Find the right role for you
Our certificate in personal training – opening new doors for new faces across our industry.
Realise your potential
We believe in the power of potential. Our role is to simply give you the guidance you need to get you where you want to be. And part of that means helping you realise the different opportunities available to you in the health and fitness industry.
Graduates of the Fit Futures Academy are fully equipped with the knowledge and expertise to independently move forward with their own personal training businesses.
With the help of our industry partners we’re also able to facilitate job opportunities and work experience placements, giving you the hands-on experience you need to progress.
The employment opportunities really are endless. We listen to your needs, refine your skills and get you the qualifications and training you need to transform your career.
- Personal Trainers
- Gym Instructors
- Exercise Consultants
- Athlete Fitness Trainers
- Cruise Ship Fitness Trainers
- Gym Managers
- Boot Camp Business Owners
- Health Programme Coordinators
- Team Fitness Trainers
- Community Programme Leaders
- Coaching and Sport Development
- Sport Development Officers
With the help of our industry partners, we’re also able to facilitate job opportunities and work experience placements to allow students a valuable hands-on experience working within the fitness industry.
Our students get out what they put in, and many get jobs in the fitness industry soon after graduating. Read on to hear what some of them have to say.
“Since graduating from FIT College (now Fit Futures) in 2015 I have taken my qualification and joined the fitness industry right away. I completed my first aid course, got my REPS registration done then started my own website, facebook page and business. I am now running a great business comprising of Group Outdoor Workouts and Mobile Personal Training, as well as contracting to another boot camp company, as an assistant boot camp trainer.”
– Sharon Bouwer
“I changed my career in less than 6 months!”
I signed up with Fit Futures in September 2015. Their helpful team made it extremely easy to get the ball rolling with my fitness career while working full time.
Through out my study period they were very supportive with any questions I had with the curriculum. Their continual support with frequent meetings to check my progress made my learning very easy with flexible hours.
The Fit Futures team made it very easy and seamless to integrate into an amazing team as a fully qualified Personal Trainer.
I strongly recommend Fit Futures to any one that is looking at becoming a fully qualified Personal Trainer.
– Tim Freeman
– Curtis Hacon
“Thanks to FIT College (now Fit Futures) I was able to qualify as a Student of the Year Runner-up in the Exercise Industry Awards and went quickly into employment at one of New Zealand’s top gyms. I not only felt confident in facilitating high class Personal Training, but also felt confident in operating and marketing my own fitness business”
“Throughout my studies with FIT College NZ (now Fit Futures) I found the course to be very informing and exactly what I would have been looking for in my start of becoming a personal trainer. Every section was broken up into different categories which made it so much easier to focus on the different topics one at a time. As well as having a lot of theory work there was a substantial amount of practical involved with the submission of videos throughout the course which gave me a more hands on experience.
Throughout the course if I ever had any queries I knew I could always get help from my tutor Julie. Julie was fantastic, I would either send her a text or email and she would usually get back to me within the day. She taught me things about my training and how to improve on my skills which I really appreciated.
I found that the content of the course is very good for beginners and people wanting to get their foot in the door of the fitness industry. It provides a behind the scenes look at the business side of fitness and helps you prepare for the real world by preparing business plans and even doing a gym layout mock up.
All in all my experience with FIT College NZ (now Fit Futures) was fantastic. I am glad to have gotten the opportunity to study with them and I have been putting what I have studied into practise in the fitness industry.”
– Alicia Rew
– Sam Bot: Full Grant Recipient
“I found my first month exciting… kicking my study brain back into gear and trying to fit it in around life was a bit nerve wracking, but I love how the course has been tailored to fit it all in.
I was able to work through my lectures at my own pace and revisit and re-access the information, as I needed it. I was nervous about the online component of this course both because of the self-discipline I knew would be required, and also navigating my way through the learning platforms… But as it turns out it wasn’t an issue. The course content was really inviting and I had no trouble in motivating myself to carry on.
I loved that it let me go for it when I had the time, I get as much done in the time I had available, and that I wasn’t limited by class times or awaiting results etc. I loved learning about the body and all that it entails and it has really deepened my knowledge of what I am experiencing during physical activity and the benefits on my body… I am so much more aware of what’s going on, and it’s great!”
From her first Zumba class, Julia Ryder was hooked and quickly became a licensed Zumba teacher. A growing desire to gain a personal training qualification led Julia to Fit Futures Academy.
“I was inspired to follow in the steps of my fellow Zumba instructor and Fit Futures Academy graduate Emma Courtney. I had qualified as a Level 3 Group Fitness Instructor but wanted to take my learning journey to the next level.”
Working part-time and taking care of her children made fitting study in a balancing act for Julia who credits the support of her tutor and the Fit Futures Academy team for helping motivate her to finish her personal training studies.
“There were times when it was really hard, but Zara and the Fit Futures Academy team were there to support me through to graduation which I really appreciate.”
After graduating, Julia was offered a role as a personal trainer at Plus Fitness 24/7 in Rolleston.
“I am so excited about this new journey and I am hooked on fitness!”
– Julia Ryder
– Jordan Berry
A passion for sport and using his skills to help others achieve their health and fitness goals drove Jordan Berry to study at Fit Futures Academy while still a high school student.
“I started my quest to become a personal trainer in 2015 while I was in Year 12. My goal was to finish high school as a qualified personal trainer while studying full time at Massey University in Wellington.
“Fit Futures helped make my dream a reality. To some it might have seem unrealistic to study to be a personal trainer while at high school but because of the structure of the study programme I was able to achieve my goal.”
Jordan says the support he received from the Fit Futures Academy team has made a huge difference in his life. Fit Futures helped Jordan secure a personal training role at Te Aro Snap Fitness in Wellington while studying at Massey.
“I can’t thank them enough for their support. I have been working at Snap Fitness with 30 PT sessions per week since 2017. Because of Fit Futures, I have the skills to improve the quality of people’s lives.”
Les Mills Auckland City
Les Mills Auckland City
Aspire Health & Sports, Tauranga
Te Aro Snap Fitness in Wellington
Advance Fitness Invercargill
Intern | Canterbury Crusaders
Full Time Personal Trainer