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My key skills are in exercise programming and rehabilitation, fitness assessments, muscle testing and function, one-on-one training and group exercise sessions, health promotion work and occupational first aid.

Career Objective

To secure a position as a group fitness instructor where I can demonstrate my passion for fitness, health and overall well being. I wish to teach, help and coach people to achieve their fitness goals and improve their lifestyle.

Employment History

Jan 2008 – present: Health and Lifestyle InstructorBrisbane, QLD, Australia
Macworry Financial Services
I was hired by multinational finance company Macworry to encourage their employees to stay fit and active, and provide classes and advice to help them do so. I worked in the company gym and also ran classes in the local park.

  • Initiating, promoting and managing recreational activities
  • Conducting personal appraisals and prescribing suitable fitness programs
  • Working closely with the Occupational Health and Safety Department and responding to current initiatives and company objectives
  • Prescribing and directing injury rehabilitation programs
  • Providing variety in the gym through circuit, boxercise, aerobics, stretch and yoga classes
  • Providing one-on-one training for clients seeking individualised training
  • Conducting educational seminars and health awareness campaigns pertaining to holistic health and injury prevention at the work-site and during leisure time
  • Overseeing equipment maintenance, safety auditing and facility housekeeping
  • Introduced 3 new exercise classes to the company gym and 1 new outdoors program
  • Proposed changes to the company’s Fitness for Work standard which lead to an update of the standard
  • Planned and implemented the company’s ‘Get up, get going’ campaign which increased gym attendance by 20 per cent
Jan 2005 – Dec 2007: Personal Trainer & Fitness InstructorGold Coast, QLD, Australia
Surfers Paradise Fitness Centre
  • Designed and implemented personalised exercise and diet programs targeting specific conditions and concerns including obesity, arthritis and high cholesterol
  • Recruit and retain clients
  • Counsel members about fitness, exercise, health and injury management
  • Run group fitness classes
  • Provide weight-lifting, treadmill and other fitness apparatus instruction
  • Ensure the safety of all members and clients
  • Ensure all gym equipment is maintained
  • Advised on common sport and exercise related injuries
  • Assess clients’ fitness on a monthly basis
  • Monitored a group of 20 overweight people who lost 7-10 per cent body fat under my supervision
  • Implemented the Fit Fast incentive training program that encouraged and challenged people to their lose weight
Jan 2003 – Dec 2004: Casual Gym SupervisorGold Coast, QLD, Australia
Gold Coast University Gym
  • Registered new members
  • Maintained equipment and amenities
  • Developed exercise programs
  • Exercise and fitness instruction
  • Basic office administration
Jan 2003 – Dec 2003: Fitness Tester and Part-Time TrainerBrisbane, QLD, Australia
Brisbane Bears Football Club
  • Conducted the beep test, 10–40 metre sprint, 60-second push up test, double leg bound test
  • Planned and lead training routines
  • Assisted with massage and physiotherapy duties

Education / Qualifications

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
The University of Queensland
Graduated: December 2003
Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Skills Summary

Excellent motivator, able to clearly and concisely explain complex muscle groups in order for the client to best understand what each exercise achieves, good group management skills.



Immigration / Work Status

Australia – Citizen

Hobbies / Interests

Fitness fanatic - I love to play team sports like football, netball, basketball and rugby in my spare time. When I'm not playing sport I do like to host dinner parties for friends and family.


Professional Memberships

Fitness Australia
Registered Member

Additional Certificates

Jan 2003Advanced First Aid
St Johns Ambulance Service
Brisbane, QLD, Australia