Working at My Gym – A Different Type of “School”

working at my gym in Japan

This week HR person Kyoko and Trainer Carlos come in to explain what it’s like to work at the unique “school”, that is known as My Gym. Definitely off the beaten path in terms of the old standard Eikaiwa or ALT jobs. Enjoooy.


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  • 02:59 – Intro – Who are you guys?
  • 04:30 – What’s special about My Gym?
  • 08:30 – Is sales a big part of the job?
  • 11:54 – What’s the most common resume mistakes you see?
  • 12:45 – What makes a bad teacher?
  • 17:20 – What are some things that you wish you knew when you first came to Japan?
  • 22:10 – Final Advice

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James came to Japan as an Eikaiwa teacher, morphed into a seven-year ALT, and now helps people have more fun while working in Japan, whether they’re just starting out or are veterans themselves. He started and The ALTInsider Podcast in 2015 and has been spreading his message of “Have more fun” ever since.To give your resume the tune-up it needs, head on over to ALT Insider Resume Review and get started today. Don’t let your dreams be dreams.

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