Welcome to the BC Personal Training Institute

BCPTI was founded in 2013 because we saw the need to provide a better education for prospective personal trainers. By providing classroom and in-gym training you’ll be well versed in both the scientific and practical approach to personal training.

Becoming a certified personal trainer means you’ve committed to making a difference in your community.  We provide you with a world-class evidence-based training model that prepares you to step into the real-world fitness industry and begin helping clients right away!

BCPTI certifies our students through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification; a certification accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and globally recognized.

CPT Sept 2022 Class

“Would highly recommend this amazing program. The Guidance and the hands on aspect of learning has helped this experience go smoothly. I feel more confident going into my career as a personal trainer. Thanks to Brian and his perspective on fitness, joining mind and body has helped me have a more wholistic approach on guiding people in their fitness journey.”

Julia Plett
BCPTI Graduate (2023)

“I just finished the course and let me tell ya, the people involved are top notch! The course itself is really informative, and the hands on experience is key. Here I learned more than what’s needed for certification. I have so much more knowledge now and I’m ready to take on Personal Training to the next level. Thanks BCPTI and all the instructors! I’m a better person for being there.”

Dwayne Bishop
BCPTI Graduate (2023)

“If you’re reading this review is because you’re considering BCPTI as one of your options. I would tell you to go for it, the value that you get exceeds by far your investment No matter if your goal is to become a personal trainer or to know how to train better, the experience of being with people with similar passions all working towards a similar goal is just amazing. Not to mention the instructors there, Brian and Josh, the most knowledgeable people I’ve never met when it has to do with fitness and their experience is simply so rich that I could just spend hours listening to them without even feeling fatigued. Definitely a very recommended place if you’re trying to seek new paths in life.”

Junjie Bai
BCPTI Graduate (2023)

Are you passionate about health and fitness? Then make it a career! The demand for Personal Trainers is at an all-time high. Join this growing industry and become a fitness leader today. Our program is designed to get you ready for a fast-paced, client-oriented and ever-evolving workplace. Our instructors work as personal trainers, and our classes blend learning the curriculum with lots of hands-on practical experience including assessments, movement coaching, workouts and peer practice.

Service, Science and Sales: this simple formula is designed to help our students succeed in the workplace. Each student will be taught the science behind personal training, how to create an exceptional client experience and learn how to employ consultative sales techniques. Learn how to gain, train and retain clients and build a successful training career.

Become a Certified Personal Trainer

Location: BCPTI

Dates: July 10, 2023 – Aug 31st, 2023

Early Bird Registration ends June 23rd, 2023.

Next Continuing Education Course: Bodyweight Strength & Mobility Workshop

Certification Dates: July 8-9 . 9-5pm.

In this seminar you will learn about how to improve mobility and bodyweight strength. We will go over understanding the science of flexibility, mobility and stability as well as it’s effect on execution of bodyweight movement patterns.

Day 1 will be focused on mobility using facets of different types of stretching, controlled articulated rotations, PAILs/RAILs and exercise prescriptions. It will also include stability and mobility exercises for various compensations/joint limitations.

Day 2 will be focused on the strength aspects and introducing how to progress towards movements such as handstands, flagpoles, muscle ups, pistol squats, back levers and front levers.

Location: BCPTI

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