Professional Development & Client Interaction

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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.

BCPTI Web Chat Series #5: Kat Barefield dotFIT

Kat is the VP of Nutrition Services at dotFIT and an absolute pro when it comes to nutrition science and behaviour change. We chat about what to focus on during these uncertain times and how to manage the change of being stuck at home in terms of achieving goals or, at least, not falling into [...]

BCPTI Web Chat Series #4: Greg Elliott

How I met Greg is kind of a funny story. I'd been looking into HRV and found a course online that had been created by a couple of guys from Vancouver. I was signing in to their webinars and thought it sounded pretty cool so I registered for their Foundations in HRV course and ordered [...]

BCPTI Web Chat Series #3: Sarah Jamieson

Sarah Jamieson is an exceptional trainer, educator and the co-creator of Durability - formerly of Onnit and now working with clients all over the world through her online platform. She lends her considerable talents as a guest speaker for NCSA, a Master Instructor for PPSC and does all kinds of custom events and programming for [...]

BCPTI Web Chat Series #1: Lindy Drope

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. [...]

How Your Friends Feed You

Interested in getting healthier, losing weight, getting stronger or taking on a new physical hobby or challenge this year? Chances are you're in the gym working at achieving your fitness goals: focused on some combination of cardio, resistance training, flexibility/mobility or group classes. Good for you! But did you ever stop to think about the [...]

Live Your Passion in 2020

  "Working hard for something we don't care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion." - Simon Sinek What an incredible year of education, inspiration & community - PASSION! I feel so lucky, as an educator, that I get to help our students take their love of fitness and [...]

Matt’s Inside Look: Finding your Learning Style

  Going through this course, I've noticed all the different teaching methods available, and how they're lined up and tie together. This allows you to lean into your learning style and methods. Along the way, we would typically be assigned homework that included watching certain videos off the PTA Global website. Then, in the next class, [...]

3 Mistakes I Made As A New Trainer

I’ve been lucky enough to work in coaching & fitness for about 20 years now and I’ve helped lots of people learn about exercise, overcome lots of different challenges and train for different types of goals.  I have always loved this job because it’s really rewarding to make an impact and because the nature of [...]

What it Means to be a Life Changer

"Darlene is in her 70’s and she had gotten used to her routine and lifestyle, so any type of change would prove challenging."   Trainers are a lot like Super Heroes. Some of us have super speed, some have super strength, and some have seemingly impossible ranges of flexibility. Whatever our super power may be, [...]