Gym Instructor Course

Do you have a passion for the fitness industry but don’t know where to begin? Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Gym Instructor Short Course is the perfect place to get started. It’s the ideal course for anyone considering a career as a personal trainer. 

Course modules include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Leading an exercise session
  • Looking after a fitness facility
  • Recommending an exercise programme for an individual



  • You can now begin studying this Gym Instructor Short Course from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world.
  • Our online training platform is one of a kind, offering you a completely new perspective to learning.
  • You don’t need to hold a Matric or Grade 12 certificate to be eligible to take it. 
  • Once completed it, the modules can be used as credits when completing the full course in Personal Training.
  • It’s also nationally and internationally accredited through CATHSSETA (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, Sport Sector, Education and Training Authority) and REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals in South Africa).



The Course Fee Includes:

  • Assessment documents
  • Bag
  • DVD
  • Log in codes
  • Learner guide (manual)
  • Student Card
  • T-shirt

CATHSSETA accreditation code: 613/P/000193/2012

How to 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!


We offer an online learning platform that is cutting edge. 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.

Online platform includes:

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


We also offer the option of correspondence learning. 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.


Payment Plan

R5 300

R2 500 Deposit

R1 400 (2 months) Payment Plan

R5 300 Total



18% Discount

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Payment Plan

R5 800

R2 500 Deposit

R1 650 (2 months) Payment Plan

R5 800 Total



18% Discount

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Gym Instructor Course

Take the first step towards helping others achieve their fitness goals.

  • We trust that you are going to have a pleasurable and educational experience at our academy. Please take some time to review our terms and conditions relating to our business and your chosen course/s at our academy.   General Policies of Trifocus Fitness Academy All Manuals, promotional material and assessments are part of your course payment package. If you lose or damage your manual the manuals can be reissued at R450 per manual plus shipping. The certificates will be issued roughly 6/8 weeks after completing exams and having been deemed competent, Certificates are distributed electronically by PDF format - Learners must take accountability for lost or damaged POE's that are within their care.- Lost POE's can be reprinted at R200 per a POE.   Re- Assessment Policy The following points will apply, with reference to the TRIFOCUS FITNESS ACADEMY reassessment policy: When a candidate has to undergo reassessment, he/she must be given specific feedback and guidance in order to concentrate on areas of weakness. The onus is on the candidate to inform the TRIFOCUS FITNESS ACADEMY assessor when ready for assessment. The reassessment should take place in the same/similar situation/context and under the same conditions. The same assessment method/s and instruments may be used, but the task and materials should be different, but at the same level and complexity as the previous task. Reassessment can take place under a maximum of three per candidate (total three assessments), per unit standard. Each assessment must be discussed with the TRIFOCUS FITNESS ACADEMY client, as this will be charged as per the TRIFOCUS FITNESS ACADEMY assessment rate (R450) per assessment. A maximum of 6 months should be allowed between each re-assessment.   Indemnity Neither Trifocus, the trainers, their employees, any agents, guest nor other persons associated with Trifocus will be held responsible for any claim arising from an incident which may occur whilst students are on the premises or at any gyms or transported to any chosen venue by or on behalf of any of the said persons.   Complaints and Feedback Trifocus Fitness Academy is committed to offering a quality education to our students, we welcome the opportunity to hear your feedback and suggestions, in addition to this if you have any complaints about the service we are providing please use the below customer care contact details Email: Contact: 0861 444 765   Online Courses The student selecting to complete the course/s by utilising the Trifocus Fitness Academy Online learning platform, shall need to have access to a computer or laptop, and access to an internet connection. Trifocus Fitness Academy shall not be held responsible for a student not able to complete their course/s due to not having access to a computer or internet access.   Submission of assessments and assignments The Student on completion of the course/s assessments and assignments must return the assessments and assignments to Trifocus Fitness Academy at the following address; 1st floor 292 Surrey Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg 2194. The student must keep the proof of delivery of assessments and assignments delivered to Trifocus Fitness Academy   Cooling Off Period The Student may rescind the transaction without reason or penalty, by notice to Trifocus Fitness Academy in writing or other recorded manner and form, within 5 (Five) business days after the agreement was concluded. If the Student validly rescinds the transaction Trifocus Fitness Academy must return any payment received from the Student in terms of the transaction within 15 (Fifteen) business days after receiving notice of rescission provided that the Student returns the Course Products received by him to Trifocus Fitness Academy in unopened form. Trifocus Fitness Academy must not attempt to collect any payment in terms of the rescinded transaction.   Cancellation Policy The student shall not be able to cancel the course/s or the payment terms of the course/s, after the initial cooling off period of 5 (Five) working days as set out above.   Banking Details TRIFOCUS FITNESS ACADEMY Standard Bank: Sandton City Acc Number: 220415145 Branch code 051001   Yours in Health and Education Trifocus Fitness Academy        
    Learner Agreement | The Learner
    To successfully master these unit standard/s, you are required to:
    > Study the content of this unit/s
    What is expected of me the learner > Complete all activities indicated in this unit/s
    > 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
    The Provider
    The provider will ensure that quality ETD practices are followed and will:
    > Encourage constructive feedback to all learners
    > Provide constructive feedback to all ETD staff
    The Provider roles and responsibilities > Ensure learner support is provided
    > 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 The workplace coach or mentor has the important task to guide you in
    the workplace
    The workplace coach and mentor should:
    > Allow you to practice skills
    Roles and responsibilities > Give you constructive feedback
    > Share company specific rules and regulations with you
    > Share experience with you
    > Allow you to attend theoretical training sessions
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