Embrace the Absurd!

If you have ever had difficulty communicating with a client, here is a perspective that might help decrease your stress level. There is a gap between perception and reality. Those gaps can be dangerous. Our only control is our perception and reaction. Embrace the absurd.

Mind the gap between perception and reality. (Tiffee, 2016).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BL9uRJpTqY&spfreload=10 11:09 min

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BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL)

BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL)

bcrpa-logo1Want to take your Personal Training certification to the next level? Get your SFL designation from the BCRPA.  The process is not simple, but an exciting opportunity.

WORKSHOP: SFL Course – November 29, 2017 from 6-9pm
WHERE: KINESIOLOGISTS.CA Studio – Cloverdale
INSTRUCTOR: Aaron Tews
COST: $70 (paid directly to BCRPA)
REGISTRATION: http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/fitness-program/instructor-competency-evaluation-workshop

SFLs are generally fitness professionals who have responsibility for overseeing a team of fitness leaders. They are often Fitness Programmers or Managers at fitness facilities and are in a position to hire fitness leaders for their facilities.

SFLs are able to:

  • Perform ICE evaluations to verify the practical competence of new fitness leaders
  • Present workshops in their area(s) of expertise and grant BCRPA CECs (continuing education credits)

Requirements:

  • Current BCRPA registration (out of province registration will be reviewed and assessed on an individual basis)
  • Current First Aid (current within 2 years of issue date) and CPR (current within 1 year of issue date)
  • Resume of practical experience detailing 30 hours of recent supervisory experience as well as 70 hours of on-floor instruction in specialty module
  • Recognized Supervisors course from an established university, college or business school (i.e. Justice Institute, Community College)
  • Instructional Competency Evaluation (ICE) Workshop. Contact the BCRPA office for registration procedures.  
  • Shadow ICE (the shadow ICE will be explained during the ICE workshop)
    • Note: For a shadow ICE you will need to contact a current ICE evaluator. If you are already an SFL or TFL in another practical module (i.e. weight training) you won’t need to shadow but you will have to perform a mock ICE which will be explained during the ICE workshop.
  • Two reference letters (current within 1 year) from a Supervisor or Manager/Owner of a fitness facility indicating competencies

SFL Application Forms

To see the requirements to become a registered SFL, please see the application form associated with the specific specialty area:

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BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL) Workshop – Cloverdale (Nov 29 from 6-9pm)

Thinking about your next level for your BCRPA certification? Does the following sound like something you are interested in?

Supervisor of Fitness Leaders (SFL)

SFLs are generally fitness professionals who have responsibility for overseeing a team of fitness leaders. They are often Fitness Programmers or Managers at fitness facilities and are in a position to hire fitness leaders for their facilities.

SFLs are able to:

  • Perform ICE evaluations to verify the practical competence of new fitness leaders
  • Present workshops in their area(s) of expertise and grant BCRPA CECs (continuing education credits)

Aaron has been asked by BCRPA to instruct the Weight / Personal Training SFL/TFL Workshop at his Cloverdale Studio on November 29 (6-9pm).

Registration ($70 to BCRPA) – use this link: 
http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/fitness-program/instructor-competency-evaluation-workshop

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BCRPA Personal Training Course – Cloverdale on Nov 4-5 & 18-19, 2017

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BCRPA Personal Training Course

Come and join us for the next final BCRPA Personal Training Course of 2017!  This certification course in offered in Cloverdale and is the final step in becoming a BCRPA certified Personal Trainer. The course will give you the tools to safely and confidently design personalized fitness programs for your clients.  

UPDATE: ONLY 4 SPOT REMAINING

BCRPA Personal Training Course

  • Dates: November 4-5 & 18-19 – 2014
  • Time: Saturday and Sunday both weekends– 9am – 6pm (approx.).
  • Location: KINESIOLOGISTS.CA Studio – Cloverdale (103-17665 66A Avenue, Cloverdale)
  • Cost: $599+GST
  • There is lots of parking. If you don’t know the location of the building – plan to arrive a few minutes early so you won’t be rushed locating us.

Course Content:

certifiedThe course guides you through and covers the topics: anatomy, physiology, anatomical planes, practical application of lever principles, nutrition, the effects of medications and certain food, health screening, testing and evaluation, medical limitation, cardio respiratory program design, muscular strength and endurance program design, machines vs. free weights, postural analysis, stretching program design, adherence, motivation, counselling  communication, legal issues and business administration.

This very thorough course will ensure you are comfortable training your clients.

The course will be held over 2 weekends in November.  For more information, call 604-372-3233 or visit kinesiologists.ca

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New LOWER PRICING on all BCRPA Approved Correspondence Courses!

Check out our lower pricing on all our popular BCRPA Approved Correspondence Courses (Fitness Theory, Weight Training and Personal Training).  Coming soon is our Older Adult Module too!

Check it out at this link: http://kinesiologists.ca/wp/bcrpa-certification/bcrpa-distance-education/

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Working Vacations in Fitness! What a great idea… Check it out!

Ever thought about a ‘working’ vacation in Fitness?

This is where you teach a class (or 2) a day, but stay in a resort all expenses paid?  Something to think about, especially if you are a group fitness instructor and enjoy Mexico or Cuba!

Here are a few sites to get you started?

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