KIN-BCRPA-Fitness-TheoryThinking about a career in the health & fitness industry?

Would you like to be a certified and insured personal trainer, weight training leader, yoga instructor, aqua-fit instructor, group fitness instructor or bootamp instructor? You’ll need to take this mandatory first course – BCRPA Fitness Theory Course.

We are offering the BCRPA* (provincially approved) first step course – Fitness Theory this month in Langley. This is a ‘fast track’ course for those who currently work full time – one FULL weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). There is a little pre-course reading and study so we can focus on learning the concepts of human physiology and anatomy.  After completing this course, you will need to complete the provincial exam and then register with BCPRA.   *BCRPA is the BC Recreation & Parks Association (see bcrpa.bc.ca).

Class Details

  • Date:  January 22, 23, & 24,  2016
  • Time:   Friday (5pm-9pm), Saturday & Sunday (9am-6pm)
  • Location: KINESIOLOGISTS.CA Studio (Unit 103  17665 -66A Ave, Cloverdale)
  • What to wear: Layers – as the temperature can vary. Gym gear not required.
  • Course Fee: $359+GST (register before Jan 2) / $399+GST (register after Jan 3 2016)
  • Presenter: Aaron Tews, B.Sc. Kinesiology
  • To Register: info@kinesiologists.ca or 604-372-3233
  • More info: kinesiologists.ca/wp/bcrpa-certification/2016-classroom-course-schedule/

We at KINESIOLOGISTS.CA pride ourselves on offering the highest quality courses in a very relaxed, learning-focused environment.  We also have a very high ‘first time writing’ pass percentage for the provincial exam.  Have a look at what past student say about their experience with KINESIOLOGISTS.CA here: kinesiologists.ca/wp/bcrpa-certification/2015-classroom-course-schedule/

Extra Bonus ButtonBONUS: Register for this course and receive access to our online PRACTICE EXAMS for FREE for up to 1 month ($69 value).

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Independent Trainer Program (ITP)

Independent Trainer Program at the KINESIOLOGISTS.CA Studio (Cloverdale)

The wait is finally over – the opportunity for independent trainers to have a place to train their client’s without the hassle normally associated with big box gyms or recreation centres! Only a very limited number of trainers will have the opportunity to train their clients at our modern, private Cloverdale Studio.  So,  you had better sign-up for our Independent Trainer Program (ITP) before it is too late!

independent trainer program

Our own 4 Station KINESIS Wall

KINESIOLOGISTS.CA Studio (Cloverdale) is now offering personal trainers the opportunity to train clients without the worry and hassle about being a member or their client’s having to be a member of a specific gym!

Independent Training Program Highlights:

  • Location: KINESIOLOGISTS.CA Studio (Cloverdale) only
  • Cost: Singles ($10+GST) and Doubles ($18+GST).  No minimum.
  • Must complete interview progress where you will provide proof of certification.
  • Call us today to get started – 604-372-3233

For more information about our Independent Trainer Program (ITP), check out this link: http://kinesiologists.ca/wp/independent-trainer-program

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BCRPA Expired PT Certification (12-24 months)

BCRPA Expired PT Certification (12-24 months)


It happened…  You let your BCRPA Personal Training Certification expire.  It has been between 12 to 24 months since you last registered and you know you have some work ahead of you.  Well, we at KINESIOLOGISTS.CA can help!

QUESTION: So, what do I need to do to re-certify and get up to date again?

ANSWER: It is quite simple if you follow the steps below. All forms referred to can be clicked on and downloaded immediately.

Leaders must contact the BCRPA office to begin the renewal process and will need to complete the following three (3) sections.

We offer a package deal to complete the ICE evaluations marking (Step 2 & 3) for only $289+GST at our private Studios in either Cloverdale/Surrey or Kitsilano  locations.  Call (604-372-3233) or email (info@kinesiologists.ca) with questions.

1. General Requirements:

    • Pay BCRPA a $75 late renewal fee
    • Pay BCRPA the Fitness Program Membership Fee ($140 / 2 years)
    • Obtain 16 CECs for fitness leaders
    • Provide Proof of current CPR (minimum: CPR-A)
    • Proof of current First Aid (minimum: Emergency or Standard First Aid)

2. Weight Training ICE requirements:

  • Complete 5 scenarios programs
    • Use FORM C2  (x5) (click to download).  If you cannot remember how to complete the FORM C2, download a sample here (SAMPLE).
    • Scenarios can be found on FORM E (click to download)
  • For the practical portion bring a blank FORM D (click to download), but there is nothing on this form to complete in advance.  At the practical session, you will be:
    • Demonstrating the principles of a Warm Up (Section  C).
    • Demonstrating 10 exercises as  listed (Section D).

3. Personal Training ICE requirements:

  • For the Personal Training, choose ONE scenario (click HERE to download) to complete the following forms:
  • For the practical portion bring the following forms and be prepared to complete:
    • FORM F – Part 1: Demonstrate the proper execution of a lower back/hamstrings flexibility test
    • FORM F – Part 2: Know the 4 sites for the girth measurements and be prepared, with tape measure, to perform a girth measurement at a single site.
    • FORM G – be prepared to demonstrate, from your program designed above, 3 exercises and 3 stretches.
    • FORM H – this is the summary sign-off sheet and nothing is completed in advance.
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Nutrition Workshop (8 CECs) – October 3, 2015

Nutrition You Can Use Workshop

(Based on the Canada Food Guide)

This course will be the first of 4 Nutrition Workshops offered. This workshop is based on the Canada Food Guide and doesn’t go beyond your scope of practice.  Come to this workshop and find out which foods are nutrient dense and how to read the labels.

Workshop Information: 

  • CEC: 8 BCRPA Credits
  • Cost: $99+GST
  • Date: Saturday , October 3rd @ 9am-5pm
  • Location: KINESIOLOGISTS.CA Studio – Surrey
  • Instructor: Nicole Dargent

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BCRPA Weight Training Course, Surrey/Cloverdale – May 22-24, 2015

BCRPA Weight Training Course

BCRPA Weight Training Course

BCRPA Weight Training Course

SURREY/CLOVERDALE – Come and join us for our next BCRPA Weight Training certification course at the new KINESIOLOGISTSdotCA Studio in the Surrey/Cloverdale area (Unit 103-17665 66A Avenue, Surrey).  We’ll spend over 7 hours learning proper lifting techniques with registered kinesiologist, Aaron Tews (BCAK). Topics covered: 

  • Program design and implementation,
  • Neural and morphological physiology,
  • And so much more!

The course will be held the weekend on May 22-24, 2015.  For more information or to register, call 604-372-3233 or visit: kinesiologists.ca

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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.

SFL Course, Langley by Aaron Tews (April 8 2015):  http://kinesiologists.ca/wp/bcrpa-weight-personal-training-ice-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)


  • 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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