National Health & Fitness Academy
The coaches make all the difference - very smart & relatable
Really smart and relatable coaches who have been in the fitness industry for a long time. Makes learning and coming to class each week exciting and enjoyable. They all offer different areas of expertise so you learn so much variety from them.
Would highly recommend
Jeffery completed his qualification in March 2021 and is now a Personal Trainer at Fitness First Mermaid Waters.
Encouraging, fun, fill of knowledge!
Great experience with NHFA! As a deaf person, I wasn't sure how accessible the course was and while it wasn't perfect, Dave, Melinda and the coaches did everything they could to ensure I could still access the classes and sessions and made me feel included. I loved the different coaches NHFA have as they brought their own wealth of knowledge to the classes and really engaged my interest. I really enjoyed the course content and the coaches and have made great friendships in the class. Would highly recommend NHFA if you are interested in pursuing personal training.
Bradley completed his qualifications in March 2021 and is currently running classes at Sign&Us, a Health hub/Gym for the Deaf & hard of hearing, and does one-on-one Personal Training at CrossFit Unrest.
I started studying with NHFA not knowing exactly what I wanted to do, however from my very first class I knew I had made the right decision!
The coaches are so very knowledgeable and always there to help.
Throughout my course I met so many beautiful people....class was so fun ?
Each class was perfectly designed! Everything I have learnt is still stuck in my head and gave me everything I needed to take the big step of starting out as a PT. I'm now working at Goodlife Coomera and I’m extremely happy.
A big thank you to Mel also, she was always right there when we needed her and I received so much support from her ❤️
For anyone that’s wanting a life change and to become a personal trainer, I 100% recommend NHFA. You will get the highest quality of education, knowledge, and support from the whole team!
Don’t think twice, just do it ??
Ambra completed her qualifications in January 2021 and started as a Personal Trainer at Goodlife Health Club Coomera in March 2021
Just finished the full time course at Bundall and loved every minute of it! After studying Criminology at university, this was the start of a completely different path for me. From the start I was definitely nervous as I didn’t know what to expect, but the coaches, staff and other students made me feel so comfortable. Dave and the rest of the coaches all specialise in different areas of health and fitness, which made their classes enjoyable and filled with so much valuable information. Not only has the course provided me with the skills to transition straight into becoming a qualified personal trainer, but it’s also allowed me to learn new things that I can incorporate into my own training as a rugby player. Overall, I recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about starting their fitness journey. I’ve made some amazing friends along the way, and look forward to starting my career as a personal trainer.
Shaquille attended the full-time course at NHFA and completed his qualification in May 2021. He started as a personal Trainer at Goodlife Health Club Bundall in June 2021. Keep an eye out on Shaquille, we might just see him running with the Broncos in no time!
Best course out!
From start to the finish it was amazing, the way we were taught was, in my opinion, one of the best ways to learn. All of the coaches we had were informative and made the classes fun! I would recommend NHFA to anyone looking to get into the fitness industry!
Rohan attended NHFA’s full-time course and completed his qualification in May 2021. He has since started as a Personal trainer at Goodlife Health Club Robina
NHFA is the best Personal Training school!
NHFA has been more than I could have asked for. They provide a safe learning environment for all students to excel in. They have the top of the top teachers and such beautiful, kind-hearted admin ladies. They will make you feel special and like you’re #1. The course doesn't just focus on fitness but also on health & wellbeing, nutrition, mindset, business, marketing and so much more. They helped me realise my talent and give me the tools to succeed!
Shekinah completed her qualifications in March 2021 and started as a Personal Trainer in April 2021 at Goodlife Health Club Robina
NHFA is awesome, Dave and all the teachers have been an amazing guide. The experience I had training with them has been vital for taking my next steps into the industry. I can say whole heartedly that I'd recommend them to anyone who is serious about changing career paths and heading into the fitness industry, you'll have the best team of people backing you up. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to do the course with these guys
Ashley completed her qualifications in May 2021 and started as a Personal trainer at Goodlife Health Club Nerang in May 2021
NHFA is a 5 star team!
Great trainers, great content and great facilities. Really good mix of classroom and practical learning. Nothing was ever too much trouble for the NHFA team, from the admin to all the trainers. Overall great experience.
Ben has a love of fitness and wanted to gain his qualification for his own personal interest. He is a keen athlete & runner and has completed the Kona Hawaii Ironman Championships in 2019!
My experience studying with Dave and the NHFA team was wonderful. Dave has this ability to meet you where you are at and take you where you need to go and I am so grateful. The NHFA team are not only like a family, but Dave has chosen the best in the health, fitness & business industry to equip his PT student to great success.
What I love the most about the NHFA is the after service they provide their graduates by constantly reaching out with job opportunities from fitness clubs.
I am so excited to see what my future holds as a PT, so far it has been truly amazing. Thank you NHFA.
Clare has created a home studio/gym where she trains her clients at Swansea Heads near Newcastle. Clare’s son Sam is now doing his Certificate III & IV in Fitness with NHFA
The best Personal Training course EVER!
It was an absolute honour doing my qualifications with NHFA. What an incredible course, so practical, amazing coaches, administrative queens & the best classmates I could have hoped for.
I would highly recommend anyone looking to complete their certs to do them with NHFA. I couldn’t imagine a better program.
Erin completed her course at the end of June 2021 and started as a Personal Trainer at Goodlife Health Club Robina at the beginning of July 2021
I wanted to be a Personal Trainer because I love working out and doing my own thing in the gym, and I wanted to make other people feel as amazing as I do when I reach goals or see a little bit of difference in my own body. I was working in hospitality as a barista and had had enough.
As soon as I met Dave from NHFA he made me feel so comfortable and really believed in me as I had a lot of self-doubt, NHFA was really professional and very affordable.
I loved that the coaches told us real life events that happened in their lives, whether it be mistakes or wins that they had when they were going through their own fitness journey, I feel as if NHFA has the best of best coaches for each topic we were learning.
I personally was so unsure if I would be any good at personal training, Dave and the other coaches really believed in me, now looking back it was the best decision I have ever made! Thank you NHFA
Kayla graduated from NHFA in February 2020 and became a Personal Trainer at PLC Bundall in September 2020
Thanks to Dave and the incredible team at NHFA I was able to go from a job I didn’t really enjoy doing to my dream career of being a Personal Trainer. The awesome coaches made it really easy to learn and I got so much from their experiences in the industry. The course prepared me exceptionally well for my new career and I can’t wait to help people get fitter and happier.
Jack graduated from NHFA in June 2021 and started as a Personal Trainer at Snap Fitness Parkwood in July 2021
I did the face to face course for my certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness through NHFA and I can highly recommend this course. Being a practical learner it was so important to have the face to face interaction to push me through and keep me accountable.
Prior to the fitness industry, I worked in real estate for 9 years, although I enjoyed it, it was not something I could see myself doing for the rest of my life. Fitness is where my passion is and I decided to take the leap of faith and study my cert 3 & 4. Once qualified I started group classes as well as 1:1 PT, I dropped my realestate to part time and 3 months later I was able to resign and work as a full time PT. Fast forward another 3 months I opened my own gym and 12 months down the track I have 5 employees, running 28 classes per week and multiple PTs in between each class.
Studying my Cert III and IV through NHFA was an absolute joy. All the coaches were very knowledgeable, supportive, and a ball of fun to learn from. NHFA not only provided me with the knowledge and hands on experience I need for me to be an exceptional PT, but has also given me so much support throughout the course and outside of the course, which has given me the opportunity to now be apart of the Goodlife Health Clubs Coomera team as a personal trainer there.
Big shout out to my classmates who I now can call my friends, thank you for making the experience a breeze and a whole lot of fun!
100% recommend studying through NHFA, you will obtain the best experience and knowledge through Dave and his team of coaches.
Shenaye finished her course in May 2021 and started as a Personal Trainer at Goodlife Health Club Coomera in June 2021
The National Health and Fitness Academy certificate III and IV program was the turning point of my life. I was stuck in a job (as a lawyer) that gave me no satisfaction whatsoever. The NHFA program, inspired me and kept me motivated about my choice to do what I really wanted to do by becoming a personal trainer. The program was everything and more then I thought it would be and gave me all the essential skills and knowledge that was required to start my new career path.
I have been a Personal Trainer and a group exercise instructor in the industry for over 10 years now and still love it! I have realised that this program taught me everything to help me become a professional, confident highly skilled trainer who is now making a massive difference in so many ways to the lives of all my clients.
I have been lucky enough to work with Dave and gain some of his Business knowledge and skills that has also led me to creating the Holistic Goddess. I would recommend the program to any person wanting a new career in the fitness industry and especially to those with the desire to become the best in the business.
Rachelle Bayley - Holistic Goddess
I cannot even begin to express just how much Dave and NHFA has changed my life in the 8 or so weeks I was with him doing the full-time course. The things I have learnt from them in terms of business, personal training and life is something I'm going to carry with me forever. Dave has mentally motivated me to become the most successful version of myself. Dave and the team really have helped me feel like every ambition and goal I have, is something that I can definitely NAIL. I cannot wait to continue to learn from Dave in future courses/workshops/podcasts/seminars, he's an absolutely incredible mentor.
Doing this course with NHFA has really made me feel like I'm on the right path and I'm going to become very successful.
Being a professional cyclist for 15 years I have always had an interest in health and fitness. I am so pleased I chose NHFA to do my fitness qualifications as I am learning so much through the online platform. Because all the modules are video's of Dave and the other coaches teaching an actual class it made it so easy for me to follow. He teaches in a way that makes difficult concepts easy to understand and because the theory is all online I can rewatch it if I don't quite get it the first time. I'm enjoying connecting with the coaches and my classmates in our weekly Zoom class where our coach recaps the modules we've done the previous week and holds a Q&A session. I can't wait until we can go back into the gyms and complete the practical side and put all we've learned in place.
I'm so thankful that I made the decision to become a Personal Trainer with Dave and NHFA. The course was outstanding and gave me everything I needed to not only become a successful PT but to now also have 2 amazing businesses and the lifestyle I’ve always dreamt of.
I have always recommended NHFA to all my family and friends and they have all enjoyed an amazing course and outcomes and I'm sure you will too. All the best.
NHFA provided me not only with the education to build a business in the fitness world but with educators who were a direct contact into the industry. I didn't just find a job after I received my certificates but I had one lined up before I even finished the course! The business building side of things in the course has helped me with direction in my online wellness business too which I couldn't have anticipated and I am grateful for the entire NHFA team because of that.
I’d like to thank Dave and the National Health and Fitness Academy for helping me into my new career.
The course was everything I expected and so much more and I’m so thankful that I decided to become a personal Trainer and even more thankful that I did the program with the National HFA. After securing my fantastic position at Jetts Fitness, I quickly moved into a management position. I have had the opportunity now to see the skills and knowledge that was taught to me compared to other trainers within the industry and am thankful that I chose to be educated by Dave and the team.
The course opened my eyes to what real personal training is all about and gave me everything that I needed to get me to where I wanted to be and become super successful in the industry.
I loved that fact that the course was delivered with a scientific approach, which is backed up by common sense for training “the average person” which of course is 90% of our client base and business. Dave has an unbelievable knowledge base and made the learning process so simple. The on going education is also a massive bonus and insures that I will grow in confidence, learn more to reach even greater heights and to help with my team now that I am in a management role. I find that even though I only completed my course recently, I am already mentoring 3 other personal trainers, all who been in the industry for over 3 years and I am confident in doing so and this is all because of the knowledge Dave gave me.
I would highly recommend Dave and the National Health and Fitness Academy and wish you all the best.
Mark Conrad - Jetts Fitness
I have recently had the pleasure of doing the Business Mentor Course offered by the National Health and Fitness
Academy and presented by Dave Burgis. After completing my certificate III & IV in fitness I decided that it was a
natural progression to continue on to the Mentor Program. Nowhere have I seen or found a program that offers
such practical and extensive insight into the outside aspects of being a personal trainer and the business side of
what is involved.
Although the skills and confidence I gained through the certificate III & IV were amazing the benefits gained
through the mentor course sends it to the next level. The course for me covered things that are normally not
touched on aspects such as marketing, hidden psychology, managing finance, extended sales, nutrition. The
extraordinary amount of wisdom, knowledge and strategies were way above even my expectations.
I would highly advise anyone looking for the extra mile to extend their business skills and knowledge to grab this
course with both hands and make it a must. What I gained from this course has truly changes my life!
You cannot help but enjoyed very class with is out of the box teaching style you will find yourself learning without knowing it.
Marc - Personal Trainer Goodlife Health Club
Thanks to the National Health and Fitness Academy I have finally got out of my job that I hated and have now started my dream career as a personal trainer here on the Gold Coast. My life as changed so much all for the better and I'm so glad that I made the decision to follow my dreams and become a Personal Trainer. It's the best decision of my life!
I am aware of how important it is to get the right coaching from the start.
Having started my own career as Personal Trainer I am aware of how important it is to get the right coaching from the start. I enjoy passing on my knowledge to the students and that is why I teach regularly at the academy. If you want to start a career in sports or within the fitness industry, I would advise you to call Dave and NHFA today. I hope to meet you there soon!
NHFA are definitely the experts when it comes to creating awesome Personal Trainers both in practical and the business application
Thank you very much to Dave Burgis and the National Health and Fitness Academy for the fantastic course and enabling me to gain my Personal Training Qualifications. I found you and your team to be extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with. NHFA are definitely the experts when it comes to creating awesome personal trainers both in practical and the business application. Having performed at the top level for some time it was important for me to be educated and advised by the best in the business. Many people recommended that I should go through Dave and the National HFA, and after completing my course I am extremely glad that I did. I have other businesses within the fitness industry and we have the NHFA as our provider of choice when it comes to hiring Personal Trainers. If you are thinking about doing your course and you want the highest quality education, don’t look further than the National HFA. It is the only place to go!
Being an elite level coach I understand how important it is to get the right information. As a trainer you always strive to achieve the best outcomes for all of your clients and players. I have always recommended Dave and the NHFA because they go above and beyond to deliver the very best information, skills and tools to create the industry's most outstanding Personal Trainers! They deliver on all the fundamentals of training as well as the latest and most advanced training techniques. They teach you a wide range of skills that are beyond any other fitness courses that I have ever seen. Dave's Business Mentoring course for Personal Trainers is also a great program for anyone that is really looking to dominate in the industry.
Hi there, My name is Jeff Ozbourne and I’m the manager of Vision Personal Training in Bundall. I have known Dave and the National Health and Fitness Academy and I am always impressed in the quality of students he produces.
They are perfectly equipped to become successful in the industry and I highly recommend their programs. If you are thinking about entering the industry I would strongly encourage you to learn from the best and get started as a Personal Trainer with the National Health and Fitness Academy!
At F45 we've had the pleasure to meet and employ a lot of great trainers from the NHFA who are exception trainers and are motivated to help people in the fitness industry.
Without a doubt the National Health and fitness Academy students are the best equipped trainers. They are the most knowledgeable and and have a great skill set to succeed. We often find that their students are the best and most profitable trainers in our health clubs.
In my experience of working as a trainer and being a fitness business owner, it is trainers with the confidence in a solid knowledge base with the “how to” that really become successful and I see these attributes in the National Health and Fitness Academy students. Since recruiting National HFA students I found that they are very professional, team orientated, motivated trainers with exceptional knowledge and Personal training skills.
I recommend Dave and the National Health and Fitness Academy to all my friends and family and I recommend that they are your first choice as well.
The National Health and Fitness Academy certificate III and IV program was the turning point of my life. I was stuck in a job (as a lawyer) that gave me no satisfaction what so ever. The
National Health and Fitness Academy program inspired me and kept me motivated about my choice to do what I really wanted to do by becoming a personal trainer. The program was everything and more then I thought it would be and gave me all the essential skills and knowledge that was required to start my new career path.
Now I am a Personal Trainer and a group exercise instructor in the industry. I have realised that this program taught me everything to help me become a professional first of all and secondly a confident trainer who is now making a massive difference in so many ways to the lives of all my clients. My personal Training career is far more emotionally but also financially rewarding then my other career and I have never looked back once! I would highly recommend Dave Burgis and the National HFA program to any person wanting a new career in the fitness industry and especially to those with the desire to become the best in the business.
I'd like to thank Dave and the National Health and Fitness Academy for helping me into my new career. The course was everything I expected and so much more and I'm so thankful that I decided to become a personal Trainer and even more thankful that I did the program with the National HFA. After securing my fantastic position at Jetts Fitness, I quickly moved into a management position.
I have had the opportunity now to see the skills and knowledge that was taught to me compared to other trainers within the industry and am thankful that I chose to be educated by Dave and the team. The course opened my eyes to what real personal training is all about and gave me everything that I needed to get me to where I wanted to be and become super successful in the industry.
I loved that fact that the course was delivered with a scientific approach, which is backed up by common sense for training “the average person” which of course is 90% of our client base and business is. Dave has an unbelievable knowledge base and made the learning process so simple. The on going education is also a massive bonus and insures that I will grow in confidence, learn more to reach even greater heights and to help with my team now that I am in a management role.
I find that even though I only completed my course recently, I am already mentoring 3 other personal trainers, all who been in the industry for over 3 years and I am confident in doing
so and this is all because of the knowledge Dave gave me. I would highly re
My names Henare Watkinson, today is my last day with the NHFA and Dave.
The greatest feeling is knowing you have the ability to positively affect change within not only yourself but the lives of others by doing something I love and am very passionate about.
Having the confidence and knowledge to create a beneficial and successful business, I owe all to Dave.
What I have gained from Dave is truly PRICELESS!!
My name is Ashleigh Dewit and I have recently completed my Certificate III and IV in Fitness through Dave and the National Health and Fitness Academy. I have always been very passionate about changing peoples’ lives and helping others but wasn’t sure what direction to take. I found NHFA and I’m sure this is going to be a massive turning point in my life. Dave’s classes are fun, informative and inspiring. He has made me a better person professionally and changed my outlook on life. I am confident in myself and also look forward to being the best I can be in my Personal Training career. I looked forward to attending each lesson and am sad to see it end but excited for this chapter in my life. For anyone who is reading this and not sure what direction to take or whether to start with NHFA, take action and do it, I guarantee it’ll be the best thing you ever do!!”
My name is Ed Curtain, Fitness R&D Director for China's largest fitness company www.PhysicalClub.com and winner of hundreds of industry awards including 'Australia's Best Personal Trainer', 'Fitness Business of the Year' and Asia's Best Large Fitness Company'.
I have worked with Dave and the team from National Health and Fitness Academy for many years in the capacity of health and fitness professionals, educators and program development for the Australian Fitness Industry. I can only speak in the highest regards for their level of professionalism, dedication to the improvement of the industry and passion for health and fitness.
If you are looking for a career change into something that excites you every day, then look no further than working in the fitness industry; if you want to become the best health and fitness professional and learn from the industry's leading experts, than look no further than the team at NHFA - their people make the difference and will ensure you start your new career equipped with the resources, knowledge and real-life experience to excel.
Here in China we are always looking for international standard personal trainers and we only source our potential applicants from NHFA exclusively.
To verify this testimony or for any further information for opportunities in China, please contact me through the team at NHFA. Best regards and good luck with your new career.