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Progress not perfection

If you've ever trained with me, you'll know my favorite slogan is: "We strive for progress, not perfection." More importantly, sometimes we need to regress to progress. Understanding that perfection is not an immediate goal can transform both the coach-client relationship and the journey itself. Embracing imperfection with grace makes the process more enjoyable and [...]

My Fitness Journey: A Personal Trainer’s Story

Hi! I'm Sarah. I'm 27 years old and work as a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach at Fitness World.  Health and fitness have interested me since I was 15 years old, although I didn't start off having a very positive relationship with food and exercise. I used to spend hours doing cardio, didn't prioritize having [...]

Psychology & Behavioral Coaching: How to Increase Client Adherence and Success

As a Personal Trainer, coaching our clients goes beyond the session and one singular domain. Personal trainers assist their clients in fitness, nutrition, or personal development so understanding the nuances of psychology can significantly impact client adherence and success. Beyond simply prescribing workouts or nutrition support, effective personal trainers delve into the intricacies of behavior, [...]

7 Study Tips for NASM’s Personal Trainer Certification

Here are 7 tips that you can utilize to set yourself up for success while studying for the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Training program whether you are self-studying or apart of BCPTI. Familiarize yourself with the NASM CPT exam format and content: The NASM CPT exam is a computer-based test that consists [...]

Likeability, Trust, & Rapport: Keys to Client / Trainer Success

Personal training as an industry continues to grow and evolve beyond the physical benefits as we recognize the mental health components. What we see is the interplay between physical health on our mental health and vice versa. For some, taking care of their physical health through exercising, being active and doing the things they love [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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