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Squat Variations for New Clients: by Courtney Parson

Our clients know how to sit on a chair. They do it every day. No matter their age, their lifestyle, their occupation, your clients squat. Even if they don't know that they do, they squat. A squat is not just an exercise, It's a movement pattern. Usually, what I find is when I ask someone [...]

Tools and Lenses – an Instructor Spotlight by Dr. Benjamin J. Stevens

When I first started training clients in my teenage years, I had this very specific perception of how I would get better at my job. I wanted to be one of the best there was! However, being completely new and green, my resume was essentially a blank piece of paper with my address on it. [...]

Learning from a Pandemic

We are THRILLED to be welcoming a new instructor to the team - BCPTI graduate Kim Tasin! She completed our program in 2019 and has worked as a trainer while completing her BSc Kinesiology at UFV. Kim brings a calm, intelligent passion to the team and students will be able to learn a lot from [...]

Reflecting On A Pandemic Year – Josh

As I reflect and write this article, it has been a full 365 days since COVID-based restrictions shut doors in most communities. Initially, it was a fearful time for many. But, as it normally goes with stressful experiences, we all adapted in one way or another. For many of my previous co-workers, it meant flexing their entrepreneurial [...]

Bridging the Pain Gap

The fitness industry has done an excellent job of teaching fitness professionals about the role of muscles, joints and the nervous system in movement. We've built bridges and filled gaps towards navigating rehabilitation with fitness training. However, one significant gap remains. Fitness professionals are not taught how to deal with pain. While it is not [...]

Meet the Team: Joshua Russell

Joshua Russell is a Corrective Exercise (NASM) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM), whose training style adapts to any client he works with, prioritizing enjoyment of exercise and adherence to the program above all else. Hilltop Academy is where Joshua received his first of many Personal Training Certifications. He graduated with honors and was eager to [...]

By | September 30th, 2020|Instructor Spotlight|0 Comments

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 [...]