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? […]

Feet First: Why Functional Training Starts From the Ground Up

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"As a coach and trainer for close to 20 years now, I’ve seen how we exercise evolve dramatically!" When I first started helping people learn to workout, I spent the first 3-8 sessions showing my clients how to use the circuit machines––one machine per muscle group, 8-15 machines for a total body workout. The rationale was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Turning your desire to learn into a passion for educating others

By | January 18th, 2018|Categories: Instructor Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

" I'm Brian Truong and I am in the final semester of completing my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC. I'm currently doing a practicum at the Fraser North Eating Disorders Program offered through Fraser Health as a Student Clinical Therapist while working as a Personal Trainer  for Steve Nash Sports Club and an Educator [...]

Turning your Personal Story into a Passion to help others

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

#StudentSpotlight My name is Chris Brochu, I currently live in Kamloops, BC with my dog misty and travel down to Richmond for class at #BCPTI. I am a lover of the outdoors... I am an avid snowmobiler, dirt biker, hiker, back packer, mountaineer who loves camping, road cycling, mountain biking, and there is a lot more [...]

Stretching & Mobility – By Shelley Sheren & Chad Benson http://www.bcpti.ca/team/

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Right off the hop, let’s be clear, the authors of this article are either certified in or extensively practiced in all methods included in this article. That doesn’t mean we are experts in each discipline listed below, but it certainly means we have a reasonably informed opinion. PS. If you haven’t heard of TFM, you will soon [...]

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