Most of our certification courses and all of our webinars are held online through ZOOM.  Our in-class courses, practicums and workshops are held at Eastside Fitness in Vancouver: www.eastsidefitness.ca 


There is paid parking on Fraser Street and free parking on the side streets.

Public Transport

There is a skytrain and bus route available. 


There are washrooms located in the facility along with plenty of sanitary cloths and sprays for keeing the equipment clean.  There are also several restaurants and coffee shops near by.

Working Out

This is a private studio and if you would like to rent the space, please contact Eastside Fitness directly to make arrangements. 

Refund Policy

If withdrawal from a course is more than one week before it starts, a refund will be issued less 20% administration fee.  There are no refunds within one week of a course start date.

Transferring to Another Course 

Students can transfer to another course date without penalty if the office is notified more than one week before the course start date.  If notified within one week of a course start date, there will be a 20% administration fee owing.


Our programs enable certification through either BCRPA or CFES.  Both have pros and cons and will be discussed on the first night of the Fitness Theory Course, as this does not need to be decided ahead of starting the program.  For more information regarding the differences, please email the office and we’ll be happy to discuss. 

Steps for Certification

Please refer to the Steps for Certification page for an outline of which courses to take and in what order.

Each course consists of several dates listed below the heading Course 1, Course 2 etc.  Students are required to take only one of these courses but attend all of the dates of that course.  Depending on the course, it may be possible to miss a day and make it up in a future course.

Certification Renewal

For both BCRPA and CFES, students will be emailed a renewal reminder one month prior to expiry.  Please make sure your current email is on file and refer to the BCRPA or CFES websites for their individual renewal requirements.

Renewal Credits

In addition to Workshops, students can obtain renewal credits by taking an Instructor Course, such as Weight Training, Group Fitness or Personal Training.  Each course is worth 16 credits.

First Aid

Every instructor and trainer is required to hold a valid Standard First Aid and CPR certificate.  This certification is valid for 3 years in most companies.  When this is required, depends on which certification (BCRPA or CFES) is being pursued. 


Workshops are not needed to achieve certification but are required to maintain it.  Both BCRPA and CFES students will need to log 8 credits/hours of workshops per year.  We offer a variety of workshops and webinars for both Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers year round.  Please refer to the Workshops page for what is currently scheduled.

Job Placement

Several Lower Mainland clubs often recruit from Inshape Training.  Job opportunities are posted often on our Social Media pages and are sent as emails to students on the Inshape Training email list.

Working Abroad

Inshape Training certifications, specifically CFES, are recognized within and outside of Canada.


All instuctors and trainers need to be insured when they start working and we recommend HUB International Insurance Brokers.  Some facilities provide coverage and sometimes it must be purchased separately.

Contact us


Eastside Fitness
5788 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z5