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Group Fitness/Exercise course from fitnessU

Are you that guy or girl who everyone recognises at the local gym because you attend so many classes there? Or maybe you love your group fitness class so much, that the idea of being paid to attend is just too great an opportunity to pass by?

A Group Fitness Instructor is someone who teaches fitness to a group of people, typically in a class-type situation, and many Group Fitness Instructors (also sometimes called ‘Group Exercise Instructors’) started out as class enthusiasts – just like you!

Group Exercise Fitness

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Why choose fitenssU?

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Learn from the best and most established fitness educator!

fitnessU, powered by Australian Fitness Network has been providing education for Personal Trainers and Instructors since 1987 and is proud to have been pioneers in the field of online education for fitness!

Flexible study options

Flexible study options that fit around your lifestyle

Our online learning format, our national offering of Pro-Trainers as mentors, and our flexible payment options, means you can complete your Cert III qualifications anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace.

Mentors and Pro-Trainers

Recieve support from our team of online and offline Pro-Trainers

fitnessU has a team of fully qualified, passionate and experienced online and Pro-Trainers that provide students with proactive support throughout their course!

Group Fitness exercise course

Whether you are looking to take your first step into the fitness industry as a fitness instructor or personal trainer, or if you've been qualified for years but are looking for additional fitness certifications, fitnessU has a course that can meet your objectives. And the best news of all? The fitnessU Group Fitness course is designed to cater the modern instructor, offering a wide variety of class formats and trainings. This will ensure you have all of the skill sets you need to embark on on your fitness industry journey.


Whether you like to take care of things upfront, or need a little support in getting your course financed, we can tailor a plan to suit your personal needs. Simply ask one of our friendly career advisors to explain just how easy it is for you to get started on your journey to become a Personal Trainer!


fitnessU has a team of dedicated online trainers who are dedicated to providing you with the support you need to complete your course. In addition there are hundreds of Pro-Trainers (mentors) based all around Australia ready to guide you through your study journey.


Network membership includes full support for your fitness career! Including access to Network Interactive, subscription to Network magazine, eNews and member rates on insurance - you will feel secure in knowing you are part of the leading organisation for fitness professionals in Australasia.

Chantel Brodrick

Realising I could combine my business experience with my passion for fitness was a real light bulb moment, that’s when things started falling into place. I have continued to teach group fitness and worked to build my profile in the industry. Its hard to call any of this "work" because I love what I do.

Chantel Brodrick
Stephen Parker

The fitnessU Pro-Trainer program is going to be extremely valuable for the industry! It’s a great opportunity for experienced fitness professionals to reach out and have face-to-face contact with students, which will enhance the quality of professionals entering the industry.

Stephen Parker

Group Fitness Course Details

Your Group Fitness certification includes:

  • A Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313) specialising in group fitness
  • Qualification as a Group Fitness Instructor throughout Australia and New Zealand
  • Eligibility to register as a freestyle Group Fitness Instructor with Fitness Australia
  • Full Group Fitness certification that is recognised internationally.
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How do you become a Personal Trainer?

At fitnessU we provide you with a total solution for becoming a sought after personal trainer with the fitnessU PT package. As a leader in the field of personal training courses, you will earn both the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315) and Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215), and your qualifications in fitness instruction will be nationally and internationally recognised.

How long does it take to do the fitnessU PT package?

As the majority of the study materials and lessons are online, the time it will take you to do the fitnessU PT package will depend on the effort and hours you can find to apply to it. You will have a total of 18 months to complete the Certificate III and IV in Fitness, plus the group exercise component.

Is there support from anyone through my studies?

At fitnessU we know that accountability is the key to your success which is why we have two different support networks for you to access during your studies.

  1. The fitnessU team of online trainers, based at our sunny offices in Crows Nest, are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm EST to answer your questions via phone call, email or even a visit over a cup of tea. All of our online trainers are fully qualified and practicing Personal Trainers and Instructors, with years of experience educating future fitness professionals.
  2. Our amazing team of fitnessU Pro-Trainers are knowledgeable, experienced and passionate Personal Trainers and Instructors who are based all around the country ready to guide and mentor you through your study journey. We have hand picked them from
How can I do the PT package if I have a full-time job?

The fitnessU PT package is delivered almost entirely online, allowing you the flexibility to work at your own pace, when you have the time. Many of our current students and graduates have full time jobs and family commitments so we understand that you need to be able to fit study into your busy life.

The fitnessU PT package has been designed to to do exactly that, providing you with the freedom to choose whether you study during the day or at night, through the week or on weekends, from whatever location suits you best!

Do I need to have a high level of fitness to do the fitnessU PT package?

Completing the fitnessU PT package doesn’t necessarily require a high level of fitness..

Mostly it requires a deep seeded desire to learn and grow. Working through the fitnessU PT package will help you reach a greater level of understanding of health and fitness which you will then use to inspire others and yourself.

What help will I receive through my studies?

We realise that the key to success in any study journey is support. Surrounding yourself with like-minded, passionate people is a great step to creating and sustaining a successful fitness career. So right off the bat we make sure that happens. From the moment you start your studies our team of Online and Pro-Trainers will be right alongside you and available to assist whenever you need it.

So, although your study is self-directed, you’re definitely never alone. We are here for you as much or as little as you want us to be. Anytime. Always.

When can I begin training people professionally?

As soon as you have finished the fitnessU PT package and graduated you are a qualified trainer.

And once that certificate is in your hands, as a fitnessU graduate you’re still not alone (unless you want to be).

Anytime you need help or have a query or question about the industry or training, you can still contact our team of Online Trainers for advice, information or simply a friendly ear.

PLUS, because we understand that your course materials are important resources, even after you’re fully qualified, we will ensure that as long as fitnessU delivers the PT package you will have lifetime access to the e-learning site. How good is that?

And of course, support for your career also comes in the form of your 12-month Network membership, which provides you with loads of resources to help your studies and your career, including:

  • All the CECs you need to re-register with Fitness Australia
  • Access to Network Interactive, one of the world’s leading online source of fitness information
  • Access to, Australia’s number one online portal for fitness employment
  • Access to the annual FILEX fitness convention and Australian Fitness Expo
  • And stacks more!

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