Steps To Becoming A Personal Trainer

Trifocus Fitness Academy Becoming a Personal Trainer
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There are loads of jobs in the fitness industry. Gym instructor, fitness trainer, Yoga teacher, swimming coach, Pilates instructor… The list in endless! However, the ultimate job in the fitness industry is – without a doubt – being a personal trainer. Why do we say this? Read on to find out…

Become a Personal Trainer

What is a personal trainer?

A personal trainer is a fitness professional who is responsible for training every part of their clients’ bodies. Apart from an in-depth knowledge of exercises and how the body reacts to these, they also are intimately aware of nutrition principles. This is because they know that the exercises you do are only as good as the food you put into your body. Personal trainers know that exercise and nutrition go hand in hand. You can’t have a good exercise programme and a bad diet. The opposite is also true.

What are the skills that a personal trainer needs to have?

According to the National Federation of Trainers, a personal trainer – in fact any fitness trainer – must be:

  • Knowledgeable about human anatomy and physiology,
  • Au fait with how to design exercise programmes for groups and individuals,
  • Aware of the necessity of conducting regular screenings with their clients,
  • Passionate about helping their clients reach their health and fitness goals and, most importantly,
  • They must be able to motivate their clients to get to gym in the first place!

What’s the next step to becoming a world-class personal trainer?

To get be able to pick and choose which personal trainer jobs you want, you need to have a personal training qualification under your belt that is widely recognised.

We, at Trifocus Fitness Academy, offer three study options for personal training. These are locally accredited through the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as well as the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA).

Our courses are also internationally recognised through the Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPPSA). This means that you’ll be able to take your personal training qualification anywhere. See the world as a personal trainer on a cruise liner, open up your own personal training business… The world is your oyster!

Personal Training Course

The Personal Training Course is Trifocus Fitness Academy’s newest and best offering in terms of personal training courses. It is very competitive in terms of pricing and – best of all – you will be able to finish it in as little as 3 MONTHS! This means that you’ll be able to pursue your passion – and become a personal trainer – in less time than it usually takes.

Modules on this fitness course include:

  • Understanding how to perform health screening procedures on your clients,
  • Designing exercises programmes for your clients that are most suitable for their needs including persons with special needs,
  • Crafting the ultimate nutrition programmes for your clients that will best suit their exercise regimes and genetic make-up,
  • Learning how to motivate your clients so that they stick to your well-thought-out programmes,
  • Understanding how to apply holistic wellness principles to the coaching of your client,
  • Getting to grips with fundamental entrepreneurship principles so that you will be able to run your fitness business like a pro!

For more information on this Personal Training Course, and how to register for it, click here.

Personal Training Certification:

This personal training qualification covers all the fundamentals that any personal trainer worth his or her salt needs to know like the back of their hands.

Our personal training certification is accredited locally – through CATHSSETA as well as SAQA – as well as internationally through REPSSA. This means that you’ll be in line for personal training jobs anywhere in the world when you have qualified with our personal training certification.

Personal Training Diploma:

This is the crème de la crème of study options for personal training at Trifocus Fitness Academy. Encompassing all the fundamental modules to be found on the personal training certification, our personal training diploma takes it to the next level with specialised learning modules such as designing exercise programmes for pregnant women and special populations, as well as knowing how to periodise the training year. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Need more convincing? The fitness industry is booming worldwide so if fitness is your passion, and you want to become a personal trainer, you need to sign up for one of Trifocus Fitness Academy’s accredited fitness courses. Click here to fill in our enquiry form and one of our sales consultants will get back to you shortly to tell you why you NEED to choose Trifocus Fitness Academy!

See what Trifocus students have to say

Jo-Anne Dannhauser Q&A Testimonial

Jo-Anne Dannhauser

Why did you choose Trifocus Fitness Academy for your college?

I chose Trifocus Fitness Academy because of the amazing online platform they offer as well as for the fact that they have highly competitive and affordable prices. They have a huge variety of courses available in order to expand your knowledge in the fitness industry and I absolutely love that!!!

What Course did you just complete?

I completed the Athletic Nutrition Course via the online platform through Trifocus Fitness Academy. I am currently busy with my Diploma in Personal training as well and I cannot wait to graduate!!! Trifocus offers the best online platform to make studies so much more fun and easy to do!

What did you enjoy best about this course?

I enjoyed this course a lot because the time it took me to complete the course was not much at all, on top of that, the online platform made things a lot easier and quicker for me and allowed me to pass this course with amazing scores! I Loved it!

How did you like the online learning material what parts of the online experience did you enjoy the most? (if the question is applicable)

The online experience was amazing. The platform Trifocus provides is extremely easy to use and the short video explanations makes a huge difference. The online platform provides you with the feeling of being in class with a mentor right in front of you! The learning experience is truly amazing.

Would you recommend Trifocus to your colleagues and why?

I would recommend Trifocus Fitness Academy to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge in the fitness industry with the use of easy and accessible material and platforms to make your learning experience quick and a LOT of FUN!!! Trifocus offers highly competitive prices which is amazing. I would not hesitate recommending Trifocus to anyone!

How has becoming qualified with Trifocus improved your Life Style and Wellness out look?

Becoming qualified changed my life significantly for the main reason that I’ve learned many new things through this course. It has taught me a lot of things I never even considered before! I can now live a healthier lifestyle and help others achieve better health too, by expanding their knowledge as well! 


Rolph Williams Q&A Testimonial

Trifocus Graduate Rolph Williams

Why did you choose Trifocus Fitness Academy for your college?

After some research and talking to other people in the fitness industry I decided that Trifocus was the most recent and accredited institute I would want to associate myself with.

What Course did you just complete?

Athletic Nutrition. The 1st of many!!!

What did you enjoy best about this course?

Very user friendly, well designed and highly informative.

How did you like the online learning material what parts of the online experience did you enjoy the most? (if the question is applicable)

As per question 3, the material has been out together in an easy to learn and understand format. With the option to receive feedback from tutors as well is of high value to me.

Would you recommend Trifocus to your colleagues and why?

I would recommend Trifocus, for certain! If you want to get ahead in life and be successful you must study and work on yourself. Trifocus enables you to do that quite easily and with confidence.

How has becoming qualified with Trifocus improved your Life Style and Wellness out look?

It has cemented my knowledge and understanding, as well as created a strong base from where I will continue to build and prosper.

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