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Is it your life’s ambition to become a personal fitness trainer? Is your happy place the gym rather than behind a computer at a desk? If so, why aren’t you making this happen?
If this describes you, then this Personal Training Fitness Course Occupational Skills Certificate (NQF5) will solve all your problems.
The Personal Trainer Course | Silver Package:
Personal Trainer Course (Occupational skills course)
Additional course included in the Silver Package:
Group Instructor Course
You save R2394 with the Silver Package
This means that armed with a completed certificate from our Personal Training Course, you’ll be in line for local and international opportunities as a personal trainer or fitness instructor.
Travel the world on a cruise ship, open your own training business, join a commercial gym… The world’s your oyster with a Trifocus Fitness Academy Personal Training Course under your belt!
Our Personal Training Course teaches everything you need to know about becoming a world-class personal trainer and fitness instructor.
Your course pack is inclusive of:
Pursuing your dreams of becoming a personal trainer or fitness instructor is within your reach! You don’t have to dedicate months and months of your life to the pursuit of your fitness dreams.
You can complete our Personal Training Course in as little as 3 MONTHS!
Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Personal Training Course is an 86-credit personal training course that is fully accredited with the:
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
There is a number of exciting and interactive ways you can learn to become a personal trainer.
If you aren’t able to get to one of our lectured classes and have access to the Internet, you can complete this course 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
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!
The average Trifocus Fitness Academy student completes the Personal Training Course 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 course fees upfront.
Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Personal Training Course pack includes the following:
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 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.
Yes, the Personal Training Course is REPSSA accredited and accepted throughout Europe, Australia, the UK and New Zealand. We also hold the ACAP accreditation through ICE, which is accepted throughout the US and Canada.
Our online learning platform was built with the end user in mind, offering the student slides, videos, interactive games and seamless downloads.
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.
Yes! If you reside in South Africa you will receive a study pack with promotional material (at no extra charge) delivered to your door.
If you choose the correspondence method you will also receive assessment guides in your study pack.
For online learning you will receive the learner guide and promotional material.
A respected personal trainer course takes the knowledge and information that a qualified personal trainer needs to have and packages it in such a way that is easy to learn and digest. The course is backed by qualified and trained educational assessors and facilitators which have knowledge in sports and fitness and who can answer any questions that students may have.
Finally, the course and training institution will be accredited by respected health and fitness bodies. This accreditation is their stamp of approval for prospective students, telling them that when they complete the course, they will have all the knowledge that they need in order to become the best personal trainer that they can.
Here is a list of the most respected Personal Trainer courses in South Africa
It really depends on the type of personal trainer course that you choose to study. Courses such as the Gold Personal Trainer Certification Package, which is offered by Trifocus Fitness Academy, can take students between 12 and 18 months to complete. However personal training courses – such as the Personal Training Diploma – can take students up to two years to complete.
No, it is not hard – We would prefer to say that it is challenging in a good way! To become the best at this line of work you must constantly study and practice. Becoming a personal trainer is not as easy as waving a magic wand or snapping your fingers. It takes time, dedication, and perseverance. However, if this is your life’s ambition, and it is all that you really want to do, then becoming a personal trainer is something that’s worth the hard work.
How much you earn depends on how hard you are prepared to work. This does not just apply to your training of clients. It applies to all activities that are related to your personal training business – from how well you market yourself to how hard you train yourself. On average, Personal Trainers earn anywhere from R14,000 to R65,000 per month depending on how they structure and manage their business.
As a starting point, you need to do an accredited personal training course. Why ‘accredited’, you may ask? If you complete an accredited Personal Trainer course, then you will be recognised in all major gyms and health facilities. Additionally, you will be able to offer your clients well researched and suitable information and exercises that they need.