Professional Development & Client Interaction

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How does the TFM Course Make You Better at Programming?

Recovery is an essential tool and separates elite trainers from average. The TFM course includes the best practices from Fascial Stretch Therapy, Muscle Activation Techniques, and Functional Range Conditioning into one advanced system. Delivering results across the five pillars of fitness is the cornerstone standard of PT service. When you are a newly certified trainer, [...]

TFM – An Intro to Therapeutic Fascial Mobility

Therapeutic Fascial Mobility (TFM) is a tool we can use as trainers to impact the state of a client's nervous system, improve flexibility and add an extra level of service to our client's sessions.  Therapeutic Fascial Mobility is a practice of assisted stretching that focuses on stretching fascial nets instead of isolated muscle groups. We [...]

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 [...]

Trainerize: The Future of Personal Training

The fitness industry is infamous for its notoriously quick pace of innovation. Jazzercise took the industry by storm in the '80s; Richard Simmons caught the attention of daytime television in the '90s. In the 2000's Yoga, spin classes, circuit workouts, and kettlebell training earned their places in regularly scheduled fitness classes, while the 2010s saw [...]

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 [...]

The BCPTI Practicum – a Review

The BCPTI Practicum - a Review by Jamie Bagoly and Eve Chan Picking your Personal Training Certification can be tough. There are so many options, and when you are shopping online, you are only given so much information about each certification. There are few schools around that teach these complex certifications, and as a [...]

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 [...]