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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 [...]

Grow Your Calves! Learning About the Gastrocnemius

Students get practice in many skills that are needed in a fitness career, including building their brand and writing content. Check out this great blog about the gastrocnemius by recent graduate Tom Marsh. He did a great job explaining the muscle and picking a few exercises that you can use to train it!   The Gastrocnemius [...]

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 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: Working Out Your Program

  Before enrolling in this course, I already had at least decent confidence in planning and modifying my workout regimen. However, I really learned a lot about myofasical release and when/where to incorporate it into the workout program.  I definitely noticed added benefits from the pre and post workout rolling. Better range of motion in [...]

By | November 29th, 2019|Student Spotlights|0 Comments

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, [...]

Matt’s Inside Look: Learning About Myofascial Lines

      While, as trainers, we always want our clients to be safe and healthy, we sometimes have to help them deal with injury, illness or changes in their lives that affect their ability to workout.  We’re happy to say that Matt has recovered successfully from his work accident and the added benefit of [...]

By | November 6th, 2019|Mobility & Movement, Student Spotlights|0 Comments

Trainer Tips: How to help your weight loss clients

  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, [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|Habits, Motivation, Student Spotlights|0 Comments