Professional Development & Client Interaction

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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 [...]

Student Spotlight: Tanya Lesstrange

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 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 [...]