Farakh Ali

Personal Trainer

  • LocationKirkcaldy, United Kingdom



  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


Personal Trainer

Virgin Active

Jan 2015
  • I have been working at Virgin Active since the start of 2015, after its recent £1.2 Million refurbishment it has some of the best facilities and equipment in the UK. I have been training clients using all of the new equipment to make the most effective workouts and get the best results. A few of the different clients I have involve teaching Boxing Classes, metabolic circuits to burn fat and increase fitness, Olympic lifting, Strength and conditioning and Sports specific workouts. I have worked with clients from all ages and genders and tailored programmes to get the best results from each individual.


Events Manager


Mar 2009 - Aug 2014
  • Started events at this establishment which has grown to become very successful. Team Leader to a group of 12 people who help the marketing campaigns. This role involves marketing Lulu to business and educational contacts in the city to raise the profile of the business and create relationships with clients who are keen to use the facilities on a regular basis. ? Project management is a large part of my current job, making sure all of my plans fit into the allotted time scale and within the given budgets is crucial to a successful campaign. ? Various times throughout the year i will be running multiple projects at any given time so multi-tasking and distributing my time between them has become a skill and responsibility i have become accustomed to. ? I lead and manage a team of PR’s who use Direct Marketing to inform potential customers of the business. ? Invoicing and creating a database of nightly takings and dealing with all monetary matters on the events i organise and run are a big part of the job. ? I supervise each event, taking care of bookings, guest lists and so any problems behind the scenes can be resolved quickly and calmly. ? Co-ordinating weekly meetings with PR’s to discuss achievements, targets and plans for forthcoming events.


Marketing Team Leader

Marketing Concepts Ltd

Feb 2008 - Sep 2008
  • This role involves managing others on projects alongside implementing marketing strategies. ? Dealing with clients to gain new business and strengthen existing relationships is a large part of the job which requires great interpersonal skills. ? Creating marketing media and promotional material to launch new brands. ? Time and Project management were key skills I used to constantly hit targets. ? Organising and running corporate events. ? Experienced in B2B and B2C Direct marketing


Graphic Designer

A&E Marketing

Mar 2003 - Sep 2003
  • Assisted in design with a number of clients. Producing adverts, business cards, flyers tailored to clients brief. Creating designs and liasing with clients/customers. Creating corporate identities for new businesses along with marketing products. Physically constructing and fitting signs for business fronts. Working in the industry gave me very good business aptitude



Embedded Computer Systems

Edinburgh Napier University

Aug 2004 - May 2007
  • This degree course involved learning all of the fundamentals of computer science through to writing programming code and creating systems using Java, Visual Basic and C programming in the latter stages. ? Through the years studying this degree I have become affluent in the use of design patterns and pre-defined methods of incrementally tackling large problems leading to successful solutions. ? These skills are easily transferable into most area of IT and business/marketing projects. Project management was a key part of the final year and I feel this has strengthened my group work skills, working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary environment and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.?



Rising Star Award

  • I was awarded at the annual Rising Stars Conference in Manchester to which only the Top 50 people in the country are invited for excellence in the Company.