Training Courses

Upcoming Training Courses

May – September Schedule 2019 – find out what’s happening!

Summer Flyer May-Sept 2019

Summer flyer includes info on pricing. Register early as courses run only as small learning groups.

MAKING WAVES 2019

Making Waves All day 2019

Get your BCRPA renewal credits June 2, 2019 at Templeton Pool: 8:15 am – 5 pm

 OUR INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES

At the heart of our services are our fitness-certification training courses that allow you to seek employment as a certified instructor. The courses we currently offer are:

Full Fitness Theory ,• Fitness Theory Prep course ,• Aquatic Fitness Course  Group Fitness Course ,• Weight Training Course , • Personal Training Course  Yoga Fitness Course • Aquafit Practicum Course  Group Practicum Course  Yoga Fitness Practicum Course

A little more about the courses….

All learning materials are covered with course fees. All materials are written by Sandra Starrett (BPE, Registered Kinesiologist) who has 30 years of experience in the fitness industry. Sandra helps you to focus on the materials you need to know to meet industry standards and will impart the knowledge you need to safely and effectively teach real life participants and clients. We also have the training guides for all courses available for sale with a licensing agreement to use to develop in-house training systems.

**A note on pricing and value: While our courses are very competitively priced, you can always find someone lower (this is true with almost everything). But you won’t find our value-added benefits anywhere else. These include Sandra’s personal attention, the ease of understanding the material, outstanding and clearly written training manuals, assistance with the certification process, and Sandra’s complete dedication to your success.

1.Fitness Theory

What is the Fitness Theory Course?

I often call the fitness theory course “the owner’s guide to your own body”. You will learn how your body works. It involves learning about the bones of your body (your skeleton), how your body moves (joint movements) and where and how your muscles work. It also involves learning about training principles, how to prepare a work out and to do so safely (to minimize injuries). You also will get to learn a whole lot of health tips to help you adhere to a healthy lifestyle for an improved quality of life.

If you plan to teach fitness classes – aquatic or land based (group), yoga fitnesswi or to become a personal trainer you will be expected to be knowledgeable about how the body works. This is to keep your clients and participants safe. It is what is expected to be considered a professional – having the appropriate knowledge to design fitness sessions or classes. In addition to this knowledge of the body, first aid and CPR are typical requirements of becoming a fitness professional.

In order to be insured as a fitness professional you will require registration or certification with a fitness organization. In Canada, this can be done by registering with the British Columbia Parks & Recreation Association (BCRPA) Fitness Branch. To register to become a fitness professional you will need to write their on-line Fitness theory exam. The Fitness theory course offered by Phys-X will prepare you with a path of knowlege to successfully pass the BCRPA fitness theory exam (pass is considered 80%). We will also provide you with a study path to help you retain the material.

If you are interested in becoming a fitness professional and are from outside of Canada, please contact Phys-X owner, Sandra Starrett, for a consultation on a pathway to attain given your unique requirements. All of Sandra’s courses meet international standards to help you qualify for insurance.

There are 3 options of how to take the Fitness Theory course:

Option 1: 

  • Fitness Theory Prep Course -$ 420 with GST (requires a minimum of 3 students)
  • Distance education/2 students: $550+GST, requires scheduled meetings 1X/week by phone

This course is a combination of tutorial and self study. Tutorial time includes a 1 day course plus an evening tutorial (a total of 10 hours) to keep you on track with follow through. Same topics are covered as in the full 30 hour course at an accelerated learning pace.

Benefit:

This course will prepare you to pass the BCRPA on-line Fitness theory exam. Course materials are simply and clearly presented making it easier to understand difficult to learn topics on your own. Learning activities and homework assignments are geared for active learning. Lots of learning tips are included to help with retention of new materials.

This course is ideal for students who have a tight time schedule. A background in sciences, anatomy, or working out help out as you will be more familiar with exercise science terms. Also post secondary learning experience will accelerate learning as students are use to applying themselves to studying to retain course content. This course is ideal when you desire to get your BCRPA certification quickly for specific employment needs.

Option 2:

  • Full Fitness Theory 30 hour course: $735 with GST (requires a minimum of 3 students)

The full fitness theory course is a 30-hour course. This course will prepare you to successfully pass the BCRPA on–line Fitness Theory exam (which requires 80% to pass). Topics include skeletal anatomy, joint movements, muscle actions, training principles, physiology, preparing  a workout, safety, along with diet & exercise. This 30-hour course will prepare you to successfully pass the BCRPA on-line Fitness Theory exam. This course is ideal for those without a science background, and who enjoy a slower paced learning experience.

Benefit:

This course is ideal for those who are new to science or human biology. It is a slower paced learning environment with ample time for review within class time. More time is given to assist with retention of new material prior to moving on to further topics.

Option 3:

  • Fitness Theory Private Tutoring – $ 735 with GST

Private tutoring is the equivalent of the Fitness theory prep course taught in a one on one setting. Students are taught the same material as in the 10 hour fitness theory prep course in smaller segments of 1.5 – 3 hour sessions.  Sessions are spread out in a manner that caters to the student’s schedule.

Benefit:

This course will prepare you to pass the BCRPA on-line Fitness theory exam. Course materials are simply and clearly presented making it easier to understand topics. Learning activities and homework assignments are geared for active learning. Lots of learning tips are included to help with course retention.

Private tutoring is ideal for students who are have a tight time schedule and are not able to take time off work/other commitments and need a more flexible schedule. Private tutoring also allows a student to pick a pace suitable to their learning – whether this is super fast or with more time. Access to videos of lecture materials are provided to students to maximize retention.

Many students who are new to English, as a second language find this course ideal to give them added confidence.

2. Aquatic Fitness Course

Features:

This 16 hour Aquatic Fitness module will prepare you to teach aquatic fitness classes at municipal pools, private pools or resorts. You will learn how to teach a warm up, cardiovascular session, muscle conditioning and flexibility in shallow and deep water. The focus of this course is on acquiring skills today to prepare you to teach tomorrow.

Benefits

The benefit of this course with Phys-X is the focus on the practical skills needed to successfully lead classes with confidence. Class room and practical water sessions are structured in helping you learn what to teach, how to teach and how to guide others. Phys-X is well re-known for their easy and practical learning systems. Feel confident that you know what to do and what to practice to become that skilled leader that you are inspired to become.

 Options

Aquafit module – $ 420 with GST (requires a minimum of 3 students)

Private tutoring – $ 630 with GST (10 hours of meeting time)

Distance education/2 students (requires skype/face time/video assignments): $550 + GST

Requires scheduled meetings 1X/week by phone

3. Group Fitness Course

Features

This 16 hour group fitness module will prepare you to teach a variety of group fitness classes, including boot camp, aerobics and/or stretch classes in a variety of settings. You will learn how to teach a warm up, cardio endurance session, muscle conditioning and flexibility in a group format. The focus of this course is to acquire the skills today to prepare you to teach tomorrow.

Benefits
The benefit of this course with Phys-X is the focus on the practical and leadership skills needed to successfully lead classes to gain employment. Classroom and movement applications are structured in helping you learn what to teach, how to teach and how to guide others. Feel confident that you have the knowledge base and skills to become a confident leader.

Options

Group module – $ 420 with GST (requires a minimum of 3 students) 16 hour course

Private tutoring – $ 630 with GST (10 hours of meeting time)

Distance education/2 students (requires skype/face time/video assignments: $550 + GST

Requires scheduled meetings 1X/week by phone

4. Weight Training Course – Part 1: Personal Training

Features

This 20 hour Personal training course (BCRPA Weight Training) is focused on resistance training as a starting point for designing 1 on 1 fitness programs. The course focus is on screening protocols, preparing a workout session, exercise technique and ideas, sequencing exercises, follow up consultations and overall safety.

Benefits

This course with Phys-X will introduce and prepare you to training clients one on one. In addition, this course will prepare you to successfully pass your BCRPA weight training ICE requirements (Instructor Competency Evaluation). An in-class case study, plus an additional case study will take you through the steps to know how to put together an individual workout plan. Course emphasis is on exercise ideas, sequencing, modifications or progressions, and teaching skills to guide your clients effectively.

Options

Personal Training Part 1 (BCRPA Weight Training)  –

$ 550 with GST (requires a minimum of 3 students) 20 hour course

Private tutoring – $ 840 with GST (12-16 hours of meeting time)

Distance education/2 students (requires skype/face time/video assignments: $650 + GST

Requires scheduled meetings 1X/week by phone


5. Personal Training Course – Part 2

Features

This 32 hour course will prepare you to fully become a personal trainer and meet BCRPA guidelines. You will cover in further depth screening protocols, designing workout plans, exercise progressions and client follow up. Emphasis is also placed on start up business aspects to help you learn how to market yourself and attract clients.

Benefits

The benefits of this course with Phys-X is the focus on the practical skills needed to successfully train a variety of clients from inactive to athletic. Learn how to attract, speak to and lead new clients. Focus will be on 1 on 1 training and small group personal training.

Options

Personal Training – Part 2 (BCRPA Personal Training module)

Personal Training Course – $ 787.50 with GST (requires a minimum of 3 students)

Private tutoring – $ 1260 with GST (20 hours of meeting time)

Distance education/2 students (requires skype/face time/video assignments: $950 + GST

Requires scheduled meetings 1X/week by phone

6. Yoga Fitness Course

If you have been thinking about becoming a Yoga Fitness Instructor, and aren’t sure where to start, then this course is for you. In this 35-hour Yoga Fitness course we will focus on the physical aspects of a yoga practice. You will learn technique, alignment and how to teach a group Yoga Fitness class. This course is offered only 1-2X/year.

7. Aquafit Practicum Course

A full 10 hour aqua practicum will help you fulfill your 8 hours of practice teaching requirement and your aquatic fitness ICE (instructor Competency Evaluation). Your course workbook will help you prepare lesson plans for shallow and deep water aquafit. Video analysis is included with the course as is your practical evaluation (ICE). Fee: $735 with GST

8. Group Fitness Practicum Course

A full 10 hour group practicum will help you fulfill your 8 hours of practice teaching requirement and your group fitness ICE (instructor Competency Evaluation). Your course workbook will help you prepare lesson plans for bootcamp, aerobic and other class types. Video analysis is included with the course as is your practical evaluation (ICE). Fee $735 with GST

9. Yoga Fitness Practicum Course

A full 10 hour group practicum will help you fulfill your 8 hours of practice teaching requirement and your Yoga fitness ICE (instructor Competency Evaluation). Your course workbook will help you prepare lesson plans for your yoga fitness classes. Video analysis is included with the course as is your practical evaluation (ICE).Fee is $735 with GST