Virgin Active

Virgin Active

That was the business plan when Virgin Active CEO Matthew Bucknall first met Richard Branson back in July 1997. Richard’s message was very simple – spend the next year travelling at my expense, but make sure that you create the very best health clubs in the world. We think we’ve achieved that, and much, much more.

We opened our very first club in Preston, Lancashire in 1999. By 2011 we had reached the 1 million members mark. And, today, we have over 20,000 people working for us, each of whom share our values of fun, challenging the norm, innovation, excellent customer service and value for money. Indeed, these are the essential ingredients that have made us, and continue to make us, and our people tick. But, more about them in our ‘What it takes to join us’ section.

As for our vision for the future. We want to become the world’s most-loved health club whilst remaining an inclusive business that prides itself on the diversity of its team. Our people will always be chosen purely on their talent and the value they can add to our work hard play hard culture. And, we will seek to make sure they reflect the diverse make up of our membership. So, are you up for it?

Looking for: Personal Trainers 

Venue: Nationwide

Salary: Employed model with a 5 Tier Structure based on delivery with a Master Personal Trainer Tier which is fixed for every session delivered


Essential: Reps Level 3 for a standard Personal Trainer

Desirable: Reps Level 4 preferred, but not essential, for the Master Personal Trainer

Further information:

As a Personal Trainer at Virgin Active you’ll consistently deliver and promote a range of personal training services that offer members a safe, effective and fun way to achieve their fitness goals. The many benefits your clients will receive from you include your regularly scheduled sessions, your undivided attention to detail and your experience and passion for improving their fitness and wellbeing. You’ll be a real presence on the gym floor, ensuring that you take charge of your personal training business to successfully build your client base.

A real ‘people focused person’, your knowledge and enthusiasm about fitness and your gift for motivating, engaging and inspiring people will enable you to shine.


We are very keen to talk to candidates who are serious about either establishing or furthering their career as a personal trainer. We are very proud of our business and the staff we work with and we will be delighted to share with you how you can achieve the financial rewards, the opportunities to further your career and enjoy the support of the largest and most successful personal training team in the industry.

On receiving your CV one of our regional managers will be in touch to discuss your interest in more detail and if all goes well with this initial telephone discussion then we'll be inviting you down to one of our centres to see our  personal trainers in action and to hear everything about our business set up.

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