Be sure you use the proper cover letter format to make your cover letter readable and professional.

Personal Trainer Cover Letter Template (Text Format)

(Today’s Date)

(Contact Person’s Name)
(Company Name)
(Company Address)
(Town)
(Post Code)
(07932 453 852)
(recruiter@gmail.com)

Dear (Mr/Ms/Mx) (Contact Person’s Name),

It’s my life’s passion to help people transform their lives through exercise. I firmly believe that this mission aligns perfectly with (Gym Name)’s needs, and so I’m delighted to apply for your Personal Trainer vacancy.

Currently, I’m a sought-after trainer at Sunrise Fitness, leading fun fitness classes and working closely with clients to meet their goals. Deeply invested in my clients’ health journeys, I take pride in designing fitness plans tailored to their unique needs and lifestyles — whether that’s reducing body fat or building pelvic floor strength during pregnancy.

Throughout my career, I’ve built authentic relationships with my clients, which is reflected in the following achievements:

  • Received the ‘Personal Trainer of the Month’ award 9 times for consistently delivering exceptional service
  • Boosted gym membership rate by 45% through new referrals
  • Attained a 4.9 star rating on the Sunrise Fitness trainer app

With a Sport and Exercise Science degree, I offer expert knowledge of nutrition and sports psychology. I’m also skilled in social media marketing and post my clients’ progress pictures and fitness classes to attract new members.

It’d be an incredible opportunity to contribute to (Gym Name). and I’d love to meet in person to discuss this position further. You can contact me at your.name@gmail.com or 05911 135 476.

Yours Sincerely,

(Your Name)


How to write a personal trainer cover letter

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a cover letter in a way that makes you seem like the best candidate for the job.

A personal trainer is a professional who helps clients achieve their fitness goals by developing customised exercise programs, providing guidance and motivation, and offering nutritional advice.

To get hired as a personal trainer, you’ll need to make a cover letter that clearly explains your qualifications and reasons for applying. Below are three tips to help you write a personal trainer cover letter that impresses the recruiter at your preferred gym:

1. Target your personal trainer cover letter to a specific company

Your cover letter needs to convince the employer that you’re an ideal candidate for their specific personal trainer job. Here’s how to find what to include in your cover letter to show the recruiter  you’re a perfect fit for the position:

  • study the job advert to determine which of your personal trainer skills and experience match the job description
  • research the employer’s website and social media to get an idea of what they need and how you can help them

Then include relevant keywords and phrases from the job advert and information from your research in your personal trainer cover letter to show the employer that you want to work for them.

2. Ask for an interview at the end of your personal trainer cover letter

End your cover letter by thanking the recruiter for their time and consideration, and express your interest in meeting them for an interview. And don’t forget to include your phone number and email — even though you already put them in your cover letter header, the employer will appreciate having easy access to them when they finish reading.

3. Make a professional cover letter header

Put your name and contact information in a cover letter header so the employer can easily reach you to schedule an interview. This information should include your name, address, phone number, and email.

Here’s an example of a header for a personal trainer cover letter containing the applicant’s relevant contact details:

A personal trainer cover letter header with the applicant's contact information listed next to corresponding icons
Use extra-large text for your name to help employers remember you.

Did you make a personal trainer CV and attach additional information, such as a portfolio of before-and-after client pictures? Consider mentioning these documents at the end of your cover letter to increase the chances that the recruiter views them.


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Aaron Case

Aaron Case is a CPRW & Senior Staff Writer at CV Genius with 8+ years of experience in writing and career resource spaces. Job seekers around the world and in various stages of their vocational journeys have landed fulfilling work thanks to his thoughtful career advice, which has also been showcased in publications like Forbes, MSN, CareerAddict, Ladders, Best Colleges, Ivy Exec, Capitalism.com, and vidIQ. Aaron has a BS in English & Communications from Liberty University bolstered by a professional credential from UC Berkeley. He’s collected practical experience while following various career paths, and he enjoys sharing the resulting insights with everyone. You can contact him through his LinkedIn profile or on Twitter. Please note, we don’t accept guest posts, and all such requests will be ignored.