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Meet the Fitpro team dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals in the fitness industry

Derek Archer – Owner

Derek started working in the Fitness industry in 1996 and achieved his personal trainer certification in the same year. In 1997, he began studying Human Movement Sciences at the Rand Afrikaans University as well as managing and training at the private gym in the Sandton Towers Hotel. He graduated in 2000 and at the beginning of 2003 moved his personal training business to the gym at the Institute.

He also held the position of Fitness trainer at Moroka Swallows Football Club from September 2002 to October 2006.Derek began to present courses at the Institute on a regular basis before assuming the role of senior lecturer on the Personal Fitness trainer course. Being so passionate about health and fitness, and teaching those aspiring to be trainers, Derek took over Fitpro in 2006 with Lee.

Derek is also a Technogym master trainer and presents on the ‘Exercise Is Medicine’ course for health and fitness professionals in addition to his role at Fitpro and as a Personal Trainer.

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Lee Archer – Owner

Lee began her career as a receptionist at Randburg Health and Racquet Club in 1996 and started her Human Movement Sciences degree at RAU in 1997.

She taught swimming, spinning and assisted at a physiotherapist practice during her entire university career until, after completion of her Honours degree in Sports Science in 2000, she took the position of manager/trainer at the Saxon Hotel. She moved her personal training business to the Institute at the end of 2003.

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National Certificate in Coaching Science!! ⚽🏉🏏🏑

Develop appropriate skills and knowledge required for coaching beginner and intermediate level performers as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Ensure that coaching practices applied to sport participants adhere to sound principles drawn from sport science.

Education and training in the practice of sport is essential to the social importance of sport growth within South Africa as sport continues to become more accessible and professional.

Start Date:4 June

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Learn how to plan and co-ordinate a training session for a group where the objective is fun, goal driven indoors or outdoors.

Date:21 and 22 April

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