Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-selected Loading During Resistance Exercise

By | March 10th, 2018|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-selected Loading During Resistance Exercise. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 1925–1930, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGOAY4P6u5o&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JWvK-_hfXU&feature=youtu.be As trainers, sometimes we under value our abilities and skill sets, but remember we can make a big difference to a client’s experience and success. Within SNFC, the application of the below research speaks to the [...]

From Shy to Shining Star! BCPTI Grad Cinthya found her passion in Fitness.

By | February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

#GradSpotlight From an early age, in my hometown of Colima, Mexico I decided that for my career I would be a business woman and own a Travel Agency. It was in 2004 when I accomplished my goal by opening my own Travel Agency. I managed it for 6 years; those were incredible and rewarding years that [...]

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 [...]

Overcoming Adversity & Creating a New Life

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Student Spotlights, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

#GradSpotlight Nicci Clark: "Ever since being rear ended in a car accident in August of 2014 and receiving multiple injuries to my neck, back, ribs, shoulders and hips, I have been on a furious and seriously dedicated mission to gain new strengths in an attempt to replace weakness and to find ways to cope with and [...]

Hyper-Mobility, Performance & Recovery: Nervous System-Based Activation & Deactivation

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Mobility & Movement, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The sitting disease and automation are killing our nervous systems, proprioception, function, metabolism, and mobility. Today more than ever, clients walk in the training door deactivated. Even those who work out regularly spend most of their day in low nervous system activation. In this 3 part series, you'll learn how to use foam rolling & vibration [...]

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 [...]

Swiss Ball vs Mat Exercise for the Core

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Core|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Blog by: Chad Benson, Lead Instructor, MSc, BSc, BPE, CSCS, CanFitPro PTS Ashley Periera-Docherty, BS, MPT, NASM CPT Logan Dube, BA Psychology, CPT, CanFitPro PTS, FIS, NWS Our core is a system of muscles that work to improve our body’s central stability. However, the majority of people believe that those with a “6-pack” have great core [...]

Deconstructing the Deadlift

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Squat & Deadlift|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are more opinions on deadlift technique than there are Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors. How does one decide the correct technique? Who should deadlift? What is the best warm-up for deadlifting? How do you progress to maximize gain, and minimize the risk of injury? Honestly, I'd be writing for a week to answer all of [...]

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 [...]

Using Resistance Training to Overcome Metabolic Dysfunction: FITafer40. By Chad Benson, MSc, CSCS, CPT. Director of Education www.bcpti.ca

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Loaded Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Spoiler alert: this Blog, I mean book, comes from a dude’s perspective. But ladies, this article, and the concepts like bone density, fascia, and function very much apply to you. Weight training: you either love it or hate it. That being said, it is safe to assume that a large number of teenage dudes, myself included, [...]

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