Institute of Fitness Professionals

Company Information

Contact Person:

Derek Archer


CYQ in the UK


Fitpro (Institute of Fitness Professionals) has built up a formidable reputation by offering the ultimate in fitness education.  Fitpro has forged its name in the fitness industry over the past 21 years as a forerunner in fitness/ wellness education, advanced training and research.  Our focus is on tailoring to the individual needs of each student in order to ensure their best possible development on all levels.

The Institute was founded by Renee (Schram) Bryan in 1995 and is now run by Lee and Derek Archer.

Derek and Lee are both very passionate about the industry and believe that the Institute is the perfect platform to educate and create the complete fitness professional.

Derek started working in the industry in 1996 and achieved his Personal trainer certification in the same year. In 1997, he began studying Human Movement Sciences at the Rand Afrikaans University as well as managing and training at the private gym in the Sandton Towers Hotel. He graduated in 2000 and at the beginning of 2003 moved his personal training business to the gym at the Institute. He also held the position of Fitness trainer at Moroka Swallows Football Club from September 2002 to October 2006.Derek began to present courses at the Institute on a regular basis before assuming the role of senior lecturer on the Personal Fitness trainer course.

Lee began her career as a receptionist at Randburg Health and Racquet Club in 1996 and started her Human Movement Sciences degree at RAU in 1997. She taught swimming, spinning and assisted at a physiotherapist practice during her entire university career until, after completion of her Honours degree in Sports Science in 2000, she took the position of manager/trainer at the Saxon Hotel. She moved her personal training business to the Institute at the end of 2003.


Physical Address

Penta Medical Building, Design Quarter District, Corner William Nichol Dr. & Leslie Road East




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Postal Address

PO Box 169




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