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Beyond the Session – Client Support

Although I have only been in the fitness industry for about two years, it is evident that client needs are constantly evolving. Although client needs are changing, technology and other modalities have become popular to support our clients beyond the session. Currently, trainers, fitness companies, and coaches have access to tools that allow clients to [...]

Trainerize: The Future of Personal Training

The fitness industry is infamous for its notoriously quick pace of innovation. Jazzercise took the industry by storm in the '80s; Richard Simmons caught the attention of daytime television in the '90s. In the 2000's Yoga, spin classes, circuit workouts, and kettlebell training earned their places in regularly scheduled fitness classes, while the 2010s saw [...]

3 Things To Do For Health Outside The Gym

The statistics on how many people actually follow through and accomplish their New Year's resolutions are rather grim. Studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% actually accomplish them. And we've all seen this before: Well... or maybe this: But this is not a bummer blog. Instead, I want [...]

By | January 20th, 2021|Caradiovasular Health, Habits|1 Comment

A New Take on New Year’s Resolutions

    December is almost over and, with it, another year concludes. 2020, for many, was the most challenging year full of unprecedented challenges and delayed plans. Personally, my wife and I had to cancel our honeymoon days before our departure date. I lost my job and had to adapt my approach to my clients’ new “quarantine [...]

By | December 30th, 2020|Habits, Motivation|1 Comment

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