Pre and Post Conference Workshops

Pre and Post-Conference workshops are happening Friday, September 13, and Sunday, September 15.

  • On Friday, September 13:
    • Take the First Aid and CPR Re-Certification Course
    • Take an In-Person BCRPA Fitness Theory or Older Adult Exam
  • On Sunday, September 15:
    • Earn a new specialty in Aquatic Fitness with the BCRPA Condensed Aquatic Fitness Specialty Course
    • Earn a new certification with Bellyfit®
    • Or earn a new certificate in Yoga with Chair

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Pre-Conference Workshops  |  Friday, September 14

PC1: First Aid and CPR Re-Certification | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presented by First Aid Sponsor  — TraumaTech  CECs: None  | Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3  |  $60

Is it time for you to recertify First Aid and CPR? This is your opportunity to recertify with TraumaTech through this condensed workshop. Don’t let your First Aid and CPR certificates expire! This workshop is available only to BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders.

  • A current First Aid and CPR certificate is a requirement for BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders.
  • An expired First Aid and/or CPR certificate means you are not covered under the Insurance Policy provided through the BCRPA Fitness Registry program.

PC2: In-Person BCRPA Fitness Theory and Older Adult Exams | 7 pm - 8 pm

Facilitated by BCRPA CECs: None  |  Delbrook Community Recreation Centre851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3  |  Fitness Theory Exam: $80  •  Older Adult Fitness Exam: $65

Nervous about taking your exam online? BCRPA is pleased to offer aspiring and seasoned Fitness Leaders the opportunity to write the Fitness Theory and Older Adult exams in-person at Delbrook Community Centre.

What you need to bring: pencil, eraser, and yourself.

Register early! Space is limited. CECs are not applicable to exams.

Pre-requisites:

  • All Exam Candidates must bring their Fitness Leader ID Number.
  • Older Adult Exam Writers must have completed the BCRPA Older Adult Course and bring proof of completion.

Post-Conference Workshops  |  Sunday, September 16

PC3: BCRPA Condensed Aquatic Fitness Specialty Course | 8 am - 5 pm

Delivered by Leah Esplen 8 CECs  |  Delbrook Community Recreation Centre851 W Queens Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4E3  |  $240

Are you looking to earn a specialty in Aquatic Fitness and are short on time? The BCRPA Aquatic Fitness course has been condensed into a one-day, 8 hour course. Be one of the first to take the pilot course – join one of our leading Trainer of Aquatic Fitness Leaders, Leah, as she focuses in on the Aquatic Fitness Leader essentials. Participants who complete the one-day training can earn the BCRPA Aquatic Fitness speciality module designation and start teaching Aquafit classes the very next day!

Space is limited – Register Early!

PC4: Balance Yoga with Chair Certificate Course | 8 am — 12 pm

Delivered by Rhona Parsons  |  4 CECs  |  Delbrook Community Recreation Centre, 851 W Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC  |  BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader: $120  •  Non-BCRPA Fitness Leader: $160

This very gentle form of Hatha Yoga is excellent for people with various types of movement disorders. Using the chair and the Bender Ball as props, the health benefits of this class are endless – reduced blood pressure, better sleep, improved mobility, better posture, and increased stamina to make everyday tasks easier. This course comes with a certificate and an easy-to-follow handbook to allow you to start practicing the program right away! This session is suitable for all fitness leaders.

PC5: Bellyfit® Instructor Certification | 9 am — 5 pm

Delivered by Alice Bracegirdle  |  8 CECs  |  Steve Nash Sports Club - Brentwood, 4199 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby, BC  V5C 3Y6 | BCRPA Registered Fitness Leader: $230  •  Non-BCRPA Fitness Leader: $280

This one-day course will give you the training, tools and confidence you need to start leading your own Bellyfit® classes, fast! Learn the Bellyfit® philosophy, 7 section class format and teaching formula, plus our seamless, standardized fusion of Fitness, Belly Dance and Yoga for women only. Registrants will also get access to the online training materials, which you're encouraged to review before you attend the course. Instructions on how to access the online resources will be emailed to registrants one month prior to the start of the course.

CECs and Certificates

Specialties and certificates earned will be added to Fitness Leader accounts on The Registry® of Fitness Professionals by October 7, 2019.