Improve Your Marathon Performance At The Gym

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: HIIT & Specialized Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Wait, I'm supposed to do more than just running?" is a question I'm often asked by clients wanting to improve their running performance. That is correct! Running should be supplemented with strength training. Strengthening your muscles and connective tissue will help prevent injuries, it improves power and proprioceptive awareness (your body mind connection) and additionally [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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: 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 [...]

Athletic style workouts for Fitness, Fascial health, and Performance increase that’s transferable to Sport and Function

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had just retired from playing professional hockey after 8 years and had no real clue what I wanted to do with my career. How had I become a professional hockey player? I worked harder than anyone and I did whatever was necessary to win. By doing whatever was necessary, I became the fittest athlete I [...]

Developing & Maximizing Your Trainer Educational Toolbox

By | January 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One to two times per week, a trainer will ask me, “What courses, books or resources are best suited to help me achieve my fitness and/or career goals”. Fitness education & CEC’s can be a difficult monster to slay, particularly for those considering a fitness career or are brand new to the industry. This [...]

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