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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)
Thanks a lot to The Training Room for helping me to submit my application,they were very kind and pacient with me. Everything was arranged in less than 48 hours,I had immediate acces to courses, which is impressive. Now I am on my way in becoming a Software Developer.
Very good way of advertising and market their product.
Every procedure was explained very well, which is more professional.
I dealt with Steve, Charlotte & Grace. They are some of the friendliest most helpful people I have ever dealt with. When it comes to the training room I will definitely recommend! **
Everyone is so friendly.
These guys really do have our back.
Everything is great about this company. Love it and will consider doing more courses with them! (=
Kamruz Emil Zaman
registering was fine and easy however I haven't yet received any work and the emails I have sent have not gone through
Sarah Rebecca Waller
Truly brilliant service from start to finish, helpful, informative and made you feel very special as a client and supported on your new career journey.
Very satisfied with the service as its rapid response to my question
Nelson Julio Dacosta Martins
Warm friendly staff.
From a first phone conversation with Tim, to my booking confirmation, everything went easy. They explained everything, really helpful. Would recommend.
Easy to apply. Friendly telephone manner from Jack. Very helpful
Awesome service couldn’t of asked for more. Very helpful and very professional
All the staff from admin, finance , to the actual tutor were extremely helpful and friendly.
They removed my doubts and gave me the confidence to move forward and book my place on the course. I needed finance and they helped me every step of the way.
I would give 10 stars if I could...especially to Marie - in new student enrollment ?? who gives new meaning to 'customer service'.
Abdul Aziz Shuttari
Everything they said they would do they did on time
Well it was supposed to be initially for my husband and then upon hearing what training room offer I spoke to a lovely chap who told me everything in details and the aftercare they provide called me back asked how everything is going. So I would definitely recommend them
Scott was extremely informative, helpful and patient.
Lewis Paul Dick
Carl was very informative, enthusiastic & encouraging. He explained everything in a straight forward way & answered all my questions. His communications were prompt & concise.
Marian Iulian Baltat