Assertiveness: The art of communicating what you need

By | April 9th, 2019|Categories: Habits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You may be wondering what exactly is Assertiveness and why does it matter? Assertiveness is a form of communication alongside aggressive and passive. Each style has different characteristics to differentiate them. For example, Assertiveness is only being able to express your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and opinions without violating the rights of others. On the other hand, [...]

All About Hips

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that your hips are the second most mobile joint in your body, after your shoulders? They are a really important gateway to movement and carry the load of your upper body allowing for almost all lower body movements. So, what’s a day in the life your hips look like? Do you sleep mostly on one [...]

What to Eat & Why

By | February 7th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Canada’s New 2019 Food Guide             Canada’s Food Guide has evolved through the years.  And boy were we due for an update!  When I was a new trainer, I struggled with the fact that our scope of practice limited our conversations with clients to this government guide.  I mean who, pursuing weight loss, was going to [...]

Give Back To Impact: Grad Spotlight

By | January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My experience at BCPTI was honestly one of the turning points in my life! Before my journey as a fitness professional started, I trained at Steve Nash Fitness Clubs in Langley for 2 years with my personal trainer Tony! Watching the fitness team was the most inspiring thing ever and I was always jealous of this [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Setting Clients Up for Success

By | December 19th, 2018|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Clients come to us for our knowledge and expertise. It’s our job to use those skills in order to help our clients reach their goals. This can involve the manipulation of many variables over time but firstly a plan must be put in place. This plan will look different for everyone but there is a framework [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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