André Noël Potvin

Founder and President

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine), ACE Certified Personal Trainer (America Council on Exercise) BCRPA Personal Trainer, BCRPA-TFL, Clinical Exercise Specialist, Principles of Sports Nutrition (PSN), CSCS, M.Sc. (Cardiac Rehab), Vega Ambassador

Andre Noel Potvin is a fitness educator and rehabilitation exercise specialist with 28 years of leadership experience and 18 years of specialization in clinical exercise and post-injury rehabilitation. He is the former managing partner of EnerChanges Medical, Health, Anti-Aging and Fitness Clinic in Vancouver. André holds a M.Sc. in cardiac rehabilitation from the University of British Columbia , where he served for 4 years on the teaching faculty of the School of Human Kinetics . He is a certified Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES) of the American Council on Exercise and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer. André is also founding president and owner of Infofit Educators School for Fitness Professionals and a BCRPA Trainer of  fitness leaders. Andre was awarded as the BCRPA Educator of the Year and BCRPA Program Director of the Year. Andre is proud to be a Vega Ambassador. He is frequently invited to lecture at international certification and continuing education seminars for personal trainers, chiropractors, physiotherapists and registered kinesiologists.

Philosophy

I believe in a balanced life of sports, humour and only doing a job that I enjoy!

Professional Accreditation:

Professional Accreditation & Experience:

Infofit Educators – School for Fitness Professionals

  • founder & president (1988 – present)

BCRPA Program Director of the Year 2008 & BCRPA Educator Of the Year 2012

  • An individual whose leadership inspires staff to be involved and to do their best. This director also influences participants to commit to a healthy lifestyle through successful and creative fitness programming

EnerChanges Anti-aging, Health & Fitness Clinic

  • Managing partner, clinic exercise director (2004 – 2009 )

Radio Personality

  • CFUN 1140 Radio: Knowledge and Choices Saturdays 11am-Noon (Jan 2005-2006)

University of British Columbia School of Human Kinetics:

  • Teaching faculty member 1997-2001
  • M.Sc. in Human Kinetics – cardiac rehabilitation (1998)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

  • Certified ACSM Personal Trainer

American Council on Exercise (ACE)

  • Certified clinical exercise specialist
  • Certified personal fitness trainer (gold certificate)

National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

  • Certified strength & conditioning specialist (CSCS)

British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA)

  • Registered trainer of fitness leaders (TFL)
  • Provincial Examiner for Theoretical and Practicum certification exams
  • Author of BCRPA Personal Training Exams A and B

Philosophy

It is my career purpose to enhance the quality of leadership in the health and fitness industry by providing students with knowledge, training, and resources necessary for them to explore their career dreams.  Teaching is my strongest passion, and I consider it my responsibility, as a true educator, to develop educational literature, seminars and courses for both the public and fitness professionals that are informative, up-to-date, entertaining, and well researched.

André Noël Potvin
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