Finding My Purpose: Grad Spotlight

By | July 19th, 2019|Categories: Motivation, Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On January 2nd 2019 Moreza walked into Day 1 of the BCPTI personal training program looking for his purpose.  From our 7 week program to this 7 month update, here's his story. Part One - beginning of class "Hello, my name is Moreza.  I’m originally from Tehran, Iran.  My dad got me into working out when I [...]

From Client to Trainer: Grad Spotlight

By | June 26th, 2019|Categories: Motivation, Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My road to becoming a personal trainer all started with me being a personal training client. A little over two years ago I was working full time in a high pressure, high stress position in health care. I was unhappy with my appearance and struggling with anxiety. I tried multiple online training programs in an effort [...]

3 Mistakes I Made As A New Trainer

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’ve been lucky enough to work in coaching & fitness for about 20 years now and I’ve helped lots of people learn about exercise, overcome lots of different challenges and train for different types of goals.  I have always loved this job because it’s really rewarding to make an impact and because the nature of working [...]

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 [...]

How Healthy Is Your Heart?

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Caradiovasular Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cardiovascular disease kills over 17.5 million people each year – that’s almost half of all deaths (minus communicable diseases). On the flip side, cardiovascular health is one of the best predictors of longevity! So heart health is a big deal and I’m going to share a couple of really important facts to help you prioritize your [...]

Should You Workout While Sick?

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Habits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  You start enjoying your new exercise routine and without any signs come a cold or flu. What you should do? Skip the gym? Go to the gym with no energy and the risk of injury? […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Warm-Up and Assistance Exercises

By | May 7th, 2018|Categories: Warm Up|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Greetings from BCPTI! We recently held an internal education seminar on the power clean and jerk and it was so well received we thought we would make a short blog post on some helpful exercises that can be utilized for a warm up or as an assistance exercise. Note* A proper warm is a major key [...]

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