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Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: How To Be overprepared for the NASM

Hey guys ,after posting these past few weeks in here I constantly get pms regarding taking the NASM but that doesn't bother me at all , I am making this post to help everyone in the future on taking the NASM. My NASM experience was a very long one, I drove 3 hours to fail it by 1 point! This was...

Bradster101190‎, 06-07-2011 01:05 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: QUESTION: Which certificates are the best?

The 'Big 3' certifications are ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. ACSM NASM

Mythic Beast‎, 09-14-2008 09:57 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Deleting threads

Recently on this forum quite a few people have asked a question, got some good answers, and then deleted their threads. I have restored these threads, because though you might not care any more, the answers can be useful for other people. So don't delete your threads. edit: on the other hand, if...

KyleAaron‎, 04-21-2016 04:51 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program! is test piloting a trainer affiliate program and we’re looking for 50 motivated and results driven personal trainers. This program only applies to certified personal trainers residing in the following states: Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania,...

ForumAlpha‎, 03-24-2014 09:40 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Directions toward a career in fitness.

Hello everyone, I recently completed as blog series outlining my experiences in the fitness career path. Hopefully some of you might find it helpful, or at least get some ideas to put to trial. Here's the 3-part series: Directions Toward a Career in Fitness, Part 1 Directions Toward a Career in...

alan aragon‎, 11-18-2009 07:20 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Ryan's Q&A Thread - Building Successful PT/Coaching Businesses

What's up everyone? Whether you know me or not, I've been on the forums for years. My main threads revolve around my GST program and I've managed them for the past five + years. Feel free to browse them so you can get a feel for who I am and how I operate. First Thread:...

2020Wellness‎, 05-14-2015 12:32 PM
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HELP! Debt from Sleep Deprivation

We all know that sleep gives us the growth hormones we all need. But, most of us don't get the goal we want when we want to. So, pls help me with this. Can get the same growth the next day (Non-Gym-Day) if youre sleep deprived the day before and you went to the gym? Can you still get the same...

KarlBrunner‎, Today 05:09 PM
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what are the best exercises for training obese clients?

I have a new client who is obese and we have sat through his consultation and went through all of his goals etc, he wants to lose at least a stone we have agreed a realistic time frame for this goal, his first session i just took him on the treadmill at a steady walk as his HR was increasing...

bally111010‎, 03-14-2012 06:09 AM
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I interviewed Marc Lobliner

I had the pleasure of interviewing Marc Lobliner for my podcast, The Founder's Report. He shocked me by saying that he saying that he actually hates competing. Check out my short (23 minutes long) interview with Marc on iTunes under 'The Founder's Report'

DanMiklosz‎, 06-22-2016 10:01 AM
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Unhappy Help with 2 Cases ISSA

Hello all, I recently completed my ISSA exam. I received an email saying that I passed my multiple choice section as well as my 5 essays. But for my cases they are asking me to make changes and want more DETAILS, I am just stuck and don't know how to fix it. I would love to get help, Please...

IcecoldJ0hnny‎, 03-01-2016 11:43 AM
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What's up guys. Just graduated college and offered a job as a trainer today. The guy says he wants me to help run crossfit classes. I've been lifting about 4 years but never done any form of cross fit, don't really know anything about it. What should I really familiarize myself with? I mean is it...

1122BigC‎, 06-22-2016 03:11 PM
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Getting clients to eat better/less

Little background about myself. I am a competitive powerlifter/NASM CPT. Personal Training is my full time job. I'm rendering around 70 sessions a month. I feel very comfortable when it comes to training my clients, they see strength progression along with good form when they train with me. ...

STT816‎, 05-18-2016 10:10 AM
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New Personal Trainer

Hi everyone! So I was certified through NASM back in March. It was relatively easy for me anatomy wise because I attended nursing school for a while. Fast forward and I just accepted my first personal trainer position at a small private fitness studio. I'm feeling pretty nervous. They want me to...

decepticon04‎, 06-25-2016 02:56 PM
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Advice and Suggestions on annual contract terms in 1 on 1

I have a one on one studio approaching my 5th year in the same facility. Only one on one and no groups, boots, other trainers, etc. All clients are on a 28 day billing cycle with 28 day expirations, I don't accept long term payments. Been brainstorming offering a non-refundable annual...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 06-11-2016 09:58 AM
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NHE Personal Fitness Management Specilist Job(anyone know about them)

I got an email from NHE friday saying this Wellness Professional, Your resume was received via In terms of your resume, we are interested in discussing your availability in relation to an open Personal Fitness Management Specialist (PFMS) position. This is not a sales or marketing...

fitguy23‎, 01-27-2014 12:05 PM
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Need advice on how to deal with train wreck Personal Trainer

I don't know if I am allowed to post in this section so if it's not allowed please tell me. I really need some advice on what to do about a trainer I hired who turned out to be woefully unqualified. I live in the Middle-East and its hard to find a proper gym near me. I splurged and got a...

SandInMyShoes‎, 06-28-2016 10:23 AM
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Making six figures as a personal trainer

On a recent episode of my podcast New York Muscle Radio (Episode #96) I go in depth on how I have made well over six figures as a trainer I think I gave out a ton of good advice in that podcast i am curious what you guys think head over to itunes and give it a download and let me know what...

italianplaya30‎, 06-27-2016 01:58 PM
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Post A little anatomy.. A little physical therapy

Hey new friends! I had a question and wasn't really sure which of the topics to post it under. I assume this will be the best place to start. I am a fitness instructor, first of all, I'm not a physical therapist and therefore, I don't know the roots of this conversation or information. I...

misstattoo83‎, 05-12-2016 03:17 PM
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Question Looking for trainer in BC Canada

Hi all ,I'm moving to Canada BC very soon ,looking for a good bodybuilding coach (personal trainer) for a beginner, Please help as I can't really find any good personal trainers online. Cheers:)

canada1989‎, 05-15-2016 01:56 AM
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Question NASM Study Buddy (or Study Group) ^_^

Hi everyone. Hope you have had a pleasant weekend. I'm studying for the NASM PT exam and would really value having a Study Buddy (or Study Group, as the title indicates). I'm very dedicated, very consistent. I study for an hour everyday and then spend 30 minutes doing practice quizzes. ...

LiveItToLearnIt‎, 06-26-2016 10:44 PM
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Am I too Old To Become a Personal Trainer at 44?

Becoming a personal trainer is something I always wanted to do. A little personal background. I have worked out on and off most my life. I am in the process of separation and getting a divorce. I plan on moving to Florida and want to become a personal trainer. I have worked in a gym before in...

salatheel‎, 06-17-2009 08:05 AM
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how to overcome the fear of changing careers

Hello Everyone! So, I'll give you a brief backstory of my history. I went to school for business and finance (with no real direction). I received my BA and am now a personal banker for a big bank. Safe to say, I do not enjoy the job. Hours are great, and gives me plenty of time to train...

samanthaannfit‎, 06-28-2016 09:22 AM
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Cool AIPT, Sage, AIF, FIA, or TAFE???

For all the qualified PT's.. I have a question! Okay so I want to get my foot in the industry, and the best way I can see is to study Cert 3 and 4 in Fitness. I have been looking at all the institutes and TAFEs, but there are so many and it is so confusing and overwhelming!!! I have been...

emmarossi1‎, 06-27-2016 06:36 PM
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Personal Trainer Acadamies

Hi, I am looking to start an online Diploma on Personal Training and Gym Instructor, looking at various academies.. and since I live abroad I would love to have the comfort of studying online. Do you have any recommendations as to which is the best please?

Mamu1989‎, 06-17-2016 04:54 AM
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REPs cert?

Hello everyone. Who knows about REPs certification for UAE works being involved? Who had passed already ? How to be overprepared? Thanks a lot. Have a good day!

AlNamry‎, 06-28-2016 09:02 AM
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Personal training course!

Hi there, just a quick query! I'm going for a trainee personal trainer course in which I will be doing a level 3 course in the uk but I previously haven't done level 2? and I've been told that I have to do level 2 to do level 3. I don't understand if it is compulsory then why am I doing level 3...

JaysGains‎, 06-28-2016 06:22 AM
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Anyone working at a Coperate Building?

Anyone? So there is this office im considering rentig. The building has 2000 daily workers. And there is no PT in the enitre building. The building has a Gym. That everyone an use. The person incharge renting it out thought it was a good service for the employees to have a PT there. The office...

Arfus‎, 06-27-2016 04:43 AM
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Personal training job in college?

Hi, I'm going to be a freshmen in college in the fall and I was looking for a good job to have throughout my 4 years of schooling, and I was considering being a personal trainer. I am 18 and have been training myself for many years, in a wide variety of styles. I know you have to be certified to...

BC7070‎, 06-23-2016 11:55 PM
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Online client texting me when it's not his session

He has already pre paid me 1000 dollars for 6 months. I'm considering blocking him and going ghost since my online website i just made is completely different. He doesn't know my face or real name. Should I go ghost on him or should i tell the dude he needs to pay for information outside his...

curry4life‎, 06-24-2016 06:23 AM
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Talking NASM DVD Anyone???

Hello Awesome People, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in selling their NASM DVD? They sell on Amazon for $76 but I'm a student and I know some of you know how that is. I really need it and would appreciate it. Or, maybe someone can rent it out to me and Ill send it back, lol. I...

MrBernard916‎, 06-22-2016 04:12 PM
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