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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

Setting More Helpful Goals

By | December 21st, 2018|Categories: Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  How many times have you “started” something only to stop and then “start” again at a later date?   One of the main obstacles in reaching our goals is the type of goals we set! Fitness professionals usually find people set vague or general goals that may look similar to these: I want to lose [...]

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 [...]

Grad Spotlight: Lindy Drope

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lindy Drope, BCPTI Graduate "The first day at BCPTI was the day I knew I had found my calling" "My journey began in Kelowna when I landed what I thought would be my dream job at the front desk at the brand new Steve Nash Fitness World. After a few short weeks of practicing handstands at the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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