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BCPTI Web Chat Series #15: Josh Russell

Josh has been a big part of BCPTI in the last year, serving as the Lead Instructor and doing a lot of work with prospective students as well as graduates. He takes his experience as an athlete, personal trainer and former club manager and is an exceptional mentor! We chat about his efforts to optimize [...]

By | May 2nd, 2020|Habits, Instructor Spotlight, Web Chat Series|0 Comments

BCPTI Web Chat Series #8: Kat Barefield is Back!

Kat's back and this time we dig in a little more around the difference between tools vs systems, what coaching a client in nutrition actually looks like (it's not just about knowing lots of stuff) and a couple of non-negotiables that trainers have to work from in terms of human body science and the rules [...]

BCPTI Web Chat Series #6: Chris O’Hare

Chris is a former teammate, a former BCPTI instructor and we've had some cool adventures together. It was great to catch up with him on the web chat series! We talk about "paying yourself first" as a trainer and how important that is to building your business and sustaining your career.

BCPTI Web Chat Series #5: Kat Barefield dotFIT

Kat is the VP of Nutrition Services at dotFIT and an absolute pro when it comes to nutrition science and behaviour change. We chat about what to focus on during these uncertain times and how to manage the change of being stuck at home in terms of achieving goals or, at least, not falling into [...]

BCPTI Web Chat Series #1: Lindy Drope

Lindy Drope is a BCPTI grad and rose to being one of the top 3 trainers with SNFC within her first couple of years working as a trainer. We talk about how she became a trainer, obstacles that she had to overcome when she got started, and some of the resources that helped her develop. [...]

Smile & Sweat – How Your Oral Health Affects Your Fitness (and vice versa)

It's January - I'm getting myself together. I put away my Christmas decorations last week. I reorganized my tea drawer. I moved a bookshelf into my office and unpacked a box of leadership develop & fitness books. And of course I've been focused and consistent with my meal prep and workouts. Sounds good right? Well [...]

By | January 22nd, 2020|Caradiovasular Health, Habits, Nutrition|0 Comments

How Your Friends Feed You

Interested in getting healthier, losing weight, getting stronger or taking on a new physical hobby or challenge this year? Chances are you're in the gym working at achieving your fitness goals: focused on some combination of cardio, resistance training, flexibility/mobility or group classes. Good for you! But did you ever stop to think about the [...]

Live Your Passion in 2020

  "Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion." - Simon Sinek What an incredible year of education, inspiration & community - PASSION! I feel so lucky, as an educator, that I get to help our students take their love of fitness and [...]

Trainer Tips: How to help your weight loss clients

  Meet Courtney – she’s a passionate fitness professional, a committed life-long learner and a BCPTI grad with an incredible story!  We asked her to share what it meant to achieve weight loss and a better mindset about fitness, and what her life/career has been like since she started working as a personal trainer.  Plus, [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|Habits, Motivation, Student Spotlights|0 Comments

3 Mistakes I Made As A New Trainer

I’ve been lucky enough to work in coaching & fitness for about 20 years now and I’ve helped lots of people learn about exercise, overcome lots of different challenges and train for different types of goals.  I have always loved this job because it’s really rewarding to make an impact and because the nature of [...]