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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We love connecting with people who are passionate about fitness! No one ever asks about getting certified as a personal trainer without some kind of meaningful experience leading them to consider making fitness their career. What’s amazing is how many different types of experiences lead people to make that leap. If you’ve ever thought you [...]
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 [...]
Anthony is a former client, business partner and my best friend. We talk about his journey from participating in my spin class all the way to becoming a well-respected fitness professional in his own right. He has a full time career in finance with his family's business but his love for fitness and his leadership [...]
Dylan is a fitness industry veteran starting out in Recreation 31 years ago! We chat about his journey to leadership and what has to happen to bring customer service and confidence back as businesses start to reopen after the Covid closures.
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. [...]
Alex Van is a former client, the 2019 Success Story winner and a great friend. In honour of her 10 year "Cancerversary" 4/21/2010 we had a chat about adversity, identity and how rediscovering her physical confidence allowed her to move forward in her life to where she is now!