Vancouver Fitness Certification Workshops

Inshape Training offers workshops year round for students and the general public.  We encourage everyone to learn new information and promote knowing about the latest, most relevant topics.  Fitness students will also earn continuing education credits (CEC's) approved by both BCRPA and CFES.   
See below for a list of the workshops we offer, followed by those which are currently scheduled.

ONLINE WORKSHOPS (always available)
  • Private Trainer Mentorship Program (not online but always available)
  • Test Prep 
  • Sugar Addiction - Myth or Reality?
IN-CLASS WORKSHOPS (scheduled throughout the year)


  • The Ketogenic Detox Protocol
  • The Power of Hormones
  • Healing the Gut
  • The Connection Between Abdominal Obesity & Hormonal Imbalance
  • Sports Nutrition for Peak Performance
  • Mitochondria: Strength, Energy & Healthy Brain Function

Joint and Muscle Specific 

  • Shouldering the Load: Assessing & Training the Ball & Saucer Joint
  • Take Your Gluteus to the Maximus
  • Core Conditioning Specialist - Part 1
  • Core Conditioning Specialist - Part 2

Mobility-Stability Series

  • The Mobility-Stability Relationship
  • Movement Literacy Across the Lifespan
  • Corrective Exercises for the Ankle & Foot 
  • Corrective Exercises for the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex - Part 1: Anatomy & Assessment
  • Corrective Exercises for the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex - Part 2: Post Rehab Conditions & Corrective Exercises


  • Energy System Development & Conditioning
  • Program Design for Seniors
  • The 21-Point Safety Inspection for Fitness Professionals
  • The Art of Communicating & Cueing for the Personal Trainer
  • Training the Tactical Athlete

Private Trainer Mentorship Program

Is there a specific skill you need to practice?  Is there a training concept you don’t quite understand?  Do you need 1 or 2 continuing education credits to complete your CECs for re-certification?  Then the Private Trainer Mentorship Program may be exactly what you need!
Brian Justin has been in the fitness industry since 1993, has worked with and continues to work with clients who have complex movement reconditioning needs, athletes with performance challenges, and everything in between.  He is also an industry presenter for Kinesiologists, personal trainers, and various health providers.  He is also a University faculty member in the Kinesiology program at UFV, which makes Brian an ideal Mentorship provider for you or you and a small group of trainers. 

So how does it work?

Step One: Determine where you have challenges in your practice or understanding of a concept in an area of training. 
Step Two: Group your needs into what could potentially fit into a one or two hour session.  Email this information to Brian at:
Step Three: He will build an outline and send back to you for approval.  After you or your group of trainers approve the, Brian will send it to CFES for CEC approval.
Step Four: Determine a date, time and a facility.  Brian can train out of a facility in Abbotsford but can move around if you have a preferable location. 
Step Five: The cost is $200.00 per hour + any facility cost.  This cost does not change if you bring more trainers to help split the cost (up to 4 trainers for a skills practice or 6 trainers for a concept mini lecture).  For example: a 1 hour Skills Mentorship would cost $50.00 per trainer if you have 4 individuals OR $100.00 per trainer if you have 4 individuals for a 2 hour Skills Mentorship. 

  • Cost: $200.00/hour (does not include facility/drop-in fee)
  • Mentor: Brian Justin (MKin, CEP, CSCS, FMSC, CES, PES, Certified Exercise Physiologist/Movement Specialist)
  • 1 - 2 CFES credits
  • Date: Always Available - Email Brian to Register:

Test Prep 

The Test Prep workshop is designed to help students study for their BCRPA Fitness Theory exam or CFES National exams.  It will cover the main components from the Fitness Theory course and will help refresh your memory on the essential basics, which are covered in every BCRPA or CFES closed book exam.  When you register, you will be emailed a PDF file with several fill-in-the-blank sheets (reviewing the skeletal system, muscular system and joint actions) along with 60 short answer questions.  Once complete, email your answers to for marking.  We will return your results within 1-2 business days along with corrections, feedback and certificate of completion.
If you need to purchase the CFES Fitness Theory manual, please let us know so that we can adjust the price accordingly.
If you are going to take the BCRPA Fitness Theory exam, please contact them directly to schedule an exam writing date. 
If you are going to take a CFES National exam, please contact us to check when the next scheduled exam writing date is taking place.

  • Cost: $99.00 (includes tax)
  • Marker/Tutor: Veronika Glesc (BGS, Cert. in Health & Fitness, BCRPA & CFES Certified PT)
  • 2 BCRPA/CFES credits
  • Date: Always Available - Register Now

Sugar Addiction - Myth or Reality?

Does it feel like you or people you know, in particular your clients, can never get enough of sugar?  Have you had a suspicion that sugar is an addictive substance?  Is "sugar addiction" actually a real thing? 
In this presentation, therapist Josipa Katinic explores sugar in detail and why it’s not actually an addiction.  We will delve into chemical structure, flawed research design, methods and test subjects, current definitions of addiction, pleasure pathways, and which groups benefit from it being labelled as addictive. 
You will receive a PDF presentation and short quiz which needs to be completed and emailed to in order to receive CEC's.

  • Cost: $99.00 (includes tax)
  • Instructor: Josipa Katinic (M.A., B.A., EFT, RHN, SEP)
  • 2 BCRPA/CFES credits
  • Date: Always Available - Register Now


Corrective Exercises for the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex - Part 1: Anatomy & Assessment

This interactive workshop will teach the personal trainer relevant anatomy and how to assess the low back, pelvis, hip and its relevant movement impairments.  You will learn advanced anatomy so you understand the kinesiology (which includes joint movement, integrative muscle action and fascial continuities) of this region and its implications to corrective exercise.  Learn how pelvic position control affects knee alignment and why being told to stand up straight, may be counterproductive to back health.  This will be followed by learning a full fitness assessment of the lumbo-pelvic-hip region and more!

  • Cost: $159.00 (plus $15.00 manual, includes tax)
  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre Campus
  • Instructor: Brian Justin (MKin, CEP, CSCS, FMSC, CES, PES, Certified Exercise Physiologist/Movement Specialist)
  • 5 BCRPA/CFES credits
  • Date: Saturday, June 20 - 10:00am-3:00pm - Register Now

Corrective Exercises for the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex - Part 2: Post Rehab Conditions and Corrective Exercises

This workshop will continue from the assessment in Part 1 where students will learn the corrective exercise protocols, address the movement impairments and practice exercises that will improve conditioning of the LPHC.  Additionally, students will learn common post-rehab conditions for this region and what exercises to include or not include, in a fitness program.  By the end of Part 1 and 2, you will be the "go-to" person in your facility to help people correct and improve the function of the pelvis, hip, and low back.

  • Cost: $159.00 (plus $15.00 manual, includes tax)
  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre Campus
  • Instructor: Brian Justin (MKin, CEP, CSCS, FMSC, CES, PES, Certified Exercise Physiologist/Movement Specialist)
  • 5 BCRPA/CFES credits
  • Date: Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am-3:00pm - Register Now

Training the Tactical Athlete

In this comprehensive 6 hour workshop at the Richmond Olympic Oval, you will learn various techniques to improve the life and health of First Responders and learn how to design a program that targets the occupational considerations of those in Border Services, Corrections, Firefighting, and Law Enforcement.  Through a combination of practical and theory topics, the participants will learn the basics of working with first responders, prevent injuries through proper strength and conditioning protocols as well as developing power to ensure that a well rounded Tactical Athlete is an injury free Tactical Athlete.

-What is the Tactical Athlete?
-Program Design Basics for First Responders - beyond POPAT, RPAT etc.
-Developing the Core for Performance and Occupational Demands
-Basics of a Proper Warmup for a First Responder (practical)
-Developing Power (practical)
-PTSD: a Brief Overview
-Supplements: a Brief Overview

  • Cost: $189.00 (includes tax)
  • Location: Richmond Olympic Oval
  • Instructor: Ryan Delaney (NSCA, TSAC-F, CFES)
  • 6 BCRPA/CFES credits
  • Date: Saturday, April 25 - 10:00am-4:00pm - WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A FUTURE DATE

Contact us


YWCA Health & Fitness Centre
535 Hornby Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2E8




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