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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 #17: Anthony Hanson

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 [...]

BCPTI Web Chat Series #16: Dylan Wade

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.

BCPTI Web Chat Series #14: Sharaya Poulin

Sharaya is a personal trainer, club manager, figure competitor and delivers awesome nutritional content! We chat about her journey to becoming a personal trainer as well as how to support clients who have challenges with body image and their relationship to food. This can be a tough issue and, of course "if in doubt, refer [...]

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 [...]

BCPTI Web Chat Series #11: Alex Van

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!

BCPTI Web Chat Series #10: Brian Truong

Brian is a trainer, clinical counselor, BCPTI instructor and all-around fitness badass. There were lots of topics we could have chewed on for this chat but we decided to focus on supporting clients beyond their sessions. There's a fine art to balancing support, accountability, being the "boss" and empowering our clients. This is a must-listen [...]

BCPTI Web Chat Series #8: Kat Barefield is Back!

Kat's back and this time we dig in a little more around the difference between tools vs systems, what coaching a client in nutrition actually looks like (it's not just about knowing lots of stuff) and a couple of non-negotiables that trainers have to work from in terms of human body science and the rules [...]

BCPTI Web Chat Series #7: Jolaine Wiens

Jolaine is a personal trainer specializing in older adults and clients with health challenges. She shares some really important information about training these types of clients and has an inspiring message for any trainers considering a similar niche.

BCPTI Web Chat Series #6: Chris O’Hare

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.