Welcome to XFE Academy

The best accredited Fitness, Events and Entertainment Academy in Africa

  • Fitness Industry Courses

    Fitness Industry Courses

    Top Fitness Industry qualifications. We host of 4 of the biggest fitness and bodybuilding shows as well as several other fitness events our students will get involved in
  • Events Industry Courses

    Events Industry Courses

    We offer our students direct industry exposure, internship opportunities and the best event industry education world-wide
  • Sport Coaching and Officiating Courses

    Sport Coaching and Officiating Courses

    Become a coach or referee in the sport you love, work locally or internationally
  • Nutrition Courses

    Nutrition Courses

    Our nutrition courses ensure that our students are qualified to advise on everything from basic nutrition plans to advanced sports supplementation and competition preparation
  • Entertainment Industry Courses

    Entertainment Industry Courses

    Direct Industry Exposure and much more!


Meet our friendly, professional staff members

Helena Calitz

Academy CEO and Lecturer

Debbie Cromhout

Office Manager

Elsie Calitz


Thommy van Baalen

Quality Assurance Manager and Lecturer

Dave Shanley


Justin Maguire



  • Testimonial: "Absolutely incredible course, much better than any other academy. They offered me personal attention and service and really went out of their way for me" - Ashley Hopkins
  • Testimonial: "wow! unbelievable course content! I attended the Nutrition short course, their lecturers as absolutely amazing!" - Amanda de Wit
  • Testimonial: "This is the first place ever that the owner of the academy went out of her way to assist me personally. Helena is amazing. I did the event planning course, really great!" - Simon Wallice
  • Testimonial: "Great courses, they really do offer what no-one else can, will recommend to anyone" - Patricia Khomalo
  • Testimonial: "What an amazing academy, i attended all the events and really got lots of exposure. Met a lot of people in the industry so already left with a foot in the door" - Bongi Ndlovo