Personal Training Certificate

Gold Package

Course Description

Interested in becoming a Personal Trainer?

The Trifocus 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.

The Gold Personal Trainer Course comprises of the National Certificate of Fitness, which is registered as an NQF 5 on the National Qualifications Framework, along with numerous other accredited courses that will enhance your earning capacity when working in the real world as a Personal Trainer.

After completing this Fitness Certificate, you are eligible to work locally and internationally in leisure centres, gyms, cruise ships, or even on your own, as your own boss – this Personal Trainer Course will put the power back in your hands and enable you to spread your wings and excel in whatever career avenue you decide to take!

This fitness qualification will furnish you with all the knowledge you need to have in order to have a successful career in Personal Training both locally and internationally.

Trifocus offers flexible online learning options, so you can study at your own pace and get the most out of this comprehensive fitness course.

Enroll today for the Trifocus Gold Personal Trainer Course!

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Module 1 – Identify the Anatomy of the Human Body

  • Basic Human Anatomy Overview
  • Major Muscle Groups
  • Organ System Functions
  • Skeletal Structure Identification

Module 2 – Explain How Joints, Bones, and Muscles Move

  • Joint Types and Functions
  • Bone Structure and Mechanics
  • Muscle Contraction and Movement
  • The Role of Ligaments and Tendons

Module 3 – Describe How Common Exercises Work

  • Mechanisms of Strength Exercises
  • Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology
  • Flexibility Exercise Effects
  • Core Stability Exercises

Module 4 – Analyse Movement Biomechanically

  • Kinetic Chain Concepts
  • Force Production and Absorption
  • Movement Efficiency Analysis
  • Biomechanical Risk Factors

Module 5 – Analyse the Anatomy of Movement

  • Musculoskeletal Movement Analysis
  • Neurological Factors in Movement
  • Dynamic vs. Static Movements
  • Movement Patterns in Different Exercises

Module 6 – Adapt Exercises using Biomechanical Principles

  • Personalized Exercise Modification
  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Age and Skill Level Adaptations
  • Biomechanically Safe Exercise Design

Module 7 – Understanding Body’s Physiology Responds to Resistance Training

  • Muscular Adaptation to Resistance
  • Hormonal Responses to Training
  • Resistance Training and Metabolic Impact
  • Training Intensity and Muscle Response

Module 8 – Understanding the Body’s Physiology Responds to Flexibility Training

  • Flexibility and Muscle Elongation
  • Connective Tissue Adaptation
  • Neurological Responses to Stretching
  • Flexibility and Injury Prevention

Module 9 – Speed and Power Training in Fitness

  • Explosive Strength Development
  • Speed Mechanics and Techniques
  • Power Training for Different Sports
  • Plyometric Exercises

Module 10 – Advise Your Clients on How to Enhance Their Performance with Nutrition

  • Sports Nutrition Basics
  • Macronutrient Balance for Athletes
  • Hydration Strategies
  • Pre and Post-Workout Nutrition

Module 11 – Identify and Correct People’s Misconceptions About Nutrition

  • Common Nutritional Myths
  • Evidence-Based Nutrition Information
  • Fad Diets vs. Healthy Eating
  • Supplements and Real Food

Module 12 – Read and Interpret Food Labels

  • Understanding Macronutrients
  • Identifying Hidden Sugars and Fats
  • Serving Size and Portion Control
  • Nutritional Claims and Certifications

Module 13 – Assist Clients in Developing Their Training Regime

  • Setting Realistic Fitness Goals
  • Balancing Different Types of Training
  • Long-Term Training Plan Development
  • Adjusting Plans for Progress and Plateaus

Module 14 – Coach Clients Through the Programme You’ve Developed for Them

  • Motivational Coaching Techniques
  • Progress Tracking and Feedback
  • Adapting to Client’s Needs and Feedback
  • Maintaining Client Engagement and Motivation

Module 15 – Demonstrate Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Non-Verbal Cues and Demonstrations
  • Adaptive Teaching Methods
  • Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment


Additional courses include:

Group Instructor Course:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Exercise Modifications
  • Rhythm and Music Utilization
  • Safety Procedures

Online Bootcamp Course:

  • High-Intensity Workout Design
  • Digital Engagement Strategies
  • Equipment Use and Alternatives
  • Client Progress Monitoring

Sports Psychology Course:

  • Athlete Mental Training
  • Goal-Setting Techniques
  • Stress Management
  • Performance Psychology

Online Personal Trainer Coach:

  • Virtual Training Techniques
  • Client Communication Online
  • Customized Program Development
  • Remote Fitness Assessments



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  • Deposit R3000
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  • Deposit R2900
  • R1356 (9 months)

R25900total payment
  • Deposit R3000
  • R3271 (7 months)

R25900total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1438 (16 months)

How to Study

Online Learning

This Personal Trainer Course has current and trending study methods including online and virtual study methods. Both methods are current and are designed to make studying for your fitness qualification easy and accessible.

You can start this course any time of the year.

The learning platform includes all fitness assessments and learning material on a bespoke online learning platform that you can access from your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. You can start the fitness qualification at any time during the year.

Trifocus online learning platform includes:

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


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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 to become A Personal Trainer?

You can become an accredited Personal Trainer by studying any one of Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Personal Training Courses.

The National Certificate Fitness and the National Diploma Fitness are the best routes to take.

Are there payment plans available for this Certificate of Fitness?

Payments for the Personal Training Certificate can be made via Payfast, EFT, or by debit order (which is deducted on the last working day of every month). We offer discounts if you pay the Personal Training Certificate fees upfront.

Is there student support for the Fitness Course?

Yes, there are student support managers available to assist you with any queries from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm to assist you during the duration of your studies in Personal Training.

When can you start the Personal Training course?

This Fitness Course can be started anytime during the year.

What are the registration requirements for the Personal Training Course?

To register for the Personal Training Certificate, 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.

How much do Personal Trainers earn in South Africa?

By becoming a Trainer in South Africa, you are eligible to earn anywhere from R20,000 – R80,000 per month in South Africa. Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Personal Training Qualifications will put you on the right footing.

Being a Personal Trainer means that you are a business owner. You control the amount that you earn: the more clients that you train (and give fantastic service to) the more money that you will earn.

How long does it take to become a Personal Trainer in South Africa?

The Personal Training course duration varies from individual to individual. The course times are flexible in nature. However, most students become qualified anywhere from 6-12 months.

Do you need a Matric to become a Personal Trainer?

You will need to have NQF 4 to be able to study for a Personal Training Certification in South Africa. Fitness industry employers typically expect an accredited fitness certification along with fitness practical experience. Follow these steps to become a fitness trainer.

What personal trainer course is the most well respected?

Since the boom of the health and fitness industry, the demand for personal training courses has skyrocketed. With this increased demand has come tonnes and tonnes of colleges claiming to offer the best personal training courses out there.

However, how do you know which course is better than the rest? Well, there’s an extremely easy answer to this.

If a personal training course is accredited by a recognised health and fitness body, this is the course that you should go for.


Because with this type of accreditation, health and fitness experts have put their stamp of approval on these courses. They are saying that by studying a particular course you will become the best personal trainer out there. For example, Trifocus Fitness Academy’s personal trainer courses are accredited with the following bodies:

The Register of Exercise Professionals SA (REPSSA)
Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA)
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

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