Fitness Instructor

Course Duration: 6 Months

For a fast-track into a career in fitness, or a bridging qualification into more advanced personal training certifications.

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Distance with Workshops

Fitness Instructor

Course Overview for the Fitness Instructor

If you’re looking for a fast-track into a career in fitness, or a bridging qualification into more advanced personal training certifications, the Fitness Instructor Course is for you. This course will equip you with all the skills necessary to meet the duties of a fitness instructor, including assisting clients with proper technique and use of gym equipment as well as advising on generic exercise programmes.

Course Requirements

A grade 11 or NQF3 equivalent is required to do this course.


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R4,500.00 R3,375.00

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Why you should study this course:

  • Learn the basics of anatomy and exercise physiology
  • Learn the proper use of equipment and understand gym safety procedures
  • Improve on your communication and motivational skills to deal with clients more effectively

Offered at the following campuses:

Career paths you can follow:

Payment Plans for Fitness Instructor

Distance with Workshops Pricing

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  • Deposit: R1 125
  • Monthly Installments: R1 125

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Core Modules for the Fitness Instructor

  • Module 1: Anatomy, Physiology and Exercise Training
  • Module 2: Health Screening, Exercise and Programme Recommendations
  • Module 3: Supervising the Use of a Fitness Facility and Equipment
  • Module 4: Resistance Training Techniques
  • Module 5: Workplace Logbook

Career Opportunities for the Fitness Instructor

  • Work as a fitness instructor in commercial gyms and private studios
  • Use this as a bridging course to see if a career in health and fitness is for you, or to give you an NQF 4

Accreditations for the Fitness Instructor

  • NQF Level: 4
  • Course Credits: 28

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Training Centres

The Fitness Instructor is offered at the following training centres: