Basic Personal Trainer Course

The Trifocus Fitness Academy basic personal trainer course is an entry-level personal trainer course that would furnish you with the knowledge that you need to enter the fitness industry and work as a basic personal trainer…

This personal training course will give you the skills and knowledge to launch your career as a personal trainer. The Personal Training occupational skills certificate is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals in South Africa (REPSSA).

Once you have successfully passed, you can work in a variety of facilities including; commercial gyms or cruise liners, offering personal one-on-one training to individuals.

To upgrade this course to a more value added course check out the Silver course Personal Trainer course package.


Application of Anatomical and Biomechanical Principles

Physiology and exercise principles

Apply Sport and Exercise Physiology practices in Health and exercise

Nutritional Fundamentals

Physical assessments and health screening

Athletic Motivational techniques

Fundamental Business Principles

Designing fitness programmes

Maintain fitness equipment in gyms

Health and safety within a fitness environment

Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA), Accreditation code: 613/P/000193/2012.



The Trifocus Fitness Academy online platform includes all assessments and course literature in one place that you can study from either your mobile phone or computer any time you like.

Trifocus’s online platform is bespoke to Trifocus. It includes:

  • Assessments
  • Interactive games
  • Progress trackers
  • Colourful illustrations
  • Trifocus ambassador videos

Please take note: If you choose this option, all study material is online. No hard copy assessment material will be sent to you.

Becoming a fitness professional requires a lot more from you than just reading the course content! All South African Accredited Fitness Qualifications require the student to complete a stipulated amount of experiential hours of shadowing.

This is required of you to complete and pass your fitness course as it will assist you in obtaining work experience before entering the fitness industry.

Trifocus Fitness Academy and teamed up with ShadowMe.Fitness to enable you to complete your certified fitness shadowing hours virtually. ShadowMe.Fitness has the world’s best fitness instructors demonstrating and upskilling you in your chosen fitness niche.

Benefits of this include:

  • Faster completion of your fitness course
  • Complete your certified shadowing hours in the comfort of your own home
  • Can be done from any device
  • Save on travel costs, gym entrance fees
  • You won’t be exposed to COVID
  • No need to visit a gym or fitness studio to get your shadow hours
  • Your certified shadowing deck is authenticated through bespoke software
  • Lifetime access to your chosen fitness niche

Virtual Personal Training Classes  

Get the most out of your Personal Training course

Join our live and on-demand virtual class community

Enjoy the benefits of classroom learning from the comfort of your own home on any device.

Start Date: 6 March 2023

  • Unlimited Access to live and on-demand lectures
  • 3 evening lectures per week
  • 2 hours per lecture
  • 144 hours of live classes over 6 months
  • Learn new skills in our immersive virtual environment
  • Interact with our master facilitator
  • Join the tribe and connect with fellow students
  • Build a network of likeminded individuals

Join the Trifocus Virtual Personal Training Sessions Today!

10300total payment
  • Deposit R3000
  • R3650 (2 months)
10300total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1480 (5 months)
21000total payment
  • Deposit R3000
  • R3600 (5 months)
21000total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1508 (12 months)

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    The average Trifocus Fitness Academy student completes the Personal Training Course within 4 to 18 months.

    Payments for the Basic Personal Trainer Course can be made via Payfast, EFT, or by debit order (which is deducted on the last working day of every month). We offer an 18% discount if you pay the course fees upfront.

    Yes, there are student support managers available to assist you from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

    The Personal Training Course can be started at any time during the year.

    There are practical requirements that you must fulfill in order to obtain the Personal Training qualification. For example, you may have to shadow a fitness trainer, write a case study and do a practical examination.

    Trifocus Fitness Academy’s online learning platform was built with the end-user in mind, offering students slides, videos, interactive games, and seamless downloads.

    In order to register for the Basic Personal Trainer Course, we require a valid South African ID, or a valid passport if you reside outside of South Africa. You must have a Matric/Grade 12 certificate.

    Our Personal Training Course is suitable for a person who is over the age of 35 wanting to become a personal trainer.

    You can work at private or commercial health clubs or gyms. You can even work on a cruise ship! Trifocus Fitness Academy gives you the opportunity to obtain an accredited qualification that is recognised both locally and internationally.