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Michelle Bletso has 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry and is currently Group Fitness Development Manager for award-winning national leisure centre operator Everyone Active. Who better to offer advice on making yourself more employable in the fitness industry...
When applying for jobs in fitness it’s vital to make your CV stand out. Hundreds of people are likely to apply for any one position so you need to set yours apart from the competition.
One way to do this is to demonstrate passion for the industry and what you do. Show that you’re willing to work hard and that you can be flexible. Jobs in the fitness sector are not 9-5 so you need to demonstrate that you’re prepared for this. Show that you have a desire to learn and grow professionally within the sector and be sure to mention any additional qualifications you already have. You may wish to discuss your physical achievements too to show that you’re genuinely enthusiastic about fitness.
Communication skills are another key trait we look for in candidates. In the fitness industry you’re constantly working with people so it’s imperative that you come across as approachable and personable. Try to give examples of when you’ve demonstrated these skills by discussing personal qualities and/or past experiences. This will show potential employers that you can interact well with customers, colleagues and as part of a team.
Having work experience on your CV is always a plus. It suggests that you’re committed to the career of your choice and that you’re motivated. Many organisations offer work placements so try and arrange some even if it’s just for a couple of days. Then work hard, learn as much as you can and ask questions! It will give you a greater insight into the industry and you may pick up some useful contacts.
Finally, ensure that your personality shines through in your CV, during work placements and in everything you do. Although experience can be an advantage, sometimes personality is more important as organisations can provide you with more training.
Group Fitness Development Manager
SLM (Everyone Active)
Very helpful, friendly and supportive. Answering all the questions I had and giving me all the information i needed before i began the course and as I started the course.
saskia Esme Harris
Very helpful team that supported me to complete my subscription quickly!
I’m really glad I selected to do my training with you and feel reassured I will get a great training in my new exciting adventure which will work perfectly with all my existing skills.
Explained everything very well and personal touch made it easier!
All my questions were answered along with explaining everything perfectly
Very helpful and always give you the chance to ask questions/concerns you may have.
Not forceful at all in getting you to do the courses they offer.
Very quick at replying to emails and questions which is handy.
Give you straight to the point and very clear information and instructions.
Very formal and sensitive with payment method over the phone.
Hopeful the course they provided for PT is great.
Great customer service and great people who you can talk with.
Booking with The Training Room was really easy and got me set up quick, they were very kind and helpful with any questions I had. Can’t wait to get further into my PT course!
I had a very pleasant experience on the phone with joining TTR, the breakdown of the course was highlighted very easily and in a friendly manner. I can’t wait to start my journey as a personal trainer.
Liam Ashley Tomkins
Hi I am Julie from Denmark (Fitness education)
In the first place, I was looking for taking the Fitness education in Denmark, but with my assessor, Liams, help I realised that the education, The Training Room, offered me, Was much better for me. Liam was very helpful and responded quickly. When I paid for the course I got my fantastic Tutor, Claire. She is very helpful and is very good at explaining the subjects if I don't understand the meaning of it. When I have a question she responds very quickly. She is a great tutor and I would 100% recommend her for you guys, if you are looking for taking the course. I would totally recommend The Training Room. Wonderful service and employees.
Thanks for all your help and support. It has been a fantastic journey so far and I will look forward to much more!
Julie from Denmark
Julie Ostergaard Faber
Tutor contact me very fast on 2 ways - by email and through the phone. Explained from where to start, and how moving on to reach a goal. Lyndsey listened patiently and answered every question very understandably.
Reece Eddy was the advisor I spoke with and set up my course. He was very friendly and patiently answered all of my questions.
Such a quick and easy service. Would definitely recommend!
Amazing and helpful
would definitely recommend
Chloe Louise Evans
Very good .
Very good and easy
Overall the system is fairly good. The live lab is great but (understandably) a little restrictive. The hands on aspect of it made me feel i was learning how to solve real world problems. The only thing that would be better is a bit more tutor feedback on what you have done so far periodically and just check in to see what they are struggling with or curious about.
They are very helpful and cooperative .