Why choose BCPTI?
With a “no students left behind” mentorship-based program, our team will give you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed. By providing classroom and in-gym training you’ll be well versed in both the scientific and practical approach to personal training. Our layout has allowed for reduced class sizes for more one on one attention. Personal training job placement is facilitated post completion so why wouldn’t you choose BCPTI. Start your fitness career today!
While the core curriculum is based in science, our unique and exclusive content around servicing clients and teaching state of the art consultative sales techniques will prepare you for success in the workplace. On top of teaching at BCPTI, our team continue to run successful personal training businesses and contribute not only their education but their experience still working in the field.
Director of Fitness Education
- Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology
- NASM/PTA Global Certified Personal Trainer
- Certifications: TRX Suspension Trainer, TRX Rip Trainer, Agatsu Kettlebell, Somatic Senses KB Science Level 1 & 2, Precision Nutrition Level 1, Rocktape Level 1, Pre-Script Hypertrophy Principles, Neurotyping, Ma Strength Weightlifting Level 1-3, Bulgarian Bag Level 1 and more.
Brian is a highly accomplished and experienced fitness professional with a passion for helping others reach their health and wellness goals. With over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry and a decade of personal training under his belt, Brian has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all aspects of fitness and training.
Brian’s journey in fitness began with a desire to work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, both privately and in the school district. This experience sparked a love for fitness that has led Brian to become a jack of all trades, mastering various modalities including powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and calisthenics/gymnastics. He has held provincial and national records in powerlifting during his years of competition and also competed in Olympic weightlifting.
Not only is Brian a fitness expert, but he is also a registered clinical counselor who specializes in helping individuals with eating disorders. He uses an eclectic approach, drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to integrate mental and physical health into a holistic approach to coaching and counseling others.
Currently, Brian is the Director of Fitness Education for both BCPTI and Fitness World Canada, where he oversees the education of trainers and coordinates continuing education programs. His dedication to ensuring that trainers receive the highest quality education is a testament to his commitment to the fitness industry. With Brian at the helm, BCPTI remains the premier source of continuing education for personal trainers in BC.
Program Facilitator & Instructor
Canfit Pro Certified
Certifications: GGS pre-postnatal coaching certification, Ma Weightlifting, Elite Academy- Exercise Therapy level 1, Movement & Mobility Specialist, MWOD institute, Precision Nutrition level 1, Canadian center for strength and conditioning- Mastering Program Design; Energy Systems Academy, DTS – Hypertrophy Fundamentals, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization level 1, Pre-script – Intregration & Execution of Exercise, Pre-script- Hypertrophy Principles, Conscious Strength – Kettlebell Fundamentals, PT on the net – stress response to exercise, Movati – Small group training, Darby Training Systems – Movati Movement Education
Meet Kathryn, a health and fitness industry professional with a passion for empowering trainers and clients to unlock their full potential. With nearly a decade of experience under her belt, Kathryn has honed her skills in gym membership sales, personal training, and education, and is constantly striving to learn and grow.
Kathryn’s enthusiasm for teaching and breaking down barriers around compound lifts is contagious. Her goal is to help new trainers develop the skills they need to create impactful training sessions that leave their clients feeling unstoppable. Kathryn has pursued a variety of certifications and has had the privilege of learning from some of the most accomplished trainers in the country, giving her a unique perspective on the industry.
If you’re looking to build your dream career in health and fitness, Kathryn is the perfect partner to help you achieve your goals. She’s ready to collaborate with you to take your skills and confidence to the next level.
- Bachelors of Kinesiology
- Certifications: TRX, Hypervolt, Corrective exercise specialist, small group training, Prescript level 1, LIFT 1, & TFM
Meet Kim, a certified personal trainer and fitness educator who started her PT career in 2019 while finishing her kinesiology degree. With her passion for helping people make fitness a fun and enjoyable part of their day, she has built her business up to 120 sessions a month, making a positive impact on many clients’ lives.
Kim’s dedication to the fitness industry extends beyond just personal training. She graduated from BCPTI and is now a part of their education team as an instructor, where she helps aspiring trainers grow and develop their own careers. Kim strongly believes that having a career in fitness not only empowers clients but also empowers yourself and those around you.
When it comes to training styles, Kim prefers a hybrid approach, combining both functional and traditional strength training methods to help her clients achieve their goals. In addition to her fitness pursuits, Kim is an avid reader, averaging about eight books a month.