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BCPTI Feature: The Lifestyle Collective Blog

BCPTI is proud to be a hub for passionate people. While our CPT program is an accelerated 7-week experience, we make meaningful connections with our students, instructors and community partners because we come together over a passion for fitness, learning and making a positive impact in the lives of those we serve. So we're happy [...]

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

Remembering the Ride for the Kids

In August 2018, in the middle of epic summer forest fires all up and down the west coast, 7 riders left South Surrey BC to ride almost 600 km to Cape Meares, Oregon. The Ride for the Kids was done in support of the Michael Cuccione Foundation - committed to finding the cure for childhood cancer. [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|Caradiovasular Health, Instructor Spotlight, Motivation|0 Comments

BCPTI Web Chat Series #13: Ingrid Knight-Cohee

Ingrid is an industry power-house so I was thrilled to have her join me on the Web Chat Series! She was a member of the US Rhythmic Gymnastics team before becoming a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the start of her fitness career. Since then she has become a sought-after international presenter, presided [...]

BCPTI Web Chat Series BONUS: Muscle, Mind & Money Podcast Episode 14 with Guest Logan Dube

I had a blast on the Muscle, Mind & Money Podcast with hosts Nastasia & Dominic Genova talking about how to manage working out during this #stayhome Covid-19 situation. Check out Part 1 here: And Part 2 here:

BCPTI Web Chat Series #10: Brian Truong

Brian is a trainer, clinical counselor, BCPTI instructor and all-around fitness badass. There were lots of topics we could have chewed on for this chat but we decided to focus on supporting clients beyond their sessions. There's a fine art to balancing support, accountability, being the "boss" and empowering our clients. This is a must-listen [...]

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]