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The Hazards of Running and How to Avoid Them

Running is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get physical activity in. It requires no equipment and you can tailor it to your fitness level with ease. You don’t need a membership and you can perform it anywhere & at anytime. For these reasons and more it is one of the most commonly [...]

By | April 2nd, 2018|HIIT & Specialized Training|0 Comments

Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-selected Loading During Resistance Exercise

Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-selected Loading During Resistance Exercise. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 1925–1930, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGOAY4P6u5o&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JWvK-_hfXU&feature=youtu.be As trainers, sometimes we under value our abilities and skill sets, but remember we can make a big difference to a client’s experience and success. Within SNFC, the application of the below research speaks to [...]

Activating the Client Training Session

In part 1 of this article we examined best practice for improving mobility & developing compliant, injury resistant muscle. In part 2 we will look at the best practice & training methods for nervous system activation. Whether the goal is athletic performance, body composition, aging gracefully or fascial fitness, progressive activation & client preparation is [...]

From Shy to Shining Star! BCPTI Grad Cinthya found her passion in Fitness.

#GradSpotlight From an early age, in my hometown of Colima, Mexico I decided that for my career I would be a business woman and own a Travel Agency. It was in 2004 when I accomplished my goal by opening my own Travel Agency. I managed it for 6 years; those were incredible and rewarding years [...]

By | February 2nd, 2018|Student Spotlights|0 Comments

Turning your desire to learn into a passion for educating others

" I'm Brian Truong and I am in the final semester of completing my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC. I'm currently doing a practicum at the Fraser North Eating Disorders Program offered through Fraser Health as a Student Clinical Therapist while working as a Personal Trainer  for Steve Nash Sports Club and an [...]

By | January 18th, 2018|Instructor Spotlight|0 Comments

Overcoming Adversity & Creating a New Life

#GradSpotlight Nicci Clark: "Ever since being rear ended in a car accident in August of 2014 and receiving multiple injuries to my neck, back, ribs, shoulders and hips, I have been on a furious and seriously dedicated mission to gain new strengths in an attempt to replace weakness and to find ways to cope with [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|Student Spotlights, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hyper-Mobility, Performance & Recovery: Nervous System-Based Activation & Deactivation

The sitting disease and automation are killing our nervous systems, proprioception, function, metabolism, and mobility. Today more than ever, clients walk in the training door deactivated. Even those who work out regularly spend most of their day in low nervous system activation. In this 3 part series, you'll learn how to use foam rolling & [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Mobility & Movement, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Turning your Personal Story into a Passion to help others

#StudentSpotlight My name is Chris Brochu, I currently live in Kamloops, BC with my dog misty and travel down to Richmond for class at #BCPTI. I am a lover of the outdoors... I am an avid snowmobiler, dirt biker, hiker, back packer, mountaineer who loves camping, road cycling, mountain biking, and there is a lot [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Student Spotlights|0 Comments

Swiss Ball vs Mat Exercise for the Core

Blog by: Chad Benson, Lead Instructor, MSc, BSc, BPE, CSCS, CanFitPro PTS Ashley Periera-Docherty, BS, MPT, NASM CPT Logan Dube, BA Psychology, CPT, CanFitPro PTS, FIS, NWS Our core is a system of muscles that work to improve our body’s central stability. However, the majority of people believe that those with a “6-pack” have great [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Core|0 Comments

The most effective way to ‘Tabata’: Have we been doing it wrong?

Anyone who has followed Fitness for the last 20 years knows what Tabata training is, but did you know it is a training foundation that originated from Izumi Tabata and its series of experiments first performed it in the late 1990s? From these experiments, it was concluded that short-duration high-intensity exercise at approximately 170% of [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|HIIT & Specialized Training|0 Comments