Assessments to Kick off Your 2019 Fitness Journey

By | January 8th, 2019|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When we teach our PTA Global Personal Trainer Certification, one of the tools we want to arm our students with is different types of fitness assessments.  These can empower trainers and their clients to know what exists, how it scores against human standards, where to focus efforts and set appropriate goals and how to drive programming.  [...]

Full Body Partner Exercises to make Fitness Fun!

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: HIIT & Specialized Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes there is strength in numbers – especially when it comes to working out! Working out with a friend can make a big difference in your results and workout consistency. They bring fresh new ideas and workouts to try, they motivate you to push yourself, and they hold you accountable to reaching your  goals. Most importantly [...]

Finding a home in Fitness

By | November 26th, 2018|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Grad Spotlight: Cody Taylor   "I struggled with insecurities and anxiety that I let ruin many experiences for me, yet when I started working out I found a second home"   "Before becoming a personal trainer I always knew I wanted to do something that would help people. I struggled with insecurities and anxiety that [...]

Pain is such a pain!

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pain is a funny thing. Everyone has different pain perceptions. For example, a stimulus can cause a 10/10 response in one person but a 5/10 in another. Commonly pain is associated with some sort of injury or trauma to the body. However, when the injury heals but the pain still persists we are sometimes at a [...]

Grad Spotlight: Sarah Boyes

By | May 30th, 2018|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Born and raised in Vancouver BC I am a true Vancouverite! At a young age I was a competitive gymnast, dancer, swimmer and performer. Being young, active and not having much knowledge of nutrition I really ate whatever I pleased. I am also half Filipino which means I was surrounded by the most delicious foods imaginable. [...]

Friends don’t let friends skip leg day

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Loaded Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are many individuals that train to gain however there is a significant amount of those who only train one area of the body.  For most of us we like to train what we are good at or what we perceive to be best for our bodies. This however can lead to hazardous implications. Not only [...]

Understanding Common Fitness and Nutrition Tips

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: HIIT & Specialized Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the challenges that we have in the fitness and nutrition field is the myriad of conflicting information. Today, we wanted to spend some time breaking down some common advice that is perpetuated through social media, people in the field, the media as a whole or just from those around us. Instead of just telling [...]

The Hazards of Running and How to Avoid Them

By | April 2nd, 2018|Categories: HIIT & Specialized Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Running is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get physical activity in. It requires no equipment and you can tailor it to your fitness level with ease. You don’t need a membership and you can perform it anywhere & at anytime. For these reasons and more it is one of the most commonly used [...]

Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-selected Loading During Resistance Exercise

By | March 10th, 2018|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-selected Loading During Resistance Exercise. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 1925–1930, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGOAY4P6u5o&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JWvK-_hfXU&feature=youtu.be As trainers, sometimes we under value our abilities and skill sets, but remember we can make a big difference to a client’s experience and success. Within SNFC, the application of the below research speaks to the [...]

Activating the Client Training Session

By | March 6th, 2018|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In part 1 of this article we examined best practice for improving mobility & developing compliant, injury resistant muscle. In part 2 we will look at the best practice & training methods for nervous system activation. Whether the goal is athletic performance, body composition, aging gracefully or fascial fitness, progressive activation & client preparation is an [...]

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