PFS Basic Programs for Gym Instructors ®

Gym & Personal Trainer Education
PFS Basic Programs for Gym Instructors ®



Do you want to learn how to design exercise programs ? You have come to the right place!


A total body workout routine is a great way to stay fit, healthy, and energetic. Rather than focus on the same muscle group every time you hit the gym, it's important to concentrate on your body as a whole. Planning a total body workout routine can help you tone and tighten your entire body - from shoulders to calves - leaving you with a complete feeling of satisfaction and balance. No matter what your goal is if you’re looking to get in shape full body workout routines are definitely the way to go. If you’re looking to lose fat … full body workout routines are great because they’re more efficient (time-wise) and because you’re working your whole body your heart rate will tend to be higher leading to enhanced fat loss results from that alone. You can get your heart rate higher and work yourself much harder when you’re using multiple muscles. Grouping muscles at once, versus working individual muscle groups and separating each body part into a separate workout. If you’re looking to build muscle ... Full body workout routines are also brilliant, as most beginner and intermediate weight lifters will actually get better results because it forces their whole body to be involved, in contrast to working each muscle group individually.


It is believed that full body workout training is for beginners and for those returning to strength training after a long break. Is this true? Of course, this is a very good method, but it cannot be considered as the one for beginners only . It can be as effective as either a beginner or an intermediate - and sometimes even advanced.

Beginners are often advised to work on the correct technique with the use of light weights low number of reps. What happens then is that heavy weights are not used and isolated muscle groups are being worked with low number of reps which makes recovery takes less time.


It is crucial that the good instructor knows how to design exercise programs for different age groups and fitness levels.


We will teach you how to design such programs so that you're a knowledgeable and sought after instructor.







This course requires a recognised, valid and current Fitness Instructor or Gym Instructor qualification which is accredited and mapped at EQF Level 3 | NQF level 4* such as the PFS FITNESS GROUP INSTRUCTOR or PFS GYM INSTRUCTOR. If you didn't qualify with us, a scanned copy of your certificate will be required in response to your registration confirmation email.


Who should attend?

This course is open for everyone who wants to improve their teaching skills and general knowledge in the field, walking the path of development and reach excellence.

Please inform us during the registration process if you have any learning difficulties or disabilities so we can accommodate you appropriately. 


What you need to bring with you:

  • Bottle of water
  • A change of clothes
  • Sports/gym gear
  • Towel
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Notepad

Course hours that require 100% attendance: 8 hours during one weekend day

Additional self-study hours: Not applicable

Examination hours: Not applicable

No examination is required.


Participants must attend 100% of the course in order to receive the Certificate and 8 REPs accredited CPD (continued professional development) points.


Continued Professional Development

After the successful completion of the course, the participant may:

  • Implement the knowledge and techniques gained in the area of their expertise such as Gym Instruction, Personal Training, Studio Instructors, etc.
  • Use the acquired points towards keeping their main Diploma qualification active



All our courses are accredited by REPs Ireland and recognised worldwide through ICREPs.

All PFS qualifications meet industry standards that have been developed and published by the European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA).

REPs Ireland ensures that all standards used are mapped to and meet all appropriate International standards where possible, to ensure all REPs Ireland members benefit from recognition of their status from other National REPs.


Payment rules 

  • We operate on a first come, first serve basis with no exceptions.

  • We allow only 10 places per course.

  • To secure your place on the course the payment should be made upon registration.

  • We allow 5 calendar days to receive payment before your place is given to another person that has paid.

  • After 5 calendar days have passed, and we haven't received any payment, you will need to register again if places are still available.

  • There is no way to prolong the 5 calendar days. Registrations are not accepted if you have already registered and the initial 5 days have not elapsed.

  • If we have received a late Early Bird payment (i.e. you registered for Early Bird but we haven't received payment within 5 calendar days) you will be liable for the Normal Price as outlined in our Terms & Conditions. No exceptions will be made.

  • If you have signed up at the Normal Price or Early Bird price and we haven't received the full amount from you before the start of the course, then you will be subject to Instalment payments.


Payment options 

Early Bird

This offer is only available for selected courses, dates or locations.

When displayed, the offer expires once there are less than 28 calendar days until the course.

Please do not contact us asking to receive this offer if it is not displayed.

If you do see this offer than we advise you to take action and get this great course at a special price!

Normal Price

Payment must be made in full and received by us before the course starts. Please take into account that bank transfers may take time and we operate on a first come first serve basis with no exceptions as outlined in PAYMENT RULES.


The instalment price is divided into six equal payments. The first instalment has to be paid upon registration. The subsequent instalments will be paid during the course with the last instalment paid before the course ends. Instalment payments are subject to our Terms and Conditions.


Payment methods

Once you register, you will be guided through the payment process.

  • Bank transfer

  • Paypal

  • Cash payments are not accepted


If you encounter any issues with payment and you have read our FAQ page, please reach out via the Contact section.

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