Daniel nel

With over 22 years of experience of which most was spent as General Manager for Virgin Active gyms across the country. Daniel decided in 2009 to move into the education sector of the Health & Fitness industry to pass on his passion for the industry and share the knowledge he has gained over the years. As co-founder of OXIFA Fitness Academy Daniel’s strength lies in his commitment to each and every individual student, motivating them to complete their qualification by giving them support and guidance through the process and by supporting them with employment opportunities during their studies and also after qualifying.

dirk hough

Starting his fitness career in the military as a assistant Personal Training Instructor Dirk fell in love with the connection in helping people better themselves and living healthy. He went on to work for Steiner Transocean as a onboard fitness instructor for 5 years and traveled the world. On returning home he opened up 2 Gym’s  in the West Coast of a 1000m2 each.

Dirk joined Daniel in establishing Oxifa as a world leader in fitness education and by combining their combined work experience of almost 40 years created a course that is more practical and job orientated than most courses available out there still conforming to the cathsseta guidelines and unit standards.

Oxifa is also Repssa registered which means it is off world class standards and Oxifa students can work overseas in more than 30 countries and onboard the cruise ships like Dirk did himself.

If you want to make a career change  look no further than partnering with Oxifa our passion comes from experience in knowing what works and what is important so that future employers will see you as an asset to their business and not just another employee.


CHOOSE YOUR Qualification

Various courses are available to qualify you in the Health & Fitness Industry, under which probably the most popular is the National Certificate in Fitness, which does not only allow you to become a Personal Trainer, but opens you up for allot of career options in the industry. Other qualifications shape to broaden your spectrum of knowledge or help you specialize in your preferred fi


"Studying with OXIFA changed by life, opened so many doors, been working on luxury cruiseliners since 2015"

JP Fourie

2014 Fitness Students

"Studying through OXIFA has been the best decision of my life"

Jarred Prinsloo

2013 Fitness Student

"It's been an amazing journey, currently working for Virgin Active and loving every moment of my chosen career"

Ayesha Kader

2016 Fitness Student


Daniel Nel

+27 83 459 6662


Dirk Hough

+27 71 151 8488


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