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Sample fitness trainer job description

Are you passionate about helping others achieve optimal health and wellness through their fitness goals? [Company X] is seeking a fitness trainer to provide personal training and fitness instruction to individuals and groups at our fitness center. You’ll be a part of our clients’ journey from start to finish, assessing their goals, creating exercise routines tailored to their needs, and monitoring their progress. The fitness trainer should be a strong communicator, offering helpful instruction in a positive environment that motivates clients to improve their physical health through exercise.

Objectives of this role

  • Create custom workout plans based on clients’ personal fitness goals
  • Modify fitness plans to address health issues, injuries, or other specific needs
  • Provide tips, advice, and guidance on improving form and using [Company X]’s equipment
  • Support the development and delivery of [Company X]’s fitness programs
  • Ensure client safety during fitness sessions
  • Develop strong, professional relationships with clients, and motivate them to achieve their fitness goals


  • Lead one-on-one and small-group fitness sessions with clients
  • Listen to clients’ fitness goals and actively track their physical progress
  • Monitor the use of fitness equipment to ensure client safety
  • Demonstrate fitness techniques and train clients to use gym equipment properly
  • Explain and enforce safety and hygiene guidelines during each session
  • Perform CPR or emergency first aid if necessary

Skills and qualifications

  • Broad knowledge of physical exercise and human physiology, with the ability to determine appropriate workout plans according to individual needs and goals
  • Strong motivational presence and enthusiasm for helping clients achieve their fitness goals
  • Passion for fitness and health
  • Positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Physical ability and stamina to demonstrate exercise techniques accurately over long periods of time
  • In-depth knowledge of gym equipment, machines, and fitness techniques

Preferred qualifications

  • Proven experience designing workout plans tailored to individuals
  • CPR and first aid certifications
  • Demonstrated ability to lead classes effectively
  • Background in exercise science, kinesiology, or related field
  • Strong teaching and leadership skills
  • Commitment to staying current on health and fitness best practices