Invest in just 4 weeks of your life and qualify as a gym instructor and personal trainer with Portobello Institute’s intensive combo course, taught by industry experts.

Students study both gym instructor and personal trainer components for a fully rounded qualification. Gym instructor course provides the necessary skills to fill various roles in a fitness centre environment. Personal training builds on the gym instructor course and looks at functional anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, nutrition and also exercise prescription.

Due to continued demand we are delivering these popular intensive training courses across a 4 week intensive programme commencing in January 2018 with graduates achieving their ultimate New Year goal!

Kick off on 21/01/18 with Gym Instructor to learn the foundations of gym based theory and practice with Anatomy and Physiology. On successful completion it’s time to progress onto Personal Trainer starting on 05/02/18, where you will focus in more detail on working with clients and setting up an exercise plan to suit their needs to strengthen and essential improve their overall fitness.

Intensive courses essentially allow for compressed learning covering the equivalent course content of a standard longer course, with face-to-face peer discussion, networking and completion in a concentrated timeframe. For those who want to progress their studies quickly this is the perfect option.

Maybe the New Year could be the perfect time to learn and be equipped sooner in your dream career? Aim to be one triumphant step ahead in the job market, having efficiently trained in less time to get the perfect qualification.

We are offering a significant price for learners. Pay just €1,960 for both courses and enjoy a significant saving of €1,400. For full details on our combo course and the possible career opportunities contact our sports advisor Shane Ferris on 01 892 0011 or email

If you prefer to meet face to face pop into our open days and we'll talk you through your options including any other exciting sports qualifications of interest.