Want To Become A Personal Trainer?

Separate Yourself From Your Competition & Become A Certificate 4 Master Functional Trainer

Discover A Unique Set Of Skills & Be The Go-To Fitness Expert In Your Area!

Do Something You Love & Start Your New Career In Fitness Today!

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My name is Dan Clay and I’m the CEO of Dangerously Fit.

Our goal at the Dangerously Fit Academy is to create World class personal trainers that are industry ready and well above the standards set by Fitness Australia and ICREPS.

We achieve this by with blended learning that combines online theory on our first class e-learning platform with hands on practical classes, a plethora of face-to-face functional strength courses, regular workshops and a post graduation business course that will give you all the skills you need to become a highly sought after fitness professional in a rewarding new career.

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...Become A Certificate 4 Master Functional Trainer

Become A Certificate 4 Master Functional Trainer

Every year there are more 24-hour gyms, health clubs, Crossfit Boxes, functional training gyms, boot camps and personal training studios chasing the same size pool of customers.

Standing out in this industry is a must!

Thrive in today’s busy marketplace by having a unique set of training skills that sets you apart from your competition and makes you the go to fitness professional in your local area.

When you enrol in our CIV Master Functional Trainer Certification you'll receive the Certificate 3 & Certificate 4 in Fitness, plus, you’ll have access to an additional 10 functional strength certifications. Having these training tools in your arsenal will make you stand head and shoulders above everyone else and the most in demand personal trainer in your market.

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Here's What's Included...

Bulgarian Bag
Clubbell Certification
Suspension Training
Battle Ropes Certification

Why Choose The Dangerously Fit Academy?

Ongoing Industry Education

The Dangerously Fit Academy produce the very best fitness professionals in the industry because our courses go well beyond the industry standards set by Fitness Australia and ICREPS.

We believe that when you graduate from your Certificate 3 and 4 in Fitness that’s it’s the start of your fitness education… not the end.

During your time with the Dangerously Fit Academy you’ll receive ongoing education through regular face-to-face workshops and CEC courses.

Then, upon graduation you’ll be enrolled into our PT Business Supremacy course giving you all the skills you need to become successful personal trainer in the fitness industry.

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"Course was great! well structured and professional. Dan was very knowledgeable, I now feel confident in my own technique and in able to coach successfully my clients. Great course! Thank you Dan!"

- Laura Juniper

So glad I contacted Dan with thoughts on doing this course. It's packed with great content I know will help me train my clients. He has so much knowledge & you never feel like you can't ask questions, he's bursting with info.

- Laura Smith


A Personal Learning Approach

Unlike most other fitness industry educators that churn out personal trainers on a production line, we enrol students into small groups to ensure you receive the maximum support from our dedicated team of tutors. If you ever need help or support, just give us a call.

The training, coaching and support you'll receive at the Dangerously Fit Academy is much more than just another personal trainer certification, the well-rounded education you’ll receive will be catered to you as an individual.

By the time you graduate you’ll be a highly qualified fitness professional that will have the skills and knowledge to work anywhere in the fitness industry.



Certificate 3 and Certificate 4 Qualifications Are Delivered Online (With Continued On-Going Daily Support) And With The Option Off Attending Biweekly Live Face-To-Face Practical Workshops At Our Training Campuses.



Become A Globally Certified Personal Trainer And Work Anywhere In The World. All Of Our Fitness Qualifications Are Recognised By The International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPS).



Expand Your Skill Set, Boost Your Confidence And Get An Unfair Advantage Over Your Competition By Enroling In Our Certificate 4 Master Functional Trainer Certification And Gaining Access To An Additional 9 Functional Strength Certifications.

Unparalleled Levels of Support

The support you’ll receive as a Dangerously Fit Academy Student will be unrivalled by any other course provider in the fitness industry.

Your tutor will call to greet you upon enrolment and will be there for you every step on your journey to becoming an exceptional fitness professional.

Anytime you need help or support, we’re just a quick call away to guide you through any challenges that you might be facing.

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Flexible Payment & Study Options Available

With The Choice Of Studying Online Or Face-To-Face + Easy Payment Plans…
…Becoming A Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Has Never Been So Convenient













Ongoing Support & Mentorship

Be Mentored By Successful Personal Trainers

If you want to become a successful personal trainer, learn from personal trainers that have successful careers in the fitness industry.

Our dedicated team are experienced personal trainers with wide ranging skills and specialisations all owning successful personal training businesses in their own right.

You can be rest assured the information and delivery techniques at The Dangerously Fit Academy are the most up-to-date and cutting edge in today’s fitness industry.

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Graduate With Confidence!

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Gain Real World Experience Training Real Clients In the Gym

During the course, you will have the opportunity to practice skills learned through the course by training members of the public in the gym.

Very few personal trainer courses offer their students the opportunity to train members of the public as part of their practical learning experience, as opposed to just performing on fellow students.

You will complete your qualification with the skills and confidence required to begin training clients right away… with more than adequate knowledge to create life chaning results for your clients.

Australia's #1 High Performance Facility

World Class High Performance Training Facility

The Dangerously Fit Academy has partnered with O2 Performance, “The Sunshine Coast’s home of fitness, well-being and athletic development”.

O2 Performance provides students the ideal learning environment for practical lessons and workshops.

Located inside the Sports Hub on Lake Kawana, this World Class training facility attracts athletes from all over Australia as well as the best sports coaches and personal trainers on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

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Discover How To Create a Successful Fitness Business


The Fitness Business Blueprint

So, you’re a certified personal trainer… now what?

Do you have the skills required to successfully launch your new fitness business?

When you graduate with the Dangerously Fit Academy you’ll be automatically enrolled into our online business course… ‘PT Business Supremacy’.

Inside you’ll learn how to differentiate yourself from the competition and generate hot new leads with Google, Facebook, YouTube, Email and Instagram… and how to convert these leads into paying clients with effective sales strategies – all available for you free of charge as soon as you graduate!

Frequently Asked Questions

What personal trainer certification do I need?

If you would like to coach group fitness you'll need the SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness. If you would like to be a 1-1 personal trainer you'll need the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness.

What age do I have to be to begin studying?

To start your studies you will need to be 15 years old.

How long does the CIII and CIV in Fitness take to complete?

Depending on how much time you can commit to your ongoing study, each qualification will take anywhere from 3-months to 12-months.

How many practical hours will it take to complete the face-to-face course?

Depending on your training experience it will take between 50-100 hours.

Will I need a 1st aid certificate?

Yes, you'll need to obtain the HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid certificate.

What's the difference between the Certificate 3, Certificate 4 and Master Functional Trainer Certification?

Certificate 3 is the entry level qualification and minimum required to work in the fitness industry, this qualification allows you to instruct group fitness classes.

Once you have obtained your Certificate 3 you can further your studies by enroling in the Certificate 4. The Certificate 4 allows you to train 1-1 personal training clients and includes business training, strength and conditioning and digs deeper into nutrition and other key subjects.

Our Master trainer certification includes the Certificate 3, Certificate 4 and all of our additional Functional Training Certifications.

Where do you run your courses?

We run a face to face Sunshine Coast personal trainer course at our campus and also have partners in Asia and Europe. If you prefer to study at home or cannot attend our face-to-face course our certifications are available completely online.

Does the Master Functional Trainer Certification include traditional strength training methods with dumbbells, barbells and machines?

You will learn traditional strength training methods for weight loss, muscle endurance and hypertrophy (building muscle) in our Certificate 3 and Certificate 4 courses. Once you graduate from the Certificate 4 you will then be enrolled into our Master Functional Certification which includes specialised training methods including kettlebells, steel clubs, Bulgarian Bags and more.

How widely accepted are your certifications and which countries recognise them?

Courses are accredited with AUSREP and are recognised by all EREPS (European Registrar Of Exercise Professionals) and ICREPS (International Confederation Of Registrar Of Exercise Professionals) member bodies;

EREPS Confederation Members;

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • France
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Lithuania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States Of America

ICREPS Confederation Members;

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • India
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States Of America

Under ICREPS Review;

  • China
  • Tunisia
  • Qatar
  • Iran

If you would like to work overseas, just register with Fitness Australia and transfer your registration over to the country where you would like to work. For example if you want to work in the U.K, register with Fitness Australia then transfer your registration to REPS-UK.