Group fitness instructor/programmer sample resume

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Martin Johnson

Unit 1/44 Medic Street
Fantasy Town QLD 4343,br> M: 0404 444 000
T: (07) 0000 0000


Fitness professional with more than five years’ experience in training and fitness testing.

My key skills are in exercise programming and rehabilitation, fitness assessments, Swedish, remedial and sports massage, muscle testing and function, one-on-one training and group exercise sessions, health promotion work and occupational first aid.


James Cook University
Fantasy Town QLD
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
Graduated: 2008
Queensland State High School
Fantasy Town QLD
Higher School Certificate
Graduated: 2005

Work Experience

November 2008 – present: Health and Lifestyle Instructor
Fantasy Town QLD

I was hired by multinational finance company Gearsons to encourage their employees to stay fit and active, and provide classes and advice to help them do so. I worked in the company gym and also ran classes in the local park.


  • Initiating, promoting and managing recreational activities
  • Conducting personal appraisals and prescribing suitable fitness programs
  • Working closely with the Occupational Health and Safety Department and responding to current initiatives and company objectives
  • Prescribing and directing injury rehabilitation programs
  • Providing variety in the gym through circuit, boxercise, aerobics, stretch and yoga classes
  • Providing one-on-one training for clients seeking individualised training
  • Conducting educational seminars and health awareness campaigns pertaining to holistic health and injury prevention at the work-site and during leisure time
  • Overseeing equipment maintenance, safety auditing and facility housekeeping


  • Introduced 3 new exercise classes to the company gym and 1 new outdoors program
  • Proposed changes to the company’s Fitness for Work standard which lead to an update of the standard
  • Planned and implemented the company’s ‘Get up, get going’ campaign which increased gym attendance by 20 per cent
September 2006 – September 2008: Personal Trainer and Customer Service Assistant
Meredith Hotel
Fantasy Town, QLD


I worked in the gym at this 4-star hotel, leading one-on-one fitness training. I also helped customers with billing enquiries and had some duties in admin, marketing and sales.


  • Fitness assessments and reassessments of exercise programs
  • Personal training and development of exercise programs in nutrition, strength training, aerobics and flexibility
  • Assisted with administration work – processing payments using MYOB, keeping accurate client records and bookkeeping
  • Marketing and sales support


  • Developed a popular workout routine
  • Planned and implemented the hotel’s ‘Active and Awesome’ campaign which boosted gym attendance by 25 per cent
March 2006 – September 2006: Casual Gym Supervisor
Sunshine University Fitness Centre
Sunshine, QLD


  • Registered new members
  • Maintained equipment and amenities
  • Developed exercise programs
  • Exercise and fitness instruction
  • Basic office administration
January 2002 – August 2004: Fitness Tester and Part-Time Trainer
Sunshine Football team
Sunshine, QLD


  • Conducted the beep test, 10–40 metre sprint, 60-second push up test, double leg bound test
  • Planned and lead training routines


Renewal of Senior First Aid and Advanced Rescue 2009
Sports Massage and Muscle Testing and Function 2007
Success Through People (management) Training 2006
Occupational First Aid 2005
Swedish/Remedial and Certificate in Massage Therapy 2003
Level 1 Sports Trainer/Sports First Aid course 2003
Registered with Fitness Australia


Area Proficiency Yrs experience
Fitness assessments Advanced 5 years
Swedish, remedial and sports massage Advanced 6 years
One-on-one training and group exercise sessions Advanced 4 years
MYOB Intermediate 4 years
IssueTrak customer service system Advanced 2 years
Microsoft Office applications Advanced 10 years
French language Conversational 8 years



I enjoy keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in the fitness world, reading magazines and online journals. I am a member of The Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science and also The Australian Traditional Medicine Society. I also like to play tennis and am currently learning swing dancing.


Leslie Field - Services Manager
Phone:(07) 1818 1818
Tony Jones - General Manager
Meredith Hotel
Phone:(07) 4545 4545

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