Fitness and Group Training Bundle

Course Fee


86 Credits
28 CPD Points
Internationally Recognised

Train clients one on one or train groups of clients in a fun, versatile, high energy atmosphere

Where to study this course
Course Requirements
Course Requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate.

If you do not hold a level 4 NQF you can apply to study our Fitness Instructor Certificate NQF 4. Successfully completing this will provide you access to our NQF 5 programmes and a pathway into more advanced programmes and further opportunities.

Payment Terms
Payment Terms

3 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R12,500 (Deposit R4,250 + 2 x Monthly Instalments of R4,125)

11 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R13,750  (Deposit R2,500 + 10 x Monthly Instalments of R1,125)

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Personal Trainer

This is an occupational skills programme which provides 87 credits towards the National Certificate in Fitness (NCIF). The Personal Trainer course is your shortest route to becoming a personal trainer and qualifies you to work internationally. Personal Trainer is a comprehensive qualification in personal training and includes fitness principles, injury prevention and programme design to help your clients safely and effectively reach their fitness goals. Note: If you wish to reach the Diploma in Fitness (NDIF) level in the future then we suggest that you register for the NCIF (or NDIF) which are  full National qualifications. The NCIF leads to the NDIF or alternatively you may register for the full NDIF which includes the NCIF modules in part 1. *Hard copy manuals can be ordered at an additional fee

Group Training Specialist

This qualification is an NQF4 qualification aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor, in the context of exercise to music. Group Training Specialist is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan and instruct group classes. It is a practical, fun and versatile course that will allow you to give group fitness classes in a high-energy atmosphere. You will learn the principles of HiiT training which equips you with the skills to incorporate HiiT training into your group exercise classes in a boot camp format. HiiT and Bootcamp Training is a very popular way of training athletes, as it emphasises the body’s natural ability to move. It’s also a fun, highly effective way to improve fitness and gain muscle tone. Gain insight on how to structure a variety of Group Training programmes including: Tabata routines, hard, harder, hardest routines, Little method, Fartlek method and MITT method.The routines will empower the instructor to create fun, interactive, group training sessions which will keep your clients on their toes and wanting more. You will also learn how to incorporate the following into your group exercise classes:
  • Bodyweight exercises
  • Medicine ball
  • Bosu ball
  • Weightlifting
  • Sandbag
  • Motion stick
  • Kettlebells
  • Battleropes
  • Suspension Training
  • Trampolines
  • Gliding Disks
  • Resistance Tubing
  • Gun-eX
  • ViPR Loaded Movement Training
  • Exercise and dance moves
  • Music selection
  • Choreography
  • Teaching methods
This course Includes:
  • An HFPA Anatomy and Physiology Manual, an HFPA Group Exercise Instructor manual, a HiiT Instructor Manual and a Bootcamp Instructor Manual (received in hard copy)
  • A study (orientation) guide, logbook and assessments (online)
  • Tutor Support
Study Mode Offered: CONTACT COURSE This course is completed via both contact workshops and using the HFPA Online Learning Platform. This course is available in the following regions: JOHANNESBURG | CAPE TOWN | DURBAN | PORT ELIZABETH | NELSPRUIT | POTCHEFSTROOM

Personal Trainer


  • The Skeletal and Muscular System
  • Joints
  • The Respiratory and Cardiovascular systems
  • Energy Systems
  • Levers


  • Screening & Testing
  • Flexibility
  • Muscle Strength, Endurance and Power
  • Periodisation and Programming
  • Sports Conditioning


  • The Fitness Industry
  • Insurance
  • Entrepreneurship


  • Digestion
  • Food groups
  • Supplements
  • Food labelling



Comprehensive, hands-on, practical tuition offered nationally from HFPA campuses and support centres

  • Chapter 1: Homeostasis
  • Chapter 2: Anatomical Terms
  • Chapter 3: Organ Systems
  • Chapter 4: Skeletal System
  • Chapter 5: The Muscular System
  • Chapter 6: The Cardiovascular & Circulatory System
  • Chapter 7: The Respiratory System
  • Chapter 8: The Nervous System
  • Chapter 9: The Endocrine System
  • Chapter 10: Energy Systems
  • Chapter 11: Adaptations To Physiological Systems With Exercise
  • Chapter 12: Principles Of Exercise, Fitness & Health
  • Chapter 13: Principles Of Training
  • Chapter 14: Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Chapter 15: Muscular Strength & Endurance
  • Chapter 16: Warm-Up & Stretching
  • Chapter 17: Motor Fitness
  • Chapter 18: Safety 112
  • Chapter 19: Communication
  • Chapter 20: Customer Service
  • Chapter 21: Introduction To Nutrition
  • Chapter 22: Role Players In The Fitness Industry
  • Assist fitness participants to successfully implement an exercise programme to music
  • Lead participants safely and effectively through a structured choreographed exercise
  • Demonstrate the verbal and nonverbal communication skills required to teach exercise
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilise various communication and teaching methods
  • Present themselves in a professional and confident manner whilst leading an exercise
  • Utilise audio equipment with care consideration of the equipment
  • Chapter 1: Health, Exercise & Aerobics
  • Chapter 2: Professionalism, Communication & Motivation
  • Chapter 3: Teaching A Class
  • Chapter 4: Music Selection
  • Chapter 5: Structuring Choreography (Using Reduction)
  • Chapter 6: Steps To Choreography
  • Chapter 7: Construction Of The Routine
  • Chapter 8: Introduction To Step Aerobics
  • Chapter 9: Introduction To Body Conditioning
  • SAQA Registered Full Qualification
  • NQF level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework
  • Recognised and registered with REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa). REPSSA is part of ICREPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals)
  • Work as a personal trainer in health clubs, or in private practice
  • Travel the world working on international luxury cruise liners or at holiday clubs
  • Work as a health and fitness blogger, online personal trainer, fitness manager or wellness director
  • Open your own business, gym or studio