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A practical, fun and versatile course that will allow you to give group fitness classes in a high-energy atmosphere



  • Work internationally in gyms and health clubs as a group fitness instructor
  • Start your own fitness business offering bootcamp and hiit classes from anywhere



A practical, fun and versatile course that will allow you to give group fitness classes in a high-energy atmosphere


R7 950,00

Associated Courses

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

This course is completed via both contact workshops and using the HFPA Online Learning Platform.


  • 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

NQF Level: 4

Course Credits: 15

REPSSA CPD Points: 28

  • 15 credits
  • 28 REPSSA endorsed CPD points
  • SAQA Registered
  • NQF Level 4
  • Recognised and registered with REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa). REPSSA is part of ICREPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals)

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