At the British Columbia Personal Training Institute we mold world class personal trainers to positively impact people’s lives through Service, Science, and Sales.


To provide affordable, highly personalized, cutting edge, research driven and industry relevant education to passionate fitness professionals and enthusiasts.

Why choose the BCPTI?

With a combined 25 years of experience in the fitness industry, 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 new 7-week layout has allowed for reduced class sizes for more one on one attention.  Personal training job placement is GUARANTEED post completion so why wouldn’t you choose BCPTI. Start your fitness career today!

In order to be great at any profession a strong foundation of knowledge is required. When looking to build your fitness foundation look no further than BCPTI. It’s no coincidence that the BCPTI logo has three mountain peaks. These mountains symbolize BCPTI’s commitment to the 3 S’s of Personal Training: Service, Science, and Sales.

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.

Meet the BCPTI team!

<h2>CHRIS SMITH</h2>


BCPTI Founder

Inline with his passion for education and fitness, Chris looked to create a school that would better enable trainers to succeed in the Fitness industry. Being involved in Sport and Recreation his entire life, it was a natural progression for Chris to gravitate from Sports into the Fitness industry. Since starting his career in 1997, Chris has been involved in the training and development of thousands of trainers and has spent countless hours working with clients to help them achieve their fitness goals.

Chris is the founder of the BCPTI and also serves as the President & Chief Operating Officer for Steve Nash Fitness Clubs. Chris holds a degree in Community Health and Wellness from Portland State University. Chris’s educational philosophies and training principles closely align with those of the NSCA and PTAG and it’s these principles that have been the foundation to his success. Chris still enjoys training and in his spare time can be found doing something with his loving wife and their five children.

<h2>LOGAN DUBE</h2>


Director of Education

BA Psychology, CanFitPro PTS, FIS, NWS

Logan played soccer for over 20 years, going as far as NCAA Division 1 collegiate in the US and playing internationally in the UK. Since 1998, working as a coach on the field and in team/athlete strength & conditioning made fitness an easy choice for a second career. In addition to Can Fit Pro Personal Training, Fitness Instructor and Nutrition Wellness, Logan holds additional certifications as a Level 2 Biosignature practitioner, Level 3 Muscle Testing specialist, Functional Muscle Assessment & Graduated Exercise Methods, TRX R4 Master Trainer, Level 1 Agatsu Kettlebell instructor, Bulgarian Bag instructor, Trigger Point certified trainer, Joga instructor and is certified to teach group fitness, spinning, yoga and pilates classes.
Since joining Steve Nash in 2013 Logan has achieved President’s Club twice (for personal training sales) and has moved from the personal trainer role up to Fitness Manager, District Fitness Manager and is now thrilled to be on the education team. After working with clients for many years, Logan enjoys helping trainers grow their careers and make an impact on health, fitness & well-being in our beautiful BC communities. Outside of the gym Logan enjoys yoga, cycling, hiking, reading, adventure travel and plans to take up non-meal prep cooking (aka “never mind your macros”) as a retirement sport.



Program Coordinator

Educated at the Art Institute of Vancouver in Event Management, Christina is the Program Coordinator for BCPTI. Christina holds service certifications from international providers such as World Host: Customers with disabilities, World Host: Service Across Cultures and World Host: Fundamentals. Christina has always had a passion for Health, Fitness and Sports. After playing high level soccer for 12 years, she knew she wanted to work for an organization that’s core value was to make health and fitness a priority in the communities they served. She started her career in the fitness industry in 2013 with Steve Nash Fitness Clubs at the Morgan Crossing location. Soon after, she made the leap to education and began what would soon become one of the most rewarding career decisions of her life. Working alongside the Director of Education & Lead Instructor for SNFC and BCPTI, Chad Benson and the President/ COO, Chris Smith, they soon created a program unlike any other. Christina prides herself on providing a high level of service to students, grads and prospects and is extremely focused on the wellbeing and future success of the BCPTI students. In her spare time, Christina enjoys being in nature with her husband and dog, and frequently enjoys playing recreational level Softball, Tennis and Soccer.