How Your Friends Feed You

By | January 21st, 2020|Categories: Habits, Instructor Spotlight, Professional Development & Client Interaction, Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 people [...]

Live Your Passion in 2020

By | December 31st, 2019|Categories: Habits, Instructor Spotlight, Professional Development & Client Interaction, Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  "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 their [...]

Matt’s Inside Look: Working Out Your Program

By | November 29th, 2019|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction, Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  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 my [...]

Matt’s Inside Look: Finding your Learning Style

By | November 20th, 2019|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction, Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  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, we [...]

Matt’s Inside Look: Learning About Myofascial Lines

By | November 6th, 2019|Categories: Mobility & Movement, Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

      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 his [...]

Trainer Tips: How to help your weight loss clients

By | October 17th, 2019|Categories: Habits, Motivation, Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  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, she [...]

Matt’s Inside Look: Construction Job by Day, Personal Trainer School at Night

By | October 11th, 2019|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Now that we're on the 2nd half of our 7-week Personal Trainer Certification course, it's time for a recap of Matt's progress so far.  He's proving to be an inspiring role model and is navigating our accelerated career prep program with passion, dedication and a great work ethic!  Check out his recap of the first month [...]

Matt’s Inside Look: Why I Want to be a Personal Trainer

By | September 13th, 2019|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wondering if being a personal trainer might be the right career for you?  Join Matt and get an inside look on his journey through our 7-week program. He'll be sharing his experiences about: our live classes with instructors who also work as personal trainers the PTA Global curriculum created by 24 of the world's leading fitness [...]

Making your Passion your Paycheck: Grad Spotlight

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"My name is Gerry Vinluan, Personal Trainer at Steve Nash Fitness World on Howe and Davie. I was involved in a variety of sports growing up and most of my adult years. Whether it was in various Martial Arts disciplines; Highschool Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball and Track & Field; Dragon Boating or playing hockey with friends...I was [...]

Things You Should Never Forget To Do Before & After A Workout

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: Habits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The exercises you do during your time at the gym are very important and are going to be the exercises responsible for getting you to your goal. That much is certain! However, what you do before and after your workouts are going to determine how quickly you get to your goal, and how comfortable it will [...]

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