Personal Training Course

Is it your life’s ambition to become a personal 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 Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Personal Training Course will solve all your problems!

FREE Sports Psychology course with every Personal Training course purchased in July



This means that armed with a completed certificate from our Personal Training Course, you’ll be in in line for local and international opportunities as a personal trainer. 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.

Your course pack is inclusive of:

  • A learner book
  • Assessment books (correspondence only)
  • A branded bag
  • A sports cap
  • A branded T-shirt

Pursuing your dreams of becoming a personal trainer 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!

  • Apply Anatomical and Biomechanical Principles to Exercise

Discover how the anatomy and biomechanics of the human body apply to, and affect, exercise.

  • Relate Anatomical and Physiological Principles to Fitness

Find out how to adapt exercise to your clients depending on their physiological make-up.

  • Employ Sport and Exercise Physiology in Health

Learn how sports and exercise influence overall health and wellness.

  • Decipher Nutrition Fundamentals

Learn how nutrition and exercise work hand in hand, and how you can adapt these to suit your clients’ specific needs.

  • Use Best Practices in Terms of Assessments and Health Screening

Get a great grounding in how to use assessments and health screening techniques to best develop an exercise programme for your clientele.

  • Employ the Most-Effective Motivation Techniques with Your Clients

Learn from the best fitness experts out there about how to motivate your clients to keep to their routines.

  • Apply Wellness Concepts in your Business

Learn to assess your clients holistically by assessing their wellness and advising accordingly.

  • Work with Clients with Special Needs

Discover how to train special populations – such as children, pregnant women and older people – so that they can become fit and healthy and maintain their overall wellness.

  • Use Fundamental Business Principles to Run Your Own Fitness Business

Become an expert entrepreneur and master being your own boss so that you can make your business soar!

  • Design Exercise Programmes

Put together exercise programmes – cardiovascular, endurance and strength – to make sure that your clients achieve their goals.

  • Integrate People with Disabilities into Sport

Include people suffering from disabilities into sport and exercise and learn how to adapt these accordingly.

  • Maintain Fitness Equipment

Know how to keep fitness equipment in your gym in tip top condition.

  • Manage risks, as well as health and safety, in a fitness environment

Learn how to reduce risks in your fitness business and maintain good health and safety standards.

Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Personal Training Course is an 86-credit personal training course that is fully accredited with the:

  • Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA), Accreditation code: 613/P/000193/2012.
  • South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), and
  • Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPSSA).

How you can learn at Trifocus Fitness Academy

We offer a number of exciting, dynamic and interactive ways in which you can learn how to become the best fitness professional you can be!


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

  • All assessments
  • Animated and interactive games to test your knowledge
  • Progress trackers
  • Thousands of slides with informative information and colourful images
  • Unlimited access to the online platform
  • Videos including exercise and anatomical footage


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!






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Personal Training Course

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    To successfully master these unit standard/s, you are required to:
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    What is expected of me the learner
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    • Utilise your coach and colleagues as learning resources, and
    • Verify your learning progress with your coach/facilitator
    • Learners will be on time for all activities
    • Learners will inform the workplace coach/mentor of any absence
    Learner roles and responsibilities
    • All cell phones off during learning activities
    • Learners to pay attention and do their best
    • Learners to prepare for learning activities and to meet time restraints
    • Learners to ask if they do not understand
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    • Encourage learners to do additional research
    • Will provide learner access to additional resources
    • Quality assures the learning process internally
    • Encourage the environment that is conductive to learning
    • The workplace component contributes to what learning should take place during the program
    • Competence consist of knowledge in the head (which you acquire during classroom sessions), skills in the hands (practice in the workplace) and a positive attitude in your heart.
    Workplace coach and mentor
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