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Why should I choose Body Blueprint Fitness?
Body Blueprint has been training fitness professionals since 1986. In fact, many of the trainers who teach BCRPA courses were originally trained by Body Blueprint – including some online course conductors. We give you the personal touch – we get to know you and help you every step of the way to ensure you are really learning the information provided. You are more than just a number and we truly care about your learning process. We fully prepare you for the provincial exams and if you need extra help, we are here to answer any questions you have. If you are taking an online course, you can transfer to the in-class sessions as we teach many courses throughout the year. You could also transfer from in class to online. Contact us to find out how. Our courses are thorough and enjoyable!
Our courses are approved with most Fitness Organizations across Canada to prepare for the provincial exams.
How long will the Fitness Theory online course take?
This course is go-at-your-own-pace. Some people have finished in one weekend if they have a deadline to meet. You have up to 4 months to complete the course. Since the entire course can be done online, your assignments are returned to you quickly. We mark your assignments within 48 hours if you send them during business hours. Since your assignments are marked by real people, we give each student’s assignment the attention it deserves. If you haven’t heard back from us in 2 days, please contact us right away. Sometimes emails get lost in cyber space. We ALWAYS respond to all emails.
How many assignments are there in Fitness Theory?

There are nine assignments and a final quiz to complete the course. These assignments are to ensure you are learning the information. As long as you are giving it your best shot you will succeed! If you need a little extra help or aren’t understanding something, we are a phone call or email away. We also offer private tutoring sessions.

How long will it take me to become a fitness instructor?
To become a fitness instructor you’ll need to take the Fitness Theory course, write the provincial exam and take the group fitness course. We’ve had students do this in as little as a month. But we give you more time than that if you need it. Each course has a four month time frame. Although many students do it much quicker than that. You’ll go at your own pace to suit your busy schedule.
Will I get my course assignments back?
Yes, all your assignments are returned to you after being marked. Each written assignment is hand marked to make sure you are really understanding the material taught. If you send it in by email, it is returned usually within a couple days!
Is there an exam at the end?
At the end of the Body Blueprint Fitness Theory course there is an open-book final quiz to receive your certificate. This course thoroughly prepares you for the provincial exams and beyond. You can then go on to write the BCRPA Fitness Theory exam.
Will this course give me all the information I need to pass the provincial exam?
Yes. Body Blueprint’s Fitness Theory and Personal Training courses exceed the information required for the provincial exams. The course materials include online tutorials, videos and personalized feedback on your assignments so that you will be fully prepared for the Fitness Theory and Personal Training exams. We are also happy to help by email or over the phone, and we offer private tutoring if you need extra help.
I have no desire to instruct fitness. Will the Fitness Theory course benefit me?
Absolutely! Thousands of people have taken this course, some to become fitness instructors and others for their own knowledge and interest. You will learn how and why your body responds to exercise the way it does and how to safely and effectively set up fitness programs for yourself. See the Fitness Theory page for more information.
Once I have taken this course, where to from there?
You may decide that you want to become a trainer in any of the following fields: Group Fitness, Aqua Fitness, Weight Training, Personal Training, Yoga, Pilates or Older Adult Fitness. Once you have taken the Fitness Theory course you can take the specialty module of your choosing. You can take one or all of them! Note that in order to take the Personal Training module, you first need to take the Weight Training module.
The Body Blueprint Fitness Theory course is the first step to all of the other fitness courses. If you want to become a Personal Trainer, weight room attendant, group fitness instructor or aqua fitness instructor, we teach you how. If you have any questions just email us and we’ll be happy to answer them!
If I need extra help, is it available for me?
Yes! You can send an email to your tutor, send questions along with your assignments or give us a call at 778-433-8884 – we are happy to help. All your questions will be answered. If necessary, we also offer tutoring in-person or over the telephone for an hourly rate.
I’m thinking about becoming a Personal Trainer, but i’m not on Vancouver Island. I live in Vancouver or another part of BC. Can you still help me?
Definitely! It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, Body Blueprint Fitness can teach you! If you have access to a computer then you can take our online courses no matter where you live or work.  We have had students as far away as the UK, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Australia, the US and many other parts of the world.  Body Blueprint makes it easy for you to become a certified Personal Trainer.
Why should I take the Personal Trainers course from Body Blueprint when I can become a trainer in one weekend for a lot less?
You have to ask yourself if you would like to be trained by someone who has taken a two day course online from a company somewhere in the world. Our students know how to do fitness testing, movement screens, and know how to design thorough, safe and effective workouts. Our students are sought after in the fitness industry because fitness facilities know that Body Blueprint Students have all the education and practical info they need to be a great trainer.
I’ve been strength training for a month and have no visible results. What gives?
The first six weeks of any strength training regime is neurological adaptation – your brain is sorting out what is going on. Be patient. It usually takes about six weeks for you to notice a change. If you think that you would benefit from having a Personal Trainer, hire one from the company who trains Personal Trainers!
Am I able to get a refund once course materials are sent to me?
Unfortunately, we are not able to give you a refund once you have the course materials. It is like any other online purchase, CD or computer program. Once you have it we have no way of taking it back. It is yours to keep.  We thank you for your understanding. Please choose your online course carefully. Once the course is sent to you, whether electronically or by mail, no refunds will be given.