio of 200+ clients in defining and achieving realistic fitness and wellness goals, leading to an average weight loss of 10% across clients
Initiated in-depth nutritional counseling, increasing clients' adherence to healthier lifestyles by 65%
Coordinated instructional webinars on various fitness industry topics, attracting an average of 300 attendees per session
Streamlined the fitness training methodology, resulting in a performance improvement of 20%
Conducted regular Pilates and yoga classes that improved class participation rates by 50%
LA Fitness August 2017 - February 2020
Fitness Instructor
Spearheaded the introduction of innovative exercise physiology techniques, causing a 45% increase in client strength and stamina
Conducted a series of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training sessions, ensuring all staff were certified
Increased social media follower count by 60% through engaging fitness and nutrition-related posts
Equinox Fitness September 2014 - July 2017
Certified Nutritionist
Conducted comprehensive fitness assessments, resulting in tailored nutritional plans for 150+ clients
Advocated for healthier lifestyle choices leading to 70% of clients reporting a significant positive change in wellness
Was promoted from Junior to Senior Nutritionist in just 10 months due to exceptional performance
Resume Worded Institute February 2020
Certified Wellness Coach
Acquired advanced skills in health coaching, fitness evaluation, and wellness counseling
Resume Worded University August 2014
Bachelor of Science - Nutrition
GPA 3.9/4, Top 10% of class, Dean's List Every Semester
Coaching: Wellness Coaching, Life Coaching, Group Fitness Instruction
Nutritional Knowledge: Diet Planning, Nutrition Education, Nutritional Counseling
Exercise Techniques: Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness, Strength Training, Circuit Training, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Fitness Certifications: CPR/AED, First Aid Certified, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Certifications: Certified Yoga Instructor (2021), Certified Zumba Instructor (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Wellness Committee Chairperson - LA Fitness (2019), Volunteer - Community Health and Wellness Fair (2016-2020)
Courses: Advanced Personal Fitness Training, University Courses in Kinesiology and Sports Nutrition
Projects: Designed and delivered a holistic wellness program for over 50 clients at
Your Name
Personal Trainer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2019 - Present
Certified Personal Trainer
Crafted individualized fitness training and strength training regimes for 200+ clients, resulting in a steady progress rate of 80%
Implemented effective weight training and wellness coaching techniques, improving clients' overall physical performance by 37%
Organized and coordinated fitness events, growing the member base by 150 new clients within a one-year span
Introduced Zumba classes into the fitness program which saw a rise of 25% in female clientele
Utilized social media to highlight client progress and fitness instruction tips, which boosted online followers by 40%
24 Hour Fitness October 2015 - March 2019
Group Exercise Instructor
Maximized member class registration by designing and implementing comprehensive group exercise instruction classes
Applied professional knowledge of exercise physiology to enhance member stamina and performance by 35%
Won 'Instructor of the Year' award in 2017 and 'Most Popular Class' award in 2018
Anytime Fitness July 2012 - September 2015
Fitness Attendant
Facilitated a seamless onboarding experience for new clients, increasing client retention by 20%
Managed gym social media accounts, amplifying online visibility by 30%
Promoted to Group Exercise Instructor role within 18 months due to exceptional performance and client feedback
Resume Worded Institute March 2019
Certification in Advanced Personal Training
Specialization in Strength Training and Conditioning
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Emphasis on Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology
Awards: Dean's List 2010 - 2012 (Top 15%)
Fitness Knowledge: Strength Training, Conditioning, Kinesiology, Injury Prevention, Health Promotion, Nutrition
Fitness Equipment: Resistance Machines, Cardio Equipment (Various), Dumbbells, Exercise Balls, Resistance Bands
Software Skills: Mindbody, Virtuagym, Trainerize, Zingfit, Vagaro, Amilia
CPR & First-Aid: First Aid (Proficient), CPR (Proficient), AED (Proficient)
Certifications: CPR/First Aid Certified, Fitness Nutrition Specialist - American Council on Exercise
Awards & Recognition: Employee of the Year - 24 Hour Fitness (2018), Top-Rated Personal Trainer - Resume Worded (2020, 2021)
Volunteer Experience: Physical Education Volunteer - Local Elementary School, Wellness Event Organizer - Community Health Center
Continuing Education: Attended Annual Fitness Conferences (2016-2019), Active Member of American Fitness Professionals Association
Your Name
Exercise Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2019 - Present
Exercise Specialist
Integrated Exercise Prescription and Corrective Exercise techniques, leading to a 30% improvement in client rehabilitation speed
Achieved a client retention rate of 75% by providing excellent Fitness Training and Nutrition advice
Developed and supervised Group Exercise Instruction programs with over 100 regular participants, improving overall community health metrics by 20%.
Resume Worded January 2017 - May 2019
Wellness Coach
Boosted client engagement with fitness programs by 40% through effective Wellness Coaching and Personal Training sessions
Leveraged Fitness and Wellness knowledge to create a series of nutrition workshops, increasing overall program participation by 35%
Spearheaded an annual Wellness and Health Promotion campaign, leading to a 20% increase in program enrollment
LA Fitness July 2015 - December 2016
Personal Trainer
Utilized Exercise Physiology principles to tailor workout plans, resulting in a 25% increase in client performance gains
Successfully trained and prepared 10+ clients for various Sports events, all of whom placed in the top 25% of participants
Increased gym membership retention by 15% by providing premier Strength Training instruction and coaching.
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2016
Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Wellness – Nutrition and Wellness
Course Emphasis: Health and wellness, nutrition and fitness, exercise physiology
Awards: Top of the Class Award, Ranked 1st in a class of 200
Resume Worded University June 2013
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Course Emphasis: Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Participation: Member, National Kinesiology Students Society
Exercise Related Skills: Personal Training, Injury Prevention, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Rehabilitation, Wellness Coaching
Technical: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), HealthQuest, eFitness Tracker
Nutrition: Diet Planning, Nutritional Counseling, Calorie Management, Weight Control, Meal Prepping
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Your Name
Fitness Trainer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Fitness Trainer
Orchestrated Fitness Instruction with focused Strength & Conditioning, leading to an overall client strength increase of 35%
Implemented a Nutrition and Wellness routine that increased client satisfaction rates by 80%
Organize group Fitness Training sessions for 80+ participants, promoting Health Education and improving physical fitness markers by 25% March 2017 - December 2019
Strength Coach
Assisted in the development of Strength Training programs, contributing to a 30% membership increase
Implemented injury preventive measures and Corrective Exercise regimes leading to a 50% decrease in client injury rates
Promoted Exercise Physiology knowledge and Kinesiology principles to optimize program designs, resulting in 20% better performance metrics
24 Hour Fitness February 2015 - February 2017
Group Exercise Instructor
Led high-energy Group Exercise Instruction for 50+ participants, improving cardio fitness metrics by 20%
Promoted Health Promotion and Fitness Training, facilitating a 10% increase in gym renewals
Facilitated CPR training and certification for 100+ gym staff and members, elevating the facility's safety standards
Resume Worded Institute June 2019
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Attained score among top 5% in practical application of fitness training principles
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Exercise Science
Specialization in Fitness Training
Recipient of RWU Athlete Scholar Award, 2014 (Top 10%)
Fitness Techniques: Strength Training, Circuit Training, Weight Management, HIIT, Pilates, Aerobics
Fitness Equipment: Treadmills, Ellipticals, Resistance Bands, Kettlebells, Exercise Balls, Medicinal Balls
Fitness Technology: Heart Rate Monitors, Fitness Apps (MyFitnessPal, Fitbit), Body Stat Meters, VR Fitness Games
Nutrition Management: Macro Nutrient Planning, Supplements Guidance, Diet Plans, Body Composition Analysis
Certifications: Functional Aging Specialist Certification, FAI (2021)
Volunteering & Community Service: Trainer and Volunteer at 'Get Active', a fitness initiative for the elderly community (2018-Present)
Professional Development: Continued education in evolving fitness trends through regular webinars and workshops
Awards & Recognition: 'Trainer of the Year' in 2019
Your Name
Certified Personal Trainer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2021 - Present
Certified Personal Trainer
Applied advanced Fitness Training modalities to accelerate clients’ performance by 40%
Maximized training efficiency by designing personalized Exercise Prescription, reducing clients' achievement time by 30%
Increased Cardiovascular Fitness and Strength Training for 50+ clients, enhancing their overall wellbeing
Resume Worded June 2018 - January 2021
Cardiac Rehabilitation Exerciser
Conduct Cardiac Rehabilitation sessions for diverse patient groups, contributing to 90% patient recovery
Implemented innovative Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) teachings, enhancing emergency preparedness
Promoted Health Education, resulting in a 10% increase in patients' engagement in their own health management
Lifetime Fitness March 2016 - May 2018
Gym Trainer
Implemented Personal Training techniques boosted member participation by 25%
Enhanced member satisfaction by providing in-depth Nutrition advice, improving member retention by 20%
Provided well-tailored Exercise Prescription, reducing injury rate among clients by 40%
Resume Worded Institute December 2015
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Acquired thorough understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, and exercise physiology
Gained expertise in designing healthy nutrition and diet plans
Resume Worded University June 2015
Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology
Specialized in exercise science and physical activity
Awards: Dean's List 2014 (Top 5% in Health and Human Sciences)
Fitness Training Techniques: Strength Training, Cardiovascular conditioning, Flexibility Training, Functional Training, Core Training
Nutrition: Meal Planning, Macronutrient Balancing, Dietary Adjustments, Calorie Tracking
Medical: CPR, First Aid, Emergency Response, Rehabilitation Therapy
Software & Equipment: MS Office (Proficient), Fitness Tracking Applications (Fitbit, MyFitnessPal), Gym Equipment
Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification, First Aid and CPR Certification
Volunteering: Physical fitness trainer at local community center (2016-Present)
Awards: Employee of the Year, (2021), Best Newcomer, Lifetime Fitness (2016)
Projects: Implemented new dietary plan system at, leading to 15% improvement in customer satisfaction

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Review the job posting closely.

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

Add industry skills like Fitness Instruction and Weight Training.

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

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Sports Nutrition, Athletics and Sports - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show examples of where you trained people.

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

Use the exact job title.

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

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Some popular Personal Trainer hard skills are Personal Training, Fitness, Fitness Training, Strength Training, Nutrition, Wellness, Weight Training and Fitness Instruction.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Sports Nutrition, Sports, U.S. National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Athletics and Wellness Coaching can also be good to include on your resume.

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