Personal Training is a fast growing industry!
Do you want to share your passion for health and fitness with others? The GoodLife Personal Training Institute course is a comprehensive in-class and practical training course designed to increase your knowledge and confidence level to train clients in a one-on-one or small group setting as well as an introduction to building and managing your business. Our students come to us from a variety of backgrounds. Previous health and fitness education is ideal, however, it is not a requirement for enrolment or success in the program.
- To provide current, practical, research driven and affordable education to passionate fitness professionals and enthusiasts in order to help them thrive in their Personal Training Careers and provide GoodLife Fitness with the best Personal Trainers in Canada.
- One of the most affordable nationally recognized certification programs in Canada
- Flexible admission requirements and a simple enrolment process
- An interactive learning environment that emphasizes a variety of learning styles
"When you see the positive effects of your client becoming fitter and healthier trickle down to their family, coworkers and those who surround them"
See what Nsuani thinks is the greatest accomplishment of working with people as a Personal Trainer.
"The GLPTI course opened my eyes to what I could learn about Personal Training"
Discover how Roshan's journey to Personal Training led him from Cirque du Soleil to GoodLife.
"GLPTI put a huge focus on form and technique so I felt prepared to put my clients through assessments"
Learn what Tiffany finds most rewarding about a career as a Personal Trainer.
"Seeing a client go from point A to point Z and seeing the small changes within a year is powerful"
Find out why Darwin loves to share his No Embarrassment philosophy with his clients.
Meet the Trainers
- 27 hour of live course instruction with one of our National Trainers, preparing you for your certification exams and a career in personal training
- Access to post course exam preparation conference calls with a GLPTI Educator
- Foundations of Professional Personal Training Second Edition course manual
- Access to Foundations of Professional Personal Training 2nd edition web resource, where you will find a video library and forms that you can download and use for your own business
- GLPTI course e-notes
- canfitpro Personal Training Specialist Certification exam registration
- 1-year canfitpro Professional Membership
- Cost of Course: $525.00, plus applicable tax
- Cost of Financing: $35.00, plus applicable tax
- Deposit: $200.00, plus applicable tax, payable on registration
- First Payment: $162.50, plus applicable tax, payable 5 days prior to course start date
- Final Payment: $162.50, plus applicable tax, payable 10 days following final course date
- Total of All Payments: $525.00, plus applicable tax
Terms And Conditions
- You may pay the full outstanding balance at any time without any prepayment charge or penalty. If you prepay the full outstanding balance, we refund the Cost of Financing.
- A $25 default charge applies to all returned payments and is automatically charged to your credit card.
- Payment must be received in full before you are eligible to write the exam for canfitpro certification.
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● B.Kin Exercise Studies ● canfitpro PTS ● TRX R4 Team Coach ● GoodLife Fitness My Bootcamp certified ● NCCP Coaching Theory Level 1
Fitness and sports are what Rodney is made of. From a young age he was involved in soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball, cross country running, badminton and BMX biking. After having many great coaches and mentors, he decided to pursue a career in the fitness industry and completed a degree in Kinesiology at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years and a full time personal trainer and team training coach since 2004. He has a passion for learning and passing on his knowledge to his clients and students.
● canfitpro PTS ● Trigger Point Performance Therapy Level 1 & 2 ● Kbell Training Academy Levl 1 & Kbell Jam ● Fitness Kickboxing Canada Level 1 ● Zona Fitness Academy FAS Level 1 & 2 ● NCCP Wrestling
Ronald Earle has always held fitness in high regard. From the start of his athletic career in soccer to the mats of Memorial University’s varsity wrestling team, Ronald has let fitness be his passion. Ronald has had a prosperous 4-year career as a personal trainer. He was awarded Personal Trainer of the Year in 2015 and is passionate about helping others achieve the same success. Ronald’s current goals are to ensure his students are set up for a successful career in Personal Training and leave his courses with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the fitness industry.
● canfitpro PTS ● canfitpro NWS ● canfitpro HWL ● Darby Training Systems Level 1 ● NLP Diploma ● Life Coaching Certified ● Registered Holistic Nutritionist ● Pilates Instructor: Mat, Reformer, Chair, Barrel ● Fitness Kickboxing Canada Level 1 ● CSNN Teacher Training Certification
Krista's passion for fitness started young as a competitive gymnast until the age of 15 when a severe accident paved her path for taking an interest in rehabilitative work, and excelling at coaching roles. She began her Fitness Career with GoodLife in 2006 as a Personal Trainer, became a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist in 2008, and has been a Fitness Manager since 2011. She loves what she does because the most rewarding this is making a difference in people's lives by training, coaching, motivating, educating and inspiring them to take responsibility for their own health and realize they CAN do it. She is passionate about every aspect of health, and has seen tremendous success with clients specializing in digestive concerns, weight loss, food allergies and sensitivities. She believes that moving well equals living well, and enjoys the challenge of working with injured clients and people with chronic pain, teaching them to incorporate Pilates and restorative exercise into their current routines. She loves to see her clients, trainers and students succeed and is so grateful to have the opportunity to apply her knowledge and help others in their journey to vibrant health.
● BSc. in Psychology ● canfitpro PTS ● canfipro HWL ● Darby Training Systems Level 1 ● Darby Training Systems Low Back Pain Specialist ● Darby Training Systems Kettlebell Foundations ● TRX R4 Team Coach ● Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 2 ● Precision Nutrition Coach Level 1 ● GoodLife Fitness Coaching Essentials
I believe that everybody has the ability to be truly successful if they are passionate and hard working with what they do. My own work ethic and strong hunger to grow as a personal trainer led me to a path in helping other trainers have the tools to bring out the best themselves. As a 4-time Top 500 associate and 2-time CORE Values award winner, and excelling in the Personal Training Education Instructor and PT Specialist roles, I aim to deliver an amazing education experience with your GLPTI course!
canfitpro PTS ● canfitpro NWS ● Darby Training Systems Level 1 ● TRX R4 Team Coach ● Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 1
Nsuani Baffoe believes that everyone has the potential for greatness inside of them, it just needs to be unlocked. This can be realized through effective coaching and motivation, and in Nsuani’s opinion, this starts at the gym. “Master your body and you can master your mind; master your mind and you can master life” is a mantra that Nsuani lives by. Having participated in competitive athletics for most of his life, Nsuani believes that the preparation and mindset that allows you to be successful on the field directly crosses over to successes in life.
canfitpro PTS & Advanced PTS ● CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 ● Poliquin PICP Level 1 & 2 ● Poliquin BioSignature Modulation Practitioner Level 1 ● Precision Nutrition Level 1 ● Twist Conditioning Integrated Balance ● TRX R4 Coach ● Ken Kinakin Upper & Lower Muscle Testing
Lindsay Boardman started her career with GoodLife Fitness in 2008 after reaching her own goals with a Personal Trainer. As a Trainer, she used a holistic approach to share her passion for fitness and help her clients achieve positive results. She quickly developed a new goal of helping other trainers find success, and attained this by sharing her experiences, knowledge, and education. Now a Personal Training Regional Fitness Manager and GLPTI National Trainer, Lindsay continues to use her enthusiasm to support and develop future Personal Trainers.
Bachelor of Kinesiology ● canfitpro PTS ● Poliquin PICP Level 1 & 2Astrid Trim FMA & GEM certified ● Trigger Point & GRID ● TRX R4 CoachKBell Academy certified ● NLP Master Practitioner ● Certified Hypnotherapist
Eirinn Boots is a Personal Training Regional Manager and has been working in Personal Training for over a decade. She studied Kinesiology at McMaster University with a special focus on physical activity during growth and maturation as well as advanced studies in human nutrition and metabolism. She has competed internationally in three sports and along with a strong athletic training background has developed a passion for training clients at all levels who have diverse next-level goals. She holds certifications as a Personal Trainer, Poloquin Level 1 & 2 Performance Coach, TRX TEAM Coach & KettleBell Coach. She is also trained in Functional Movement Assessment & Graduated Exercise Models as well as Trigger Point & Myofascial Release Techniques. Having built a very successful career in personal training, her passion is teaching others to develop the skills and tools to do the same. In order to best connect with clients and students, Eirinn has expanded her skill set beyond the theory and application of physical activity and holds designations as an NLP Master Practitioner and Certified Hypnotherapist. Her personal philosophy is that knowledge is of no use unless it is shared. Eirinn has been teaching the GoodLife Personal Training Institute course for 5 years and strives to create a fun learning environment where the info really sticks!
canfitpro PTS ● canfitpro NWS ● Darby Training Systems Level 1 ● Twist Conditioning Sport Balance Level 1 Specialist ● Twist Conditioning Sport Strength Level 1 Specialist ● Political Science Degree
Alisa Hopkinson has worked for GoodLife Fitness since 2005, with a decade of managerial experience. Alisa is currently the General Manager of the Ouellette location in Windsor. She is extremely passionate about the GLPTI course because it’s the perfect mixture of theoretical and practical information. Her goal for each student is to leave the course with a solid understanding of energy systems, physiology, and an ability to design programs. Alisa makes the material accessible by presenting it in an interactive format.
canfitpro PTS ● Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 1 ● Stretch to Win LifeStretch ● Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor level 1 ● Yogafit Level 1 ● Darby Training Systems level 1 ● Astrid Trim FMA & GEM certified ● TRX R4 Coach ● CCF Certified Coach Practitioner ● Diploma in Human Resource Management ● Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies and History
Sarah Howell has worked as a trainer both in Halifax and Calgary, giving her the opportunity to work with many wonderful clients with diverse goals, from weight loss and stroke rehab, to more recently pre- and post-surgical joint replacements and Fascial Stretch Therapy clients. When she switched careers, Sarah found her love for team training immediately. She has found that her passion for teaching and encouraging groups has easily transferred into the classroom, where she thrives off of the enthusiasm and excitement of each individual student.
canfitpro PTS ● Darby Training Systems Level 1 ● Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 1 ● CHEK Golf Biomechanics Coach ● ISI Functional Nutrition Certified ● ISI Energy Training Systems & Modified Strongman Training ● TRX R4 Coach ● Agatsu Kettlebell Instructor Level 1 ● Titleist Performance Institute Level 1
Adam Kania’s passion for fitness and teaching stems from a dedicated belief that anyone and everyone has the ability to reach optimal success in both mind and body through hard work, persistence, and determination. Adam’s goal is to have his students leave the course having gained confidence and competence in their abilities to help both themselves and their clients, and develop skills that are immediately applicable to training on the floor. With each individual’s personal fitness in mind, Adam’s commitment to acquiring and applying knowledge is invaluable.
BSc. Human Kinetics ● canfitpro PTS
Dave Potvin’s career with GoodLife Fitness started in 2004 as a Personal Trainer, following experience in competitive individual and team sports in secondary and post-secondary school. Although he initially planned to attend teacher’s college, Dave quickly realized that Personal Training combined two of his passions: teaching and exercise science.
Dave is currently a Personal Training Regional Manager, and previously held positions as a Personal Trainer and Fitness Manager. In 2010, Dave ran the first-ever GLPTI course, and has enjoyed teaching and learning from it ever since. Dave’s goals as an instructor are to create a learning environment in which students apply the science of anatomy and physiology to real-life situations, resulting in them being confident and competent trainers.
canfitpro PTS ● CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 ● TRX R4 Coach ● TRX STC Certified ● Astrid Trim FMA & GEM certified ● Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 1 ● ISSA Specialist in Conditioning ● ISSA Specialist in Performance Nutrition
Michael Sablotny knew that helping others change their lives was his passion after going through a major lifestyle change himself. With the help of a personal trainer, Michael was able to improve his own health and wellness. Seven years later, he is excited to share his knowledge and inspire others to pursue a career in this rewarding industry. Michael believes that the best learning takes place in a positive, fun, and safe environment. He also believes that mutual respect is essential for a successful student-teacher collaboration. He lives by the quote by Albert Einstein, “I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology ● Diploma in Fitness and Leisure Management ● CSEP Certified Personal Trainer ● Darby Training Systems Level 1 ● Darby Training Systems Advanced Strength Training ● Darby Training Systems Powerlifting ● Darby Training Systems Striking Level 1 and 2 ● Darby Training Systems Running Fundamentals ● Darby Training Systems Small Group Training Fundamentals Instructor and course developer ● ISI Functional Nutrition Certified ● Poliquin BioSignature Modulation Practitioner Level 1 ● Crossfit Level 1 Certified ● Virtruvian Training Applied Muscle Testing ● Animal Flow Level 1 ● Hard style Kettle Bell Level 1 and 2
Joey Shillolo is a former military fitness instructor, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and a Diploma in Fitness and Leisure Management. Joey spent five years conducting fitness testing and training in a group setting, which included a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. Joey has over four years of teaching experience at GoodLife Fitness and Darby Training Systems, and Joey is a Level 6 Trainer at GoodLife Fitness. He was awarded Personal Trainer of the Year in 2011.
BSc Human Kinetics ● canfitpro PTS ● CHEK Exercise Coach ● CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach ● Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 2 ● Poliquin Biosignature Modulation ● Precision Nutrition Level 1 ● KBell Academy certified ● TRX R4 Coach
Stefan Sklepowicz has been a Personal Trainer and Fitness Manager with GoodLife Fitness for the past 11 years, and a National Trainer for over six years. During that time, he has become specialized in pain management, holistic health, and postural correction. Stefan relishes the challenges that a pain-ridden body can present. He has been a powerful instructor with GLPTI for over six years, working primarily in the London area and with the Waterloo course. Stefan’s diverse background and sense of humor has helped his students have the most opportune learning environment, setting them up for success as Personal Trainers.
Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours ● canfitpro PTS ● Poliquin PICP Level 1 & 2 ● Poliquin BioSignature Modulation Practitioner ● Poliquin Fascial Abrasion Tool ● Precision Nutrition Level 1 ● TRX Suspension Trainer ● KBell Academy certified ● Kettlebell Level 1 ● Eric Cressey Functional Stability Training
Chris Stapylton’s passion for fitness and teaching stems from competitive sports and previous health issues of his own, being diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age. As an adult, Chris took control of his health and wellness, and was able to stop taking medications through a commitment to exercise, good sleeping habits, and nutrition. He strives to teach others the power that exercise and nutrition can have on their well-being, giving them the control to live the life they want.
When he stopped playing sports, Chris had many common sports injuries, and realized through education that through proper training, these injuries were preventable. Chris wanted to teach parents and young athletes that these injuries are not just a part of sports, but are caused by over-training. He began educating trainers in order to spread this message to a wider audience. He believes that this knowledge will help provide options to people who want to be healthy without medication, and reduce preventable sports-related injuries.
canfitpro PTS ● CHEK Exercise Coach ● CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 ● Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 1 ● Poliquin BioSignature Modulation Practitioner ● Precision Nutrition Level 1
Kristen Stewart has been working with GoodLife Fitness for five years, and has found many avenues to share her passion for health and fitness. Currently a Level 4 Personal Trainer at Woodstock Quality Inn GoodLife, Kristen has been a part of both personal training and group fitness, helping people shape a healthier future.
By going through her own journey with her personal health, Kristen began to see the value in making fitness changes, allowing her to help others do the same. A large part of improving her own fitness has been investing in education to better help people by providing different modalities. Kristen’s interest in fitness was sparked when she took the GLPTI course and sampled different courses at the canfitpro conference, allowing her to find the right approach to fitness.