FitPro was my first choice when I was researching institutions that would allow me to pursue my passion of a career in fitness. The small, personalised classes contributed to an optimum learning environment. The lectures are both informative and fun and the one on one attention I received invaluable.
As my qualification is internationally recognised, it has allowed me to pursue my career goals beyond the borders of South Africa. The fact that FitPro has such a professional reputation throughout the fitness industry makes the transition from a learning environment to a working environment that much easier. Overall, the guidance, knowledge and confidence Derek and Lee Archer have given me has proven invaluable.
Thank you FitPro Team for making my dreams a reality!
About a year ago we had to make a decision about Bradly’s future.
Everyone who knows him, knows he has ALWAYS been in LOVE with fitness.
We started looking at online study options to do a “quick-fix” Personal Training course. What bothered me was how would he do a Physical Hands on Job without practical training.
How would he equip himself for a LIFE TIME Hands On career behind a computer…
We knew about Fitpro and decided to enquire about their Full time National Certificate in Personal Training.
On our first meeting with Lee Archer we were warmly welcomed on a Saturday morning. She specially opened up for us to meet and discuss the course and details surrounding registration at Fitpro.
The minute we walked through the doors of The Gym and entered Fitpro, Brads and I just knew this was The place to be.
He enrolled for 2019 and class commenced in February.
From the 1st day he started class I was called daily with an extremely excited voice about how awesome the class was, how fantastic the lecturers were and about all the amazing friends he made.
For me it wasn’t easy see my son move from a “plattteland dorpie” to the BIG CITY but Fitpro definitely helped with that transition.
He has done all the theoretical work, written exams and now just has his portfolio and practical hours to complete. Lee has gone out of her way to arrange job interviews for him at various Gyms so he can already started earning while gaining real life practical experience.
In 6 months Bradly has learnt and grown sooooo much. He has even moved into his own place to be closer to his work at SWITCH PLAYGROUND which was also introduced to him by Fitpro.
Just the past weekend Bradly and I took my sister to see where Fitpro was and we ran into Lee. Wow!!! She was once again so warm and friendly. Hugging as if we were family.
In my eyes, someone that invests so much into my sons future IS FAMILY
So this is a GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO
FITPRO, LEE & DERICK ARCHER for your part in Bradlys future.
Watch this space…. You have created an Animal waiting to be unleashed in the Fitness Industry?
If your child loves fitness as much as mine does, Fitpro should definitely be your Only choice!
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So….after 30+ years in the corporate environment, I decided it was time for change. To “Live (Love) to Work and not Work to Live”. Because I love exercise, I thought why not go into something I love? And at the same time, add value to someone else’s life by improving their fitness and in the long term , their health.
About 5 years ago, I came across Fitpro (Institute of Fitness Professionals) while reading the magazine Fitness for Women. My biggest concern was whether I would still be eligible to go into this industry because of my age – 50ish. After chatting to Fitpro, they put my mind at ease and helped me see past the age thing.
My introduction into the fitness industry was to complete the Exercise is Science and Personal Fitness Training courses by attending classes at night. Derek tries to come across as a Navy Seal Ninja but he is passionate about what he does and this comes through in his lectures while very entertaining. Since then, I have completed Sports Massage, Exercise is Medicine & Exercise and Pregnancy. Lee is unbelievably passionate about her preggy classes and shows that while pregnant, exercising can be fun and there are ways to modify an exercise to suit the individual during the different stages of this special time in a woman’s life.
In between these courses I have done various other courses, ALL through Fitpro.
I now work as an Exercise is Medicine Professional with Activate Health which is exactly where I wanted to be. Using exercise as a form of medicine for clients who have been diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, metablic syndrome, ie Non Communicable diseases. I can now honestly say, I LOVE my work!
Once you join the caring, friendly & attentive Fitpro family, you know you belong.