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!
At the beginning of each class I share with the students that my background leading me to fitness was playing soccer. I was fortunate to be able to catch up with my coach from university days: Mike Lupenec. I wanted to chat with him because I think what I learned as an athlete and as [...]
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.
Meet my former boss (and the best one I've ever had!) We had a great conversation about taking the leap, betting on yourself and having the "grit to not quit" in work and life. This is a fiery conversation but if you can handle the heat you're going to be super fired up!
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. [...]
Meet Courtney – she’s a passionate fitness professional, a committed life-long learner and a BCPTI grad with an incredible story! We asked her to share what it meant to achieve weight loss and a better mindset about fitness, and what her life/career has been like since she started working as a personal trainer. Plus, [...]