Dear Prospective Fitness Trainer,
First of all, thanks for taking the time to visit this site. I sincerely hope that you have precisely what I need in a fitness trainer so I can take this page down immediately, and put you to work in the rewarding coaching position I have available.
You should have arrived here because you saw my employment ad in the local paper that reads like this:
Personal Trainer, £19.50/hr, excellent attitude, people person, growth/bonus opportunities.
Before I get to the job specifics, let me tell you about me, my company and the coaching position.
My name is Kieran Igwe and I run a fitness and nutrition coaching company called Diligent Fitness in Rodley, Leeds.
My business is dedicated to helping people get into the best shape of their life through customised nutrition and fitness programmes. And business is going great! So I’m looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and energetic person to start training some of our clients at my studio on Oaklands Road in Rodley.
I currently offer customised fitness programmes, semi-private training sessions (one coach, 2-3 clients), group exercise classes and nutrition coaching which educate, motivate and support clients to improve their health and fitness.
All clients begin with an initial 12-week coaching package which includes nutrition coaching, exercise programme design, nutritional supplements, a monthly fitness assessment and weekly training sessions here at the studio.
If you are hired for this coaching position, we’ll build you up to coaching clients in the studio 3-5 days a week for 3–4 hours per day (either am or pm).
Step 1: the 4 week internship. You’ll start off going through our 4 week internship where you get the equivalent of a £540 training package on us to experience first hand what it’s like to be a client. You’ll learn A LOT about fitness coaching, programme design and what it takes to be a successful PT. We’ll also get you up to speed with a combination of shadowing, education and training for all the tasks you’ll be responsible for.
The internship requires 10-15 hours/week for 4 weeks. And it’s designed to be flexible so it can work around other commitments you may have. We’re investing a great deal in you in terms of time, coaching and education during the 4 week intern stage. And as a result the intern position is unpaid.
Step 2: the 3 month trial. After your 4 week internship if you’re a good fit, and you’ve proved you have what it takes to be part of our team we’ll offer you a 3 month trial agreement. During this time we’ll assign you clients to work with on a contractual basis, building up your client base over the months.
Bottom line: once we hire you expect at least 10-15 hours working with clients each week at up to £19.50 per hour. You will be paid as an independent contractor and have the opportunity to progress through the ranks and earn up to £24/hour (and go full-time) after the 3 month trial period. My studio is clean and tidy at all times, offers a fun environment, well-maintained training equipment and the opportunity to learn the inner-workings of a successful personal training studio.
Oh yeah, I like to think I’m fair, respectful and appreciative. I like making money as a result of providing highly valuable fitness services and products to help our clients reach their goals. You will be compensated fairly, treated fairly, and I will certainly look for ways to pay you more for your efforts if they warrant it. I want someone who enjoys working with people and making a difference in the lives of others… because that’s what we do in my studio.
These are the skills you must already have in order to qualify for this position:
If you have these additional skills, your CV will go right to the top of the stack (but if you don’t have these skills, you should still apply because they are not mandatory).
I’m looking to hire the right person relatively quickly. If this job sounds good to you, then complete the web form at the top right hand side of this page and if you’re what we’re looking for we’ll contact you by phone to arrange an interview.
Again, thanks very much for your interest,
Founder, Diligent Fitness
P.S. This is not the type of job where just showing up is enough. Performance is everything to me. If you perform, you will be rewarded. I want nothing more than to find a person who takes real interest in doing good work and taking care of our clients. If that’s you, I promise that £19.50 is only the starting point. I recognise and reward performance.
With all that said, as I mentioned in the headline on this page, enthusiasm and a positive attitude go a long way in my book. I’m a positive, results-driven business owner and appreciate those qualities in others. As long as you have the basic skills I mentioned, and a great attitude, you’re definitely a candidate. So send me your info today.