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 [...]

The Perfect Cueing Formula

By | January 17th, 2019|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a former club manager one of the things that was always really obvious to me when interviewing a trainer was that a more experienced trainer had a good cueing vocabulary and often repeated useful cues across different exercises (i.e.. core, posture, breathing and motivation,) but a new trainer tended to have a hard time finding [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

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” in the arse

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 [...]

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