Is Spot Training Real?

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“Spot Fat Reduction” is one of the most requested goals I work with daily. - Josh Russell, BCPTI Instructor I hear many people talk about one or two specific places on their body that they would like to lose fat from. I understand the motivation for six-pack abs or toned arms, and there are plenty of [...]

Overcoming Adversity & Creating a New Life

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Student Spotlights, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

#GradSpotlight Nicci Clark: "Ever since being rear ended in a car accident in August of 2014 and receiving multiple injuries to my neck, back, ribs, shoulders and hips, I have been on a furious and seriously dedicated mission to gain new strengths in an attempt to replace weakness and to find ways to cope with and [...]

Hyper-Mobility, Performance & Recovery: Nervous System-Based Activation & Deactivation

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Mobility & Movement, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The sitting disease and automation are killing our nervous systems, proprioception, function, metabolism, and mobility. Today more than ever, clients walk in the training door deactivated. Even those who work out regularly spend most of their day in low nervous system activation. In this 3 part series, you'll learn how to use foam rolling & vibration [...]

Cardio (FITTER) = Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type, Enjoyment & Recovery

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The #1 FITNESS predictor of a longer, more productive life is your cardiovascular fitness http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/107/1/e2 . Yet, when I ask client’s or students if they regularly perform cardio, the response is 50% I hate cardio - 50% I love cardio. Whether you love cardio or not, are training for sport, calorie deficit, recovery or health, it’s [...]

Athletic style workouts for Fitness, Fascial health, and Performance increase that’s transferable to Sport and Function

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had just retired from playing professional hockey after 8 years and had no real clue what I wanted to do with my career. How had I become a professional hockey player? I worked harder than anyone and I did whatever was necessary to win. By doing whatever was necessary, I became the fittest athlete I [...]

Developing & Maximizing Your Trainer Educational Toolbox

By | January 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One to two times per week, a trainer will ask me, “What courses, books or resources are best suited to help me achieve my fitness and/or career goals”. Fitness education & CEC’s can be a difficult monster to slay, particularly for those considering a fitness career or are brand new to the industry. This [...]

Practical Research Review

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MacDonald et al. (2013). An Acute Bout of Self Myofascial Release Increases Range of Motion Without a Subsequent Decrease in Muscle Activation or Force. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 27(3): 812 – 821. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts all around the world use self-myofascial release techniques to improve range of motion and recover between [...]

Proper Strength Training Progression

By | November 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

To do or not to do, this is the question of the day. I get a lot of questions about exercises you should or shouldn’t do – call them contraindicated if u may. Some of the most popular contraindicated exercises are: Good Mornings Crunches / Sit-ups Behind the Neck Press I can biomechanically explain why each [...]

A 6 Min Full Body Mobility & Flexibility Sequence Nearly Everyone Can & Should Be Doing

By | October 13th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Chad Benson, MSc, CSCS, PT There are several video links inside this document but this one is a 20 min comprehensive (more exercises) version of the sequence below. Some of favorite flexibility drills and is a great adjunct to the exercises below. Next week, I am going to post a 6 min standing [...]

Coach Your Way to Personal Training Success

By | October 7th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At Steve Nash Fitness Clubs & BCPTI, our training staff may have the title “Personal Trainer” but through our nashFIT program, every trainer is instructed and given the tools to become effective coaches. The best way to sum up the difference between a coach and a trainer / motivator is this video clip from Brad Pitt [...]

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