Unit 1/44 Medic Street
Fantasy Town QLD 4343
M: 0404 444 000
T: (07) 0000 0000
19 February 2010
Golden Leisure Centres
GPO Box 111
Brisbane QLD 4000
Dear Mr Vassily
Re: Group Fitness Programmer, Ref 457HGR
Please accept my application for the advertised position of Group Fitness Programmer at Golden Leisure Centres. I believe that my qualifications, extensive background in and passion for all things exercise, fitness and training make me an ideal candidate for this role.
I am keen to join the team at Golden Leisure Centres, a company that has an excellent reputation in all fields of corporate health management, and renowned for providing excellent opportunities to young trainers.
By way of qualifications, I have a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science from James Cook University, several First Aid certificates, have completed sport/remedial massage courses and have done management training.
My areas of expertise are fitness assessments and muscle testing, and one-on-one and group training sessions. I am experienced in remedial, Swedish and sports massage and am familiar with all facets of OH&S.
As Health and Lifestyle Instructor at Gearsons, I honed my group fitness skills and initiated a number of educational seminars and health awareness programs, as well as organised company fitness competitions. Working as a Personal Trainer at Meredith Hotel prior to that, I lead one-on-one fitness training with a broad range of clientele as well as assisted with marketing the hotel’s fitness services.
I have also worked with athletes, training and fitness testing the Sunshine Football Team.
My work experience has allowed me to gain experience with a broad spectrum of physical needs and different roles within the fitness environment. My experience has also given me excellent time management and organisational skills. I am outgoing, organised and compassionate, and I am able to motivate people with my energy and enthusiasm. I enjoy the companionship of my clients and colleagues and am confident in my ability to become an outstanding member of your team.
Please find my resume and references enclosed.
Fitness Instructor Cover Letter
A fitness instructor is someone who will give one-to-one guidance to every individual for achieving the optimum fitness goal. A fitness instructor usually worked in health or fitness clubs, spas or gyms. Due to the growing awareness of fitness and health, a fitness instructor these days has huge opportunities and duties to perform.
The main goal of a fitness instructor is motivating people; love all kinds of physical activities, excellent communication skills, etc. There are no specific educational requirements for a fitness instructor as it can vary. Some of the well-known fitness centers would prefer people with an educational background in physical education. Therefore, some of the fitness instructors opt for a certificate course in exercise selection, fitness assessment, or program planning. These certification courses are taken by the health centers with a set of written and oral examination.
A good fitness instructor needs to be aware of every basic nutrient that is needed for the body. He/she needs to have a good knowledge about the equipments used in the gym like elliptical trainer, treadmills, etc. Lastly, knowing CPR can be an added advantage for a fitness instructor. A fitness instructor needs to give personal guidance to each client for attaining maximum fitness goal.
The first thing that a fitness instructor will have to do after being approached by the client is analyzing and testing the physical condition. Then they will have to come up with a fitness plan and track the daily progress of the client. All these skills will be of no use if you are not noticed and to get yourself noticed you will have to write an impressive cover letter. You will have to draft your cover letter in such a manner that it makes you stand out from all the other applicants.
If you are confused on how to write a fitness instructor cover letter, then refer to sample written below.
Your Contact Information
384 Wellington Street
Beverly Hills, CA94857
E-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer Contact Information
Mr. Randall Ray
Beverly Hills, CA93852
Date: July 11, 2011
Dear Mr. Ray,
I would request you to accept my application for the position of Fitness Instructor as advertised on your fitness center's website. I think that my extensive background, qualifications, and a grounded passion in fitness, exercise, and training will make me the best candidate for this job.
I am looking forward to join Gold Gym, a company that has had an excellent reputation in all the sections of health management and well-known for giving good opportunities to young aspiring trainers. As far as the qualifications are concerned, I have a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sport Science from California University. Also, I have many first aid certificates and have successfully completed the remedial/sport massage courses along with management training.
My expertise lies in the area of muscle testing, fitness assessment and one-on-one fitness training sessions. I have sound experience in Swedish, remedial and sports massages and I am aware of all the facets of OH&S.
As a lifestyle and health instructor at Optimum Health, I use my well-honed group fitness skills and undertook different educational seminars and awareness programs. From time-to-time I have also organized fitness competitions for corporate groups. I have worked with Novotel Hotels before that, where I was a personal instructor and had a vast range of clientele and helped with the fitness services of the hotel as well.
My work experience has given me enough opportunities in the broad spectrum of all physical demands and different roles inside the fitness environment. My experience has also taught me excellent organizational and time management skills. I am compassionate, outgoing and organized and will be able to motivate people with my enthusiasm and energy. I enjoy the company of my clients and colleagues and will prove to be an outstanding member in the team.
Make sure you check grammatical mistakes before sending the cover letter. Good luck!