Work as a PT at Virgin Active

Are you a Personal Trainer?

We’re looking for born motivators with a passionate for wellness who thrive on helping people achieve their fitness goals.

Is this you? Leave your details below.
Exclusive benefit

Guaranteed time with members.

All new members receive a complimentary 30 day training programme with a Personal Trainer assigned to kick off their fitness journey the right way. This is your time to shine and an excellent way to build your client base.


More benefits of
working at Virgin Active

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We’ve got
the best toys.

We don’t only have the biggest range of equipment in the country, we’ve got the best. You’ll be able to take your clients to the next level with awesome gear for both cardio and strength training, as well as all types of functional training toys that mean business. Good business.

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We’ll give you
a running start.

It takes time to get up and running and fill up your client schedule, so we will give you a reduced rental for the first year of running your business. We will also give you a rental reduction for the first 3 months to ensure you are off to a running start.

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Look good while
blazing your trail.

Look the business to do the business. From trainers and tights to trackies and tops, we’ll kit you out in Adidas gear. Get the job done in style.

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Train the trainer.

When you join the Virgin Active family, you’ll be assigned a badass Personal Trainer Mentor to show you the ropes. You will also have access to online learning via the Personal Training business school.


Do you have questions about Personal Trainer jobs?

How much do most Personal Trainers make in South Africa?

As a Personal Trainer, you’re your own boss. You set your schedule and directly impact your income. The more effort you put in, the more clients you can attract and the higher your earning potential.

What qualifications do I need to be a Personal Trainer?

Personal Trainers need a formal qualification from an accredited training institution in South Africa. Learn more about Personal Trainer qualifications here

How do I find a Personal Trainer job near me in South Africa?

Contact a Virgin Active near you or complete an application on this page.

Is it fun to be a Personal Trainer?

You can live your dream and make a positive difference in your clients’ lives through exercise and wellness. You decide on your working hours. Hard work, discipline, and commitment are needed to be a successful Personal Trainer.

Where do I start as a Personal Trainer?

Virgin Active is a great place to start with all the support you need to succeed.

Do you need help getting clients as a Personal Trainer?

You are your own best form of advertisement. Be approachable and available. Make time to assist all members, not only clients. Virgin Active has a strong lead generation support structure, including Intro packs and the Kickstart programme.

How many clients does a Personal Trainer have a day?

It depends on how hard you work. Successful Personal Trainers can have eight clients per day.

What are Personal Trainer jobs like at Virgin Active gyms?

Read our interview with one of our Personal Trainers to learn more about Personal Trainer jobs at Virgin Active now.

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Let's get personal

If you’re interested in joining our team of rockstar PTs submit your application today.