I have experience instructing dance class: I used to teach hip hop and African dancing and currently I conduct circuit training with a total of 5-7 women in at my friends house. Other than that I have never taught in a gym or have experience training one with in one. I am planning on moving out to California and I want to know , what to do and say as I apply for health clubs!
I can’t tell what type of certification you have, but let’s assume you have one that is nationally recognized and NCCA accredited. Depending on the location and the gym you are applying at, you shouldn’t have any problems getting hired. if what you have to offer and teach is something that a specific gym is looking for, then getting hired should be a matter of them liking you and vice versa. I have met many trainers throughout the years who got hired by gyms and had no previous experience. Sometimes luck and also being at the right place at the right time can make all the difference. Personality can be a factor especially if you are applying to teach a group class. So to answer your question I would have to say that your chances are pretty good. Good luck.