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 [...]

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, [...]

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? […]

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 [...]

Axle Evolution

By | March 6th, 2019|Categories: Loaded Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Axle Philosophy The Axle is a total body training program that allows each participant to tap into their inner athlete, harnessing core and muscle strength via multi-planar movement patterns. You’ll burn calories and build muscle fast with a combination of functional movements, tempo training, conditioning and core work. The Axle is fully scalable, so no [...]

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 [...]

Passion to Purpose: Grad Spotlight

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"I will forever be grateful for everything BCPTI has taught me" I had always been active primarily through dance for 9 years and it wasn't until exactly 10 years ago that I tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in my knee, through cheer-leading that my world changed. Learning how to walk again for 3 months after [...]

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.  [...]

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