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.


“I cannot recommend this program enough, and in my opinion, it has only gotten better and more refined over the years. Whether your end goal is to be a Personal Trainer, better your own understanding of the body, or just feel like you have more direction/knowledge in the gym, this course is for you!”

Ashley Wright

BCPTI Graduate (2017)

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 Headquarters

Dates: September 8th to October 30th (accepting early registrations)

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Next Continuing Education Course

Course Name: NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

Location: BCPTI Headquarters

Dates: August 7th and 8th (Workshop)

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Student Testimonials



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Trainerize: The Future of Personal Training

By | August 27th, 2021|

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Squat Variations for New Clients: by Courtney Parson

By | August 27th, 2021|

Our clients know how to sit on a chair. They do it every day. No matter their age, their lifestyle, their occupation, your clients squat. Even if they don't know that they do, they squat. [...]

Overhead Mobility: Lengthening Techniques

By | June 24th, 2021|

Welcome back to part 2 of the Corrective Exercise Continuum for the "arms fall forward" movement-compensation observed in an Overhead Squat Assessment. In part 1, we targeted specific muscles that Inhibit the overhead position [...]