Personal Training Certification

Trifocus Fitness Academy Personal Training Certification (National Certificate in Fitness) covers all aspects of personal training. It lays a strong foundation in fitness education. Completing the course allows you to work as a personal trainer at any local or international gym.

The Personal Training Certification (National Certificate in Fitness) is offered online, via correspondence as well as through classroom learning. This certification is accepted and well-regarded at all commercial and private gyms both locally and internationally. This certification is accepted as a minimum standard for personal trainers.

Course modules include:

  • Anatomy

  • Biomechanics

  • Cardiovascular instruction

  • Concepts of fitness

  • Entrepreneurship in a fitness environment

  • Exercise programme design

  • Flexibility training instruction

  • Functioning as a team

  • Health and safety in sports

  • HIV in the workplace

  • How to operate professionally and effectively in a sports and fitness environment

  • Maintenance of a fitness environment and equipment

  • Motivation techniques

  • Nutrition

  • Operating a computer

  • Planning and conducting research

  • Physiology

  • Resistance training instruction

  • Safety and risk management

  • Screening procedures

  • Social elements of the fitness environment

  • Special populations

  • Understanding the values and ethics of the fitness and sporting industry

  • Wellness concepts

  • Workplace organisational skills

Benefits:

  • The National Certificate in Fitness is the minimum certification required by both Virgin Active and Planet Fitness gyms locally and will allow you to work as a personal trainer in their facilities
  • International opportunities with a REPSSA
  • Our online training platform is one of a kind, offering the student a unique perspective to learning, from the comfort of your own home. You’re now able to log on and complete the course anywhere in the world.

Courses are available at any time and can be started when it suits you

  • CATHSSETA (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, Sport Sector, Education and Training Authority) accreditation code: 613/P/000193/2012

Once you’ve been deemed competent in your theoretical and practical components of assessment, you’ll be issued REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals in South Africa) and Trifocus Fitness Academy certificates.

Course admission requirements: NQF 4, Grade 12/Matric, or Age Exemption

Course credits: 137

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! 

Online:

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

Correspondence:

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.

Facilitated:

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!

1st Semester 2017

CAMPUS CLASS TYPE DATES TIMES DAYS
 Randburg  Day Classes  27 March – 13 July  9:30AM – 2PM  Monday, Wednesday, Friday
 Randburg  Night Classes  27 March – 13 July  6:30PM – 9PM  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
 Centurion  Day Classes  27 March – 13 July  9:30AM – 2PM  Monday, Wednesday, Friday
 Centurion  Night Classes  27 March – 13 July   6:30PM – 9PM  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
 Kempton Park  Night Classes  27 March – 13 July   6:30PM – 9PM  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
 Plattekloof  Night Classes  27 March – 13 July   6PM – 9PM  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Price


Payment Plan

R11 500

R3 000 Deposit

R2 833.33 (3 months) Payment Plan

R11 500 Total

Upfront

R9 430

18% Discount

Save R2 070

Debit Order

R11 500

R2 500 Deposit

R1 500 (6 months) Monthly Debit Order

R11 500 Total


Payment Plan

R13 300

R3 000 Deposit

R3 433.33 (3 months) Payment Plan

R13 300 Total

Upfront

R10 906

18% Discount

Save R2 394

Debit Order

R13 300

R2 500 Deposit

R1 542.86 (7 months) Monthly Debit Order

R13 300 Total


Payment Plan

R18 800

R3 000 Deposit

R3 950 (4 months) Payment Plan

R18 800 Total

Upfront

R15 416

18% Discount

Save R3 384

Debit Order

R18 800

R2 500 Deposit

R1 630 (10 months) Monthly Debit Order

R18 800 Total

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Personal Training Certification

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    • Utilise your coach and colleagues as learning resources, and
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    • All cell phones off during learning activities
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    • 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
    Workplace
    • The workplace component contributes to what learning should take place during the program
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    • 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:
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    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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