Basic Personal Trainer Course

Basic Personal Trainer Course

Course Description

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.

Watch the video


  • 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


R10300total payment
  • Deposit R3000
  • R3650 (2 months)

R10300total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1480 (5 months)

R21000total payment
  • Deposit R3000
  • R3600 (5 months)

R21000total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1508 (12 months)


Join our exclusive campaign and enjoy the benefits of hassle-free payments. For only R495 a month, you can take advantage of this incredible offer with no upfront costs and absolutely no interest charges.

How to Study


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.

Make an Enquiry

all fitness courses athlete

    *By consenting to receive communications, you agree to the use of your data as described in our privacy policy. You may opt-out of receiving communication at any time.

    Register Now

    *By consenting to receive communications, you agree to the use of your data as described in our privacy policy. You may opt-out of receiving communication at any time.


    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 number of experiential shadowing hours.

    You must complete and pass your fitness course because it will help you obtain 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 Personal training 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
    • 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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long will it take to complete the Basic Personal Trainer Course?

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

    Are there payment plans and discounts available for the Basic Personal Trainer Course?

    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.

    Is there student support for the Basic Personal Trainer Course?

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

    When can you start the Basic Personal Trainer Course?

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

    What are the requirements for the Basic Personal Trainer Course?

    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.

    What does Trifocus Fitness Academy’s online learning platform look like?

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

    What are the registration requirements for the Basic Personal Trainer Course?

    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.

    Why study the Basic Personal Trainer Course with Trifocus Fitness Academy?

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

    Where can you work with a Basic Personal Trainer Course certification?

    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.

    Related Courses

    Personal Training Course

    If it is your ambition to become a personal trainer then Trifocus Fitness Academy will make it happen with our Personal Training Course. Travel the world on a cruise ship, open your own training business, join a commercial gym…

    Learn More

    Personal Training Certificate

    The Personal Training Certificate is the perfect way to start your career in Fitness. You will learn everything there is to know about training clients, assessing their needs, and how to develop programs that are tailored specifically for them.

    Learn More

    Personal Trainer Online Coach

    Now, with Trifocus Fitness Academy you can be an Online Personal Trainer and gain skills and business techniques that will excell your business. Enquire now!

    Learn More

    Personal Training Diploma

    Our personal training diploma is just for you when you have a passion for fitness and don’t know where to begin. Study a personal training diploma today!

    Learn More

    Request Course Prospectus

      *By consenting to receive communications, you agree to the use of your data as described in our privacy policy. You may opt-out of receiving communication at any time.

      Book a discovery call