Personal Training Diploma

Platinum Package

Course Description

Would you like to become an accredited Personal Trainer?

Become an Advanced Personal Trainer with the Trifocus Platinum Package – this is the most advanced Personal Trainer package currently available in the South African Market.

With the Personal Training Platinum Package, you can study the Personal Training Diploma with additional added courses enabling you to become a master personal trainer.

Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Personal Training Diploma (National Diploma of Fitness) offers a deep exploration into the science of fitness studies.

The Personal Training Diploma takes an in-depth look into the biomechanical and fitness needs of special populations so you can offer a broader spectrum of services to your clientele. The added courses will give you a distinct edge over your peers.

Because the Platinum package is a bundled course, you are getting the advantage of being accredited by numerous accreditation bodies both locally and internationally. This course is accredited by CATHSSETA, Nutritional  Therapy Education Commission (NTEC), ICR (International Coaching register) and endorsed by REPSSA.

This is Trifocus Fitness Academy’s most popular option when becoming an accredited Personal Trainer because you are not only becoming qualified with the National Diploma in Fitness, but you are getting accredited in Nutrition, Life Coaching, Group exercise instructing and lots more! This is the course for you if you want to propel your career in fitness as a Personal Trainer!

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Module 1 – Anatomy and Physiology

  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Human Energy Systems
  • Organ Function and Exercise Response
  • Body Systems Interactions

Module 2 – Biomechanics

  • Movement Analysis
  • Force and Motion Principles
  • Posture and Alignment
  • Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Module 3 – Fundamental and Advanced Nutrition

  • Macronutrients and Micronutrients
  • Nutritional Requirements for Different Populations
  • Advanced Sports Nutrition Strategies
  • Nutritional Assessment and Planning 

Module 4 – Physical Assessments

  • Fitness Testing Methods
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Assessments
  • Strength and Flexibility Testing

Module 5 – Health Screening

  • Pre-exercise Health Questionnaires
  • Identifying Risk Factors
  • Referral Procedures to Health Professionals
  • Ongoing Health Monitoring

Module 6 – Motivation Techniques

  • Goal Setting and Achievement
  • Positive Reinforcement Strategies
  • Overcoming Client Barriers
  • Creating Inspirational Client Journeys

Module 7 – Wellness Concepts in Fitness

  • Holistic Health Approaches
  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Sleep and Recovery Importance
  • Mindfulness and Mental Well-being

Module 8 – Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry

  • Business Plan Development
  • Marketing and Branding Strategies
  • Client Retention and Expansion
  • Financial Management for Fitness Professionals

Module 9 – Exercise Programme Design

  • Customized Workout Plans
  • Periodization and Training Cycles
  • Exercise Selection and Sequencing
  • Adaptation for Different Fitness Levels

Module 10 – Coaching Disabilities in Sport and Exercise

  • Adaptive Training Methods
  • Communication and Interaction Techniques
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Inclusive Exercise Environments

Module 11 – Training Special Populations

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise
  • Exercise for the Elderly
  • Youth Fitness Training
  • Exercise Modifications for Various Health Conditions

Value added Courses to the Personal Trainer Course:

Group Instructor Course

  • Group Fitness Dynamics
  • Choreography and Music Utilization
  • Communication and Motivation Skills
  • Safety and Injury Prevention in Group Settings

Online Bootcamp Course

  • Designing High-Intensity Workouts
  • Virtual Engagement Techniques
  • Equipment Utilization and Alternatives
  • Monitoring and Progressing Client Performance

Sports Psychology Course

  • Mental Toughness and Resilience Training
  • Goal Setting and Achievement Strategies
  • Stress and Anxiety Management Techniques
  • Athlete Motivation and Focus Methods

Life Coaching Certificate

  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Goal Identification and Planning
  • Personal Growth and Development Strategies
  • Overcoming Personal and Professional Obstacles

Sports Nutrition Diploma (UK)

  • Fundamentals of Sports Nutrition
  • Diet Planning for Athletes
  • Supplements and Performance Enhancers
  • Eating Disorders and Nutrition Psychology 

Boxing Coach Course

  • Boxing Techniques and Combinations
  • Developing a Training Program for Boxers
  • Injury Prevention and Safety in Boxing
  • Psychology of Fighting and Mental Toughness

EMS Course

  • Understanding of Electrical Muscle Stimulation
  • EMS Training Principles and Techniques
  • Safety and Contraindications of EMS
  • Integration of EMS in Fitness Regimens


R25400total payment
  • Deposit R3500
  • R3650 (6 months)

R25400total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1324 (17 months)

R36100total payment
  • Deposit R3500
  • R3622 (9 months)

R36100total payment
  • Deposit R2900
  • R1509 (22 months)

How to Study


The Trifocus Fitness Academy Online Personal Training Course 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.

The online platform is unique to Trifocus. It includes:

  • Assessments and learning material for the Platinum Personal Training Course.
  • Interactive games so you can have fun while studying.
  • Progress trackers so you can tell exactly how far you have come.
  • Colourful illustrations so you can absorb the course information.
  • Trifocus ambassador videos so you get to see SA’s fitness stars demonstrating 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 long will it take to complete the Platinum Personal Trainer Course Package?

    It takes on average between 12 and 14 months to complete the Personal Training Diploma, although you have up to 2 years to complete it.

    Are there payment plans or discounts available for the course?

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

    Is there student support available?

    Yes defiantly! We have a massive support team available to help you along your journey when completing the Personal Training Diploma and the Platinum package.

    When can you register for the Personal Training Course?

    You can register for this course throughout the year.

    What are the practical requirements for this course?

    There are shadowing requirements for this course. All South African qualifications have a practical requirement where you will have to watch a stipulated number of hours of Personal Training to become qualified.

    Is the Diploma internationally accredited?

    Yes, the Personal Training Qualification is Nationally and Internationally Accredited.

    What are the registration requirements for the course?

    To register for the Personal Training Diploma 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.

    Which Personal Training Course is the most respected?

    There is a myriad of personal trainer courses out there. So, the question is: how do you know which one is the best? First, look at whether the course is accredited. If it is, you are assured that the course has a good foundation. The next thing you need to look at is if past students of the course have written positive testimonials about their experience with the fitness college. If they have, you have peace of mind that your experience will be equally as good.

    In South Africa, Trifocus Fitness Academy holds the most respected Personal Training Courses in the industry.

    How long is the course?

    The more in-depth personal trainer courses can last up to two years with the more basic personal trainer skills courses lasting about four months.

    The duration of the Platinum Personal Trainer Course with Trifocus Fitness Academy is 12-18 months long depending on how many hours you dedicate towards your studies.

    How much do Personal Trainer’s earn in South Africa?

    It all depends on how much you’re prepared to work, how much effort you put into your marketing and whether the people.

    On an average qualified Personal Trainers earn anywhere from R25,000– R85,000 depending on how they decide to structure their business and how hard they work.

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