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 [...]

From Hiring a Personal Trainer to Becoming a Personal Trainer

By | January 15th, 2019|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My journey with the Fitness Industry began in 2012 at Steve Nash Fitness Clubs. I started working out at the Delta location at the age of 19. I wanted to make changes in my life with my weight and pursue a healthier lifestyle overall. Since I didn’t know what I was doing, I hired a personal [...]

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 [...]

10 Exercises to Deal with Knee Pain

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Is knee pain part of your day-to-day life? Are you one of many people who experience knee pain when walking down stairs? Do you roll around sleepless in bed due to sharp, unexplained pain in your knees? Does weather change make your walk to work exponentially harder? Are you hearing all kinds of clicks in your [...]

Grad Spotlight: Lindy Drope

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

Lindy Drope, BCPTI Graduate "The first day at BCPTI was the day I knew I had found my calling" "My journey began in Kelowna when I landed what I thought would be my dream job at the front desk at the brand new Steve Nash Fitness World. After a few short weeks of practicing handstands at the [...]

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