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Become a Personal Trainer with Trifocus Personal Trainer Course (National Certificate in Fitness). This course is paramount to start working as a Personal Trainer in South Africa.
Trifocus Gold Personal Trainer Package is a premium fitness course in South Africa.
The Personal Trainer Course | Gold Package:
Personal Training Certificate (National Certificate of Fitness)
Additional Free Courses include:
Group Instructor Course
Online Bootcamp Course
Sports Psychology Course
Online Personal Trainer Coach
You save R10,122 with the Gold Package
The additional courses can be studied at your own pace and in your own time.
Benefits of this course:
*Note this Gold Personal Training Package is only available through Trifocus Fitness Academy.
The Gold Personal Trainer Course Package gives you the National Certificate of Fitness plus added free courses which will give you a distinct advantage over your peers. These include:
Personal Training Modules Include:
Anatomy and Physiology
Sport and Exercise Physiology
Lead and Instruct Exercise Programmes
The National Certificate in Fitness is the minimum Personal Training certification required by both Virgin Active and Planet Fitness gyms locally and will allow you to work as a personal trainer in their facilities.
Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) (International)
Trifocus Fitness Academy is accredited by ICE according to the Assessment-based Certificate Accreditation Program (ACAP). ACAP is measured against the ICE 1100 Standard, which is an American National Standard.
Course admission requirements:
To be admitted to this course, you need a Grade 12/Matric or NQF level 4. If you do not hold a Matric or NQF Level 4 but rather a Grade 11 or lower, the Gym Instructor Course can be completed first as a prerequisite for this course.
How you can learn at Trifocus Fitness Academy
Trifocus offers exciting, dynamic and interactive methods of study in which you can learn how to become the best fitness professional you can be!
With videos, questionnaires and forums on your dedicated learning portal, you will have the full benefit of our world-class Personal Training qualification – when it’s convenient for you. Our online platform includes:
If you aren’t able to get to one of our lectured classes and have access to the Internet, you can complete this Personal Training certification using our online learning platform.
Through the videos, questionnaires and forums on your dedicated learning portal, you will be able to have the full benefit of our world-class education – when it’s convenient for you.
Please take note: If you choose this option, all study material is online. No hard copy study material will be sent to you.
We also offer the option of correspondence learning for all our courses. With this option, we will send you all the course material – that you will need – via courier. If you have any questions, our student support team is available – on the other side of the phone – to help.
At various locations throughout South Africa, we hold classes that are led by an instructor who is an expert in the discipline being taught. The benefit of this type of learning is that you have access to the knowledge of an expert in the field who will be able to answer any questions you may have and make the subject come alive for you!
1 Semester 2020
Full- Time Lectures (Day classes)
Date: 8 March 2021
Part- Time Lectures (Evening Classes)
Date: 29 March 2021
Trifocus Fitness Academy reserves the right to reschedule class dates if minimum intake requirement is not met.
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:
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The average Trifocus Fitness Academy student completes the Personal Training Certificate within 4 to 18 months.
Payments 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 Personal Training Course fees upfront.
Yes, there are student support managers available to assist you with any queries from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
The Personal Training Courses can be started at any time during the year.
There are practical requirements that you must fulfil 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 Personal Training Certificate is REPSSA accredited and accepted throughout Europe, Australia, the UK and New Zealand.
Additionally, Trifocus hold’s the ACAP accreditation through ICE, which is accepted throughout the Unites States and Canada.
Our online learning platform was built with the end user in mind, offering the student slides, videos, interactive games and seamless downloads. This Personal Training Course is packed with relevant and up to date videos images aimed to keep you abreast in the fitness and personal training industry.
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.
This course is aimed at those who want to do Personal Training as a career. The course will enable you to spread your wings in the fitness arena.
You can work at private or commercial fitness 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.
Yes, if you reside in South Africa you will receive a pack with promotional material (at no extra charge) delivered to your door.
If you choose the correspondence method you will also receive learner guides, assessment guides and promotional material in your pack.
For online learning, you will ONLY receive promotional material.
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:
How long it takes to complete a personal trainer course depends on the level of the course. The course duration is greatly dependent on the course that you decided to embark on. The Gold package takes an average of 12-18 months to complete. There are also longer and shorter courses which you can take with Trifocus.
If becoming a personal trainer is your life’s dream, achieving this goal is definitely not hard at all because you’ll find it easy to put in the time and effort that is required to succeed. So, if you’re passionate about fitness and looking after people’s well being than the career will not be hard for you at all.
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. Remember to always treat your clients well because if you do – and they can see you are helping them achieve results – they will stick with you for years and will refer their friends and colleagues to you. On average a personal trainer’s income ranges from R16,000 to R65,000 per month depending on how they choose to structure their business.