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Mobility Over Stability

I recently returned from the IRSHA Institute in North Carolina. During that visit we examined current fitness trends – one of which is flexibility / mobility training. One problem, traditional stretching doesn’t work very well. Therefore I felt compelled to help set the mobility flexibility record straight. Recent research has clearly shown that there was zero improvement in hamstring flexibility 4 weeks after performing 4 [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fat Burning

There is a simple method to burning more fat while doing cardio; rest more!! That’s right, back off the long, slow, fasted cardio (fallacy 1), WODs and tabata (fallacy 2) in favor of these work hard, rest hard & repeat strategies. The fallacies presented in this article are common industry practices that work, BUT may not [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Statistics show Bodyweight Training is one of the hottest trends in the fitness industry today

According to the ACSM, bodyweight training is one of the hottest trends in the fitness industry. https://www.acsm.org/about-acsm/media-room/news-releases/2014/10/24/survey-predicts-top-20-fitness-trends-for-2015. Body Weight Training: Body weight training uses minimal equipment, making it more affordable. Not limited to just push-ups and pull-ups, this trend allows people to get “back to the basics” with fitness. Everything from getting up in the morning, [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

RECIPE = Personal Training Client Success Move Parallel Fitness Lines & Goals

Recipe: to ensure client’s success: Believe in and promote your skills Determine your client’s goals and assess their current fitness status. Create a fitness & lifestyle regime designed to move all 5 goal driven lines forward. Below is an example of the parallel lines / goals for a typical middle aged [...]

By | January 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creating a Six Figure Career

The secret to a six figure career is hard work, dedication and passion with a strong focus on process. For the fitness professional, the key processes are SERVICE, SCIENCE & SALES. Regardless how much effort a trainer puts in or passion they have, one process without the others results in less career success than he [...]

By | February 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Starting a Successful Fitness Career: Is a Degree Required?

In my previous post I elaborated on the specific elements of education, credentials and experience. This time I am going to offer my honest opinion on all three. Do I need a degree to be successful in fitness? I loved my MSc program at UVIC and am very grateful for my time there. When I [...]

By | February 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Creating a Successful Fitness Career

Working in the fitness industry, I am often approached by clients, friends and family regarding the steps it takes to get started in a career as personal trainer/ athletic coach. For me the answer is simple you need a solid foundation of scientific knowledge, some first-hand experience and some solid career objectives. Science: When starting [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If You Are Not Assessing, You Are Guessing

Whether your client is a pro athlete or woman trying to lose 10 pounds after giving birth to her first child, assessment is the foundation from which all trainer-client accountability is formed. Assessment is a personal trainer’s tool to program individualization. For low function, adult recreational clients and/or athletes prone to injury, a functional movement [...]

By | January 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FIT – Functional Integrated Training

The BCPTI functional integrated training ( FIT ) approach is an amalgamation of information from the fields of fitness, sport performance & rehabilitation. Function can be defined as “the ability of the human movement system to successfully & repeatedly perform. To achieve optimal movement, a highly personalized training experience must be priority #1. To that [...]

By | December 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BCPTI is Now Open!

It is with great excitement that British Colombia Personal Training Institute is now open. We are here to serve and look forward to playing a significant role in the development of Personal Trainers in the greater Vancouver area. We encourage to take a deep dive on our site as we look to kick off our [...]

By | December 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments